Statistics show that we spend nearly 30% of our lives in bed! And a good night’s sleep is important to a general feeling of well being, being alert and easing minor aches and pains and the body’s ability to fight off illness. It is clear to see why selecting the right mattress for you is an important decision and purchase.
When you shop for a mattress you will find 3 different kinds of sleep systems available:
1. Innerspring mattresses. This is the most traditional sleep system. The core of the mattress is a system of either connected or individual pocket coils. The individual coils increase the ability of the mattress to isolate movement from one side to another. Layers of comfort foam and different kinds of mattress tops provide comfort levels ranging from plush to extra firm.
2. Hybrid mattresses. This sleep system combines individual pocket coils with layers of memory foam. It therefore has the unique ability to provide the body-conforming properties of memory foam with a traditional mattress feel and has a broad range of comfort levels.
3. Memory foam mattresses. Memory foam mattresses provide the ultimate in movement isolation and the ability to conform perfectly to the shape of your body. Many people with physical issues find great comfort with this sleep system. Different kinds of foam can be used including latex and gel foams to provide a cooler sleep environment.
Try all sleep systems and test the beds with your sleep partner to see which best suits your individual needs. Once you identify the right sleep system, choose the comfort level. Generally speaking, firmer mattresses are better for back and stomach sleepers. Medium and more plush comfort levels are better for people that often sleep on their side. Finally, choose the size right for your needs….twin, full, queen, king or “California” king (longer and less wide than a standard king) sizes are available.
At Sleep USA we have been helping families in Sylva and Franklin, NC and Blairsville and Ellijay, GA make the best decision for their specific sleep needs. We feature established brands including Sleep USA, Serta, Tempur-Pedic and American Sleep, all well known for quality and breadth of product offering. Let our sleep specialists help you find the best mattress for your needs.