If you’re waking up each morning feeling disgruntled and tired, it’s probably time to buy a new queen mattress. Mattresses should be replaced every 7 to 10 years and even more frequently if you’re waking up each day with a new set of aches and pains. Some other mattress red flags include signs of wear and tear or worsening allergies or asthma. Now that you’ve decided to invest in a quality queen-sized mattress, you have some key decisions to make. You’re in luck! We’ve done some research to help you select the best queen mattress from Macy’s.
What Position Do You Sleep In?
Although you might change sleep positions multiple times throughout the night, you determine your sleep type by taking note of which position you normally wake up in—either on your side, back or stomach.
If you sleep on your back, ensuring proper spine alignment is key. If you’re average weight, a medium to medium-firm mattress is probably the best bet for you. Search for a queen spring mattress or hybrid mattress that provides support for your hips and shoulders.
Because side sleepers are putting pressure on their shoulders, hips and knees, a queen-sized memory foam mattress or hybrid mattress provides contour and relieves pressure points. A queen memory foam mattress essentially cradles you from head to toe while still giving you the support you need for quality sleep.
Stomach sleepers require a mattress that doesn’t put too much pressure on the neck and spine. Another thing to think about is temperature control. Select a queen mattress in a box that’s designed for airflow and breathability, so you don’t wake up with night sweats.
Just the Right Size
You might think a queen mattress set is in your best interest, but it’s best to properly measure your space first and consider all sleepers. If you’re just refreshing a tiny guest room, stick with a twin mattress so you can still move freely about the room. If you have plenty of space but just want a little more mattress to work with, upgrading from a full mattress to a queen mattress is a good choice. However, if your partner (and perhaps a couple of big fur buddies) will be joining you at night, you’ll want to invest in a king mattress or a California king mattress instead for ample space.
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