If you’ve ever been in one of our stores, then you know that there are many different types of mattresses out there. And if you’re like many consumers, you may not know how to tell one from the next—but each kind has its own merits, and there are many factors to consider when choosing a new mattress. Here’s a short and sweet guide to your options.
1. Padding. Mattresses come with one of three types of padding on top: plush, pillowtop, or firm. Firm mattresses have very little padding on the top, while plush padding is exactly what you’d expect: thick and soft. A pillowtop mattress is even softer—if you feel like you’re sinking into a mattress, then it’s probably a pillowtop. One thing you’ll also want to think about is if you already have linens you’ll want to use on your new bed, sometimes the extra padding on a plush or pillowtop mattress can affect how the sheets will fit over it.
2. Do you have any sleeping problems or health issues to take into account? The right mattress can make a world of difference if you have spinal or other chiropractic issues. Softer mattresses are more yielding and can allow for more natural sleep positions than firmer ones, but sometimes the extra support of a firm mattress can also help prevent pain and other problems.
3. Memory gel or memory foam—or neither? If you want your mattress to conform to the shape that is uniquely you, then the support of a memory gel or foam mattress is what you need. The structure of memory foam can dissipate heat, which is perfect if you’re picky about temperature. Memory foam can be very supportive and may retain some heat.
What kind of mattress is perfect for you? It’s really hard to tell without trying them out for yourself, so any Chicago mattress shoppers should make their way to The RoomPlace today to see their options.