We spend 1/3 of our lives asleep, so investing in a quality mattress is truly essential. Here is your guide to a good night’s sleep.
Signs You May Need a New Mattress:
- You wake up with stiffness, numbness, aches and pains.
- You had a better night’s sleep somewhere other than your own bed (such as a hotel).
- Your mattress shows visible signs of overuse (it sags, has lumps, the interior is exposed, etc.)
- You toss and turn throughout the night.
- Your mattress is 5-7 years old.
In general, a mattress set that has been in use 5-7 years is no longer providing you with the best comfort and support. Our bodies change over time, and the need for good comfort and support only increase with age. That’s why it’s a good idea to compare the mattress and foundation you are sleeping on now to newer models every few years.
If you’re ready to shop for a new mattress, be sure to take your time when picking the right one for you. Lie down on each mattress in the position in which you normally sleep and find your comfort level such as pillow-top, firm or soft. As a general rule, the heavier you are, the firmer your mattress should be to balance out your weight.
Tip: When deciding the best level of firmness for you, lie down and place your hand under the small of your back. If there’s a gap then it suggests the mattress may be too firm for you.
1. Stearns & Foster C2 Luxury Firm Euro Pillow Top
2. Sealy Posturepedic Gel Mercier Queen Plush Mattress and Foundation
3. King Koil Extended Life 3300 Extended Life
10 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep
- Make sleep a priority.
- Create a bedtime routine that is relaxing.
- Create a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable and cool.
- Evaluate your mattress and pillow to ensure proper comfort and support.
- Keep work materials, computers and televisions out of the bedroom.
- Exercise regularly.
- If you sleep with a partner, your mattress should allow each of you enough space to move easily.
- Avoid nicotine (e.g., cigarettes, tobacco products).
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol (e.g., coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate).
- Finish eating at least two to three hours before bedtime.
Be sure to visit our Better Sleep Gallery here at Sheely’s and let one of our fabulous sales associates guide you to getting a better night’s sleep.