A comfortable bed and mattress can make even those awful days tolerable. The thought of being able to get into your own bed and stretch out in comfort can take the edge off everything the day’s thrown at us. The question is: what bed and mattress is right for you?
The answer will depend on a host of factors. If you suffer with joint pain then a memory foam mattress may be of benefit to you. Memory foam is impressionable and morphs to the shape of your body and has been recommended by doctors for patients with joint problems for some years.
If you suffer with lower back pain then a firm bed and mattress is often recommended. This idea is sometimes challenged today, but the prevailing consensus remains that a sagging spine is to be avoided. It’s much better to allow the spine to find its neutral position.
If you are out shopping for a new mattress, it is recommended to try the bed out in the shop, maybe lying on it for 20 minutes. OK, you may feel a little bit on show lying stretched out with all the other shoppers walking up and down, but remember that you will spend a sizable portion of your life lying on the thing, so make sure it feels right for you. Remember, a good night’s sleep can be the difference between feeling constantly stressed, and being able to cope with pretty much anything, so don’t always go for cheap mattresses.
If you sleep with a partner, then bring them to the shop when choosing a bed and mattress and get them to try it out too. It obviously needs to be right for both of you. Maybe some sort of compromise will have to be agreed.
Of course, there’s no end of factors that will determine which bed and mattress is going to be the best for you. So take your time and choose wisely, then you can be sure of many a good night’s sleep.