There are so many options when it comes to choosing a mattress. It can be difficult to decide which one you want. This is especially true for those suffering from neck or back pain. The right mattress could make all the difference in whether you spend your day happy or in pain.
Although choosing the right mattress for you is a personal decision, these are some things to consider:
1. Find out more about the different types of mattress materials.
Be familiar with the types of mattresses available and how they are made before you make a purchase.
- Innerspring mattress use coils which provide both a traditional bounce and strong support.
- Latex mattress offer more bounce than innerspring mattresses and are also less hot.
- Memory foam mattress are made to conform to the body. This may provide pressure relief. Memory foam is warm and popular among users.
- Hybrid mattress combinations memory foam or latex layers on top of an innerspring mattress. This is often done with the aim of providing softness and support.
- Air mattresses are inflated using an air pump. Each side of an air mattress has its own chamber to allow for two people with different preferences.
Firmness is another factor that affects how mattresses are rated. A mattress that is too soft or old may not be able to support the spine properly.
2. Ask your doctor.
Talk to your doctor about any neck or back conditions you may have. When lying down on the mattress, you should ensure that your neck and low back are in neutral positions. This will promote good spinal alignment. Although doctors aren’t mattress experts, they may be able to offer valuable advice based on your medical history.
3. To test mattresses in stores
Take your time and browse the mattress stores. You can take off your shoes and lay down on several mattresses for at most 10 minutes. Do not worry about being self-conscious. This is an important purchase.
4. Beware of gimmicks
While sellers will label mattresses as “orthopedic” or “medically-approved,” there is no medical organisation that officially certifies mattresses to carry these labels. While mattresses may be orthopedic-friendly, no medical group has verified these claims.
5. Firm mattresses may not always be the best.
Be careful when buying a firm or hard mattress. Research has shown that a medium-firm mattress is better for low back pain than a hard or firm one. Firm support should be combined with a comfortable feeling. Your personal preferences will determine your comfort.
6. See real customer reviews.
As they are required to promote their products positively, it is important to ignore what mattress companies have to say about themselves. Find honest reviews written by people who have bought the mattress you are interested in. You can find a mixture of positive and negative reviews as well as middle-of-the-road ones.
7. Ask for recommendations online.
You can announce on social media that you are searching for a mattress and invite your friends and family to suggest a mattress. You might want to include details about your health, so that others can offer more specific suggestions. Spine-health’s Back and Neck Pain Support Group could be accessed via Facebook to ask others who are in the same situation.
8. Consider adjustable beds.
An adjustable bed is a better option if you feel more comfortable lying down than in a recliner. You can elevate your head and knees slightly to relieve lower back pressure.
9. You should look for generous returns and trial periods.
Many mattress companies offer a free trial period that guarantees you no returns if your satisfaction is not met. Be sure to read all terms and conditions.
10. Verify the warranty.
In case the mattress breaks down or becomes defective, make sure you check that the warranty is valid before you purchase. A good mattress should have at least a 10-year warranty that covers replacements or is non-prorated.
11. Protect your investment.
Make sure to get a waterproof mattress protector. Even if the mattress stain is not related to a future defect, it will invalidate your warranty.
12. Keep in mind that a higher price does NOT always mean a higher quality product.
You might think that a higher price means a better mattress. A high price tag doesn’t always mean high quality. And it does not necessarily guarantee that you will find the mattress comfortable. Consider the material and your personal preferences.
Mattresses are an investment that can have a significant impact on your spine and quality of sleep. Take the time to choose the right mattress for you. Try out Ric Memory Foam Mattress on a 30 nights trial.