Common Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Mattress

October 09, 2023 3 min read

With such a wide variety of mattress options available on the market, choosing a mattress that is right for you can be difficult. Sleep is essential to the basic survival as well as the higher functioning of the human body and brain making the correct choice even more important. Should you go with top rated mattresses or not? Understanding the common mistakes that people make when buying a new mattress can help you make the ideal purchase.

  1. The Size is Very Important When Choosing a Mattress

Bigger really is better when it comes to bed size, especially if you are taller or sharing your bed. A great test to use is to lie in the center of the bed with legs stretched out straight and arms reaching for the edges of the mattress. The tips of the toes and fingers should never hang over the edges. This means the mattress is too small. A couple of centimeters space between the edge of the mattress and finger and toe tips is ideal.

Couples should lie side by side with their elbows extended. If the elbows or any other part of the bodies are touching, the mattress is again, too small.

Mattresses that are popular for their added length and width are the Silentnight range. A single measures 90 cm’s wide and 190 cm’s long while the super king is a huge 180 cm’s wide and 200 cm’s long. This mattress should suit most height requirements and is ideal for couples.

  1. The Comfort

The comfort of the mattress is defined by two characteristics – the yield and the support. The support should never cause the spine, shoulders, neck and head to be misaligned while the yield should be enough to provide maximum comfort. Foam mattresses are the best choice to prevent misalignment that could result in back, shoulder and neck pain. Memory and latex foam mattresses from Sealy conform to the shape of the body while providing the necessary support.

Coil spring mattresses from Silentnight are also a good to provide the best comfort and come in a range of different options to suit different needs. After all, the comfort of a mattress is a very individual experience.

  1. The Price

Affordability is always a key factor in choosing a mattress. Everyone wants the best value for their money. However, seeing that the average human spends over 1/3 of their lives in bed, it really is best to invest in a good mattress rather than a cheap option that will affect your overall well-being and ability to function optimally throughout the day. A cheap mattress will probably also need to be replaced faster than a better quality, more pricey option.

Of course this doesn’t mean that you should opt for the most expensive mattresses on the market. There are a wide range of affordable mattresses that will deliver the best quality.


  1. The Research

Even if you have found the most comfortable mattress that meets both your size and budget requirements, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are getting the best quality or deal. Do some research into reviews and price comparisons on the internet before making a purchase. Also go to the manufacturer’s website to find out more regarding the specifications of a mattress.

Keep your eye out for special offers and discounts to get a better deal. Different retailers will offer price cuts from time to time. Remember to ask lots of questions whether you are shopping online or hitting the road in search of the perfect mattress. Keep in mind that shopping online is faster, provides you with a greater variety of choices and is often cheaper. Also remember to ask about the warranty and what it covers.

With just a little extra time and effort, it is easy to avoid the common mistakes people make when choosing a mattress.