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4 Factors to Consider to Find the Most Comfortable Mattress for You


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You need a new mattress. More than this, you want a sleep nest to climb into every night after the rigors of the day. This means you’re looking for not just a mattress but the most comfortable mattress. There are many options in the mattress industry, and it’s important to find the perfect one for you. How do you find it? Our Sleep Expert recommend you consider these four factors:

Our 4 Factors to Consider to Help You Find the Most Comfortable Mattress

Look for a reputable name brand.

We have over 80 comfort options for you, including those from top name brands. We feel that this is the best place to start your search. A name brand known for high-quality construction means your new mattress will be expertly crafted, comfortable, supportive, and durable. While we most certainly recommend our own City Mattress Parks Collections options, you can’t go wrong with any brand who has successfully made high-quality mattresses for generations. Sealy, PranaSleep, Simmons Beautyrest, Tempur-Pedic, and Stearns & Foster have been around for a long time because they’re great at what they do! Aireloom has been making hand-crafted mattresses in California for over 80 years. With a reputation like that, you know your mattress will be exceptional.

Understand your options for comfort level.

Our new mattress options range from Super Plush to Extra Firm and everything in between. A Plush mattress is ideal for those who want their bed to be a soft oasis each night. A Firm mattress is often preferred by those who are stomach sleepers or suffer from chronic back pain. These are the two most common comfort level preferences, but far from your only choices. We also carry Medium, Pillow Top, and EuroTop. Which is the most comfortable mattress comfort level for you? You may need to try a few out to know for sure. Additionally, some mattresses are better designed for the hot sleeper or the cold sleeper.

Make sure it’s supportive

You may think comfort and support are the opposite of one another, but in the mattress industry they are one in the same. You can’t be comfortable if you aren’t being supported! No matter which comfort level you prefer, you can still have a mattress that supports you as you slumber. The right amount of support helps you avoid any type of back or neck pain or joint soreness in the morning. You’re looking for a mattress that provides support for your natural curves and the alignment of your spine. While you sit, stand, or walk, your spine isn’t completely straight. It also shouldn’t have a major curve in it. Your spine has natural curves that form an “S” shape, and the best-made mattresses are those that are designed to keep this form. A supportive mattress doesn’t need to be hard; it just needs to be made in the right way to keep your spine aligned properly. Read our mattress recommendations for couples as well as our mattress recommendations for heavier people.

Purchase as high-quality a mattress as you can afford.

This isn’t the time to buy something as cheap as possible! If there is any big ticket item that you will get what you pay for, it's a mattress! Invest in yourself and invest in your rest with the purchase of a mattress that is built to deliver the healthy sleep you need, for at least eight years. A cheap, poorly-made mattress may feel the same as a good one on the first night, but within a few years (or even months!) your body won’t be getting the deep sleep you need to feel healthy and happy. 

A Few Top Recommendations to Look into

Even with these factors in mind, it can be difficult to even know where to begin. We recommend you start your search to buy a new mattress by looking into some of our most popular options. These include:

PranaSleep Vinyasa 6 Plush Mattress

Carefully hand-crafted using the finest materials, this mattress provides you with both the dreamy comfort and support you need. It is made from the luxury brand’s exclusive, proprietary formula of Talalay Latex, the highest grade on the market. The entire mattress is designed to keep your spine in its natural position and ensure refreshed mornings. With layers of plush latex over a thick supportive core, this adjustable friendly latex mattress delivers truly amazing sleep.

Tempur-Pedic Pro Adapt Firm Mattress

If you love the feeling of a Firm mattress, yet also enjoy the way it feels to lay on Tempur foam, this is the mattress for you. This mattress is from the ProAdapt series, which means it utilizes the highest-quality pressure-relieving material. Firm and resilient, this special foam at the comfort layer offers next-level adaptability for deeply rejuvenating rest. This makes it perfect for back and stomach sleepers. A support layer of original TEMPUR® foam enhances pressure point relief while separating motion for an undisturbed sleep environment.

Simmons Beautyrest Black Hybrid X Class Medium Mattress

The Hybrid X-Class Medium is not too firm and not too plush, making it the most comfortable mattress for many. The exclusive patented T3 Pocketed Coil, the world's premier support system, keeps you comfortably supported. These are three steel strands wound into one to absorb energy, reduce motion, and provide exceptional support and durability. The RightTemp™ Memory Foam helps keep your body temperature regulated while the Beautyrest® Gel Memory Foam provides advanced pressure relief.

When it comes to finding the most comfortable mattress, it really is down to the individual. You can spend days researching mattress reviews to see what other people like, but the best way of knowing which one is the most comfortable mattress for you is to test one out for yourself. Visit a City Mattress store to lie down on a few, with the help of our Sleep Experts gently guiding you on your search.