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Do you sleep around or in a straight line?

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Whether you perform the Macarena or sleep so neatly there’s no need to dress your bed in the morning, there’s a soul mate in a mattress out there for you. The quick guide below will help guide you in what mattress to buy to suit your sleep style and body type.

Err on the side of caution

If you tend to sleep on your side, look for a mattress that spreads the pressure on certain body parts when you sleep on your side.

Because our bodies are not perfect rectangles, the areas that do not make contact with the mattress while we’re on our side, tend to dispel the pressure to part of the body that do touch the mattress.

Memory foam or a plush topper could mould to your side areas to provide equal support to all parts of your body.

Your mattress should also support your body weight and conform to your shape. Rest is a vital part of sleep and if your muscles are accommodating for a weak and flimsy mattress, you’re not going to be as refreshed when you awake.

If you’re still confused about what to get, our best advice to you is to come to our store and actually lay down on your side. You might feel self aware for those few minutes, but the years of restful sleep you’ll get will be worth the effort.

If you find that you sleep on your tummy, the last thing you need is a mattress that envelops you.

That should rule out memory foam. Look for a firm mattress that maintains the integrity of your spine and allows for your supporting muscles to rest without injury.

An innerspring or latex mattress is your best option.


Back to basics
If you sleep more regularly on your back, you’ll need t look for a mattress that keeps your spine aligned. In this position, just about any mattress will suffice, but you’ll have to figure out what the right amount of support you need is.

Healthy spine alignment means comfort during your waking hours and if you’re active, your spine will need to be properly supported while you’re resting.

Sleeping on your back requires thought into how much moulding you require, if you’re likely to turn over, if you get hot easily and if you sleep lightly or deeply.

Finally, if you can’t put your finger on what matters most, consider a mattress that offers the best of both worlds. Technology in mattresses has improved drastically over the past few years to offer you a bed that has innersprings and the moulding ability of memory foam.

If that fails and your budget allows, get a mattress that is custom built. As we always say, an investment in your downtime reaps rewards when you need it most.

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