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Buy A Mattress Set – Buying Guide

Buy A Mattress Set Right: Experience Comfortable Sleeping.

Sound and peaceful. We all wanted a good night sleep. Having an eight hour sleep every night will help us to rejuvenate and prepare for the tough work ahead. A cool environment and having the right mattress set will definitely provide you an undisturbed and relaxing sleep.

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Usually dressed with a modified outer fabric, mattresses are made for the purpose of sleeping or lying on. They are composed of tough, flexible materials suited to the needs of every client. It can be placed onto the floor directly to sleep or lie on but nowadays, it is more stylish and recommendable to place it on top of a bed platform, raising it inches from the ground.

When placed on a bed base, the mattress can avoid piling up dirt, drafts and encountering pests. With the right bed base, the life of a mattress will prolong as it should be. Mattresses already exist as early as the Neolithic period. They are usually made out of natural materials such as feathers, straw and even horse hair. Mattress is coined from the word matrah which means mat or cushion. Over time, different types of mattresses are manufactured.

Open string mattresses are the most generally used springing system. To create a firm a firm edge and to help retain the shape of the mattress, border rods and wires are used. The sides of an open string mattress are neatly stitched through a machine.

Another type of mattress is the pocket spring mattress. It is a luxurious mattress composed of small individual springs contained in separate fabric pockets. With these individual small springs, the mattress can adapt to a person’s body weight. It is an ideal mattress to use when there is a large weight variation between you and your partner. The sides of this mattress are often hand stitched displaying a sign of good quality and top craftsmanship, also making the mattress more stable and durable.

Another top class type mattress is the memory foam mattress set. Buy a mattress set and keep an eye on this one.

Memory foam mattressThe foam responds to the body heat making the mattress remolds according to the body’s shape and contour. With its remolding property, it allows and supports natural movement when you are asleep.

Not only that. Memory foam mattress set is also spine friendly. It helps you keep a good posture and aligns your back. It is also hypoallergenic and it has antimicrobial characteristics.

What to consider when buying a mattress set?

When you have the desire to buy a mattress set, you must consider different things. Here are some tips or guidelines that may help you in purchasing one.

+ If you’re a rolling sleeper, choose the best size of mattress that would keep you from falling down the bed. Mattresses have different available sizes. It can be king size, queen size or even twin size. Is there an innerspring? Mattresses with innerspring is the usual choice and they are also least expensive. Memory foam mattress set is the typical choice because it responds to body heat and conforms to the shape of your body. Shop personally in department stores. You can do online shopping but going to the authentic stores will provide you the real feel of the product. You can critically inspect the mattress and at better chances, you can avail favorable discounts.

+ Mattress and back pain: To avoid having low back pains or tingling or numbing of the body, select a mattress with the right firmness. A medium firm mattress can prevent a person from having low back pains. Too hard mattresses can create discomfort and increase the pressure points of the shoulders and hips. Too soft mattresses can make the person have a difficult time in moving during sleeping hours. The best mattress is one that supports the spine or back maintaining the body’s natural posture.

+ When you buy a mattress set, test the mattress yourself. Lie down on the mattress and have the salespeople assist you. With this, you can have a greater outlook concerning the mattress’ firmness and durability. See whether the purchased mattress has a comfort guarantee. Some sellers allow you to return or exchange the mattress or even the box spring if it doesn’t come to your liking. It usually takes from fourteen days up to a couple of months. Some sellers will charge you for delivery costs or exchanges.

+ Consider whether the product has good warranty. When there are defects, the manufacturer allows you to cover a replacement or the yearly usage charge are lessened from the present selling price.Usually, an inspector from the manufacturer goes at your home and checks to see the damages be it regarding the materials and craftsmanship. And don’t remove the seal or tag if you want to file a warranty claim. Be patient and wait for sales and bargains to charge in. Buy a mattress set which is definitely a high quality but at a considerable price. Before buying, canvass at several different stores. You have greater options in finding better mattress sets. Some stores offer better discounts than other shops.

+ The quality of a mattress is measured through different parameters. Buy a mattress set which is the most suitable for you. Some of the mattress quality parameters include edge support, long term stability, pressure distribution, hygiene, and skin microclimate. The firmness parameter depends on what kind of sleeper are you. Tough mattresses are suggested for those who lie on their stomach or back. If you often sleep on your side, soft ones are recommended for you to use; while medium mattresses are generally preferred for the majority of people who sleep on their back.

+ And lastly, a topnotch innerspring mattress should at least last from seven to ten years. A memory foam mattress set has an expected lifespan of ten to twenty years. It depends on the durability of the mattress created by its manufacturers and according to the usage of the foam by the consumers. To lengthen the lifespan of the mattress, it should be rotated and flipped every month. This method prevents the mattress and innerspring box from sagging.

Memory Foam Mattresses vs. Air Mattresses

Air mattresses are becoming known not just as camping accessories, but as a way for individuals to select their comfort level by using a remote attached to a pump beneath the air mattress. This sounds like a wonderful new invention but there are a few things that should seriously be considered when comparing an air chamber mattress to a memory foam mattress.

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An air mattress by Aerobed

The first thing that should be considered is that the air chamber mattress is usually controlled by a machine beneath the mattress. In contrast, a memory foam mattress does not need a machine, or pump, in order to adjust to your body. Air chamber beds are also much more resilient, or ‘springy’, than that of memory foam mattresses due to the fact that it is air pressure that is providing the selected levels of support. Please note that the pressure causing the ‘springy’ effect is oftentimes what causes discomfort and the need to toss and turn when sleeping.

