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Congratulations on coming to an important decision in your life! The debate of Used vs New is as old as time and truly a personal choice. There are pros and cons to both options that should be considered.
With used the main concern is bed bugs, dust mites and the general history of the mattress, which is typically very unknown no matter the source it's coming from.
With new the main thing to consider is the cost difference, because the investment is more than a used mattress, making sure you are with an expert to diagnose the right fit for you is important.
Twin: 38” x 75”
Twin XL: 38” x 80”
Full: 54” x 75”
Queen: 60” x 80”
King: 76” x 80”
California King: 72” x 84”
Choosing the size of the Mattress depends on a few factors. The first question is what is the size of the space it is going in? How many people are sleeping in the bed? Also how tall are those people?
If only one person then any size of the space and height are the only variables that play a role! If Under 5'11" then any size mattress will be comfortable, just make sure to measure the space so that you know your mattress choice will fit in the room!
If only one person but over 6' tall a Twin or Full size would be challenging as feet will come close to hanging off when fully stretched out. A Twin XL, Queen or King would be more suitable.
If 6'6" or taller this is when the suggestion of a California King would be advised.
If for two or more people King size will be the best option so that each individual gets undisturbed sleep. Queen size would also be enough space for two, just will have a foot less in width and Full size would be doable for two smaller individuals!
Ultimately there are many different types of Mattresses made by many different manufacturers, though there are really just 3 main types that the majority of people will encounter.
The 3 types of Mattresses are Traditional Innersprings, Pocketed Coils and Speciality Foams. Each of these types of Mattresses have many different variations.
Traditional Innerspring units the most popular is the bonnell, there is a version called the durapsring, verticoil, open coil, continuous and offset. All have their strengths and weaknesses, understanding which you are buying helps you know how long it will last, along with the comfort it will provide!
Pocketed Coils or individually wrapped coils are coils that are separated from each other in their own sock yet all still connected. This type of coil can vary in density and total amount per mattress. Both factors will determine the quality!
Speciality Foams come in many different forms. Dunlop and Talalay Latex, Gel-Memory Foam, Memory Foam, along with Comfort Foams are all different types which will lead to different longevities and feels based on the density of the foam.
Other types of mattresses include: air-mattresses, waterbeds, organic and futons.
There are numerous styles that will change how your mattress feels. There are Pillowtop, Eurotop, Super Soft, Plush, Medium, Firm, Extra Firm. In general it is best to at least try one of most types so that you can safely rule out that type of mattress isn't for you!
Believe it or not, your body is the only one that can be the judge of if you should sleep on a soft or firm bed. No two people are the same, no two bodies are the same. This truly comes down to the individual. A guideline for figuring this out though is does your body relax or stiffen up when testing both, soft and firm. If your body is relaxing and you feel yourself start to drift off, that is your bodies way of saying I am comfortable. If your body starts to tighten up or a pain flairs up that is your bodies way of saying no thank you, not for me. Listening to your body during those first 15-30 seconds of impact on the mattress is key to understanding what comfort level is ideal for you!
Side sleepers typically find themselves somewhere in between soft and firm, the medium area usually allows for enough support for their body, with the cushion their pressure points need for comfort.
Back sleepers are commonly going to find that a firm to very firm surface is what they most desire. What level of firm comes down to body shape and size, as well as any personal pain points.
Stomach sleepers will rarely stray from a soft mattress. When sleeping on our stomach, our spine and neck are not properly aligned. This puts pressure on those area and most will typically seek as little resistance as they can to help with that pressure.
While these are the general rules of thumb for each type of sleeper, everyone is different and there will always be exceptions. Having a expert listen to your needs and help you diagnose a solution based off your body is always the recommended approach.
Memory Foam known formally as viscoelastic foam has a higher density than polyurethane foam, this is what allows the foam to conform to the body and return to its' shape after each use. Gel-Memory Foam is still viscoelastic foam with gel mixed into the foam. The gel specifically helps the mattress reflect the rooms' temperature typically creating a cooling effect. It also helps with the support provided by the memory foam, allowing for it to still conform but not have a feeling of being stuck.
Traditional Coils are designed differently than Pocketed Coils. The main variable is the connectivity of traditional coil units versus the individuality of pocketed coils. Motion will be transferred very easily between partners in a traditional unit. On a pocketed coil unit there will be more separation of movement and conformability because of the design.
A hybrid mattress is one that combines the technology of pocketed coils (also known as individually wrapped coils) and a high quality specialty foam, either Latex or Gel-Memory Foam. Mattresses with memory foam and pocketed coils or even open coils are not hybrids.
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