Innovative technology defines the modern-day mattress industry, bringing new bed materials, designs, and research to the market each year. Countless options are available to mattress shoppers and each offers a unique set of features to cater to a specific sleeper. This begs the question: “How to choose a mattress?”
Awareness of your sleeping needs is the first step when deciding how to choose a mattress in 2023. The second is understanding the differences between the highest-quality mattresses on the market. Shoppers can use this knowledge to personalize their mattress decisions and get the best sleep possible.
Mattress manufacturers, materials, and price are often the first considerations when mattress shopping. While these are important, basing a decision on these factors alone (or first) is not the best way to choose a mattress. Instead, think about your own body and lifestyle.
To determine the best mattress for you, begin by thinking of your body and its size. Consider how you sleep each night and if you wake with aches or pains. Think about the size of your bedroom and if you are hot or cold at night. Do you sleep with a partner, child, and/or pet? How large are they and how do they sleep? All these factors are critical when choosing a bed.
Sleeping on your stomach, back, or either side are all common sleep positions. Research shows that side sleeping is the most popular, but each option brings its own pros and cons. Certain mattresses are designed to suit a certain sleep position. A firmer mattress, for example, is best for stomach sleepers. A medium-firm mattress is ideal for back sleepers, and a softer mattress helps side sleepers. Determine how you sleep at night and keep that in mind as you begin mattress shopping.
High-quality mattresses are made to match the unique shape and weight of the bodies they support. Some are best for larger people and others for smaller people, and some can work with both for partners sharing a bed. Knowing which bed is designed best for your body size will ensure you buy a bed that supports you adequately. A firm mattress, for example, will support heavier bodies better than a softer mattress. When a bed sinks too much, it will not keep the spine aligned and will add pressure to your joints. A firm mattress is not well-suited for a lightweight person, though. If a person does not sink into the bed at all, it can also add pressure to the joints.
Edge support is also important for heavier-weight sleepers. We’ve all experienced this at a hotel or AirBnb: Beds with poor edge support often develop an impression in the middle, causing sleepers to roll to the center. Beds designed with good edge support will maintain balance from the sides to the middle, eliminating this issue.
Mattress World Northwest team members are experts at helping shoppers find the right balance.
Temperature is critical to good sleep. The body does not regulate temperature the same way while we sleep as it does while we are awake, so our environment is important. Keeping a room between 60 and 69 degrees Fahrenheit helps, but the mattress often influences the body’s temperature more than the thermostat. Certain mattresses are designed to trap heat, while others circulate and filter heat. Those who tend to get hot at night should consider a cooling bed, while those who are often cold can buy a warmer one.
High-quality mattresses are typically designed to avoid motion isolation, but some do a better job than others. Innerspring beds, for example, move more than a foam bed because of their materials and design. Those who sleep with partners should prioritize finding a motion-isolation mattress.
The majority of adults will experience back pain during their lifetime, so we prioritize mattresses designed to alleviate this struggle.
Supportive mattresses that maintain spinal alignment and stability are critical to avoiding back pain.
Spinal alignment will largely depend on many factors. The type of mattress – whether it’s firm, medium, soft, memory foam, traditional spring, latex or any one of the other styles – will offer different alignment benefits. Mattress World Northwest sleep experts help shoppers consider these characteristics to find a mattress that offers the necessary support and pressure relief.
When shoppers pinpoint what body and lifestyle features impact their sleeping habits, they should begin researching different mattress types. There are four main styles on the market in 2023, some piggybacking on classic mattress designs and others using completely new technology. Understanding the difference will drastically influence your mattress choice.
As classic mattress design, innerspring mattresses are a familiar option for many shoppers. Innersprings are filled with coils that respond when pressure is applied to or removed from the bed. Innerspring beds are typically bouncy and have strong edge support, and often cooler than other mattress options. The biggest differences between available innerspring mattresses are the type of coils, number of coils, thickness, and height of coils, material that makes the coils, and the layers sitting on top of the coils.
This mattress style, developed in the mid-20th century, is among the most popular in the 2023 mattress market. Foam mattresses use a thick layer of polyfoam combined with layers of latex, memory foam, or other fabrics. Foam beds offer significant pressure relief, motion isolation, and durability. They are also silent, even toward the end of their lifespan.
Foam beds used to be warmer than other mattresses, but technology upgrades for most of the best foam products now include gel-infused foam and cooling fabrics to keep sleepers cool.
Bringing the best of both worlds into one bed, hybrid mattresses utilize multiple technologies and designs. They typically use an innerspring support core with other materials like memory foam, polyfoam, or latex. Due to their unique manufacturing combinations, hybrid mattresses are diverse and less predictable than other beds.
It will likely take expert advice to find the hybrid best suited for you.
It’s a rubber material that creates comfortable and supportive latex mattresses. These beds easily conform to the sleeper’s body and align the spine. Latex is bouncy and can quickly restore its original shape once pressure is removed. Latex maintains a comfortable temperature and does not make noise. Plus, it is very durable, often lasting more than 20 years. Many shoppers can find latex beds to be on the pricey side, but their durability and comfort make latex mattresses a worthwhile investment that may save money in the long run.
Mattress World Northwest carries a wide variety of mattress lines that vary in price, materials, and manufacturers. We guarantee that no matter which bed you choose, it will be high-quality, personalized, and offer the latest technology for 2023. We offer several top-of-the-line options that cater to several types of sleepers.
The all-new Serta Arctic Hybrid Medium is designed to be among the most heat-absorbing mattresses available. It is designed with Arctic’s exclusive Reactex® System, which provides 15x better cooling power than a regular bed. Even on the hottest nights, warm sleepers will stay cool.
Stearns & Foster® Estate Collection offers next-level comfort through its new TEMPUR-Indulge™ Memory Foam. The design offers enhanced pressure relief and exclusive IntelliCoil® innersprings for added support. The S&F Estate Firm Tight Top comfortably cradles heavy sleepers all night long.
Purple Restore Plus keeps a sleeper’s body aligned throughout the night, actively responding to movements and cushioning important pressure points. It is designed with both Purple’s unique technology and instant-response coils, which together react and adapt to weight.
Keep in mind, there is not a one-size-fits-all bed. We encourage shoppers to meet with us in-store for the best recommendation possible.
Mattress World Northwest is ready to help when shoppers determine the best mattress to buy in 2023. We offer free shipping and delivery, as well as helpful warranties and care programs. Pay attention to our various sales and specials throughout the year. We often offer discounts, especially around major U.S. holidays.
Meet with our team today to find the best mattress and start getting the best sleep of the year!
While you can't go wrong with any of our mattresses, here are a few factors you'll want to consider before making a purchase: your sleep position (and if you have a partner, theirs as well), the size of the space, and a price point. If you have any questions, rest easy knowing that our team is happy to help you find that perfect fit.
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