One mattress can be ideal for almost everyone. There’s now a plethora of sexy online mattress brands, mostly with short trendy names, all claiming that their product has been expertly designed to offer the perfect combination of comfort and support for everyone.
If only it were that simple! Of course, they do have a point – mattress buying has traditionally been a very confusing experience with arguably too much choice that made deciding on the right one almost impossible. However, would one mattress feel the same, offer identical support and last the same amount of time for a woman weighing only 8 stone and a man weighing 18 stone? Almost certainly not.
What one person considers to be too soft, another may find just right. A soft mattress may be fine for a lightweight person but a much heavier person would ‘bottom out’ on it. Two people of similar build may have differing needs – one may have shoulder pain that requires a degree of pressure relief whilst the other may have lower back pain that requires additional support in the lumbar region.
The one-size-fits-all online mattress brands are worth a try if your happy with a decent quality, mid-priced mattress that offers you a risk free 100 night trial. If you need something a little more sophisticated or you need to discuss any sleep problems or medical conditions that affect your sleep, you’re better off going to a quality bed shop or bed department.
Memory Foam mattresses make you sleep hot. The early UK memory foam mattresses from the 1990’s had a reputation for sleeping warmer than traditional spring interior mattresses. This was mainly due to the fact that the foam enveloped the user’s curves, trapping more body heat within the mattress.
As foam technology has developed – with cooling gel particles added to the ingredients and with the introduction of smart fabrics that wick away moisture and regulate body temperature, heat retention problems are generally a thing of the past. However, there are still some people that radiate more heat than others and may still find a mattress with memory foam much warmer than one without. If you are one of those people then it’s probably advisable to avoid memory foam.
A mattress topper is a cheap substitute for buying a new mattress. If your old mattress is passed its best and isn’t supporting you properly, you’ll be wasting your money if you buy a mattress topper expecting it to revive your old mattress. It won’t. It will quickly take the shape of your old, lumpy, sagging mattress.
If you’ve purchased a new mattress but are finding that it is too firm for your liking, then purchasing a good quality softer mattress topper will definitely help. Similarly, if your new mattress is softer than you wanted, then placing a firm topper over it will give you that little extra support that you may be looking for.