What you’re wearing, your bedroom temperature, how much your partner snores, or if you use electronics in bed all impact how well you sleep each night, but the single biggest factor is one that you might not think about – your mattress. The truth is, whether you wake up feeling rested and ready to start the day depends largely on the age of your mattress and its current condition
If your mattress is older than seven years, it’s time to check to be sure it’s still giving you the comfort and support you need for a good night’s sleep. A good mattress should relieve pressure on your joints and your body (and NOT cause pain). As your mattress ages, it loses the ability to do this and your sleep quality gradually declines. This happens so slowly, you may not even realize it. An aching back is one of the biggest signs it’s time to break up with your current mattress.
you might not know what you want or what you should look for. There are a wide variety of mattresses available incorporating different materials and technologies that meet your budget and your needs. But remember, picking a mattress is very subjective. Only you are going to know what kind of mattress feels good to your body.
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An innerspring mattress uses a steel coil support system. There are several types of spring systems, including those with springs connected into a single unit and units with individually wrapped pocketed coils. The spring shapes, designs, coil gauge, and number of coils in a mattress can vary. The innerspring is covered by padding or upholstery materials, including various forms, the more points of support and the better the bed can contour and support the sleeper.
A hybrid mattress combines a steel coil support system with one or more types of foam, such as polyurethane, memory (viscoelastic), or latex, as well as foams that contain gel or other materials.
Specialty foam mattress
Specialty foam mattresses use one or more types of foam as the support system. The foam can be manufactured in a variety of shapes and densities to offer consumers a mattress that has different comfort, feel and heat dissipation features.
Memory foam (viscoelastic) mattress
Memory foam (viscoelastic) mattresses use high-density polyurethane foam as the support system, in the upholstery layer, or both. This foam contours closely to the shape of the sleeper.
Latex mattresses use latex foam as the support system, in the upholstery layers, or both. Latex may be made from plant- or petroleum-based materials.