MATTRESS
ZZZEN

MATTRESS TYPES

What you’re wearing, your bedroom temperature, how much your partner snores, or if you use electronics in bed all impact how well you sleep each night, but the single biggest factor is one that you might not think about – your mattress. The truth is, whether you wake up feeling rested and ready to start the day depends largely on the age of your mattress and it’s current condition.

BREAKING UP

WITH YOUR

MATTRESS

If your mattress is older than seven years, it’s time to check to be sure it’s still giving you the comfort and support you need for a good night’s sleep. A good mattress should relieve pressure on your joints and your body (and NOT cause you any pain). As your mattress ages, it loses the ability to do this and your sleep quality gradually declines.

This happens so slowly; you may not even realize it. You might have to do a little detective work to put the pieces together. Maybe your hips are killing you, you can’t get comfortable at night, and you’re waking up exhausted. Add this to the fact that your mattress is seven or more years old and bingo, you’ve figured out the problem is not your body falling apart, but your mattress telling you it’s ready to retire. An aching back is one of the biggest signs it’s time to break up with your current mattress.

FINDING A NEW

BED MATE

When you’re ready to replace your mattress, you might not know what you want or what you should look for. There are a wide variety of mattresses available incorporating different materials and technologies that will meet your budget and your needs. But remember, picking a mattress is very subjective. Only you are going to know what kind of mattress feels good for your body. Explore the different options so that you can begin to narrow down the type of mattress that is best for you.

MAKE ADJUSTMENTS
TO YOUR SLEEP
Adjustable beds,

which include both the mattress and the base, are the fastest-growing category in the mattress world. More and more people are opening their eyes to the incredible benefits an adjustable bed can offer.

Get moving.

An adjustable bed allows you to bend, elevate or lower various parts of the bed so you can raise your head or feet, angle your back and bend your knees, customising your position to create exactly the kind of support and comfort you need.

Each to their own.

Some adjustable beds have dual controls so that you and your sleep partner can adjust the sleep surface to your personal needs — no negotiating necessary!

Appearances matter.

Today’s adjustable beds are designed to look like conventional beds when they lie flat, so they blend into your bedroom perfectly.