Sleeping Partners

Does the comfort of the mattress improve the quality of my sleep?

A comfortable mattress reduces high pressure points that shut off capillary blood flow and cause you to toss and turn. The less you toss and turn, the better the deep sleep you will have.

What should I look for in a mattress?

Look for a mattress that is:

How do I know which mattress is right for me?

The best way is to try it out.

When shopping for a mattress make sure you take the time to try it out. Lie down on the mattress positioned how you usually sleep. Turn over from one side to the other. If you sleep with a partner, try the mattress together to make sure there is enough space for both sleepers to move around. Make sure the mattress can support your spine in its natural curve, and you get the comfort you like.

By trying out the mattress before you buy it, you will be better able to tell which one is the most comfortable for you.

Why is it recommended to change your pillow when you change your mattress?

A good pillow should support your head and neck, providing a proper height between your neck and the mattress. When you sleep on a new mattress, your body sinks into it differently to your old mattress. Therefore, you would need a new pillow to create the same height that you had between your neck and your old mattress.

Sleep & Health - Spine

What should I look for in a pillow?

Look for a pillow that complements the mattress, and choose pillows that are:

Why do I get discomfort and back pain when I change to a new mattress?

It felt fine when I tested it out in the store.

If your old mattress did not support your back well, then your spine will have a slight bend in its natural curvature. This bend formed in order for your spine to adapt to the mattress. When you sleep on a new mattress which gives you proper support, the new mattress forces your spine to return to its natural curvature. This process may take 2 – 4 weeks, after which your spine will have returned to its natural curvature and your back pain will be gone. This may be the reason why business travelers often report sleeping difficulties.

How do I know mattress has a good durability?

Mattress durability has to do with how long the mattress materials will last. Look for quality materials for the core as well as the cover. See if the manufacturer offers a warranty on the mattress in case of defects. Mattress prices are determined by what they are made out of, the quality of the construction, and the size. A good mattress and box spring should last about 8-10 years. So consider it an investment. Don’t just look for the lowest price; look for the best value.

How can I take care of my mattress?

It is important to turn your mattress frequently to maintain even wear and to give you the best support.