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How To Choose the Right Mattress For You

How To Choose the Right Mattress For You

Whether you’re having back problems, or you just know your mattress is old, investing in a new model is one of the best things you can do for yourself. We spend about a third of our lives sleeping—or trying to—and you deserve the greatest support and comfort you can find. With a few tips on how to choose the right mattress for you, you can narrow down the field quickly.


The most common mattress features coils between foam layers for responsive springiness and contouring comfort. It could be the model for you if:

  • You have a smaller budget
  • You sleep on the edge of the bed
  • You’re single and don’t have to worry about jiggling the bed and disturbing a partner
  • You prefer a level surface
  • You like a bouncier feel at night

Pocketed Coil

This type of mattress is similar to innerspring, except each coil is individually wrapped in fabric to isolate its movement. It could be right for you if:

  • You want more support than foam can offer
  • You need to isolate movement for your partner’s sake
  • You want coils that better contour to your shape
  • You want a mattress with more airflow for a cooler night’s sleep
  • You are hoping for something that will last

Gel Foam

These innovative models have grown in popularity. Without coils, they offer more of a cradling sensation while you sleep. You literally sink into them, but not too far. You might prefer one if:

  • You have joint pain
  • Your partner is a light sleeper
  • You’re a side sleeper
  • You tend to get cold at night
  • You want gentler support
  • You sleep at more of a distance from the edge of a mattress


When there’s no clear choice between springs and foam, you can find different styles that combine those features. Some include a layer of micro-coils too. You might choose one if:

  • You like both bounce and contouring
  • You want a more breathable mattress
  • You’re a back or stomach sleeper
  • You want something durable
  • You’re looking for a long-term investment
  • You switch positions a lot

Discuss your needs and preferences with an experienced dealer like Midwest Clearance Center’s discount mattress outlet in St. Louis. We can show you how to choose the right mattress for you, and enhance your sleeping experience with bed toppers, complimentary pillows, and more. Contact us with questions. We look forward to helping you get a better night’s sleep.