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Walker Mattress Furniture

How to Choose a Mattress

Sleeping well is so important to your health and choosing the right mattress can help improve the quality of sleep you enjoy as well as your overall health. Common considerations when choosing a new mattress include the firmness scale, if you have back pain, your preferred sleeping positions, and your body type.

Pro tip: Choose the mattress that's right for your sleeping style.

It might be tempting to choose a mattress based on price alone, but there's a good reason to consider upgrading to a high-quality mattress. For most people, the mattress is the home furnishing item that gets the most use. Think of the hours you spend sleeping, or should spend sleeping. Then, think about how much better you feel after a good night's rest, and it showcases the investment value of a quality mattress, like the ones we offer from Sleeptronic.

Mattress Types

Pro tip: Match the mattress type to how you sleep, such as alone or with your partner, and on your back versus side sleeping. The type of mattress you choose can enhance your sleep quality or make it harder to rest well.

  • Innerspring: Innerspring mattresses have a steel coil support system that offers a lot of support but not much pressure relief. Innersprings also tend to be bouncy, so if you're easily disturbed, it might make it more likely you'll get woke up in the night.
  • Pocketed Coils: Pocketed coils are a type of innerspring mattress. The coils make a mattress breathable, so it feels cooler for hot sleepers.
  • Memory Foam, or All Foam: Memory foam is also called viscoelastic. When used in mattress construction, it provides an excellent support system that adjusts to your body curves for better comfort. Additionally, foam isolates motion, so if your sleep-mate rolls over, you're less likely to feel any motion.
  • Hybrid: Hybrid mattresses combine an innerspring coil system with foam outer layers. This offers a combination of bounce and motion isolation. It also combines the support of innersprings with the contouring of memory foam.
  • Gel: Gel mattresses help dissipate heat better than some other mattress types, which can be helpful for hot sleepers.
  • Latex: Latex mattresses are bouncy and durable, with moderate contouring properties.
  • Roll Top, or Boxed Mattress: A roll top, or boxed mattress is rolled up and compressed with the air pressed out. It's an option for someone who prefers to pick up or order a mattress and then handle the unpacking and installation without the help of a delivery team.

Mattress Comfort Level

Pro tip: Consider the firmness scale and what you find most comfortable, plus your preferred sleeping position when choosing a new mattress.

The firmness scale ranges from and extra-soft 2 up through an extra-firm 9. However, you'll also typically see mattresses described based on degrees of softness or firmness, including:

  • Ultra-Plush, or Extra Soft
  • Plush, or Soft
  • Medium
  • Firm
  • Extra Firm

Sleep Concerns

Pro tip: For a good night's sleep, choose a mattress that is made to resolve issues you might have.

A good mattress can help relieve pain, keep your body temperature adjusted, and can help keep you from being disturbed at night. Some common sleep concerns you can address by choosing a high-quality mattress, like one from Sleeptronic, include:

  • Back Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Hot Sleeper
  • Motion Isolation
  • Edge Support

Mattresses for Different Body Types

Pro tip: Choose a mattress that's designed to support your individual body weight as well as your preferred sleep position.

  • Heavy, full-bodied side sleepers typically prefer a medium-firm up to extra-firm mattress.
  • Lightweight sleepers typically prefer softer mattresses.

At Walker Mattress & Furniture, we're here to answer your questions and help you find the mattress that's perfect for your needs. Visit us at 1000 Doris Lane in Cedar Park to find your next mattress. You're also welcome to give us a call at (512) 838-6344 during regular business hours to chat with someone right away.