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Beds: How Not To Pick The Wrong One!

Have you been on a quest for a new mattress lately? In today’s world, there’s such a confusing array of choices that it’s almost like buying a new car, with the same level of stress!

Feel your best by choosing the right mattress that allows you to get the rest you need!

There are four main categories when it comes to the bed that you may be spending time with for the next decade. It’s wise to know the differences between these mattress types:

  • Air
  • Innerspring
  • Latex
  • Memory Foam

The Pros and Cons of the Air Mattress

  • Expensive
  • Some popular brands have questionable warranties
  • Variable air pressure in the mattress, with the ability to regulate the pressure for each side
  • Electricity is required with the potential for mechanical and electrical breakdown
  • Many materials are required in the manufacture of the bed

It Was Good Enough for Mom and Dad: The Innerspring

  • Low Cost
  • Very easy to locate and test in stores
  • Springs lose their support over time
  • Uneven pressure due to the spring design
  • Not particularly helpful for those with arthritis

The Latex Choice

  • High user ratings
  • Manufactured with all natural material
  • No off-gassing
  • Expensive
  • More difficult to find to test out in stores

The Memory Foam Era

  • Highly rated and liked by users
  • Excellent at relieving pressure
  • No motion transfer
  • Easy to find and try out in a store
  • Can feel HOT!
  • A cocoon-like feeling
  • Not always easy to get out of bed
  • There’s off-gassing, particularly when the mattress is new
  • Becomes mushy and softer over time

And the Winner Is…

Well, it all comes down to what works best for you.

Many factors come into play when choosing a mattress: your age, your body type, your budget, your physical condition, the sleeping temperature that suits you and your own personal preference! Just be certain that when you purchase a bed it can be returned if it turns out to be unsuitable for your needs.

Regular chiropractic care combined with the “right” mattress can really make sleep the deeply pleasant experience it was designed to be. If we can help with any additional input to make your mattress choice the correct one, just let us know! Call us today!

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