Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you can do to maintain good health, and your mattress is one of the most important components for making a luxuriously comfortable bed. Although options in the marketplace today can be daunting, the 3 most important considerations when selecting a mattress are comfort, composition, and cost. We refer to them as the 3 C’s:
Comfort: Starting with a firm core is essential for a supportive and restful night’s sleep. The core will give you the support that you need, but it’s the additional layers that will provide you with the comfort that you need. Layers made of natural and organic fibers have been proven to enhance comfort and safety. For even more comfort, a mattress topper can be added for plushness and pressure point relief. Be sure to test out different mattresses and toppers, to see what feels the best to you. Always keep in mind that everyone sleeps differently, so focus on what “comfort” means to you, as it will not be the same for everyone.
Composition: You spend a third of your life in bed, so sleeping on organic and natural materials will not only benefit your health, it will lead to a more restful night’s sleep. Make sure you know how and where the mattress is made. Research what goes into the mattresses you are looking at; are they actually certified organic or are they just claiming to be organic? Watch out for marketing scams here. Organic natural fibers such as dunlop latex, wool, and cotton, act as better body temperature regulators in addition to increasing safety and comfort.
Cost: Purchasing a mattress is an investment. Investing in your sleep is investing in your life; it is such a critical component to health and happiness. Higher quality mattress will cost more, but will also last longer, and nothing is more crucial to getting a beautiful night’s sleep.
TIP: Take the time to test out the mattresses you are considering. We recommend spending about 20-30 minutes actually lying on a given mattress in order to assess whether or not it is comfortable for you. Read about the line that we carry: Organicpedic® mattresses by OMI, on http://www.omimattress.com. After all of your research we are confident that you will want to see and try out our mattresses.