How to Choose the Perfect Mattress for You

Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial if you want to feel your best when you wake up in the morning. We all know that feeling of tossing and turning all night long, only to hear the alarm go off when you think you’ve only slept for an hour. It makes the start of your day go extremely slowly as you lethargically go about your chores and by the afternoon you are often ratty and uncomfortable to be around. Well, have you ever thought about what may be causing your lack of sleep? For many people, the cause is a rather simple one – their mattress. That’s right, if your mattress doesn’t suit your sleeping style, then it will be extremely difficult to nod off. 

There are many different mattress types on the market, so choosing one is not easy, however, in this piece, we are going to take a look at how to choose the perfect mattress for you, so read on to find out more. 


When choosing a new mattress your first step is to establish your budget because the cost of a mattress varies enormously depending on what you are looking for. It is perfectly possible to find mattresses for sale from $500 to well over $5,000 and these prices cover all the different sizes and types of mattresses available, so it is important to ascertain your budget and then stick to it, otherwise, you could find yourself in financial difficulty.


There are many different sizes of mattress available, but obviously, the most important point is that it must fit your bed frame unless of course, you are buying a bedstead and mattress together. Children will probably be most comfortable in a single bed, whereas adults may prefer anything from a double to a king or even queen size. Buy with the future in mind because mattresses can last up to 10 years if they are looked after and cleaned regularly, so although you may only need a double mattress now, in years to come when you have a partner you may want more space. 


Traditionally mattresses have been made with springs, and for good reason, as they provide the necessary comfort and are extremely affordable, however in recent years the public has generally shied away from them. In this article, we are going to focus on the three main types that are in vogue: memory foam, latex, and hybrid. 

Memory foam mattresses offer superior comfort to sprung mattresses as they support the whole body during sleep which helps to take the pressure off your muscles and helps you relax. It will conform to the shape of your body, no matter what size you are, and will spring back into shape when you get out of bed, ready to mold to you again in the evening. Unlike a sprung mattress, motion isn’t spread over the whole bed, which means that jumping children do not affect your morning cup of tea! The drawback to these mattresses is that they retain heat, so if you need to be cool at night, then possibly this isn’t the mattress for you. 

Latex mattresses are the opposite of memory foam mattresses in that they offer fantastic cooling properties, so if you live in sunny climes these could be the answer to your prayers if you struggle to sleep at night. These types of mattresses offer great bounce and will generally be two-layer, as latex foam will take up the top half and a support foam will be on the bottom. They are odor-free and given latex is a natural product, they are great from an environmental point of view.

Hybrid mattresses are the final type, which combines old-style springs with a memory foam topping. These mattresses will contour to your body like conventional foam mattresses but will also give you the support of a traditional sprung mattress. There are many different thicknesses of foam available, depending on your preference, and these types of the mattress also offer excellent cooling due to their springs. This is a great option if you are looking for support, coolness, and bounce all wrapped up in one mattress.



As we have learned choosing the right mattress for you is not easy, but if you do your homework it is possible to find a mattress that will last you for years. Establish a budget, and then stick to it, and then you will need to decide what size mattress you are after. The most important decision, however, is the material as you have options of memory foam, latex, or hybrid. Try them out first in a showroom, and then all being well you will choose one that allows you to sleep like a baby every night.