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How to find the best mattress for you

Man shopping for a mattress

Healthcare professionals worldwide agree that a good night’s sleep is one of the first steps in maintaining and improving your mental and physical health. However, that’s difficult to do if you don’t have the right mattress. From box mattresses to spring mattresses and everything in between, it can be difficult to decide which is the best fit for you.

As long as you have extended warranty protection, you can comfortably rest assured that your investment isn’t at risk. Having product protection gives you the freedom to shop around and find the best mattress, since you'll be able to get a replacement with your coverage. Shop with the Mulberry browser extension to find the best product protection plans for your mattress, to keep you sleeping comfortably.

What are things to consider when choosing your next mattress?

Mattress shopping looks different for everyone, so keep reading for a quick guide to assessing your unique needs and picking out the perfect mattress.

Types of mattresses

  • Foam. These mattresses have no coils and are made entirely with foam. You can expect exceptional body contouring, motion isolation, and pressure relief.
  • Innerspring. This kind of mattress is supported by a coil system along with other layers. Motion isolation and pressure relief is going to be limited.
  • Hybrid. As the name suggests, these have both foam and coils inside and support a wider range of sleeping preferences.
  • Airbed. At the core of these mattresses is an air chamber, and advanced smart air pump technology gives sleepers the most impressive control over mattress firmness.
  • Latex. Sleepers who love to feel the bounce in their mattress often like latex. These also offer reasonable body contouring and durability.

What position you sleep in

The way you sleep is going to have a direct impact on how your mattress affects you. If you sleep mostly on your back, you should try to be aware of your lower back. Softer mattresses can lead to strain, and those that are too firm won’t leave enough room to support the curve of your lower back. As a result, you’ll want to go with medium firm to firm, and make sure it leaves room for body contouring.

Who you sleep with also matters. For example, a king-size memory foam mattress would be ideal for a couple if one or both people move in their sleep, so it’s less likely that you’ll wake each other up throughout the night.

Your body type

If you really want to optimize your comfort, keep your body type in mind. For example, if you have a curvy body type, you’ll want to invest in a style of mattress that provides you with the appropriate firmness and body contouring. Mattresses that are too soft can often feel like a chore to move around if you’re heavier, so that’s something to keep in mind too.

Don’t forget about your body temperature either! If you consider yourself a hot sleeper, you might want to consider investing in a mattress with climate-control technology, depending on your budget.


At the end of the day, you know best what it takes to make yourself feel the most comfortable. Even if you order a mattress online, most companies will offer hassle-free returns in case it doesn’t end up meeting your expectations.

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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