How To Choose The Right Mattress To Improve Your Sleep

If you want to know how to choose the right mattress to improve your sleep, you need to know the most suitable mattress for you. A good night’s sleep is one of the key factors in maintaining your physical and mental health.

Consider the quote by John Wildsmith, “You are either in your bed or in your shoes, so it pays to invest in both” It therefore makes sense to spend more money on quality items for something you’re going to be using every single day. 

A mattress can have a significant impact on our ability to sleep well, yet many people overlook its importance by using a mattress that fails to provide enough support and comfort. As a major purchase, you want to make sure that you are choosing a mattress wisely to improve the quality of your sleep.

Before deciding how to choose the right mattress, consider your own sleeping position. Do you wake up on your side, back or stomach? Read on to make an informed decision on what type of mattress you should choose.

What type of mattress is best for back sleepers?

One of the best mattresses for back sleepers is pocket sprung. These mattresses provide great care and support for natural spinal alignment. You’ll also need extra support for the heavier areas of your body, usually your midsection. Pocket sprung mattresses are also good for couples because a pocket sprung mattress will ensure that movements are absorbed well, so you won’t be woken up by your partner’s movements.

What is the difference between open coil and pocket sprung mattresses?

Open coil mattresses consist of a spring system where each individual spring is connected and lined together within a wireframe. A standard double open coil mattress will contain between 200 and 400 springs that move as one unit, so if you move in your sleep, you are more likely to disturb your partner.

A pocket sprung mattress provides zoned support meaning you’ll get enhanced support for the heaviest areas and softer support elsewhere.

A pocket sprung mattress uses individual springs to form a close-knit unit to support the sleeper’s body. The springs operate separately from each other as each spring is sewn into its own pocket of fabric. This makes a pocket sprung mattress a better option for motion separation than its open-spring counterpart. 

A good, firm, high-quality pocket sprung mattress usually has 1,000 springs or above. The more springs you have, the firmer the mattress and generally the more expensive it is.

Our Hypnos Hampton Sublime mattress features the intelligent UltraSens 15-turn pocket sprung system. Each spring has 15 active turns within their unique three-tier configuration which provides seamless support and the ultimate in comfort with a medium or firm comfort level.

What is the best mattress firmness for back-sleepers?

If you’re a back-sleeper, a slightly firmer mattress is great for spinal alignment and extra support for your heaviest areas. Although this is also a personal choice; if you’re heavier than average, you may prefer a firmer mattress.

Too firm, however,  there may be unnecessary tension at the shoulders and lower back. Too soft and hips could sink out of alignment with their shoulders, resulting in a bowed back. So, a medium firm-feel mattress that falls right in the middle of these two may be the solution.

How to choose the right mattress for stomach sleepers

Due to the level of support stomach sleepers will need for their spine, it’s not recommended to get an overly soft mattress. A medium to firm mattress will provide sleepers with essential support and maintain the natural alignment of the spine. If your mattress is too soft, your torso will sink into the mattress and your spine will arch as you sleep, leading to aches and pains. However, if you have a mattress that is too firm, it won’t let your spine fall into its natural curve and will also cause discomfort.

Stomach sleepers need supportive, firmer mattresses, but that doesn’t mean you’ll need a mattress that’s rock hard. The key here is to find a bed that combines supportive foundations with thin comfort layers to provide just a touch of cushion to the overall firmness. Therefore, stomach sleepers may benefit from pillow-top mattresses.

Pillow-top mattress

The Hypnos Walbury pillow top mattress will give your spine a balance of support and cushioning. Pillow tops can also be effective in pain relief, with owners reporting pain-relief benefits in their back, hip and shoulders. The additional top-layer of latex, Soltex and a layer of Adaptic springs helps retain comfort throughout the night.

Our Hypnos Hampton Sublime mattress is tailored with three rows of genuine hand-side stitching for edge-to-edge support and hand-tufted for long-lasting comfort.

How to choose the right mattress  for side sleepers

Memory foam is ideal for side sleepers as they respond to the curves in your body. The foam reacts to your curves as you sleep, taking the pressure off shoulders and hips, which are the most at risk when sleeping on your side while, at the same time,  keeping the spine straight.

Tempur Memory foam mattresses

The TEMPUR mattress delivers the core benefits of outstanding comfort and support for those who prefer a mattress with a medium feel.

Every TEMPUR mattress contains the space technology that is TEMPUR Material, engineered to respond to your body’s temperature, shape and weight, even as you move throughout the night, perfectly moulding to you, not only if you sleep on your side but however you sleep.

TEMPUR mattresses also have the added benefits of removable covers, washable at 60 °C, and are low maintenance because there is no need to flip or turn them over.

So, whether you’re a back, stomach or side sleeper, we have your needs covered here at Lees Furnishers of Distinction where we sell great mattresses in Grimsby. Look no further when you are choosing a mattress which is made with high-quality natural fabrics for comfort and breathability.

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