Most people will test out the mattresses in-store before deciding on their new bed, one which they think will best provide them with a good night’s rest. However, here are 4 important (and more often than not, overlooked) factors to look out for when choosing your new bed.
1. Comfort Is More Than Meets The Eye
How comfortable a mattress feels is subject to your own preferences. The contributing factors could be anything from material used (foam, cotton, gel, etc.), thickness, firmness or even the technology behind the engineering of the mattress that allows it to provide extra relief for your back. So be sure to find out the different types of mattresses available from different brands to better understand what your body truly needs!
Well, we have some good news if you’re planning to go bed shopping at IMM: known for providing quality mattresses to top hotel chains globally, Sealy’s Posturepedic mattress range is bound to delight your body with quality and comfort. Specially engineered with orthopedic specialists, your comfort doesn’t just stop at choosing from the range of different materials (memory foam, gel foam, etc) and thickness or firmness – Sealy goes one step further by allowing you to pick adjustable bases, so you can transform your bed’s position with head or foot lifts. Perfect for sleeping, reading or even watching the TV!
Address: IMM, 2 Jurong East Street 21, #03-05, Singapore 609601 (Sealy Sleep Boutique)
2. Support To Chase Away Those Back Aches
In general, the more spring counts, the better the support. Also, heavy-gauge or thick springs offer more support than light-gauge coils – the only down-side is that you don’t get the “bouncy” effect when you jump onto your bed, which could be a total bummer for some people.
Most people may also purchase different types of mattresses depending on their tendency to sleep on their side, back or stomach. For example, side sleepers would find better comfort with softer mattresses that allow their shoulders and hips to sink into the mattress with little stress. Stomach sleepers, on the other hand, would require firmer mattresses that allow for even weight distribution to keep the body afloat while maintaining a good sleeping posture.
If you’re a combination of all the sleeping styles or simply can’t decide, you may want to consider Simmon’s Pocketed Coil Invention. You will get optimal support as the coils conform naturally to your body shape, no matter side, back or front. It also minimizes the ripple effect that occurs when someone on the other side of the bed moves, ensuring peaceful and undisturbed sleep. For those who tend to sleep near the edge of the bed or sit at the edge often, you may want to consider one with a strong edge support available at Simmons Gallery.
Address: IMM, 2 Jurong East Street 21, #03-04, Singapore 609601 (Simmons Gallery)
3. Materials Also Play A Big Role
Polyester or cotton-polyester blends are most commonly used for ticking. If you have allergies, you may want to consider foam or latex mattresses, which are antimicrobial and resistant to mould and dust mites. Another factor to consider is heat retention, especially in Singapore’s hot and humid weather. Most mattresses have features such as advanced foams, ventilation, and phase change materials to help mitigate this.
Slumberland’s TempSmart technology wins hands-down in this aspect – it balances temperature and allows air to flow in and out of the mattress, ensuring that the mattress stays cool and fresh to your skin’s touch. Not only will it buffer against overheating and perspiring, it also prevents chill and shivering.
Address: IMM, 2 Jurong East Street 21, #03-06, Singapore 609601 (Slumberland)
4. Shop With Your Partner
It is important to ensure there is sufficient sleeping space for body movement, especially if you are sharing the bed with your partner. Moreover, if there is a large difference in weight between you and your partner, you may want to consider a bed that distributes the combined weight evenly, to prevent the bed from sinking on one side, while minimising the ripple effect that arises when one shifts position. This is especially important if you are a light sleeper and want undisturbed rest.
Also, remember to keep in mind each other’s height. It will be good to make sure that the bed is at least 6 inches longer than the height of the taller person. Most mattress sizes are standardized but it might not be a perfect fit for your bed frame back home. So be sure to take measurements of your bed frame and check if it can support the weight of the mattress you are looking to purchase before heading down to shop! Alternatively, you may also choose to customize your mattress at stores such as Unisprings.
Address: IMM, 2 Jurong East Street 21, #03-03, Singapore 609601 (Unisprings)
The next time you’re going bed shopping, be sure to pay attention to these 4 important factors!