We all want a great night’s sleep, but sometimes it just doesn’t happen. Ever wake up feeling worse than when you went to bed? You might need a new mattress...
Picking the perfect mattress:
When it comes to buying a mattress, don’t cheap out! If you're willing to treat yourself to expensive dinners and pamper yourself in other areas of you life, you shouldn't scrimp on your budget when it comes to buying big-ticket items like your bed. Think about this: You will spend almost half your life sleeping on your mattress! Considering all the time you will spend in your bed, it’s worth buying a quality mattress.
Firm is favorable. Doctors say you should purchase the firmest mattress you can tolerate. Soft mattresses lack the support necessary for your back, neck and hips. As much as some of us love flopping into a thick featherbed, it isn’t the best idea for our spinal cords.
Mattress toss. Doctors agree your old mattress should be swapped for a new one about every 5-8 years. Fox Health Managing Editor Dr. Manny Alvarez compared mattresses to running shoes. They wear out with use, and can feel comfy long after the proper support is gone.