If you’ve ever shopped for mattresses, then you know there are numerous options to choose from. Brands, styles, sizes – we have so many great styles at Ben’s. And while the choices can feel overwhelming at first, finding the perfect mattress is easier than you might think.
Is There Really a Such Thing as The Perfect Mattress for You?
It all depends on your personal preferences and sleep habits. By asking yourself a few simple questions, you can quickly narrow your options.
1) Where will the mattress go, and who will use it?
This question is important for determining your mattress size. And while you may think you already know the size you want, it’s a good idea to double-check two things:
- Space for the mattress in the bedroom
- Room for you (and a partner, if applicable) in bed
Be sure to measure your room to make sure the mattress will fit, especially if you’re going up a size. Be sure to leave room around the bed for furniture, walking space and doors that swing inside the bedroom.
Here are the sizes and dimensions you need to know:
- Twin: 39″W x 74″L
- Twin XL: 39″W x 80″L
- Full: 54″W x 74″L
- Queen: 60″W x 80″L
- King: 76″W x 80″L
- California King: 72″W x 84″L
Also, if two people will be sleeping in the bed, you’ll want to make sure there’s enough room. A Full mattress can fit couples, but if you prefer some more elbow room, consider a Queen or King.
2) How do you sleep?
The way you sleep can help you choose the firmness of your mattress. That’s because various parts of your body need different levels of softness to prevent aches and pain. Here’s a general rule of thumb for ensuring your comfort:
- Back sleepers: Firm to medium firm
- Side sleepers: Soft/plush
- Stomach sleepers: Firm
Tip: Firmness refers to the firmness of the innerspring or core, not the support or top foam layers. For example, you can have a firm mattress with a soft pillow top.
3) Do you want your mattress to gently cradle your body?
Memory foam mattresses use a foam core, which helps to contour to your body and relieve pressure points. Innerspring mattresses use spring-like coils, which give the mattress a more traditional “bouncy” feel.
Both options can offer great pressure point relief and are available in varying firmness levels, so it’s generally a matter of personal preference. Try lying down on both types at one of our stores to see which you prefer.
4) How important is quality and durability to you?
Not all mattresses are made equal. While a cheap mattress may seem enticing for the price, you’ll be kicking yourself later when you’re waking up with cricks in your back or when you realize you need to replace the mattress again in less than a year.
If you want to ensure that you’re ultra-comfortable in bed, and will get a great night’s sleep every night, then stick to the high-quality, affordable mattresses we sell at Ben’s, including established brands like Englander.