Sleep Smarts: Your Mattress Buying Guide

The holiday season is always one of the most stressful times of the year. You get less sleep. You toss and turn. It’s colder out, so you can wake up stiff. It could be time to give yourself the gift of healthier sleep with a natural luxury mattress.

But how do you know what’s best for you? There are so many options out there, we won’t pretend to give you everything you need to know — but we hope this will help guide you to choosing the right mattress for your needs.

No one mattress rules them all.
Shop long enough for a mattress and you’ll find many online mattress companies offering a single mattress for all kinds. But the truth is: everybody is different — how big you are, how hot you get under the covers, whether you sleep on your side or your stomach. You’re smart enough to know that a single mattress is not perfect for everyone, so don’t fall for it.

But there is a great choice for you — it’s just a matter of knowing what to look for.

Sleep365 offers a sane array of options — not too few, not too many — to try to help every type of sleeper find what’s best for them.

Sleep position.
How you sleep plays a big role in how firm your mattress should be. If you’re a back sleeper, a firm mattress is a great choice — but it doesn’t have to be extra firm or hard, so something like the Refresh365 Plush may be just right.

For stomach sleeping, a firm mattress is ideal — because any sagging in your midsection can wreak havoc on your low back. A luxury coil and supportive foam hybrid with zoned support like the Revive365 Firm is great for getting the extra support where you need it most.

If you’re a side sleeper, you need the right balance of support and cushioning to accommodate your hips and shoulders to relieve pressure points in those critical areas. Since our high-density comfort layers and our individually wrapped coils offer plenty of support for the average side-sleeper, it’s important for you to have that extra layer of softness on top. We think you’ll be happy with any of our Plush mattress options.

Some people are a little bit of everything: they like to start out on their side but roll onto their stomach or back to really get into a deep sleep. If you fall into that category, a super-supportive mattress with a nice layer of extra padding (but not too much) is a great choice — so check out the Revive365 Plush.

Body talk.
We come in all shapes and sizes — that (and ice cream) is what makes the world so wonderful. When you’re choosing a new mattress, you need to keep it real: be aware of your own shape, size, and body weight. Depending on your size (like, say, you’re a linebacker), you’ll need more support. But “support” and “comfort” are different things — a mattress with good support means your mattress allows your body to maintain proper alignment while lying down. So if your mattress is weak, you’ll sag in it like you’re stuck in a hammock. If it’s too hard, it’ll jam your hips and shoulders upward and cause aches, pains, and even arm numbness from poor circulation.

A mattress with zoned support, like the coil/foam hybrid Revive365 Firm, could be a great choice for a heavier person: you’ll get extra support in the center third of the mattress where most of your body weight hits, and still plenty of comfort from the top padding.

But it’s not just weight: body shape matters, too. For curvy figures, broad shoulders, or wide hips, you’ll probably want something that’s a little more plush to conform to your curves and relieve pressure points.

Hot nights.
Do you sweat at night (we mean while you’re sleeping)? Sleeping hot can disturb your sleep as much as anything else — and it can be hard to remedy. Plus, if the foam in your mattress isn’t great at allowing steady air flow, keeping your room cold at night will just cause your mattress to feel firmer than it should.

The good news is the best new mattresses use high-quality foams and luxurious top quilts, so hot nights don’t have to feel so hot. Of course, nothing can solve every problem — but nature comes close. So be sure to look for a mattress that uses natural materials and avoid standard memory foams. Our Natural365 Plush and Firm mattresses feature moisture-wicking Joma wool fibers and a lush organic cotton cover to help regulate temperatures and keep you feeling good all night long.

Allergies & asthma.
From hay fever to asthma, a hypoallergenic cover on your mattress can go a long way to helping you feel better and avoid a reaction at night. Our Natural365 mattress comes in Plush and Firm, and it’s your best bet to finding a natural, luxury mattress that’s comfortable, supportive and made for the healthiest night’s sleep you can get. Of course, no matter what’s in your mattress, be sure to look for hypoallergenic sheets and pillows to top it off. And because we are our mothers’ children, we can’t help but give you too much advice: be sure to wash those sheets often!

Restless bedfellows.
If you’ve shopped around for a mattress, you’ve probably seen the term “motion transfer” floating around. That means you feel the bed jiggle or shake when your partner tosses and turns, when they sneak in late, or when your kids (or pets) jump into bed while you’re still trying to sleep. If you’re a light sleeper, your sleep quality will suffer if the person next to you keeps on moving around.

The best thing you can do to remedy a jiggly mattress is, simply, get a Sleep365 mattress. We use the highest density foams and finest individually wrapped coils — keeping the amount of movement you’ll feel to a minimum, so you can sleep soundly even if your partner can’t sit still.

And here’s one more note: while it’s smart to keep in mind the amount of motion transfer you feel, remember that your first focus on should be on finding the right support and comfort for your needs. When you do, both sides of the bed will experience better, undisturbed sleep. (But, sorry: nothing’s gonna save you from your kids jumping on the bed.)

Buying on a budget.
A few quick notes on how to approach buying a new mattress. When you buy a cheap one, you’ll pay for it in the long run. You’ll get less sleep, feel worse, and have to replace it faster.

Think of buying a mattress more like you would a car: it’s a big investment, but the best ones perform beautifully for a long time. But it can be even more valuable than a car — because healthy sleep is one of the best things you can do to improve your well-being.

So, when you’re ready to buy, be sure to choose the highest quality luxury mattress that meets all your needs.

For some, our entry-level Active365 mattress is perfect. It’s a cool-sleeping foam mattress that provides ample support and comfort for healthy, active back-sleepers who don’t need a lot of frills. But for people who need extra support and just the right amount of padding, spending a bit more on the Revive365 Plush might be the better bet.

But no matter your choice, remember this: when you buy a great mattress, you’re not just buying the thing you sleep on — you’re also buying a warranty that guarantees your comfort for years to come. With Sleep365, all of our mattresses come with a 100-night Satisfaction Guarantee, plus an 11-year warranty. So remember: you’re not just paying for better sleep today; you’re buying comfort and support for more than a decade.

Still have questions?
There’s a lot to consider. And in the world of mattresses, there’s an endless supply of confusion. So, if you still have questions, don’t be shy — feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help you find the best choice for you.

Happy shopping!