What Makes a Good Bed Mattress
It is quite overwhelming selecting the best bed mattress with hundreds of model to choose from in addition to the subjective quality testing. It is important to choose the right materials which are high quality and durable because you will be using it almost every day for ten years. Yes, expect that a good mattress will last up to ten years but eventually it experiences wear and tear due to long-time support of your body weight every night.
Obvious sagging is an indicator that you need bed mattress replacement, with the spring breaking down over time, memory foam getting softer, and compression of fibers and other materials. Do not wait for a crater to form in the middle of your bed because they can cause lack of body support for the most vulnerable parts of the body, and same is true with minor sags (1 to 2 inches). A memory foam works by following your body contour for a relaxing sleep with the impression going back to its original position once you get up, but if it is deeper than two inches it loses the ability to bounce back, thus an ideal time to replace it. You also need a replacement if your memory foam becomes too hard or too soft due to temperature sensitivity because firmness change can wreak havoc to your good nights’ sleep and comfort. You also need bed mattress replacement if you see lumps as the padding within your mattress constantly shifts around, meaning that the density is uneven which doesn’t make a good body support. If you begin experiencing pain after getting up, most likely your bed mattress is the culprit due to gradual softening and degradation of its materials, losing the ability to provide crucial body support in vulnerable parts of your body such as your hips, low back, and neck.
When selecting a bed mattress, begin your search considering the core of your mattress whether foam, latex, innerspring or air-filled because it is the determinant of support. If you want a mattress with a bouncy feel, an innerspring mattress is best for you, with metal coils ranging from gauge 12 (firmest and thickest) to 18 (most compressible and thinnest). A memory foam mattress is recommended for those who want extra firmness because it is made of polyurethane core with lesser spring, so you can sit on it without budging or sinking of the topmost layer. It is also a good idea buying a latex mattress if you want a little buoyancy, and some brands have mold and dust mite resistance as well as antimicrobial properties. Customize your mattress with a rubber chamber mattress or air-filled vinyl, letting you control how much air that goes inside.