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What Makes a Good Bed Mattress

When it comes to buying a mattress replacement, it is really overwhelming choosing the right one with hundreds of model to choose from. It is important to choose the right materials which are high quality and durable because you will be using it almost every day for ten years. Yes, expect that a good mattress will last up to ten years but eventually it experiences wear and tear due to long-time support of your body weight every night.

Obvious sagging is an indicator that you need bed mattress replacement, with the spring breaking down over time, memory foam getting softer, and compression of fibers and other materials. Do not wait for a crater to form in the middle of your bed because they can cause lack of body support for the most vulnerable parts of the body, and same is true with minor sags (1 to 2 inches). A memory foam bounces back to its original position once you get up but if the impression is deeper than two inches, it means the cellular structure has broken down losing its ability to bounce back, thereby needing replacement. Also take note if your memory foam mattress becomes too hard or too soft due to temperature sensitivity because firmness change can wreak havoc on your good nights’ rest and comfort. You also need bed mattress replacement if you see lumps as the padding within your mattress constantly shifts around, meaning that the density is uneven which doesn’t make a good body support. If you start feeling body aches when you get up in the morning, your mattress must be the culprit because of gradual softening and degradation of its materials, thus losing te mattress’ ability to provide crucial body support in vulnerable parts of the body like your low back, hips and neck.

When selecting a bed mattress, begin your search considering the core of your mattress whether foam, latex, innerspring or air-filled because it is the determinant of support. If you want a mattress with a bouncy feel, an innerspring mattress is best for you, with metal coils ranging from gauge 12 (firmest and thickest) to 18 (most compressible and thinnest). If you want a base with extra firmness then a memory foam mattress is recommended for you that have polyurethane core with lesser spring, so you can sit on it without budging or sinking of the topmost layer. If you want your mattress to have a little buoyancy, then latex mattresses are right for you and some models have antimicrobial properties and dust mite and mold resistance. A rubber chamber mattress or air-filled vinyl let you control how much air that goes inside, making it a customized mattress.

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