While we think it’s great to have so much choice in life, there are some purchases that require some simplifying, with clear facts and guidance to cut through all the sales jargon. And when you happen to be making one of the most important purchases you’ll make – a new mattress – we’re here to help you make the right choice. When it comes to choosing your new mattress, size is everything, but all those options and names and dimensions can get pretty confusing, so we’ve created a straightforward, no-nonsense guide so you can find the mattress that’s just right for you. There’s no better feeling than knowing you’ve made a smart purchase that will have you sleeping soundly–and with a Forever Warranty, you’re investing in a mattress that fits your room and your life.
Top 5 King Size Mattress
- NOTE: Please allow up to 72 hours for the mattress to fully expand and for any potential odor to...
- Conforming Green Tea Memory Foam comfort and pressure relieving support for a better night's sleep....
- Conforming memory foam comfort and support for a better night's sleep
- Mattress layers include: 3 inches Memory Foam, 3 inches Pressure Relieving Comfort Foam, and 6...
- 8 Inch hybrid mattress combines memory foam with the traditional support of an innerspring mattress...
- A plush layer of memory foam helps align the spine to minimize pressure points for increased comfort
- Premium pressure-relieving memory foam and high-density aerated cool gel memory foam are combined...
- 76" W x 80" L x 14" H; More resilient foam to prevent tossing and turning
- Quality Medium Firm Mattress - offers ideal level of comfort and support for all sleeping positions....
- Unique Gel-infused Foam Layer - to better regulate temperature.
How to Choose the Right King Size Mattress
Finding a new mattress can be a confusing, frustrating process. Choosing a mattress based on material composition, price, and other factors require extensive product research — no easy task, considering hundreds of brands and retailers offer new mattresses online and in brick-and-mortar stores.
This guide will explore the following:
- Signs it may be time to replace your mattress
- Similarities and differences between memory foam, latex, innerspring, hybrid, and airbed mattresses
- Key performance and purchasing factors to consider
- Potential places to find a new, high-quality mattress
- Common myths about mattress buying and performance
- A final checklist for mattress shoppers
How to Choose a New Mattress
When it comes to choosing a new mattress, there are two types of things you must consider: (1) what type of sleeper you are, and (2) the basic qualities of mattresses available on the market. By considering your unique sleeping qualities within the context of what types mattresses are available, you’ll be able to narrow your options significantly.
Please note that although we’ve found that certain mattress types tend to work better with certain types of sleepers, mattress preference is ultimately subjective. Consequently, we recommend going to a local store and trying different mattress types before purchasing online.
What type of sleeper are you?
Everyone has their favorite position to sleep in. Different positions have different support requirements, so your ideal mattress will depend on whether you are a side, back, stomach, or combination sleeper. In general, stomach and back sleepers prefer firmer, less conforming mattresses while softer or conforming mattresses are perfect for supporting side sleepers.
Heavier sleepers tend to sleep hotter (see below) and experience more sinkage on soft mattresses than their lighter peers. Most lighter sleepers tend to choose softer mattresses while heavier sleepers prefer firmer options. Supportive, less-conforming mattresses like innerspring and hybrid choices are also popular among heavy sleepers.
If you have a different preference than what is suggested for your weight group, make sure your mattress provides adequate support. For example, a heavier side-sleeper might choose a latex or foam mattress to avoid problems with pressure points. This is perfectly fine so long as it provides support and is not too difficult to move on.
Do you sleep cool or hot?
Some mattresses sleep warmer than others. For example, soft, conforming mattresses allow less airflow around your body and trap more heat than firmer options. Mattress material can also retain heat, like foam mattresses with solid support cores. If temperature regulation is an important factor for you, consider choosing a hybrid or innerspring mattress style. These allow for more air circulation and sleep considerably cooler.
Mattress Qualities to Consider
Five material types make up the bulk of mattresses on the market. These include:
|Innerspring||Steel coils support a comfort layer of polyfoam|
|Foam||Either pure polyfoam or a combination of supportive polyfoam and memory foam|
|Latex||Latex or high-density polyfoam support core with a natural or synthetic latex comfort layer|
|Hybrid||2+ inches of memory foam or latex for comfort and pocketed coils for support|
|Airbed||Air chambers are inflated or deflated to reach the desired firmness|
Most mattresses are available in six standard sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full/Double, Queen, King, and California King. Some models come in additional sizes (such as Full XL or Short Queen). They may also be available in ‘split’ Queen, King, or California sizes, which include two separate mattresses that can be pushed together or separated.
Most mattresses measure at least 10 inches (10?) in height, though mattress thickness varies from less than five inches (5?) to more than 15 inches (15?). Your body weight may affect your preferred thickness. Lighter individuals may prefer shorter beds, whereas heavier people tend to feel more comfortable on thicker beds.