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Complete Mattress Buying Guide
At the end of a busy day, one of the things you want to do most is definitely to get a good night's sleep. And to get the ultimate comfortable sleep experience all night long, a proper mattress is indispensable. This complete mattress buying guide, which lists all the essential factors to consider when buying a mattress, from budget to sleeping position, may help you make a perfect purchase.
Calculating Your Budget
The price of a mattress averages between $250 and $3,500, depending on the size of the mattress and the materials used. Some cost as much as $5,000. So before you start picking out a mattress, you first need to consider how much you're willing to spend on a new one. At Novilla, memory foam mattresses range from $289-$659 and hybrid mattresses from $389-$729. In addition, it is estimated that the prices of innerspring mattresses, memory foam mattresses, latex mattresses, and hybrid mattresses on the market fall between $500-$1,500+, $250-$2,000+, $1,000-$3,000+, and $350-$3,500+, respectively. It is obvious that Novilla mattress is relatively inexpensive. You can even get a 12-inch thick king size hybrid mattress for about $700. It means that you could spend the least amount of money and enjoy better quality sleep.
Picking a Mattress Size
In addition to personal preference, you need to consider the size of your bedroom and who you share your bed with when picking a mattress size. From twin to Cal king size mattresses, here is a summary table:
|Mattress Size||Best For||Minimum Room Size|
|Twin Size (39" X 75")||Kids or single sleepers||7 x 10 feet|
|Twin XL Size (39" X 80")||Taller teenagers, single sleepers, or those with limited space||9.6 x 10.6 feet|
|Full Size (54" X 75")||Single adults, couples who like to cuddle||9.6 x 10.6 feet|
|Queen Size (60" X 80")||Couples, co-sleepers, or adults who like to sprawl out||10 x 10 feet|
|King Size (76" X 80")||Couples who enjoy their space or share the bed with kids||12 x 12 feet|
|King Size (76" X 80")||Couples with kids or pets who prefer a luxurious amount of sleeping space||12 x 12 feet|
To learn more about the differences between mattress sizes, you could read our articles below:
Twin vs. Twin XL Mattress
Full Size Mattress vs. Queen
Queen vs. King Size Mattress
King vs. California King Mattress
Selecting Your Mattress Thickness
The standard mattress thickness is between 8-12 inches. Suppose you want a durable mattress that provides you with years of comfort and support. In that case, it should be at least 8 inches thick, including a 2-3 inch thick comfort layer and a 5-6 inch thick support layer. Generally, a thicker mattress is considered to have better softness and durability. And depending on your weight, sleeping position, and bed height, you can determine the best mattress thickness. You may click HERE to learn more.
Get Your Just Right Mattress
Figuring Out Your Sleeping Position
You may not realize that you tend to toss and turn between different positions even when you are in a deep sleep. So it is essential to buy a mattress that provides adequate support. Plus, everyone has their preferred sleep position, sleeping on your side, back, or stomach, which is critical in choosing the best mattress. Specifically, back sleepers require a high level of back support, so it is recommended to choose a hybrid mattress that can provide adequate spinal support and reduce back pain. Side sleeping has more pressure points than the others, so it is better to choose a mattress with more cushioning, such as a memory foam mattress. Stomach sleeping will strain the back and spine, and choosing a mattress that is too soft will cause back and neck pain. So a medium-firm mattress is a better recommendation.
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Considering Your Preferred Mattress Firmness
The firmness of the mattress you choose will determine the overall comfort of your bed. A too soft or firm mattress is often accompanied by tossing and turning throughout the night and aches and pains when you wake up in the morning. And medium-soft or medium-firm mattress is suitable for most people. In detail, here is a recommended table.
|Mattress Firmness||Side Sleepers||Back Sleepers||Stomach Sleepers|
|Lightweight Sleepers||Medium Soft||Medium Soft - Medium Firm||Medium - Medium Firm|
|Average Sleepers||Medium Soft - Medium Firm||Medium Firm||Medium Firm - Slightly Firm|
|Heavy Sleepers||Medium Firm||Medium Firm - Slightly Firm||Medium Firm - Firm|
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Choosing a Mattress Type
When it comes to choosing a mattress type, your sleep preferences largely determine your choice. So first, let's take a look at what types of mattresses are available:
+ Innerspring mattress: It is the most popular model made with spring layer(s). Its core support system is the metal springs or coils. The traditional innerspring mattress has no extra layer(s) of foam or latex above the springs. To get more cushioning and contouring, the manufacturer combined springs and foam to create the hybrid mattress that gets the balance of support and comfort to some extent.
+ Memory foam mattress: Memory foam mattresses combine layers of memory foam and other types of high-density foam. Memory foam is made of a polymer, also known as polyurethane. It can slowly recover its original shape after compression and become softer and softer as the temperature rises. So memory foam mattress can closely cradle your body and protect your spine.
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+ Latex mattress: The best latex mattress is made with 100% natural latex, which is more sustainable and expensive. It performs worse in edge support, pressure relief, and motion isolation than memory foam. Still, it is bouncier, more breathable, and durable.
Novilla Facebook Group Gives You Support
A good mattress will ensure the proper spinal support and a comfortable sleep experience. Novilla manages to make you sleep better. If you are still in doubt when choosing a mattress, you can join our Facebook group, where you can discuss or share your thoughts with us. We are ready to help you make a perfect choice.
This article is for informational purposes and should not be a substitute for medical advice from your doctor or other professionals.