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How to Find the Most Comfortable Mattress Type For You

December 29, 2021  ·  6 min read

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Many companies will try to market a mattress as the “most comfortable” mattress type without taking you into consideration. In truth, the best comfortable mattress is going to be completely unique to your sleep preferences and needs. For example, side sleepers generally want something that’s going to be a bit softer to relieve pressure in their shoulders and hips; whereas back sleepers typically prefer a medium mattress. But again, it’s all up to what feels comfortable to you.

In this article, the experts at Texas Mattress Makers are going to walk you through some aspects to consider when shopping for the most comfortable mattress type for you.

How do I find the perfect mattress for me?

There are several key factors that go into finding the most comfortable mattress type. Every mattress feels different to each individual, which is why we always recommend speaking to one of our sleep experts before buying your mattress, whether it’s online, over the phone, or in-store. 

If your mattress doesn’t feel as comfortable at home as it did in the store, keep in mind that breaking in a new mattress takes around 30-60 days and will feel the most comfortable after it’s been broken in for a few weeks. 

Here are some of the factors we use to determine what mattress will be the most comfortable for you:

1. Body type

We understand that your body type might not be something you want to discuss with someone when shopping for a mattress, but it’s an important point to consider. Here’s why. 

Your body type determines how your weight will be distributed on the mattress. We are more concerned with where you’ll need extra support than how much you actually weigh. This information can help us determine the best mattress for your body type. From there, we can direct you to the level of firmness and support you’ll need to achieve your most comfortable night’s sleep.

2. Sleeping position

Before you ask, there truly is no healthiest sleeping position. As long as your neck and spine are aligned while you sleep, you can achieve the most restorative sleep. How you sleep plays an important role in the type of mattress you pick out.

  • Side sleeper: If you’re most comfortable on your side, you’ll need a supportive mattress that relieves pressure from your shoulders and hips.
  • Back sleeper: Is a firm mattress better for your back? The most comfortable mattress for back pain is one that relieves pressure from your lower back. Back sleepers tend to prefer a medium-firm to a firm mattress depending on the individual’s body type.  
  • Combination sleeper: If you’re the type of sleeper who changes positions throughout the night, a hybrid mattress might be a good choice for you because it combines a supportive and comfort layer that can meet a variety of sleep needs.
  • Stomach sleeper: A firm mattress is a great option for those who sleep on their stomachs as it provides enough support to keep your stomach from sinking into the mattress too deep and contributing to low back pain.

Talk to one of our experts to figure out which mattress can meet most of your needs.

3. Mattress type

There are so many different mattress types to choose from. Though the most comfortable mattress type for you will depend on what type of material you prefer. Foam mattresses tend to contour to your body giving you that feeling of “sinking in” while a pillow top mattress is soft, yet features a support layer and a latex mattress is an eco-friendly option that’s great for allergies. Each mattress type can serve a different purpose to each sleeper, so do your research and talk with a mattress expert to see which type could benefit you best!

A few examples of mattress types we offer include:

4. Firmness and support level

Is it better to sleep on a hard or soft mattress? Well, it depends on your preference! Since mattress firmness is decided by how it feels for you, you get to be the one to answer this question. The best firmness level will keep your spine in alignment while also relieving pressure from your joints.

Mattress coil count is responsible for the amount of support a mattress offers. Higher coil counts create more support and may help you achieve more comfortable sleep. But if more support isn’t something you need, a mattress with a lower coil count may feel more comfortable for you.

5. Pressure relief

You can generally associate pressure relief with contouring. When a mattress contours to your body, your weight is being spread out across the mattress, helping to relieve any pressure you might typically feel around your joints. Though this “hugging” sensation isn’t loved by everyone — and that’s okay! That’s why taking into account the level of pressure relief you need is important when determining which type of mattress you find most comfortable.

6. Temperature control

No one enjoys waking up hot and sweaty or freezing cold, which is why temperature control is so important when looking for a mattress. Foam mattresses have less breathability and trap body heat, making them a great option for anyone who tends to wake up cold. The coil system in innerspring mattresses and hybrids allows for more airflow and may sleep a bit cooler. 

If you sleep hot, we do offer a collection of cooling mattresses to help you achieve the most comfortable sleep. The Ice Blue Topper with cooling technology that is featured in these mattresses can also be added onto select mattresses as well. 

The best comfortable mattress for you is at Texas Mattress Makers

The most comfortable mattress type will be completely unique to your preferences and sleep needs. This is why we never recommend a mattress without first understanding you. If you’re looking for the best comfortable mattress, come to Texas Mattress Makers. Our sleep experts will get to know you and assist you in finding the right mattress that will last you a lifetime.

Shop in-store at one of our convenient Houston locations or online by either comfort level, mattress type, mattress size, or budget.

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