Do Your Homework Before Selecting Your Mattress

There are hundreds of manufacturers of beds out there, and literally thousands of models to choose from.  How are you supposed to find the one that’s right for you, at the right price?  It’s like searching for a needle in a haystack.

Make it easier on yourself by doing your homework.

What I mean by this is that you don’t have to go in blind and uninformed.

You can do a ton of research on the internet, and eliminate at least three quarters of the choices out there.  What research?  I don’t know, go to legitimate review websites like www.sleeplikethedead.com, read my blogs, go to manufacturer’s websites, check out some products online.  The only thing that I don’t recommend doing is reading random customer reviews, because they are always negative, and don’t accurately portray the pros and cons of the beds.

Do Your Homework Before Selecting Your Mattress

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  1. How do you and your partner sleep?  On your back, side, stomach?  Back and stomach sleepers need a firmer feel, so no pillow tops or euro tops.  Side sleepers need something softer, so no extra firm or luxury firms.  Do you both sleep differently, and can’t agree on a feel?  Check out memory foam.  Also note that some brands cater to different sleeping styles – for example, Beautyrest Recharge is great for side sleepers because of the individually pocketed coil system.
  2. How long do you realistically want this bed to last?  Do you really want to go out and shop again in four years?  Or do you want ten to fifteen out of it?  This correlates directly to the quality of the bed, and really, how much you pay for it.  Don’t expect a $200, or even a $500 mattress to last for ten years.  It’s just not going to happen.
  3. What is your budget?  Don’t say as cheap as possible, because this is an important purchase that you’ll have for a long time, and it will affect your health.  That being said, get a number in your head that you’re aiming for.  Tell this to the salesperson, so they don’t waste time introducing beds that are either above or below your price range.
  4. Do you sleep hot or cold?  Memory foam beds may be warmer, softer beds sleep warmer than firmer beds do.
  5. Do you have back problems?  Some beds offer extra back support, like King Koil mattresses.  Also, memory foam and latex are great for people with back pain, arthritis, etc.

    Selecting Your Mattress

When you call in to the online retailer, or walk into the store, don’t expect the salesperson to read your mind.  Outline to them exactly what you’re looking for, and improve your chances of coming out with the right bed for you!

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Suffer from Allergies or Asthma? Get Sneeze Free Sleeping with Comforpedic

T_Do_Allergies_Cause_Asthma_1When it comes to allergies, there are many situations and exposures that are out of your control.  Thankfully, your mattress doesn’t need to be one of them.

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Any traditional innerspring mattress is a haven for thousands of tiny dust mites.  According to Environment, Health, and Safety Online, while these dust mites themselves are not dangerous, toxic, or parasitic, their excrement is.  There is a protein in dust mite poop that is highly allergenic, and is what people are allergic to when they are allergic to “dust”.  Additionally, materials in traditional mattresses can trap and hold allergens, such as pollen and pet dander.  For those of us who suffer from allergies and asthma, just going to bed can become a dreaded experience of medication, tissues, and sneezing.

Memory foam mattresses, also known as “visco-elastic” mattresses, are a great alternative to the traditional innerspring beds.  According to an article by Kurt Hardesty on Amazines.com, due to the way that memory foam is composed, it is not penetrable by dust mites.  Basically, dust mites cannot live in memory foam.  Additionally, many memory foam beds have removable covers, which trap pollen, dander, and those dust mites directly on the cover, to be washed out in your washing machine.  If you have a high quality memory foam bed, such as Comforpedic, you may want to put a mattress protector over the existing cover, to further protect the mattress, as well as your health.

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In addition to dust mites, pollen, and pet dander allergies, Comforpedic mattresses have no natural allergens in them, such as down or latex, to irritate the sleeper.  They are also resistant to mold, mildew, and bacteria.  Comforpedic mattresses are the most hypoallergenic mattress available.

Another option to consider when trying eliminating allergens in bedding is your pillow.  Using a down or fiber pillow may be exacerbating your condition.  These materials are attractive to dust mites, since they are next to your skin, and provide the warm, humid environment that they prefer.  Think about changing out your regular pillows for memory foam pillows.  In addition to being dust mite resistant, Kurt Hardesty comments that they don’t get lumpy or ball up, they maintain their shape, loft, and support.

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If you suffer from allergies or asthma, changing your bedding to Comforpedic memory foam may be a solution to better, sneeze free sleeping.

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Are Comforpedic Mattresses Good for Sex?

Comforpedic Mattresses Good for Sex? For many couples out searching for a new mattress, they are not only testing the sleeping comfort of the bed, but also evaluating the suitability of the bed for sex.  Most sleep doctors recommend that you only use your bed for two things: sleep and sex, so it makes sense that carnal activities should factor into the equation.  Instead of embarrassing yourself at the mattress store, or guessing when purchasing a mattress online, we recommend relying on www.sleeplikethedead.com, the best unbiased mattress review and ratings site, to lead the way.  They have gathered information from 370 people, regarding their experiences with their own mattresses, and have compiled them into a comprehensive ratings list.  Here are their findings on general memory foam mattresses:

  • Active Sex Friendly – D+

This rating rates how easy the bed is to move around on, and change positions.  Memory foam on the whole gets a D+, mainly due to the participant sinking into the mattress, and the slow reaction of the foam.

  • Bouncy – F

Suffice to say, memory foam mattresses aren’t going to help you along at all.

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  • Allows Discretion – A

This grade means that memory foam is excellent at keeping your private activities private.  The mattress is quiet, and absorbs the energy being exerted on top of it.

  • Durable – B

Memory foam is excellent at not showing the wear and tear of frequent use, both sleeping and otherwise.  It maintains its support and comfort.

  • Allows Many Positions – C

This category refers to the possibility of different comfortable positions on the bed.

While memory foam does relieve all pressure, it is difficult to move on, giving it the average grade.

  • 2005_2_16_bedroom bedford (8)Comfortable – B+

Memory foam mattresses allow a position to be kept for a long time without pain or discomfort.  This is due to the pressure relieving properties of the foam.

  • Allows Faster Climax – B

This may, or may not be a benefit!  This category is grading the mattress’ ability to provide “traction” for the participant.  The idea behind this is that this “traction” decreased the amount of energy being used for the movement, and can result in quicker climax, without all the cardio.

  • Whole Bed Suitable – A-

This is an overall grade of worthiness.  Not a bad grade for memory foam!

The above ratings are for memory foam as a whole, but Comforpedic is different from regular memory foam.  Their AirCool memory foam formula reacts and recovers quicker than regular memory foam does, making it easier to move and change positions on.  Due to this, Comforpedic gets better marks from www.sleeplikethedead.com than other memory foam brands that are not as quick to react.

Another aspect to consider is which Comforpedic you are interested in.  Commons sense would dictate that the softer the mattress, the deeper that you will sink into it and the harder it will be to move.  Additionally, if partners are of drastically different weights, the heavier person will sink in further, and things may not line up as they should.  If this is the case for you, or you are concerned about exerting too much energy trying to move, a firmer Comforpedic might be ideal for you.

Which ever Comforpedic mattress you choose, know that you can be comfortable and supported while sleeping, and it won’t hamper your sex life!

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