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Here’s How to Buy a Branded Mattress that’s Perfect for Sleeping

by Louise W. Rice
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If you are looking for a new mattress, perhaps the hardest task is to figure out where to begin. You may think it’s a cakewalk, but when you actually go out to buy one, you may get confused. Do you go into a store or look for a mattress online?

If you have orthopaedic concerns, you may get more flummoxed. Then, there are features to prioritize — the size, material inside and design. If you begin with the mattress price, you may be setting yourself up for limitations. You should consider the type that suits you best first. After all, like any other home product, you don’t want to skimp on quality and find you need replacements soon.

In India, before the advent of “branded” mattresses, people had them made to order. However, these custom-made products would wear out in no time. Most people still have them made, but savvy Indians are buying great mattresses from brands like Sleepwell and Duroflex these days. 

Initial Considerations

So how do you choose the perfect branded mattress? With so many types that range from a regular hardy mattress to a memory foam mattress, what exactly should you look for? Have no concerns, as this article walks you through different types of mattresses, and how to decide what will feel and work best with your individual sleeping style. If you know what you want and don’t mind doing a bit of research, you can find the branded mattress of your dreams!

Mattress Determinants

First, if you have been sleeping on your old mattress for nearly 6 years, you definitely need a new one. This is especially so if you have been sleeping on a hybrid-material customised one. The lifespan of such mattresses is just about five years, and you will see these going out of shape gradually from the third year.

A memory foam mattress will last longer, and typically has a lifespan of around 9-10 years. Branded mattresses come with a guarantee, so you’re assured of quality too. Typically, you will find you need a new mattress if you wake up with aches and pains. Your old mattress will show significant dips too. 

Sleeping Positions

There are three common sleeping positions, although these are by no means exhaustive. You may sleep on your stomach, side or back, or change positions as the night progresses. Whether you toss and turn through the night, most branded mattresses, like ones from Kurl-on and the recently launched Peps mattress, cater to all styles of sleeping, along with different combinations.

If you sleep on your back, consider a mattress that isn’t too firm, as it can cause tension at the lower back and shoulders. If it’s too soft, your hips may sink out of alignment with your shoulders, and you end up with a bowed back. A hybrid branded mattress works well for such sleepers, as it’s not too firm or soft. Back sleepers need balance, whereas side sleepers need a significant amount of hip and shoulder pressure. Such sleepers are better off with soft mattresses, and you get good ones from Sleepwell and Duroflex.

You can buy a good peps mattress for such sleepers. These adapt to your body shape and style of sleeping, plus give you relief from pressure. They are the most popular mattresses today. For stomach sleepers, an ultra-firm mattress is ideal, aligning the spine with the hips. The ideal mattresses are highly supportive ones. These should have innerspring, or are hybrid mattresses. Latex mattresses offer more responsiveness and bounce, and provide more in terms of keeping you cool throughout the night. 

Ideal Mattresses

For a combination of sleeping styles, you get mattresses that are medium-firm in build, and several good brands in India make some of the most comfortable models. If you are concerned with the mattress price, you needn’t be, as you can afford to buy the mattress with EMI options, especially when you shop online. Here are a few excellent mattresses from well-known brands to consider.

  • Sleepwell SleepX Ortho Mattress – This is a best-seller in the memory foam line of mattresses, offering firmness and plush comfort. With high-density and memory foam, it’s good for your back, shoulders and hips. 
  • Duroflex Back Magic Orthopaedic Mattress – Made from coir, and especially suited to people with back pain, this is an extra-firm mattress, approved by spine specialists in India. With ample ventilation that coir is known for, you get a great night’s sleep too. 
  • Peps Springkoil Bonnell Spring Mattress – Crafted with Bonnell Spring, this Peps mattress is soft with bounce, and doesn’t lose its shape after substantial pressure. This mattress is ideal for children and people with no orthopaedic problems.

If you go in for a new mattress, make sure it caters to your unique requirements. You can choose from a wide range of brands like Duroflex, Sleepwell, Kurl-on and Peps at the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store, and pay conveniently in no-cost EMIs by using the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card. Additionally, the product will be delivered to your address within 24 hours of placing the order.

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