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Have you ever thought about what an important role furniture plays in your life? Without a kitchen table and chairs, you would have to eat on the floor. Without a desk, you'd be left precariously balancing your laptop on your lap while sitting cross-legged on the ground, and we all know that's no fun. Furniture shapes your day and it shapes your lifestyle, so it's important to put some thought into the furniture you choose for your home. From selecting the right sofa to painting a dresser, we offer all sorts of furniture advice on this website. We understand how important furniture is, and we want you to come to the same understanding.

Properly Furnished: A Blog

What To Consider When Shopping For A New Mattress

Ricardo Castillo

When you're looking at a new mattress for your bed, it can be a difficult decision, especially if you have a partner to share your bed with. You both may not agree on the type of mattress to choose. There is something out there for you and your partner, but there are things you need to consider when you shop for a new mattress. With so many options, you can help to narrow down your options by using the information below.

Your Needs

You need to consider your own personal needs when shopping for a new mattress. If you have a bad back, or you wake up sore if your mattress is too hard, you need to consider these things. You may require more cushion, or you may want something that's adjustable, as you may feel differently from one day to the next. Not every mattress works for everyone, so consider your own personal needs and the needs of your partner.

Cool Vs. Warmth

You need to consider whether or not you like it warmer at night when you're sleeping or whether you like to sleep on a cool mattress. The material your mattress is made out of will decide whether or not your mattress is cool or warm. Some newer mattresses that are solely made of memory foam tend to be warmer, while other traditional mattresses have a cooling effect to them. You can also look for a mattress that you can control the temperature or that offers cooling gel to help keep you cool at night.

Size Of Your Mattress And Your Size

If you like a lot of room in your bed, you may want to consider upgrading to a larger sized mattress. If you have a growing family, you may also want to consider something larger. If you are overweight, you should also consider what size your mattress is rated for, as some will only say they are good for those under 250 lbs, especially with memory foam mattresses. 

If you are in the market for a new mattress, you need to consider a few things to help you narrow down your options, as there are so many mattress options available. Talk to a mattress professional about what type of mattress you're looking for and what options are available depending on your needs and wants. A new mattress is a big purchase, but consider how many years you will be using your mattress and that you are the one that has to sleep in it night after night. Get a mattress that suits you and your partner.