When you're shopping for a mattress, sizes, construction and comfort level are important factors to consider. The best way to determine which mattress is ideal for you is to head to the store and try it out, but we’ll break down the basics so you know where to start your search for a better night's sleep.
Mattresses come in a range of sizes from twin to California king. Factors to consider when choosing what's best for you include your height and weight, sleep position and the size of the space where the mattress will be. In addition, if you’re moving into your first apartment, getting married or have another upcoming life change it might be time to think about getting a bigger mattress.
Different types of mattress construction mean you can find one that provides the right support for you and help ease pressure points.
Comfort levels range from firm to plush and refer to the amount of padding on your mattress. Your preference dictates how plush or firm your mattress should be.
Comfort vs. Support
Comfort and support are terms that are often used interchangeably but they have two very different meanings.
It’s important to keep in mind no matter how firm or plush you like your mattress, a good mattress will provide support at any comfort level.
Foundations provide added support to your mattress and help reduce wear, but they also increase the height of your mattress to make it easier for you to climb in and out of bed.
Understanding types, comfort levels and other mattress basics are important for narrowing down the best mattress for you, but nothing takes the place of trying out mattresses in the store.