There are 3 common types of mattresses: innerspring, foam, and adjustable. There’s no one right material to choose, but foam materials have taken up in popularity, particularly with online retailers. Beyond the types of mattresses, you’ll need to think about some other factors. From sleep mode to negotiating with a bedfellow, here’s what to look for based on your needs:
IF YOU LIKE A BED WITH BOUNCE
Innerspring mattresses have that feel. Interconnected coils are extra-durable, but individual”pocketed” coils, each coated with cloth, decrease the ripple effect that occurs when someone on one side of the bed moves.
IF YOU PREFER A FIRMER BASE
Memory Foam or latex mattresses have. To determine quality, look at the density and thickness of the foam, which will determine how heavy you’ll sink. The newer, online mattresses typically use several layers of foam, with thicker ones on the bottom for help and lighter, cooler kinds on the top for comfort.
IF YOU WANT A PLUSH TOP
Innerspring mattresses typically have a fiberfill or foam outer layer, covered in
IF YOU LIKE TO CHANGE UP IT
Consider an air-filled mattress, like Sleep Number, that has a remote that controls how much air is indoors. Two side-by-side chambers enable your partner and you to customize the firmness separately. There are also foam mattresses (like the ones out of Layla) with gentle and business
IF YOU SLEEP ON YOUR SIDE
You’ll want a surface which will support your leg, and conform to your shape. Innersprings may have pressure relief but a foam mattress or one with integrated pressure relief points around the shoulders and hips could work for side sleepers, too
IF YOU SLEEP ON YOUR STOMACH
The last thing a stomach-sleeper probably needs is an enveloping memory foam — it’d feel smothering! Instead, a bed will provide the best support. Consider air-filled mattress or a firm foam.
IF YOU SLEEP ON YOUR BACK
You’ll want something in the center — a surface that supports, but has a few give so your vertebral column is kept in a alignment. You’ll discover happiness with any one of the mattress types, but you should tick’s your best princess-and-the-pea impression to see what feels best to you.