A restful slumber is essential for cognitive abilities. It’s also during this time that the body repairs itself from the ravages of the day. The mattress that an individual chooses will have a critical impact on the quality of sleep they receive. It’s important to understand that the most expensive option doesn’t automatically equate with the best night’s rest.
No one wants to feel cramped or find their feet hanging off the end of the bed when they sleep. Individuals need to begin by purchasing a bed that’s the right size for their needs and matching the mattress size to the bed. Mattresses are available in twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king.
Personal comfort is a priority. The mattress needs to support the sleeper’s entire body. A mattress that’s too soft or too firm can affect the alignment of the spine, resulting in symptoms ranging from headaches and a stiff neck to lower back pain.
All mattress firmness levels are not the same and each individual experiences a mattress differently. There are no definitive firmness standards within the industry and each manufacturer’s product is different. Manufacturers rate their mattresses on a scale of 1 to 10.
Some firmness levels are better for different sleeping positions. Some people tend to sleep in the same position most of the time – back, stomach or side. Side sleepers often like softer mattresses, while back sleepers may prefer a medium-firm mattress. A mattress in the mid-firmness range may be best for stomach sleepers.
The same firmness level an individual found best for them at one point in their life will change over time. Much will depend on the person’s age and weight. A mattress should provide appropriate support, especially at the shoulders and hips. Shoppers should be able to lay down on the mattress to experience how it feels on their body before buying instead of simply relying on a brand or popular advertising efforts.
At Billy Bob’s Beds Mattress Store in San Antonio, Texas we have the best prices in town, guaranteed. If you find a mattress with a lower price at one of our competitors we will match that price. Our warehouse has everything in stock and in all sizes. That means we have the inventory to fit any budget.