As you spend around 15 years of your life in bed, it is certainly worth investing in a good quality mattress. In addition, a comfortable, supportive mattress will provide you with a better quality sleep than an uncomfortable one. When it comes to choosing a new mattress, be it for your current bedframe or for a brand new one, the most important factor that you will need to take into account is comfort.

The best way to find the most comfortable mattress for you is to visit a store and try out the mattresses for yourself. Although it may be tempting just to order a cheap mattress from online, it is still a good idea that you go to a store and try out the mattress for yourself beforehand. This is because mattress comfort is highly subjective as a result what the manufacturer claims is soft, may not be soft to you. Similarly, qualitative mattress types like ‘firm’ and ‘extra firm’ vary from brand to brand; in addition, you may find that in actuality the ‘firm’ mattress is harder than the ‘extra firm’ mattress.

In order to determine if a mattress is supportive enough to ease the pressure on your back, lie on the mattress on your back and slide the palm of your hand under the small of your back. If you find this difficult or impossible, the bed is too firm. On the other hand, if you find this very easy, the mattress is too soft and therefore will not give you the correct amount of support that you require.

When trying a mattress in store, you should test the mattress out on a bed frame that is the same or similar to yours. This is because the frame of the bed has some impact on how comfortable the mattress is.

Although sometimes overlooked, it is important that you compare the measurements of the mattress with the bed frame. While both the mattress and the frame may be titled ‘double’, bed sizes are not standardized, as a result there could be a few inches difference between the two.