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A smart way to ensure that you enjoy comfortable, sound sleep is by the selecting the right mattress. As a matter of fact, bed mattresses extend relaxation and rejuvenation to a tiresome body and an exhausted mind. Good nights and sweet dreams need not be relegated to fairy tales alone. The right mattress can make a difference between sweet dreams and sleep deprivation. A relaxed state of mind, healthy food, a cozy bedroom and the right mattress… you are all set to drift off to sleep comfortably.


Should the old adage ‘firmer is better' be adhered to while buying a mattress? Take some time to read useful information on different types of mattress. Stock up on information to simplify mattress-shopping experience. Get to know what is memory foam mattress, air mattress, tempur pedic mattress and latex mattress. Find out which mattress works best for you.


Mattress Selection


  • Mattress selection is purely a personal choice

  • Give importance to comfort level and personal preference

  • Determine mattress size in relation to the bed

  • Determine the firmness level you prefer in a mattress

  • Spine alignment/position must remain same as while standing

  • Firm mattress supports the spine better than a soft mattress

  • Mattress is meant to provide total body support

  • Mattress should have perimeter edge support

  • Good mattress ensures minimal transfer of movement during twin occupancy

  • Mattress warranty period (15 years being the best)

  • Try before you buy.

Foam mattress

Traditionally spring mattresses that used a combination of springs, padding and foams were popular. Over time and usage, the springs used to break down leaving gaps that affected total support for the body. Thus, foam replaced spring. Foam is preferred for its unsurpassed comfort and provision of overall body support.


Memory foam mattress

All mattresses require padding material. Mattress with memory foam padding has open cells. This enables passage of air into and out of tiny holes present in this type of padding material. Memory foam mattress is denser compared to ordinary foam mattress. It doesn't sag in the middle.

It enjoys high popularity and preference for its potential benefits, particularly for people who suffer from back trouble or impaired movement. Memory foam is designed with unique elastic properties. As you rest the body on memory foam mattress, it senses your body weight and temperature. Thus, it moulds itself to the shape of your body. Memory foam ensures complete body contact with the mattress.


Yet another advantage of memory foam mattress is its ability to adapt to temperature. Higher density memory foam reacts to body heat while lower density memory foam responds to body weight. Either way, the spine is aligned and you can relax well as there is no pressure in the joints. Ideal memory foam mattress should be 3 1/2” to 6” thick. Memory foam mattress brings about significance improvement in quality of sleep, alleviates back pain and improves blood circulation too.


Tempur-pedic mattress

It's the name of a company, very popular in USA, which is the leading player in memory foam mattress business. Tempur is the name of material that is derived from polyurethane based memory foam. A classic tempur-pedic mattress is eight inches thick with two layers, much denser than regular polyurethane foams. This is its main appeal that promises additional cushion, support and a feeling of sleeping on a cloud.


Latex mattress

Natural or synthetic (processed) latex mattress is highly durable and virtually lasts forever, a true justification for the cost. Allergy sufferers may prefer latex mattress for its inherent anti-microbial and hypoallergenic qualities. Latex mattress with its higher elasticity provides you with a springy feeling. The specialty of latex mattress is its ability to conform to every contour of your body.

Mattress made of natural latex is designed in such a way that it provides superior back support. It relieves pressure specifically at the shoulders and hips. As a result, the tossing and turning is dramatically reduced. The inter-connecting cell structure design allows for maximum breathability. Heat and body moisture dissipate through the natural ventilation system and you can experience a healthy night's sleep.


Air Mattress

As the name suggests, air mattresses have air for filling instead of innerspring unit or foam. Its lightweight feature can be attributed to the kind of material used such as plastic or textile-reinforced plastic or rubber. Air mattress serves the purpose of auxiliary bedding for guests at home. If deflated, air mattress can be easily rolled up.

This offers convenience of storage as well as portability, a popular choice for camping trips. While deciding on air mattress, it is pertinent to check the inflation method. Is it a manual, foot-powered method or by way of an electric pump? Adjustable air mattress with spring loaded valve system allows you to adjust the firmness (on both sides), according to special needs. For an extremely comfortable air mattress, choose one with an extra layer of memory foam padding.


Adjustable bed mattress

It's either a conventional flat mattress or an adjustable mattress. As the name suggests, adjustable mattress on adjustable beds provides facility to change position without the need for physical movement. A remote wireless or corded hand control to most recent electrical adjustable bed allows you to sit up to read or relax comfortably.

Adjustable bed mattress is recommended for people who have had a low back surgery. People with certain back conditions such as degenerative spondylolisthesis, osteoarthritis, and spinal stenosis feel comfortable in an inclined position in an adjustable bed. In an inclined position, the curves of the spine are well supported and the pressure on the entire body is also relieved.


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