Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Beds and Mattresses for Sound Sleeping

How many beds have you slept on in your life so far? The number isn’t as important as the quality of sleep that you had on each one. Can you truly say that you have one of the best beds? Circumstances change throughout your life and if you chose a bed strictly for its price you may not have had the best bed. If you are looking to purchase a new bed it is time for you to do some research before buying. In doing so you will find the type of bed that you need and with bed sales a price you can afford.

Let’s look at the Innerspring mattress first as most people find them comfortable and affordable. They are the most popular because of the various styles and sizes that are available. Some things to consider when looking at innerspring mattresses are that they need to be replaced about every eight to ten years. They don’t hold body heat and they can disturb a light sleeper with the motion of another person turning over. The pillow-top on mattresses have been shown to wear out before the actual mattress, so although they are quite popular it is something to think about. Innerspring mattresses will come in a variety of firmnesses. Some even have one side of larger mattresses with a soft and a firm side. When you are testing a mattress lie down on it in various positions for at least ten minutes to see how it really feels.

Memory Foam mattresses are made differently from Innersprings. A Memory Foam can have from one to six inches of foam that is then glued onto a very thick polyurethane base. There are several price ranges for this type of mattress, but they generally cost more than an Innerspring. Most people who own a Memory Foam bed are happy with them, however, a small percent report that they are too hard, too hot and difficult to move on.

Latex Foam is popular in the UK because it has many of the same qualities of the memory foam, but with a nice difference. Latex has a bit more spring to it so it won’t retain body heat like memory foam. This makes it much more comfortable when the weather is hot. It has more durability than the innerspring mattress and will repel dust mites. Natural latex is also better for the planet as it is biodegradable. If you have an allergy to latex this mattress most likely won’t work for you, however. Make sure that you have a bed frame that has slats so that no mould grows on the underside.

Our last comparison is the Air Mattress. A cushion of air supports the sleeper and can be tailored to the degree of firmness for each person. It is a chilling experience in the colder months as the bed doesn’t hold any heat. This type of bed gets mostly positive reviews, but some did find it lumpy with a trench between air chambers.

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