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Choosing a New Bed
Choosing the Right Sleep SystemSelecting the right sleep system is important if you are to enjoy the best rest possible. Below are some
questions to ask yourself when selecting a sleep system:
What type of Sleeper are you? Back, Side, or Stomach?
Back and stomach sleepers generally are more comfortable on a flatter and harder mattress. Side sleeper
requires a little softer mattress to allow the hips and shoulders to sink in, allowing the mattress to support
the side and therefore keeping the spine straight.
Do you have problems with pressure points?
If you have pressure point problems, a softer mattress may be better. And adding extra cushioning like a 1½
mattress pad/topper or a premium 3" mattress pad/topper adds extra comfort.
Do you think you want a mattress as firm as the floor?
Most people who feel this way don't sleep all night on the floor. If you are one of the rare ones who can do
this comfortably, then an extra firm foam mattresses would be the ideal choice. Most people need more
cushioning than this. Consider that you need to lie comfortably on this surface 6-8 hours at a time.
What is your body type?
Generally people with more curves need a softer, more cushioned mattress than someone with less
Do you like a flat surface or do you want to feel like the mattress gently holds you?
Foam gives the most solid, flat feel in a mattresses. To get the feeling that a mattress gently holds you,
consider a memory foam mattress that has 2 or 3 inches of memory foam. You can get the plush comfort
without sacrificing support.
What age are you buying for?
A 5-year old child will have different weight and support requirements than a 20-year old. Also think
about how your body felt and all the changes you may have been feeling compared to 5 years ago? 10 years
ago? Ask anyone in their 70's and they can tell you they feel more aches and pains than when they were in
their 60's. Or someone in their 50's may start to feel the onset of arthritis and may mistake the pains as
needing a firmer mattress instead of something with more cushioning. Ask yourself several questions and
be very honest with yourself.
· How old are you? Or how old will be you be in 5 years? 10 years? Even though you may live a healthy, active life, our bodies change with time.
· Could your pains possibly be age-related?
· You may remember sleeping on the floor when you were younger, But do you still do that now? And are you still comfortable? Or do you get up slower and stiffer if you do this.
· Are there any old injuries that may start to surface? That may require support, yet more cushioning than you may have thought about?