Tips For Getting The Right Bedding & Mattress Accessories
BEDDING MATTRESS AND PILLOW BUYING GUIDE
In its quest to be the preferred one-stop retailer for home renovation, Gain City has expanded its range of products to now include bedding! Featuring top brands available in the market, Gain City Megastore @ Sungei Kadut now boasts an entire floor dedicated to helping you find the right mattress or pillow!
On that note, there are 2 crucial things your mattress needs to do. Firstly, it must be able to support your spine keeping it straight during sleep. And secondly, it should be able to form a contour of your body. With the right support, pressure is released from your back so that you would not have toss and turn frequently throughout the night. Need more help? Worry not. Read on as we have compiled this guide just for you!
Finding The Right Mattress
1) Take Your Time
When you are testing out mattresses, take your time to lie on each one for at least 5 to 10 minutes. We kid you not. It may seem like a really long period of time but it is important to establish and determine your comfort level during mattress selection. You don’t want to be stuck with an uncomfortable mattress.
Find the desired comfort and support level for your back and spine. Pay close attention to the way it feels and how it aligns with your spine. Is it too hard? Too soft? Too bouncy? Everyone has different preferences and it would be worthwhile to ensure this purchase turns out to be a happy one for you.
3) Mattress Size
Don't overlook this step. Write down the dimensions of your room and take note of existing bedroom furniture to ensure your new bedding fixture and mattress are going to fit.
While it may seem tempting to scrooge on spending too much on your new mattress, do bear in mind that we spend one third of our time sleeping. And our sleeping habits would invariably have long term health implications on posture, back pain, breating, snoring etc. Therefore, look at it as an investment that would tide you in for the next few years and spend as much as your budget would permit.
Know Thy Pillow
Surely we have all woken up with a sore neck feeling groggy and unrested. It is really not the best way to start your day. But if it has been occurring one too many times, your pillow could be the culprit. We will begin with stating 3 types of common sleeping positions and how this ties in to using the right pillows.
1) Side sleepers tend to rest their heads and necks at odd angles. Hence, firm pillows are required to ensure the tendons and ligaments in the neck are not kept in an awkwardly stretched position throughout the night.
2) Back sleepers still need to cushion their heads when lying back, and so a medium-firm pillow would be recommended.
3) Tummy sleepers should actually go with softer pillows as the weight of the body tends to bear down on it. It's more comfortable and prevents hunching and hyperextended necks from occurring.
Protect That Mattress
While it may seem inconsequential now, it would be wise to choose a mattress protector as it helps you create a waterproof barrier between yourself and the mattress. This prevents the mattress from becoming a food source for dust mites and bed bugs. Not only that, some mattress protectors come specially weaved with thermo-fabrics so the surface of your bed remains cool throughout. People who tend to get warm at night would definitely welcome a reprieve from sweaty nights.