What to remember when buying a mattress.

You spend about one-third of your life in beds, so it’s important to make the right decision when it comes to buying mattresses and other bedding. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing which mattress is best for you.

Besides size, comfort is the most important consideration when buying a mattress. Some people like a harder, firmer mattress, while others prefer something softer. If you share a bed with a partner with different taste, you can buy a mattress with a remote control that can change the firmness on each side.

The way you sleep also determines which mattress you should choose. Stomach sleepers need more support to keep from sinking uncomfortably into their mattress; side sleepers need a softer-top mattress to help disperse pressure from various points of the body; and back sleepers need something in the middle.

If you have sensitive allergies, a mattress and bedding made from organic material might be the best option.

Once you’ve chosen a mattress perfect for you, browse eBay’s great range of sheets and pillows to top off your sleeping space.