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What Makes a Good Bed Mattress

With hundreds of models to choose from, it is quite overwhelming choosing the right bed mattress for you. It is crucial to choose the right materials which should be durable and high quality when choosing your bed mattress because more likely you’ll be sleeping on it for the next ten years. It is expected that a premium mattress may last up to ten years of supporting your body weight, so eventually it experiences wear and tear which means you need a replacement.

One indicator that you need a bed mattress replacement is an obvious sagging as evidenced by breaking down of spring, softening of the memory foam, and compression of fibers and other materials. You should not ignore minor sags (1 to 2 inches) and 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. A memory foam bounces back to its original position once you get up but if the impression is deeper than two inches, it means the cellular structure has broken down losing its ability to bounce back, thereby needing replacement. Mattress replacement is also needed if your memory foam becomes too soft or too hard because of temperature sensitivity because firmness change can wreak havoc to your good nights’ comfort and sleep. 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 start feeling body aches when you get up in the morning, your mattress must be the culprit because of gradual softening and degradation of its materials, thus losing te mattress’ ability to provide crucial body support in vulnerable parts of the body like your low back, hips and neck.

When it comes to selecting a bed mattress, it is crucial to begin your search with the mattress’s core providing support, and it may include latex, innerspring, foam and air-filled. An innerspring mattress offers a bouncy feel that has metal coils you can choose from gauge 12 (firmest and thickest) to 18 (most compressible and thinnest). If you want a base with extra firmness then a memory foam mattress is recommended for you that have polyurethane core with lesser spring, so you can sit on it without budging or sinking of the topmost layer. If you want your mattress to have a little buoyancy, then latex mattresses are right for you and some models have antimicrobial properties and dust mite and mold resistance. A rubber chamber mattress or air-filled vinyl let you control how much air that goes inside, making it a customized mattress.