The Ultimate Guide for Choosing a Mattress

The Ultimate Guide for Choosing a Mattress

Monday, Jul 29, 2019

If you haven't shopped for a new mattress in the last five years or so, you will be amazed at the number of options available today.

If you haven't shopped for a new mattress in the last five years or so, you will be amazed at the number of options available today. There are some terms you may be familiar with, like plush, firm, and memory foam, but there are also a lot of new technologies on the market. Our staff helps people like you find the right mattress every day, and these are some guidelines we use to pair our guests with the perfect mattress.

For those who like a bouncy, supportive feeling: Innerspring Mattress

If you're picturing a threadbare mattress with metal springs digging into your back while you sleep, let us put your mind at ease. Today's advanced innerspring technologies utilize the support of either traditional innersprings or individually pocketed innersprings to provide a bouncy, lasting support. But they also have layers of comfort so you can rest easy. Try a pillow-top mattress if you like a soft or plush feel, and if you like it firmer, ask about a Eurotop option. Innerspring mattresses are great if you sleep on your back or stomach and like a firm support.

For those who wake up feeling achy and sore: Memory Foam or Specialty Foam Mattress

Foam mattresses made from memory foam or latex are designed to adapt to the body's natural curves. This alleviates pain on pressure points such as the hips, shoulders, and knees. These mattresses are especially great for side sleepers and help them get a good night's sleep. Foam mattresses are also available with different levels of firmness depending on the density of the foam, so it's important to try out different options in-person to know which feels best to you. And if you're worried about overheating, make sure to ask your Star Furniture associate about special cooling foams and gels so you won't wake up in the middle of the night sweating!

For those who wake up every time their partner tosses and turns: Individually Pocketed Innerspring, Hybrid or Memory Foam

Don't get mad because your partner changes sleep position or wakes up earlier than you... get the right mattress. Individually pocketed innerspring mattresses and memory foam mattresses will reduce motion transfer so you won't feel a thing, no matter how much your partner moves. A hybrid mattress can also be a good option because it combines the two technologies so you can enjoy the best of both worlds!

For those who snore or suffer from sleep apnea: Adjustable Mattress

This option actually refers to an adjustable base, but it's important to make sure that the mattress you get is compatible with an adjustable base. You often see adjustable bases used for people who like to read in bed or watch TV (and those are very good reasons to upgrade to an adjustable lifestyle!), but it's also very helpful if you snore or have sleep apnea. An adjustable base will allow you to elevate your head slightly while you sleep to reduce pressure on your air passages. This is especially helpful if you sleep on your back. The extra elevation will make it easier to breathe and help reduce chronic snoring and sleep apnea!

How do you know when it's time for a new mattress?

The short answer is that a mattress should be replaced every 5-10 years. If you notice that your mattress is sagging in specific spots or you can feel the support layers through the comfort layers, it's time for an update. However, it may also be time if you notice that you aren't sleeping through the night like you used to or you wake up feeling achy and groggy. After all, your body is unique and the right mattress can help you stay comfortable to get a good night's sleep.

Don't rely on guesswork!

Visit Star Furniture in Clarksburg, Morgantown, Elkins and Fairmont to try out different types of mattresses to see which ones feel best for you. Plus our experienced staff can help you navigate different mattress options from the most trusted brands so you can get personalized recommendations. Your sleep is important, and it's worth taking the time to find the perfect fit for your needs!

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