We understand that shopping for a mattress online can leave you with few questions – most of them revolving around what your new bed will feel like when you get it home. That’s why we’ve created the ultimate guide to choosing your perfect Zinus mattress, so you can find the answers you’re looking for and put that decidophobia (yes, that word means what you think it means) to bed once and for all.
Consider a few things first
Perhaps you’ve already given some thought to the preferences mentioned below, but we believe in being thorough. Here’s a checklist of what to think about when you begin to browse our mattresses:
Your sleeping position
Your weight and body type
Whether or not you sleep with a partner (human or animal)
Your personal sleep habits and preferences
Mattress firmness: a matter of opinion, not fact Terms like “soft”, “plush” or “firm” are all relative, qualitative words that often describe a mattress. Truth be told, the firmness level of a mattress is entirely subjective, depending on factors like the sleeper’s weight, sleep tendencies and personal preferences. Let us shed a little light so you can determine what a mattress might feel like to you.
While shopping, you will notice that most JLH Mattress come in different thicknesses. Ranging from 6 – 14 inches, we carry a variety of profile heights. In general, a taller mattress will feel softer than a shorter version of the same model. This is because taller mattresses are made up of additional layers, contributing further to the sinking feeling you get from a “soft” mattress.
Furthermore, it’s important to remember that your body weight plays a big part in how a mattress feels beneath you. Heavier people will sink further into any mattress, meaning they perceive most models to feel soft. By contrast, lighter people do not put as much pressure on a mattress’s surface, giving them the feeling of extra firmness.
With a better understanding of how you might perceive mattress firmness, let’s now take a look at a few common types of sleepers and our top recommendations for those individuals.
The side sleeper
Soft and conforming like the name implies, our Pressure Relief Cloud Memory Foam Mattress is a side sleeper’s dream. It’s designed with layers of cradling memory foam and comfort foam, ensuring that you sink in just right and awake restored.
The stomach sleeper
Our Pressure Relief Gel Memory JLH Mattress features optimal support from its pocketed springs and a touch of softness from its comfort foam and Viscolatex foam top layers. And bonus points for its cooling gel infusion, which whisks away the extra body heat you’ll tend to generate from all that bodily surface area contact with the mattress.
The back sleeper
Our JLH Mattress a base support layer of pocketed springs which provide a firmer feel while also adhering to your body’s contours. Its pillowy top layer of comfort foam helps it achieve just the right balance between soft and firm for back-sleepers.
The all-over-the-place sleeper
So what if you don’t exactly assume one of the common sleep positions above, but tend to shift between a combination of all three? You’re not alone. And fear not, there are mattresses designed to support more active sleep habits.