Question 1 of 11
- 1 Your Preferences
- 2 About You
- 3 Key Features
Your Sleep Profile
1. What size of mattress are you looking for?
2. Who will be sleeping on this mattress?
One of the first and most important steps in picking the right mattress is identifying who will be using it. For instance, you’ll need something very durable for your master bedroom, which you will be sleeping in almost every night, as opposed to your guest room, which will probably only see occasional use. Additionally, if you sleep with a partner, you may require features that a young child would not need.
3. What type of mattress are you looking for?
Mattresses can generally be broken down into three distinct categories. Spring mattresses are made up of a layer of coils surrounded by supporting comfort material that can consist of latex, natural fibres, or foam. Foam mattresses use different density ratios of foams to provide softness and support. Hybrid mattresses are comprised of layers that contain both springs and foam.
4. What type of sleeper (what position) are you?
For many of us, we can immediately identify which position we sleep in. If you are not entirely certain, try to think of the position in which you most often wake up. In many cases, this is how your body rests throughout the night. This is an effective way to pinpoint your ideal mattress type. Your sleep position will often dictate which mattress firmness will give you the best night’s sleep.
5. Please select your age range (we promise we won’t tell).
Certain age groups commonly require greater support to sleep comfortably and wake up feeling refreshed. Age also comes into play when we talk about getting out of bed when we wake up in the morning (or in the middle of the night).
6. Do you suffer from any of these underlying pain issues? Select all that apply.
If you suffer from pain issues that keep you awake at night and leave you feeling sore during the day, there is a good chance that your mattress could be the culprit, or even the solution to your suffering. Choosing the right mattress firmness for your unique set of requirements is a critical step in ensuring you get a good night's sleep and awaken feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.
7. What level of mattress firmness do you prefer?
It is important to recognize that your personal preference for mattress firmness may not necessarily be the best choice for you. Many people report that they like to sleep on a very soft mattress. However, if you’re one of the countless individuals that suffer from pain issues such as back problems, a firmer bed is almost certainly a better choice. With that said, it is important to consider what your experience tells you will be the most comfortable option.
8. How often do you use your mattress for activities (entertainment/working) other than sleeping?
There has been a great deal of research to indicate that it is best to leave the bedroom for sleep only. The reality is that our bedrooms and beds are often a hub of activity ranging from television time to late-night work sessions. We want to select a bed that best suits our lifestyle and our personal habits.
9. Motion Isolation: Are you disturbed by another person’s movement at night?
A proper motion isolation mattress will allow you or your partner to move around without that motion transferring over to the other side. Most mattresses provide some degree of motion isolation, but some materials work far better than others. For instance, memory foam reacts slowly and absorbs motion. This makes it a good choice for people who are bothered by their sleep partner’s tossing and turning.
10. Edge Support: Do you slip or roll out of bed at night?
A mattress with strong and stable sides can help prevent you from rolling out of bed at night and potentially injuring yourself. If the sides are weak and easily give in to weight, then there is an increased chance you will end up on the floor if you get too close to the side. If you frequently sit on the edge of your bed, edge support will be that much more important, as this act will begin to wear down the resiliency of your mattress edges over time.
11. Temperature Regulation: Do you sleep hot?
Perhaps the most common cause of nighttime overheating is your mattress. Experts say that the best type of mattress for hot sleepers is often a traditional spring mattress, which will have excellent air circulation and are known to sleep cooler than denser foam mattresses do. Many mattresses also come with features like vents that allow hot air to escape.
Spring (Innerspring or Pocket Coil): Spring mattresses are made up of a layer of coils surrounded by supporting comfort material that can consist of latex, natural fibres, or foam.
Foam (Regular or Memory): Foam mattresses use different density ratios of foams to provide softness and support.
Hybrid: Hybrid mattresses are comprised of layers that contain both springs and foam.
Motion Isolation: A mattress with good motion isolation absorbs movement (tossing, turning, getting in and out of bed).
Edge Support: This will help to stop you from rolling out of bed at night and prevent sinking near the edges of your mattress.
Cooling: If you sleep hot, then these features will allow for a cooler, more comfortable night's rest.