Getting the right amount of sleep at the right time can maintain and improve your mental health, your physical health, your quality of life. In fact, how you feel when you’re awake depends a lot on what happens while you’re asleep. While you’re sleeping, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. Not getting enough sleep or having your sleep disturbed can have instant or long term effect on your wellbeing. With all this and the fact that that we spend around a third of our lives sleeping, it is crucial to ensure you choose a high-quality mattress to suit your sleeping needs. From durability and adjustability to test-drives and pillow tops, here’s our simple guide to helping you buy a mattress that suits your needs.
- Consult your doctor
If you have any medical issues such as back pain or sleep apnea, ensure you talk to your doctor or physical therapist before you talk to your sales assistant. Their recommendation could make all the difference but keep in mind that they are not experts in mattresses. However, the balance between medical advice and the advice from your mattress expert will help you make the best decision for you and your exact needs.
- Don’t be afraid to test drive mattresses
Considering you’ll spend an average of 3,000 hours a year on your new mattress, it’s worth testing it out in the store. Set aside at least 15 minutes and test it as you would a real night’s sleep. Toss, turn and even snuggle into your partner as you test it out to full effect. It’s worth taking the time to make sure you get a mattress suitable for your sleep pattern. Better yet, spend the night on the mattress if you know a hotel that uses the same one. Natural Sleep Company mattresses are used in over 30 luxury hotels in Ireland, and you can view the list of hotels here.
- Make it count, make it last.
Mattresses are an investment in the quality of the sleep you will receive. To make it worth it, you’ll want to ensure they’re highly durable and remain comfortable for as long as possible. A high-quality mattress will usually come from an experienced, reputable brand. The durability and lifespan of a mattress depending on the quality of the materials they use in its construction. Quality is also assured by the manner of the construction, which is why a handcrafted and natural mattress is often the most sought after when it comes to durability.
- Take advantage of an adjustable bed
An adjustable bed can be a great addition to both your bedroom and your quality of life. The best part is, they are not just for old-age pensioners but are brilliant for providing the necessary contours and comfort that our S-shaped spines and bendable legs crave. Most people spend their lives sleeping on flat mattresses that don’t support these gaps or contours but rather keep our muscles working and tense. Whatever age you are, whatever health you are in, an adjustable bed can help you easily position yourself for ultimate comfort as you rest, sleep, read, use your laptop or simply do nothing.
- Mattresses for couples
Choosing a bed that needs to conform to two sets of needs is not always easy. While you may have to compromise on things such as cost, quality and firmness, one feature that couples will greatly benefit from is reduced motion disturbance. If you’re sharing a bed, one person’s tossing and turning may affect the sleep of the other. ‘Motion disturbance’ is a common phenomenon and one that can easily be prevented by choosing a mattress that will mould to your movements and absorb shocks. For instance, memory-foam mattresses offer a strong level of motion absorption. Equally, mattresses that have an abundance of plentiful springs help disperse the movements among them, unlike those with springs spread far apart.
- Be aware of your mattress warranty
As a mattress is a sizeable investment, you should enquire whether it comes with a warranty before you complete your purchase. This ensures you can replace your mattress in the event it proves faulty, for example, with issues such as fraying material or broken springs, at no additional financial cost. On average, mattresses come with a warranty for 3-5 years.
A night of comfort is just a call away
As already mentioned, the key to a good night’s sleep is finding the perfect mattresses. With over 30 years providing expert sleeping solutions for customers across the country, The Natural Sleep Company can help you find whatever you need to know before you buy the right mattresses for you and your family. You’ll find a host of great solutions, watch-outs and advice on our main blog and our team of dedicated experts are standing by to help you in any way they can. Find a local Irish retailer for Natural Sleep company.