Is it time to buy a new mattress? But there are so many options out there; how do you know what’s right for you? To help you with this dilemma, we will deep dive today into the different styles of mattresses, the different sizes, how your sleep position can determine which one to go for, and other considerations. And, at JCPenney, we have carefully curated the best mattresses from trusted brands.
So, let’s get started!
What are the Different Types of Mattresses?
The most common types of mattresses are innerspring, memory foam, gel memory foam, latex, and hybrid. An innerspring mattress is the oldest and more popular of the lot and features steel coils to provide support to the sleeper. Next are memory foam mattresses that were invented back in the 1970s by NASA. Thanks to their ability to conform to the curves of your body, these mattresses provide pain relief for those with achy joints. You can even select a hybrid mattress that provides the durability and support of an innerspring mattress and comfort or a memory foam mattress. We also have gel memory foam mattresses that combine gel foam with a sprung or foam base to provide extra support and reduce heat build-up.
Those looking for environment-friendly options can consider latex mattresses that are made from plant or petroleum-based materials. These mattresses have a comfortable surface that keeps the pressure off around the hip and shoulder areas to ensure proper alignment.
What are the Different Mattress Sizes?
A twin-size mattress (39 x 74″) is the smallest option available, so it is narrow and not too long. It’s good for children, teens, and smaller adults. Next is twin XL, (39 x 80″) and it is 6″ longer than a twin-size mattress. The only main difference is that the twin XL is a little longer mattress. Then you have the full and double size mattress (54 x 74″) that is roomy and can be a good choice for a couple. The most preferred choice, queen-size beds (60 x 80″), come next. They are a varied option for people who sleep alone and want more room or even couples. Moving on to the wider option is a king-size mattress (60 x 80″) that’s perfect for the master bedroom. You can even choose California king mattresses (72 x 84″), which are pretty much the same size as king but ideal for taller people.
How Firm Should the Mattress Be?
Comfort can range from soft, medium, to firm, depending on your sleeping position. It can influence how restful your sleep throughout the night therefore it is important to know about your sleeping position and what type of support different areas of the body need.
What Mattress is Best for my Sleep Position?
If you sleep on your back, consider a firm mattress that offers excellent support to the neck, lower back, and hip to the knee area. But, if you are a stomach sleeper, then memory foam and hybrid mattresses are the best options for you as they provide pelvis support. Those who are side sleepers can benefit from a medium-firm memory foam mattress that supports the neck, hips, and shoulders.
In instances where you’re sharing your bed with someone who sleeps differently as you do, a queen or bigger mattress with motion isolation is essential to meet your individual needs.
Other Key Features to Look for
At JCPenney, you can even shop for mattresses with special features like temperature regulating and anti-microbial/bacterial. Our range of temperature-regulating mattresses ensures you sleep well even in warmer months. They provide amazing airflow with a cooling fabric and cooling foam layers. Equally beneficial for a good night’s sleep are anti-microbial mattresses that hinder bacterial growth and prevent odors.
We hope the above-listed suggestions and our mattress buying guide help you make a smart decision. Also, do let us know what’s the most important to you when buying a mattress. Is it the size, the firmness, or the feel? Share your secrets with us by tagging #AllAtJCP. Then follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see if you are featured.