The air chamber mattress is normally divided in sections. In many of the air mattresses, there are three sections that can be adjusted to the individual’s preferences. Memory foam mattresses automatically will adjust both to your body’s contours, keeping your body and spine aligned, as well as the temperature of your body due to the temperature sensitive memory foam material in the mattress. Other precautions to take when considering an air chamber bed are the warranties.

Since the air mattress sleep system uses a machine, or pump, what happens if the pump breaks down? How much will it cost? How long will the air chamber bed be covered by the warranty if there is one provided?

Memory foam mattressMemory foam mattresses do not require the complexities that air chamber beds require to match the individual’s comfort levels. We have observed many, many sleep systems or all sorts and still believe the memory foam mattress and latex foam (for firmer foam mattress needs) mattresses’ contouring material is the best that is available in the mattress marketplace today.

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Memory Foam Mattress vs Foam Topper/Mattress Pads

What is The Difference between a Memory Foam Mattress and Foam Topper/Mattress Pads?

There is a significant difference between a memory foam mattress and a foam topper.

In regards to the mattress pad/topper, the topper is literally placed on top of your existing innerspring mattress. This layer will give a bed the feel of a memory foam mattress; however, in many cases the results may not be so good. The reason is that many mattresses are not firm enough to give the same feel as a memory foam mattress. Many mattresses are considerably older and dip in the middle and so on.

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A memory foam mattress topper

The result of a memory foam topper placed on top will be a similar effect. The firmer the mattress beneath the mattress pad, the firmer and more like a real memory foam mattress it can be. Also, since the case would be dipping in the middle, in response to the older mattress, one possibility to overcome this would be to purchase a firmer, denser memory foam topper/pad. There is no guarantee that this will alleviate the situation, but it has worked for some individuals who decided to try a memory foam topper first before they ended up purchasing their first visco elastic mattress.

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Another pitfall that may need to be overcome if you decide to purchase a thicker, denser foam mattress pad would be which bed sheets to use. This has posed a problem for many people in the past due to the fact that bed sheets are basically produced to cover a ten-inch mattress. If the added topper is more than that of the capacity of the bed sheets then either search for larger bed sheets or make sure the memory foam topper pad is within the range of the bed sheet span. This, of course, can be evaluated by simply using a tape measure or any other type of measuring device. Again, if the mattress is older, feeling lumpy and dipping then a 1-inch topper may not provide the best results when using a memory foam topper.

How to Determine Quality in a Memory Foam Mattress

When finding the perfect memory foam mattress, the first and foremost thing that should be considered is the actual experience of lying down on the visco mattress. However, there are some problems involved with many unscrupulous memory foam mattress manufacturers’ products such as dips which form after a month or more of usage. Be sure that the mattress manufacturer provides a good warranty along with the mattress to be sure your investment is ‘insured’.

memory foam mattressWe have heard several stories about the ‘valleys’ in a major manufacturer’s visco foam mattress and you can rest assured that we will not be providing much more information on their products, except for a bad review, of course. Currently, Tempurpedic is the standard which we feel is to be compared when considering a high quality memory foam mattress.

Again, when we say a good memory foam mattress, we mean one that cradles your body’s contours providing pressure point relief as well as the amazing comfort that memory foam can provide. A good memory foam mattress will not even require a box spring beneath it to help it do its job. However, a foundation is often used to heighten the bed to the owner’s desired elevation. Once the memory foam mattress is delivered, take advantage of the free sleep trials offered by many manufacturers and see how it feels (considering density, resilience and contouring qualities) to you. This, again, is the most important component, in addition to the warranty offers provided as well, to finding the perfect memory foam mattress which meets and even succeeds your visco foam mattress expectations.

There is so much to be learned about memory foam and the many related products and we recommend speaking with many of the experts such as Memory Foam who focuses on the highest quality offerings and very detailed visco foam mattress information as well as detailed memory foam mattress quality viewpoints and reviews from the perspecive of the manufacturer.

How Grading of Memory Foam is Determined

There are four areas that are covered when grading memory foam. Those four areas are ILD rating, weight, resilience and tensility.

ILD Rating
The ILD rating, or Indentation Load Deflection, determines how firm the memory foam material is. The measurement for ILD ratings is determined through how much, usually in percentage (%), indentation is created through the weight pressure in pounds (Lbs). If an ILD rating is higher then that normally means that the memory foam is much firmer than those with a lower ILD rating.

The amount of chemicals used in the production of the memory foam material and polyurethane foam determined the weight of the foam. Since the chemicals used in the manufacturing process determine the weight, the more chemicals that are used in the visco elastic memory foam production process means a much more visco-elastic mattress.

This measurement determined how ‘bouncy’ the mattress is. When taking resilience in consideration when looking for a memory foam mattress it is important to keep in mind that even though the more resilient mattress is more durable (tested using a steel ball dropped three feet onto memory foam mattress), this would also mean there is more pressure upward towards your body on the mattress. H.R. foam is an example of highly resilient foam.

Tensility of memory foam is the determination of how much the foam can be stretched apart before rupturing. This factor is determined in percentages. However, under most circumstances, memory foam mattresses are not stretched any more that that of the downward pressure of the weight on top of the mattress. So there is little or no need to focus too much on this value when purchasing a memory foam mattress for home use.