Shopping for a new mattress shouldn’t feel like a pop quiz—your quality of sleep is way too important to go in unprepared! So study up before you step into the store and take a closer look at your sleep habits and comfort preferences with this quick and easy rest test.
1. Which sounds most comfortable to you?
The grass in the park—firm but with a bit of padding to keep me comfy
A blanket on the beach—mostly firm but with more cushioning
A bed of feathers—light and airy but with a little substance to cushion my body
A weightless cloud—sink-in sensation with perfect body conformity
One of the biggest R&R roadblocks is sleeping in a bed that's too small. If you're an adult and you answered A, you should consider a full
-or even a queen-size mattress
so you have room to stretch out while you sleep.
A queen- or a king-size mattress
may be the best option if you answered B. It'll give both you and your partner the space you need to sleep comfortably without your limbs dangling off the sides or knees poking you in the back.
If you went with C, we definitely recommend a king-size mattress. You'll need the extra sleep surface once the kids and pets start hopping in bed in the middle of the night!
And if you're looking for a mattress for your child (D), remember that they need a good night's sleep, too! While a twin mattress
is a great option, especially when they're younger, a full mattress
will give them more room to grow.
If you answered A, you'd probably be most comfortable on a firm mattress.
It features a limited number of comfort layers
with a tightly sewn cover for firmness, so it provides outstanding support. And while no one type of mattress is perfect for any one type of sleep position, firm mattresses are often preferred by back and stomach sleepers.
Betting on B? Then a plush mattress may suit your sleep style.
It's made with multiple layers of cushioning with a more loosely sewn cover for better conformity. And because it's right in the middle of the comfort scale, a plush mattress
is a great option if you and your sleep partner have different comfort preferences.
Choosing C says you might prefer a pillowtop mattress.
It provides more cushioning than a firm or plush mattress for that "bed of feathers" feel. Plus, its conforming design helps alleviate those pressure points that keep you up all night tossing and turning. And because side sleepers often feel pressure in their shoulders and knees, many of them swear by pillowtop mattresses.
Deciding on D means a memory foam mattress may be right for you.
This mattress offers a sink-in sensation and outstanding conformity while eliminating pressure points and motion disturbance, making you feel like you're sleeping on a weightless cloud.