Learn How to Select the Best Mattress for a Great Night Sleep

Replacing your mattress can leave you wanting to take a nice, long nap.  From debating between size and shape to foam and springs, there are many avenues – and price tags – to consider when selecting a quality mattress for your best sleep.  You shouldn’t lose any sleep over wondering what type of mattress you should get.  Instead, take a look at the tips and considerations our expert designers at Fenton Home Furnishings have put together:

From Plush and Firm – to Bounce

There are three common types of mattresses to choose from: innerspring, foam, and hydrid.  As there is no right mattress in the marketplace, generally side sleepers like softer mattresses while stomach sleepers like firm mattresses.

  • Inner Spring – Mattresses are made with coil spring construction. The coils are wrapped with a fiber or foam material. The coil shapes, gauges, density and designs can vary. Typically the more coils, the more support points the mattress will have for the sleeper. Innerspring mattresses have an outer layer that is covered in quilt ticking.

    If you are a side sleeper or just like a softer mattress for the support and comfort, an innerspring mattress may be the way to go. You can also purchase a replaceable mattress topper for a plush top – your body will thank you.

    It’s no surprise that traditional innerspring mattress styles have a bouncy feel and tend to be more firm than soft. Go with a traditional innerspring mattress if you are looking to have that spring feel when falling asleep.

  • Foam mattresses – If you’re looking for less spring but still want a firm mattress, look into memory foam options.  Mattresses can be made from polyurethane, memory (viscoelastic) or latex. Other materials or gels may be added. The foam is manufactured in an assortment of shapes and densities that offer different feels and comfort. You can check the quality of these mattresses by looking at the foam density and thickness.  The more layers of foam the mattress has, the less you will sink into the mattress.

    Foam can offer some cooling technology that can help you sleep easier. Foam also allows for more support for high pressure points the body carries on the mattresses – shoulders, back and hips.

  • Hybrid mattresses – Mattresses combines coil support system with one or more types of foam and or gels. Hybrid mattresses give you the best of both types of mattresses. The innerspring components offers traditional support. Foam can offer some cooling technology that can help you sleep easier. Foam also allows for more support for high pressure points the body carries on the mattresses – shoulders, back and hips.

Besides the firmness and size of your bed, there are other factors to consider before deciding on the best mattress for a great night sleep

  • Do you have allergies?
  • Do you have a bedfellow? And do your mattress preferences match?
  • Do you sleep hot – or cold?

Check out the Good Housekeeping Institute to learn more on other mattress and sleep nuances.  And if you have other questions, talk to our expert staff at Fenton Home Furnishings.  We are happy to answer any of your questions and get you the night’s rest you deserve.

Mattress sizes:

Twin = 39″ x 74″
Twin XL = 39″ x 80″
Full = 54″ x 75″
Queen = 60″ x 80″
King = 76″ x 80″
California King = 72″ x 84″