Mattress shopping isn’t a task that many people look forward to. Unfortunately, it’s also one that should be performed with some regularity: once every six years, to be exact. How can you navigate the stormy waters of mattress shopping?
First, you have to know when it’s time to trade in your old mattress. If it’s causing aches and pains, it’s time to replace it. While five to seven years is the standard lifespan of an average mattress, it can be stretched to ten to fifteen if you get a high quality mattress with a coil count over 900, and you care for it well. As far as firmness, experts no longer believe that a firmer mattress is better for you, so it’s best to go with whatever is most comfortable for you. As you age, you’ll likely find that softer mattresses will be better. When you start shopping, it helps to know the different types of mattresses available to you. There’s innerspring, the most popular choice, as well as memory foam, gel, and more. Each has their own benefits and drawbacks, so be sure to test every mattress before you buy!
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