Creating A Comfortable Bedroom: How To Pick The Perfect Mattress

I am a big advocate of having a comfortable bedroom. The debate about style over substance might range on, but in my house there is only one winner in the bedroom. I just don’t see the point of having all these fancy accessories if not one of them is going to help you sleep or relax. After all, that is what you are supposed to do in the bedroom, among other things! One of the biggest culprits of an uncomfortable bedroom is the mattress. To make sure you don’t make that mistake, here are a few things you should consider.

The Size

A lot of people twist and turn in their sleep trying to find the best and most comfortable position. If you are cramped while you are in bed, you are never going to get comfortable no matter how much you move around in the night. To move and sleep more freely, buy the mattress that is big enough for two, but that can easily fit in the room. Queen sized mattresses, 60X80 inches, are a good compromise.

Type Of Bed

Some beds are more comfortable than others and allow you to sleep better. At first, I found it odd that the bedframe could affect my sleep, but after a bit of research it all made sense. The frame adds extra stability, and solid foundations mean less movement in the night. Also, you don’t have to stick to conventional beds. Recently, I have been looking at waterbeds and softside mattresses at because waterbeds are better for your back and your joints.

Where To Shop?

If you are anything like me, you might not be an expert in mattresses. Honestly, there is not enough time in the day for me to be reading up on every little detail about mattresses! However, salespersons are the opposite because it is their job, and they can be a vital source of information. Unfortunately, not every bed store is as reputable as the next, and their advice might centre on how much commission they make. Shop at a store that is known for their customer service and that way you can be sure their advice is for your good.

Choosing The Right Firmness

Softer isn’t always more comfortable. In fact, when it comes to your back harder is better as it puts less pressure on your body while you sleep. Obviously, it shouldn’t be rock hard like sleeping on a bed of concrete because that will also ineffectively support the body. But, a medium to firm bed will work perfectly for lower back pain relief. At the end of the day, the best surface is purely subjective, which means it is up to, and you prefer. One good tip I like to tell people is not to rely on description too much as they can be misleading.

Try Before You Buy

How do you pick a mattress without looking at the description? Have a little sleep in it before you make the final purchase. There is nothing wrong with trying it out before you buy, as long as you don’t fall asleep!

These are just a few of my personal tips, and there are plenty more out there that you might want to take a look at, too.

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  1. My wife and I are currently sleeping on a full size mattress. It makes things a little cramped

  2. Great tips Rae, wow, that first bedroom design is pure heaven, I'd sleep there forever!

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