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Single Size Mattresses

Switching out to a new mattress is one step towards getting a restful night's sleep. Along with selecting from different types, add on a single mattress protector to extend the life of the mattress and protect yourself from allergens, such as mites and dead skin. Many mattresses have protectors built into the design. Furthermore, you can choose from a variety of foam, innerspring and mattress toppers that help relieve pressure points on the body so you sleep better and wake up refreshed.

What types of foam mattresses are available?

Polyurethane layers found in comfort foam mattresses help keep your body cooler when sleeping. You can choose from several firmness comfort levels and densities that accommodate the preferences of back, stomach and side sleepers. Sleepers can also choose memory foam mattresses that are soft, durable and keep your spine in a natural alignment. Likewise, you can choose a gel memory foam mattress that enhances air circulation and lets heat escape or a viscoelastic foam mattress that's conducive to sleeping deeper and soothing body aches and pains.

What is an innerspring mattress?

Innerspring mattresses have a bottom foundation to support the layer above which contains coils and springs. Some coils are wrapped in titanium or steel designed to relieve pressure and align the body naturally. The top layer contains a combination of fibres or foams that vary in depth and density.

What features should you look for in a mattress?

An 80 kilogram per cubic metre density memory foam mattress, on average, outlasts one with 50 kilograms of foam by 10 years. Well-made foam mattresses use one layer of dense foam without adding two or three other layers of weaker support foam. Inquire as to the mmHg rating, which measures how a mattress responds to body pressure. A rating of 32 mmHg or less indicates the mattress provides pressure relief to eliminate nightly tossing and turning. Additionally, a mattress should minimise motion when changing to a different sleeping position whether you own a single, double or queen size mattress. Each mattress should have an edge that supports your weight when sitting or sleeping close to the fringe of the mattress.

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