Determining what Mattress Features are Best for You

Not sleeping well due to a bad mattress? Why not get a new one and sleep like a baby. Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at

Not sleeping well due to a bad mattress? Why not get a new one and sleep like a baby. Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at

The mattress market offers consumers a broad range of choices and options from brand to materials to style. With so much out there, shopping for a mattress can be a daunting task. There are realities and misconceptions about what qualifies as a good mattress, but what kind of mattress is going to give you the best night’s sleep? This is, without a doubt, the most important question.

Common Misconceptions

All too often, the overall quality of a mattress is gauged by its price. The truth of the matter is that the price tag alone is never a clear or definitive indicator of the quality or durability of a mattress. No matter how “advanced” its design, no matter how fancy the materials from which it is constructed, the quality of a mattress can only be gauged by how comfortable it is when you lay down on it.

Never be afraid to explore all the available options, even if you have already tried the “top of the line” model. You could end up with a great deal that both your billfold and your body will appreciate.


Bedding is one industry that can be gauged well by popularity. Certain brands sell well for a reason: they get it right. They also manufacture an array of products which subsequently appeal to a broad cross section of buyers. When shopping for a new mattress, always start with the most recognized brands. Chances are you will find what you need before you get to a manufacturer whose product is unfamiliar to you. Sales on particular brands like a Chiropedic mattress sale are a great thing to look out for.

Coil Count

Physio Pillow Top Mattress

Physio Pillow Top Mattress

Salespeople will try to woo you by touting the benefits of coil counts. A high coil count amounts to a firm and plush mattress, but it does not necessarily equate to a good night’s sleep. Some lower coil count mattresses can actually provide better support and transfer of motion, depending on the connection between the springs.

How a coil count should affect your buying decision has far more to do with your personal preference than it does with the number itself. If you sleep with a partner, you will want to test out mattresses based more on coil spring alignment and attachment than count as this will have more of an impact on how well you sleep if your loved one is prone to toss and turn.

Support and Comfort

Just 4 Kids Support

Just 4 Kids Support

Soft and pillowy does not equate with comfort. If your spine needs more support, you might actually get a better night’s sleep on a firmer mattress. In fact, that is what most orthopaedist recommend. The right amount of flexibility at certain points such as shoulders and hips will make all the difference in terms of a comfortable and peaceful night’s sleep. Conversely, too much give will cause the mattress to sag, leading to misalignment in the spinal column. This can cause hip, back and neck pain over time.

When shopping for a new mattress, do not be fooled by expensive-looking amenities or excessive features. Simpler is often better. Look for a mattress that feels superior, not one that looks superior. Looks can be deceiving.

Disclaimer: This post is in association with Chiropedic Mattress Factory Direct. Get a cheaper and better mattress today.

1 Response
  • Trish
    September 8, 2013

    Great advice. We just purchased new mattresses .

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