7 Steps To Choosing A New Mattress

choosing a mattress

The secret to a good night’s rest is a good mattress.

When it comes to sleeping, no one can deny that it’s one of the most important things in a day. Normally, a good sleep whether during the day or at night have an effect on our daily activities such as concentration, mood, health and even how we performs various task after the sleep or even at work. In order to get a good sleep, a suitable mattress is required. There are different steps to choosing and these steps may vary from person to person but there are always common factors that are put into consideration.

Steps to choosing a new mattress

There are different steps to choosing a new mattress with each individual having his or her own steps depending on their preferences. Some of the factors that are normally looked into are:

1.   Preferences

There is no universal mattress that is considered as the best. Before choosing, it’s important to take note of our preferences. These may include what you desire and likes in bed and what you personally consider comfortable. 

2.   Style of sleep

There are generally three styles of sleeping. These include sleeping on the back, sleeping on the side or sleeping on the stomach or while facing down. When sleeping while facing down, a firmer mattress is required. This ensures that the stomach and the lower back of the body do not experience tension while the neck rests at an appropriate angle. Sleeping on the side may require a medium range firmness to enable the shoulders and hips to sink thus allowing the neck and spine to remain straight. For those who like sleeping on their backs, firm or medium firm is recommended to ensure the back and the natural spine curvature is well supported.

3.   The mattress size, specifications and material.

Mattresses come in various sizes, are made of different materials and come with different specifications. The size of the mattress is mainly determined by the size of the bed in which the mattress will be used. These include the twin size, twin XL size, queen size, king size, full size,full XL size, etc. Mattresses also are made from or contain different materials. These include mattresses with innerspring, hybrid mattresses, water beds, foam mattress or latex mattress.

4.   Wish list.

Before purchasing or making an order, it’s important to have a list of the various features and preferences you need. This may include  firmness, the type of sleeping positions its best suited for, the material it contains or it’s made of, comfort layers or other factors.

5.    Explore

Before setting out to go and purchase a new mattress, it’s important to take an exploration shopping. This ensures you get familiar with the various types and brand of mattress making it easier to identify what you like and what you don’t like. Exploration shopping also enables you to know the range of prices.

6.   Budget.

After identifying the type of mattress suitable based on the wish list, knowing different types available and the prices at which they retail, you can finally make a budget that you will use when making the purchase or placing an order.

7.   Make a choice

With the knowledge of the prices, budget and types available, you are finally able to make a choice or narrow down to a specific candidate that suits you most.


There are no standard steps to choosing a new mattress. One is able to revise the wish list after visiting various shops and getting to know what is available and what is not in the near or local shops. Exploration shopping and purchase can also be completed through online shopping.

Author: Dr. Elise Cohen Ho
With over 25 years of experience, Elise Cohen Ho, PhD, HHP, NC, MH is an expert in natural health (mental, physical and emotional), support of the family unit and support of the individual. As a Natural Health & Lifestyle Therapist, Amazon International Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker, she wants every person to understand that they bring incredible POWER to the world with their amazing and unique gifts. Elise is available as a freelance writer, public speaker and for private consultation. Please email elise@elisecohenho.com to set up a FREE consultation today.


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