How to Choose the Best Mattress for Your Sleeping Needs

Written by Our Home


Posted on January 13 2023

Choosing the best mattress for good sleep. It should provide the right amount of support and comfort to ensure that you wake up feeling refreshed and energized. 

The key to finding the best mattress for better sleep is to consider your individual sleeping needs and preferences, as well as the type best suited for those needs. In this article, we will discuss some important factors to consider when choosing a bed mattress, as well as the benefits of having a good mattress. 


Different Types of Mattress

Mattresses come in a variety of types and sizes, each designed to provide support and comfort for different body types and sleeping styles.

1. Memory foam

A foam bed mattress is designed to contour to the body's shape, providing pressure relief and a comfortable sleeping surface. Its comfort factor is one of the main reasons why it became a popular choice for most people.

Memory foam mattresses provide excellent support for the spine, neck, and hips and help correct poor sleeping posture. Additionally, this type is quiet, squeak-free, hypoallergenic, and dust-mite resistant.

2. Latex

A latex mattress is another popular type of bed mattress because of its one-of-a-kind texture. Although it is a pricey choice among other mattresses, natural latex is built to last and retains its quality even after many years of use. It is also common knowledge that natural latex mattresses are better for the environment, long-lasting, and easy to maintain.

3. Spring

Compared to foam, spring mattresses are made with inner springs or coils that provide firm support. It features excellent airflow ideal for people who like to stay cool as they sleep. Compared to foam, innerspring mattresses give the correct amount of lift, especially for heavier people, and are an affordable choice of mattress. 

4. Hybrid

A hybrid mattress combines the technology of foam and spring. It provides balance and support with pressure relief. It also offers the best of both mattress types perfect for all kinds of sleepers.


Best Mattress For Body Type

Since no two people are the same, it makes sense that not everyone will sleep the same way on the same mattress. Each body type responds differently to mattress types, that’s why it is important to know the ideal mattress for your body type.

1. Above average body weight

People who are heavy sleepers weigh more than 230 pounds. More weight equals more pressure on the mattress, so it's best to avoid those with a low firmness rating. Sleeping on a soft mattress might cause spinal misalignment in those heavier than average.

Heavy folks may consider purchasing a firm mattress for support and longevity. A thick mattress will adjust to the body’s shape to relieve pressure, but not so much that a heavy sleeper may sink through the cushion and cause spinal misalignment. If the bed has supportive characteristics like a bouncy spring mattress or zoned support, a soft mattress is also good. 

2. Below average body weight

Lighter people have less weight distribution, so if you are on this side of the scale, you should consider a softer comfort layer to fill in the spaces between your body and the cushion. The parts of your body that touch the mattress like your buttocks and shoulders, don't weigh enough to push the material up to support your back. This is why you need a thinner, softer top layer for a bed mattress.

3. Taller sleepers

An average-size mattress may be too short for anyone who is over 6 feet tall. People with such height may have problems sleeping on a full-sized bed and find it uncomfortable to have their feet hanging off the side of the bed as they sleep.


Choosing Mattress Based on Sleeping Positions

Another important thing to consider in shopping for a mattress is based on your preferred sleeping position. The firmness levels of a mattress play a part in having a good rest especially if you sleep in different positions. If your typical sleeping posture isn't supported by the mattress, you may suffer from pain and a diminished quality of sleep. 

Here are the recommended mattress type based on different sleeping positions:

1. For stomach sleepers

The best mattress for stomach sleepers is the type that provides good spinal alignment. If your mattress is too soft, you may wake up with sore muscles and joints. Most people choose a firm hybrid or foam mattress.

2. For side sleepers

Since your hips and shoulders take the brunt of the weight when you sleep on your side, you should look for a mattress that is soft enough to relieve pressure. In terms of comfort and support, memory foam mattresses and pillows are the ideal mattress type for side sleepers.

3. For back sleepers

A medium-firm mattress is the recommended type of mattress for back sleepers. Not only is it comfortable but will also prevent the heavier parts of the body from sinking too deeply into the mattress, hence limiting the over-flexion of the spine.


Sleep Better with Our Home

Our Home’s collection of mattresses on sale come in all types and sizes so you can find the perfect one that fits your body type and sleeping style. Choose a top-rated bed mattress from our selection:

Serta Sleep True Prestige Mattress

The Serta Sleep True Prestige is an excellent mattress that utilizes CoolMax Technology to ensure that you have a restful night's sleep every single time. This bed mattress boasts extra support thanks to the excellent foam encasement so the mattress won't droop over time.

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Serta Sleep True Prestige Mattress


King Koil Louise

This King Koil mattress has pocket-spring construction with a three-inch thick euro top. This mattress can withstand the weight of multiple sleepers without losing its shape or level of comfort. Its knit fabric is imported and treated with sanitizer to prevent the growth of bacteria, dust mites, and allergens.

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King Koil Louise


Uratex Kensington Prestige Mattress

Uratex mattresses are an excellent choice for those who prefer a medium level of firmness in the center and a softer outer layer. It is made of traditional hourglass-shaped Bonnel springs and knotted end rings at the top and bottom. A comfortable night's sleep is guaranteed with the Kensington Prestige mattress from Uratex!

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Uratex Kensington Prestige Mattress


Salem Manhattan Mattress

Salem’s Manhattan Mattress features a pocketed spring no-turn mattress designed to promote a comfortable night's rest. It provides superior comfort and support so you can sleep more soundly and wake up feeling refreshed on this high-quality Salem mattress.

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Salem Manhattan Mattress


Ambassador Perfect Sleeper

Great for side and back sleepers, the Ambassador Bed Perfect Sleeper is upholstered with high-density foam paddings for maximum support. This 10-inch thick soft mattress is also extended with High-Density Foam Encasement on the outer edges. Its imported knit ticking cover is treated with Sanitized® for constant protection against bacteria, dust mites, and allergens.

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Ambassador Bed Perfect Sleeper Mattress


Dunlopillo Serene Comfort Mattress

Designed to provide relief, the Dunlopillo Serene Comfort features a quilted panel mattress with a three-zone honeycomb individual pocketed spring for the ultimate support and comfort. This 11.5-inch mattress is upholstered with Dunlopillo latex and cool gel Visco elastic foam.

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Dunlopillo Serene Comfort Mattress


A good mattress not only helps you to sleep better but also has many health benefits such as improved posture, reduced back pain, and improved circulation. Get the best mattress for a good night’s sleep only at Our Home!

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