How Do We Choose A Mattress?

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The age and quality of your mattress have a major impact on how you feel. A worn-out mattress can certainly contribute to back and neck problems. Most experts agree that traditional mattresses should be replaced every 5-8 years. Since you spend about one third of your life in bed, choosing the right mattress is critical. Unfortunately, mattress selection is a highly individual process as there is no single “best” mattress. The following tips will help you make an informed decision:

* Choose a medium-firm model. Mattresses that are either too soft or excessively firm can aggravate back pain.

* Keep the pillow-top relatively thin. An excessively plush topper is the equivalent of placing a cheap mattress on top of a good one.

* Always replace the box spring foundation when you replace the mattress.

* Don’t choose the most expensive mattress in the store- but don’t set your budget unreasonably low. Bargain mattresses are not a good option. Your savings should be focused on avoiding unnecessary add-ons (mattress covers, custom sheets, pillows, etc).

* Look for vendors that provide an in-home warranty that allows you to exchange the mattress if it does not meet your expectations.

* Your chiropractor may be able to provide additional suggestions to help you choose between, coil spring, memory foam, water and air beds.
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