You’ve decided to buy a new mattress. Perhaps you aren’t sleeping well, or your back hurts every morning. You might even think your mattress is too small.
You will find that buying a new mattress will greatly improve your sleep while reducing your morning aches and pains, too.
Yet, with your purchasing decision comes a world of options. It can be overwhelming trying to decide which mattress size is best for you. To help you, let’s look at what size bed and mattress fits your sleeping habits.
Consider Your Sleeping Position
There are generally four types of sleepers. Because of this, you really want to consider your sleeping position when choosing the right mattress.
You’ll find a myriad of options when choosing the right mattress, and you want to choose the one that offers the right support for your sleep position. Choosing the wrong type of mattress for the way you sleep can lead to pain and a poor sleep pattern.
Let’s look at the different sleep positions.
- Back sleepers: If you are a back sleeper, you want to look for a firm foam or hybrid mattress. A hybrid mattress has a combination of coils and foam, and it can help you sleep much better. As a back sleeper, you want to steer clear of softer mattresses because they generally don’t have enough support to keep your spine in proper alignment during the night.
- Side sleepers: For side sleepers, you may notice that you experience pressure on your shoulders and hips as you sleep. Because of this, you want to look for a softer mattress. A softer mattress helps cushion your body. It also relieves pressure on your shoulders and hips, so everything stays in alignment and pain free. We find that many side sleepers prefer memory foam or even pillow top mattresses. Side sleepers need a combination of comfort and support.
- Stomach sleepers: Many doctors and chiropractors recommend stomach sleepers rethink their sleep position. This is because sleeping on your stomach can put undue stress on your spine. In the future, you may find this leads to back and neck pain. Although, if you do sleep fine on your stomach, and your back doesn’t hurt, you want to still ensure you are sleeping on the right mattress type. You want to choose a mattress that helps support your spine. To do this, look for a firmer hybrid or foam mattress to help you wake up pain free and without any stiffness.
- Combination sleepers: If you fall into this category, you are a sleeper who moves around and changes position throughout the night. You want to make sure you are comfortable no matter your position. In this case, you want to look for a mattress with a medium firmness. This mattress will meet you in the middle and help you sleep better. A memory foam mattress most likely isn’t the best option for you because if you change positions repeatedly through the night, you might not be able to get comfortable in each position. A hybrid mattress is usually a good choice for combination sleepers.
Consider Your Size Needs
When it comes to sizes, you can choose between twin, full, queen, and king. Choosing a mattress size depends as much as with what you’re comfortable with as who you are sharing your bed with. If you are sleeping alone, you can opt for a smaller mattress size. While, if you are sleeping with a partner you want to at least choose a queen mattress size.
In addition, you want to look at how much space you have in your bedroom. For example, you may prefer a king size bed so you can really spread out. But you need to ask yourself if a king size bed leaves enough room in your bedroom for other furniture and to move around. You certainly don’t want to feel claustrophobic in your bedroom.
Measure your room to ensure you choose the right mattress size. Best practices suggest you leave two to three feet on all sides of your bed. This allows for easy movement around your bed.
Now that you know more about mattress size, you’ll be a pro at determining what size bed and mattress fits your sleeping habits.
By considering how you sleep – on your stomach, side, or back – you can choose the right type of mattress. By considering how much space you want, you can decide on the right mattress size.
So, do your research, compare costs, and get ready to purchase a completely new sleep experience. Replacing your old, tired, and worn-out mattress is one of the best things you can do to improve your overall health and wellbeing.
Are you ready to start sleeping better? Check out our online inventory of mattresses to find the perfect mattress size, and you’re well on your way to a better night’s sleep.