When people talk about mattresses, often terms like memory foam or innerspring will pop up. What exactly do this mean and how do they affect you? If you’re unfamiliar with these terms, don’t fret. More often than not, the mattress type should not affect you as much as people think. What is most important is that you’re perfectly comfortable with sleeping on it.
Which brings us to another issue: you need to try out the mattress. I wouldn’t recommend shopping for a mattress online purely for this reason. If you can’t even try out a mattress, you will essentially be depending entirely on other people’s reviews which could be biased as far as we could tell.
Also, memory foam mattresses, while hailed as the best type of mattress ever, is really just a slightly improved version of the foam mattress. Take a look at this list of the best memory foam mattresses to suit every budget. These mattresses are designed to contour to the shape of your body providing both comfort and support. You can easily get the latter for a fraction of the price, but almost all the benefits that a memory foam mattress could offer you, minus the heat retention feature. But do you really need that? It really depends. If you find your body heating up in the middle of the night, thus causing you to break into sweat despite sleeping in a cool environment, then perhaps you need a change in mattress.
Not all mattresses have this problem however. A memory foam mattress merely fixes this issue. Nothing else. It does not offer you superior comfort or support for your back whilst eliminating your shoulder pain. Simply said, a hybrid mattress should perhaps be your final mattress choice. Not only does it combine the best of both worlds, a hybrid mattress can be customized to your preference. For instance, this mattress could have a 400-coil spring layer at its base, while sporting a cooling gel-infused memory foam layer at the top. The middle 2 layers could also be composed of additional airflow material to improve the ventilation.
All these could be had for less than $200 if you make the right selections. It really isn’t as hard as people make them to be. Just do a little research at home before you go out shopping in a mattress store so that you wouldn’t be completely oblivious of what the salesman is trying to say. If he or she starts spouting nonsensical terms that sound foreign to you, at least then you’d be able to tell the difference.
Short of that, you could simply tell him or her that you’d like to be left alone to try out the mattresses by yourself. Most mattress stores will allow this and you should test each of the ones that interest you for at least 10 whole minutes. Just lay on it to get a feel. If you think that it’s very comfortable and you like how the surface feels like, you could keep it as an option but try out a couple others. You never know when you might find another one which is a lot better compared to your previous mattresses.