Guidelines for Choosing a Mattress
So what should you look for in a mattress? The Cornell University's Ergonomics group gives some guidelines for choosing your mattress.
Look for a mattress that is:
to conform to the spine's natural curves and to keep the spine in alignment
> Designed to distribute pressure evenly across the body to help circulation, decrease body movement and enhance sleep quality.
> Designed to minimize the transfer of movement from one sleeping partner to the other.
> Designed with perimeter edge support.
> Designed to keep the spine in natural alignment.
> Designed for maximum adjustability.
> Designed with the ability to
be fluffed to fit the unique contour, shape, and sleeping
> Designed to support different sleep positions:
> Designed to support the head.
> Designed to provide tactile softness.
> Designed to eliminate pressure points.
> Designed to increase facial air circulation.
> Designed as hypoallergenic.
Remember, you'll spend around some 24 years of your life sleeping, so take time to choose the best sleep system (i.e. the mattress, support structure, pillows and sheets) that you can and it will improve your sleep and your quality of life.
Info courtesy Relax the Back