April 17, 2023
To revitalise your body after a long and tiring day, you need a good sleeping environment that can help you snooze without worries. But it’s no secret that lots mattress myths that circulate around affect the quality of your sleep.
With so many mattresses available on the market, it’s easy to get swayed by hearsay and end up buying one that does not fit your requirements. So, if you’re planning to replace your old mattress and upgrade to a new one, let’s bust the common mattress myths and talk about the facts to help you get the best mattress for your sleep.
This is a myth. While mattresses may look the same at a glance, each has different materials and components that fit different sleeping needs. There is no one-size-fits-all mattress for all sleeping needs, either.
When buying a mattress in Singapore, make sure to list down your requirements based on your unique mattress needs. Base these requirements on your sleeping position and body type. Of course, it’s important to also factor in your comfort preferences.
When sharing your mattress, find a middle ground between your and your partner’s mattress requirements.
Note: The right mattress should support the neutral alignment of your spine based on your preferred sleeping position.
Among the types of mattresses are one-sided and double-sided mattresses. Double-sided mattresses are engineered from the core out, meaning the structures of both sides of the mattress have the same feel. This type of mattress can be flipped and rotated to prolong its lifespan.
On the other hand, a single-sided mattress is made from the ground up, where the base is thicker and firmer compared to the top layer. In this mattress design, the top layer works as a comfort layer that targets the pressure on your body, while the bottom layer distributes your weight while supporting the whole mattress. This modern mattress type cannot be flipped since the feel of its two sides is different.
So, how can you even out the pressure that this type of mattress receives?
If you have or plan to have a single-sided mattress, you may rotate it from head to toe to distribute the pressure that it receives. This is helpful if you share your mattress with your partner.
There is truth behind the effectiveness of a firm mattress in alleviating back pain. However, as we mentioned earlier, there is no single mattress that fits all your sleeping requirements.
People with chronic back pain should be extra careful when buying a mattress. The right mattress to alleviate and prevent back pain should support the neutral alignment of your spine while targeting your pressure points. A mattress that is too firm for your needs can actually push your spine out of its natural alignment. On the other hand, a mattress that is too soft can sink your body too much and also hurt your spine.
The correct mattress choice should balance the sinkage and pushback feel of your mattress.
We buy a new mattress to improve the quality of our rest. However, surprisingly, your new mattress may not be the most comfortable during the first day. This is because it needs to undergo a break-in period.
During the break-in period, both your mattress and your body begin to adjust to each other. Since you’ve been used to your current mattress, no matter how saggy it is, your body will need time to adjust to a different sleeping surface.
New mattresses, especially mattresses in a box, take at least 48 hours to get into shape. It generally takes somewhere between 30 and 45 days to get completely comfortable sleeping on a new mattress.
During this period, it’s completely normal to feel the need to toss and turn to get into a comfy sleeping position on your new mattress.
Oh, how we love the cradle comfort that a memory foam mattress offers. But it’s not a secret that many mattress shoppers in Singapore skip a memory foam mattress because of its potential heat retention. Fortunately, new mattress technologies improve the breathability of mattresses with memory foam layers. Cooling gel layers, breathable and moisture-wicking fabrics, and a combination of memory foam and pocketed spring materials make the comfortable memory foam more appropriate for our weather in Singapore.
The warranty on your mattress does not equate to its lifespan. In fact, many mattresses become too worn even before the warranty expires. Not to mention, some damages to your mattress are not necessarily covered under the warranty.
When buying a mattress in Singapore, make sure to carefully read the manufacturer’s warranty to understand what’s covered and what’s not. Some terms and conditions can be similar from manufacturer to manufacturer, but it’s good to note even the smallest of differences.
Mattress showrooms give you the freedom to personally test your mattress before taking it home. However, the five- to fifteen-minute feel of a mattress in a showroom may not be enough to get the exact feel that you want for an eight-hour sleep.
The good news is that many mattress retailers in Singapore offer long trial periods, so you can test the quality of your mattress at home. At Somnuz, we also have our experience centres for those who still prefer to test their mattresses in person before shopping.
There you have it: the 7 common myths regarding your mattress.
To get yourself ready to shop for a good mattress in Singapore, make sure to make a list of your comfort requirements, the size of your bedroom, and your budget. It’s good to have a plan, especially since a mattress is a significant investment that you can make for your home.
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