How to Choose a Mattress? Tips and Advice for Finding the Right Fit For You

Written by Kristiyana Burdeva

Buying the perfect mattress is one of the most important tasks that any homeowner must go through. After all, a mattress that meets your needs and requirements will be responsible for getting a good night’s sleep, which is what every person wants and deserves. However, with the multiple choices we have nowadays, picking the ideal mattress for you might turn out to be a harder task than expected. A lot of questions can arise. Is it better to sleep on a hard mattress or a soft one? Which mattress to choose if you have back pain or other personal preferences? Find out now with all you need to know about how to choose a mattress fit just for you.

How to choose a mattress?

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When it comes to buying a mattress, a lot of consumers go with the wrong approach and end up with one that doesn’t fit their needs. You tend to focus mostly on the price, which is understandable, but when we are on the topic of where you spend 1/3 of your life, I think it’s safe to say that investing in a quality mattress is worth it. However, do keep in mind that a high price doesn’t always mean high quality! To select the best mattress for you, what you should take into mind most is your personal preferences, sleeping position, body type, durability, sleeping issues and of course, cost. When I say sleeping issues, I am talking about whether you have back or shoulder pain, like I do, or feel too hot when sleeping, etc.

Is it better to sleep on a hard mattress or soft?

Most people tend to choose a firmer mattress as it is generally more comfortable. A firmer bed promotes pressure relief and relaxes the body muscles. If you have a heavier body type, best to opt for a firm mattress, as a softer one may sink in too much and prevent you from having a good night’s sleep. Softer mattress types are better for people with a lighter body type, and such who prefer to sleep on their side. A soft mattress will offer support for the hips and shoulders. A great option for people suffering from back pain as well.

Which type of mattress fits you?

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There are many different types of mattresses, but most often consumers go with one of the following ones: memory foam, innerspring (or just spring), hybrid or an adjustable air mattress. What are the differences and specifics of each of these types?

Memory foam mattress

If you have back or shoulder pain, the memory foam mattress could be the right fit for you. This mattress offers the best pressure relief as they conform to your body type. Ideal for side sleepers, the memory foam mattress promotes spine alignment and keeps stress off your shoulders and hips. They are also great for when sleeping with a partner, as they isolate motion. For people who are hot sleepers, the memory foam mattress might not be the best choice as they are known for trapping heat, but there are brands with built-in cooling features.

Innerspring type

Do you prefer to sleep on your back or stomach? Then the innerspring mattress might be a more suitable model for you. These beds are firm, and provide more bounce. The innerspring mattress uses a system of connected metal springs/ coils to keep your spine aligned. Suitable for hot sleepers, when choosing a spring model, you should consider the coil gauge and coil count. This will tell you how thick the steel in the mattress is. A quality one should have at least 400 coils in a Queen size bed.

Hybrid mattress

Hybrid mattresses have become quite popular in the last years. This model, is a combination of coils and memory foam or latex. In a hybrid mattress, the coils sit on the bottom to promote support, while the memory foam is on top to offer you with pressure relief. When having trouble deciding between a memory foam or spring model, the hybrid mattress is a good fit for trying some of both. Keep in mind, that these models are usually more expensive.

Adjustable air mattress

An adjustable air mattress can be inflated or deflated to achieve the firmness level you seek. While they are more expensive, a lot of consumers choose them for the quality sleep they offer. The adjustable air mattress model is also great for couples, you have different sleeping preferences. The firmness level of the bed is adjusted with the help of an electric pump that you can control with a remote or mobile app. For a Queen’s or King’s size bed, you can set a different level of firmness for each side.

Hopefully this information will help you out in choosing the perfect mattress for your master bedroom. A comfortable mattress is essential for your well-being. And if you want to turn your bedroom into a sanctuary of peace and comfort, read our article about how to create the perfect cocooning bedroom.




Kristiyana Burdeva is a content writer interested in the latest trends when it comes to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design and tattoos. She loves to travel, and often embarks on road trips with her friends. Kristiyana likes to spend time in nature, going on hikes and camping trips. Ever since she can remember, she has loved to share her personal thoughts and opinions through writing and enjoys reading classical literature works.   Experience 
  • Author at since 2022, Kristiyana has written over 300 articles on various topics related to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design, tattoo art, healthy lifestyle and kitchen recipes.
  • Prior to working at, Kristiyana worked as a freelance writer for various projects.
  • Her interest in hairstyles started back in late 2016 when she first started experimenting with hair dyes, and has been dyeing her own hair and that of close acquaintances ever since
  • Kristiyana has experience in working for a beauty company that sells luxurious cosmetics, which sparked her interest in learning about and establishing a quality skincare routine.
  • When it comes to cooking, she loves trying out new recipes, especially ones with various kinds of spices and herbs, and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.
  • In her yearly years, Kristiyana was very fond of drawing and painting and went on to study Arts for a brief period, and follows many artists on social media till date, tattoo artists included.
Education  Kristiyana went on to study in a specialized high school for English and German, and her love for the languages continues to date. She obtained a bachelor's degree in English and American studies. During her studies, she wrote numerous essays, poetry works, short stories and translated different texts. She was also involved in many volunteering programs, where she helped to educate children that came from unstable communities, or projects connected with the European Solidarity Corps.

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