Choosing the right mattress for you

Choosing the right mattress for you

The bed that is right for you may be entirely different from the bed that is right for someone else.  It’s really important to be aware of the best bed/mattress/pillow combination for you and your sleep position to provide you with the best sleep solution.

I ask my clients several questions when they ask how to improve the quality of their sleep.

  • Is your bed 8 years old or more?
  • Do you regularly wake with neck or back pain?
  • Is your mattress or base uneven or sagging?
  • Are the legs or castors worn out?
  • Is your mattress lumpy, soft, too hard, or uncomfortable?
  • Does your mattress sag?

If people are answering yes to these questions, then it is time to make some changes to their current sleep set up. Buying a new bed is an important decision for your health and wellbeing. What you want is a mattress that moulds to your body and supports you so that there is no undue pressure anywhere, each one of us has different needs and wants, your choice needs to fit your sleep position and provide adequate support.

  •   FIRM

Back & Front sleepers are likely to get a better ride on a firm option as your spine will be supported and prevented from sinking into the mattress.

  •   MEDIUM

If you sleep on your front or side, then a medium mattress will help more evenly distribute your weight.

  •   SOFT

Side sleeping on a softer mattress will allow a better grade of comfort and adequately support potential pressure points.

Dan Halliday, Physiotherapist and Sleep expert