- How long have you had your mattress and what life changes will affect your current purchase?
- How has your body changed? What comfort and support needs do you now require?
- Space needs: Do you have a partner? It’s important to find something to meet both your support Over time (even a short time) these layers will compress to form to your body. This is quite natural and often the source of complaints about body indentations. To insure proper, even wear a mattress should be turned regularly. For the first three months I recommend turning it every two weeks. After this period three to four times a year is all that’s usually required. needs and comfort preferences.
- How often will the mattress be slept on? Regularly or is it used for a spare bedroom or cottage?
The average person spends one-third of his or her life in bed. This equals 220,000 hours over the course of a lifetime! And the mattress is the most used piece of furniture in the home.
Sleep hours vary according to the age and stage of a child. A school-aged child typically needs between 9 and 11 hours of sleep each night to be star students. To help make sure your kids get the sleep they need, make sure your child’s bedroom is conducive to a good night’s sleep – your child’s room should be cool, quiet and dark and he or she should be sleeping on a comfortable and supportive mattress.
A mattress should be flipped at least every three months. Two people should flip the mattress especially for a queen and king size. This will prevent the mattress from folding or bending, damaging the coil construction and hurting yourself. Although side handles are attached to most mattresses, don’t use them to flip your mattress. They are not strong enough and are there only to help you adjust a mattress once it is roughly in place on top of the box spring.
Over time the foam layers of the mattress will compress to form to your body. This is natural and often the source of complaints about body impressions. To insure proper and even wear, a mattress should be turned regularly. Every time you flip your mattress it should be turned from head to foot and vice versa the next time.
If a mattress is no longer comfortable for you, it’s not good enough for someone else – especially your child. As children grow their spines are developing too. Supportive and comfortable bedding is crucial to a childs good night sleep and spine. The proper development of normal spinal contours in your child will help avoid future problems with spinal curvatures. Also, be sure your children have enough space to move around comfortably as they grow. Their first “big girl” or “big boy” bed may not provide enough leg room or comfort during their teenage years. Twin and Double size mattress are 74” in length. Queen and King size mattresses are 80” in length.
A mattress and foundation are designed to work together. Buy them as a set and you will get the most out of your investment in yourself. The warranty will not be valid if a mattress is not sold as a set.
There’s nothing more challenging than taking care of a new baby and their erratic sleep schedules, especially getting up in the middle of the night. So to maximize the quality of sleep you do get – you and your husband should consider your sleeping environment and mattress condition. That way, you’ll get the best sleep you can, even if it’s for shorter periods of time.
Although some mattresses offer 20 or more year warranty’s, the actual life span of a mattress and it’s comfort quality lies usually between 10-12 years. However, you should listen to your body to correctly know when it’s time for a new one. If you regularly wake up feeling stiff and sore or if you aren’t sleeping as well as you did a year ago, it may be time to replace what you’re sleeping on. At least twice a year, check for visible signs of wear and tear and ask yourself if you’re sleeping better or worse than you did a year ago and if a new mattress might improve your sleep. This regular sleep check-up will help ensure your mattress is still doing its job.