Choosing a mattress (the easy way)
There are so many options when it comes to choosing a mattress that a trip to the showroom can result in a bit of a panic. (Which, when you think about it, is the opposite of how you should feel when you’re looking for your perfect bed!)
Luckily, help is at hand. Sleeping well is our business (literally), so we’ve put together a simple mattress buying guide to help you get started.
Questions to ask before choosing a mattress
Before you start bouncing in the showroom or clicking online, ask yourself these questions. They’re a good way to clear your mind before you’re swamped by your options.
1. Do you have enough space in your current bed, or is it time to upgrade to a bigger size?
2. Are you a front, back, or side sleeper (or a combination of all three?)
3. How firm or soft is your ideal mattress?
4. Who else sleeps in your bed, and what are their answers to the above?
If you can start your search by saying “I want a firm king size bed that’s suitable for a side sleeper and a back sleeper,” you’ve already narrowed down your options. Now you just need to choose the winner.
Choosing mattress support
It might not be able to listen to all your problems, but your mattress still needs to have your back. It should keep your spine in the neutral position, and support your body evenly to take the weight off your pressure points. Here’s how to choose the right mattress support:
1. Lie on the mattress flat on your back.
2. Slide your fingers between your lower back and the mattress.
If your fingers slide in very easily your mattress is too firm; if they don’t at all, the mattress is too soft. You want to find something in the middle.
When you’ve found something that fits, try lying on your side, front, or any other position you often find yourself in. Does it still feel comfortable?
Here’s a handy little hack - in the Simba Hybrid® Mattress, our patented conical springs are in individual pockets, so they move with you instea