Choosing a mattress right for you

Getting a good night's sleep every night is important for a number of reasons. Not only is it great for your general health and wellbeing, but it also means you'll be more energised, awake and capable of going about your day to day life during your waking hours. That said, sleeping well is easier said than done these days. While electronic distractions and mismanaged sleeping cycles are partly to blame, uncomfortable mattresses that contribute to bad posture are also common culprits, leaving you feeling sore and groggy in the morning. If this sounds like you, it may be time to get yourself a new mattress. Here's a few things to look out for when making your choice. 

The importance of size

The size of your bed is more important than you may think. While a king or queen-sized bed and mattress is obviously the go to for most couples, a large bed can also be of benefit to individuals. This is because some of us tend to move around and shift positions a lot during our sleep. In getting yourself a large mattress, you'll have both more space to get comfortable and change positions if you feel the need, and you're less likely to fall off the bed to a rude awakening. It's also just nice to stretch our your arms and legs once in a while, and a large mattress will let you do this, even if you're quite tall. Obviously, the bigger the mattress, the greater the cost. If you're relatively small in stature, you may be able to settle for a smaller mattress for a reduced price. 

Comfort comes first

Getting a mattress that is physically comfortable is vital. This does not, however, mean you should get the mattress that is the softest or squishiest. Often times, the ideal mattress strikes a balance between firmness and plushness, being both not too hard and not so light that you have difficulty getting out of it. What you feel most comfortable in is a matter of personal preference. Be sure to sample a variety of mattresses before making your decision. If you're having significant trouble getting to sleep, it may also be a good idea to consider specially designed mattresses, which prioritise good back and posture support. 

How much are you willing to spend? 

Last but not least, your mattress should fit your budget. Deciding on a budget before you go out shopping is usually a good idea as it will prevent you from unnecessarily splurging. Ideally, you'll balance comfort, personal needs and cost to find a mattress that's just right for you. You'll be sleeping well again in no time.