How To Choose The Right Mattress for Your Body

Choosing the right mattress for your bed can really make a difference in your quality of sleep. Old sagging mattresses can lead to poor and interrupted sleep, leading to excess pressure in your body as you aren’t getting a restful, good quality night’s sleep.

Bed with the right mattress and headboard

The same can go for sleeping on the wrong type of mattress for your needs. And while you might prefer a specific type, choosing one that has the right support for your needs will really improve your sleep quality and overall health.

Many people find that trying out mattresses in-store at Bed Shops can help them to find the best one for their needs. However, this isn’t always possible, and sometimes people have to buy their mattress online without trying it first.

So what are your go-to tips for buying a new mattress online?

Mattress Material

Firstly you need to identify the type of material and composition you want your mattress to make. Choose from;

  • Foam
  • Memory Foam
  • Coil
  • InnerSpring
  • Latex
  • Airbed
  • Water
  • Hybrid

Different mattresses will support you in different ways and will feel different to sleep on. For example, if you want to feel like you are sinking into a cloud, choosing a full memory foam one could be the best option. However, if you need to feel like you are lying down on a firm base, choosing a hybrid or Innerspring mattress could be the right mattress for you.


Soft – Softer mattresses are more suited to side sleepers that don’t need much support. Typically recommended for those under 130lb in weight.

Medium – You can choose medium, medium-soft, or medium-firm suitable for side or back sleepers from 130 to 230lbs in weight.

Firm – Firm mattresses are suitable for back, side and front sleepers and those over 230lbs in weight. They offer more support and comfort in the right places to aid a better night’s sleep.

The right Mattress for Health Conditions

Your physical health should also play a part in the type you choose, and being able to accommodate specific limitations such as reduced mobility, back pain, lower back pain, for example, will help you to identify the best choice for you.

If you are a side sleeper, then choosing medium-soft to medium-firm can offer you lumbar support when you sleep. But back sleepers are usually advised to choose a medium-firm or firm mattress to help them get a restful night’s sleep. If you share a bed, then choosing a dual ability mattress can help you find the right mattress for your needs to support you both while retaining optimal quality. Generally speaking, these will be more expensive due to how they are engineered and the fusion of different firmness levels and/or materials used. That being said, it is always worth investing in your sleep, and it could be worth making this option for a better night’s sleep.

Remember to consider all of these criteria when choosing the best possible mattress for your needs so you can make sure you get a good night’s sleep each and every night.

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