A mattress should provide uniform support from head to toe. If there are gaps between your body and your mattress (such as at the waist), you’re not getting the full support that you need. If you do have back pain and your mattress is too soft, you might want to firm up the support of your mattress by placing a board underneath it. But do this just until the pain goes away; such firmness is not good for “routine” sleeping. Every few months, turn your mattress clockwise, or upside down, so that body indentations are kept to a minimum. It’s also good to rotate the mattress frame every so often to reduce wear and tear. If you’re waking up uncomfortable, it may be time for a new mattress. There is no standard life span for a mattress; it all depends on the kind of usage it gets. Be aware that changes in your life can signal the need for a new mattress. For example, if you’ve lost or gained a lot of weight, if a medical condition has changed the way you sleep, or even if you have changed partners, it could mean that it’s time to find a new mattress that will accommodate those changes and help you sleep more soundly. If you’re not in the market for a new mattress, and your current mattress is too firm, you can soften it up by putting a 1- to 2-inch-thick padding on top of it – usually available at mattress and bedding stores.
Category: MATTRESS Tips
Children’s Health Envrionmental Coalition provides these tips to making your bedroom or your child’s bedroom a safer and more comfortable environment.
Allow a new mattress to offgas before you sleep on it. Unwrap the mattress from plastic and lean it against a wall in a well-ventilated room for a few days before sleeping on it.
Sure, the foam is made using advanced materials and technology…but is sex still good on top of a memory foam mattress? How much of your performance, as well as the pleasure, is affected by switching to a memory foam for the bedroom?
Let’s measure the pros and cons of sex on a memory foam:
Memory foam contains gel-like polyurethane material, which is what gives that consistency and surface. First use in hospitals in the 80’s it was introduced to the public a decade after. When manufacturers saw the potential market, they too decided to make more versions. Hence, on top of regular mattresses, one can now purchase memory foam toppers or pads for that added firmness and comfort.
This video is almost 10 minutes but it is worth watching, especially if you are one who is thinking of going to a store and buying your mattress. Straight from an insider’s mouth…
You draw your own conclusions.
It makes you wanna throw your old mattress away huh?
Read this interesting story on mattress shopping from the Arizona Daily Star. It has some great buying tips and consumer information.
Norma and Bob Gentry really hated shopping for a new mattress. After finishing a bedroom addition to their San Clemente home, the Tucson couple decided they couldn’t bear to move their ancient king-size set into the new digs. So off they went, trudging to department stores, specialty centers, furniture stores and everywhere else they could think of. “Everything we looked at was at least $1,500,” Norma Gentry recalls. “We didn’t really have it, and we didn’t want to spend $2,000 on a bed.” Finally, late last year, they found sleep nirvana — at Costco. They settled on an approximately $850 set from Sealy Posturepedic, knocked the price down with a coupon, then added a memory-foam mattress topper.
If you own a waterbed at home, you must be aware of some of these safety tips so that accidents don’t harm or hurt you and your family. These tips do not come in the manual, and it would really be very good to keep them in mind:
Never Allow A Child To Jump On A Hardside Or Softside Water Bed Mattress. Water bed surface is soft and it wobbles when someone standing on it. It is difficult even to stand upright and keep your balance on its surface. Your kids may had been taught not to jump on it but if you’ve friends or neighbors visiting you, their kids may played on it without your knowledge. Because the water bed is very much different from the conventional spring mattress, most kids are intrigued with a mattress containing water in it, and they love jumping on it. Jumping may not damage your water mattress but it may cause serious injury if the kid fell off the water bed and hit the ground or its wooden frame.