With Presidents Day around the corner, bargain hunters can expect sales to start from as early as a couple of days ago to all the way into next week. We learned February Is The Best Time To Buy a New TV, but with winter clearances and Presidents Day sales, February could just as well be the best month to purchase a mattress.
What is the best time to buy a new TV? Well, it might just be this month. February is a great month for consumers to take advantage of deep discounts on a variety of products. There are several major shopping events that impact product price reductions, making it a prime time to save money on many items we’ve all been waiting on for the best bargains of the year.
Fatigue, stress, a headache, an argument – there are any number of reasons you may not be “in the mood.” But it’s not what’s going on between couples that may be getting in the way of great sex, it’s what’s beneath them. In a survey of 1,000 Americans age 18+ conducted in the first quarter of 2012, 60 percent of Americans said they crave sleep more than sex, and some even admit to falling asleep during sex. And there’s definitely a gender divide. Men most often favored sex over sleep (58 percent vs. 21 percent of women) while women felt just the opposite, craving sleep over sex (79 percent vs. 42 percent of men).
The survey was conducted by the Better Sleep Council, an arm of the mattress industry, so we should consider the source. But what if buying a mattress could both help you get more rest and improve your sex life? Which raises the question,what is the best mattress for sex?
If you sleep on your side, join the club. Experts say 63% of Americans sleep best on their side, but the mattress you buy may or may not be the best mattress for side sleepers. Viewpoints reviewers most often mention these mattresses as being ideal for the side position. Left or right? Take your pick. Either way you’ll rest easier if you do your homework and pick a mattress best for side sleepers.
“I’m a side sleeper myself and it’s very supportive of my neck and spine. I use to wake up with back pain, hip pain, neck pain and leg pains with my old mattress. But after sleeping on the Tempur-Pedic it took all that pain away.” -toughchick88
“I used to actually feel the most pain in my hip because I am a side sleeper. Not with the tempurpedic. It’s no lie that it keeps your body aligned – you can absolutely feel the difference. Pricey, to be sure. But worth it.” -mommosdeals
“We absolutely LOVE our bed. We have had it for over 10 years. I love how we can control our own individual comfort levels. I had tried different mattresses before we purchased our Sleep Number but they all hurt my hip. I am a side sleeper.” -rbjnks
“This is a great mattress but it’s soo VERY expensive! Good support and cushiony but still very firm. Would recommend this mattress to stomach sleepers and side sleepers.” -MumziesOS
“I had a standard mattress and thought it was great, then my husband I had a water bed previous to this and we thought we loved it…no way! We both love the fact that we can have two types of mattresses in one! He is a back sleeper and I am side sleeper, so we can adjust each of our sides accordingly.” -basketkms
“Within seonds of laying on it my worries lifted as I felt (side sleeper) my hip almost melt into the matress. The matress quickly molded to my body in less than a minute and I was quite comforatble and content.” -becky659
“Side sleepers like myself will absolutely love how this mattress alllows for you to get a sound nights sleep without your arm falling asleep or having numbness from laying on you side all night.” -kellidanyail
“The memory foam is of high quality and is ideal for side sleepers. It contours and supports the body very well. It’s great for couples or sharing bed if one person is a light sleeper. Because if one person is twisting and turning in the bed, it would not disturb other person lying next to.” -Meera9
“Almost forgot… I am a side sleeper and my husband sleeps on his back. As long as the bed is flat, I can sleep on my side with no problems.” -tcarbonell
“The mattress has been really supportive for me as I am a side sleeper and some mattresses make this difficult. When moving this mattress, for cleaning or rearranging, it has been very easy and durable.” -vintinsco
“I feel like I am laying on a cloud with this bed. I would definitely recommend this bed to any person who has back problems or sleeps on their side. It’s great for cuddling, too. ” -krich938
“Both my parents 60+ years suffer from back pain. I was about to get them a sleep number bed until we went to Macy’s and checked this one out. This mattress is about right in firmness and does not give you too much cushion, My father is also a side sleeper and loves the comfort of having a pillow-top. They love it and thank me everyday for this investment.” -turnersteve
“Very nice bed that works well for side sleepers and people with chronic low back pain.” -kmschu8d
Mattress pads or toppers can do a variety of things for your mattress. Some are made to protect against allergens or to protect your mattress from spills or dirt. Other pads may be cooling or warming, depending on your needs. But these shouldn’t be an afterthought. Some mattress pads and toppers can be a serious investment.
We spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping, yet many of us don’t take the time to research or invest in a quality mattress. Instead, we choose a mattress that “is fine,” but often leads to back pain, stiff joints and restless nights of poor sleep. In order to choose a mattress thats right for you first need to know more about the the different types before buying one.
When I went off to college, my parents gave me a memory foam mattress topper. Having lived in the dark, quiet woods all my life, I was worried about how I would sleep in a noisy dorm. Surprise, surprise – some of the best sleep I ever got was in my dorm freshman year. I loved my memory foam to pieces. It was so comfy and I fell asleep so quickly! So, you can imagine how distraught I was when I discovered I was one of many consumers unaware of mattress off-gassing: the chemical-based odor that comes from newly purchased memory foam mattresses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that prolonged exposure to these toxins can create respiratory issues and enflame current conditions over time.
If you are suffering from back pain, you already know that choosing the best mattress is an important part of getting the best night’s sleep, and sleeping on the wrong mattress can make your back problems worse. Here at Viewpoints, we have broken down how to choose the right mattress when you suffer from back pain.
Comfort is key when it comes to choosing a new mattress, but not all mattresses are created equal. From memory foam to innerspring, expensive to affordable, check out what Viewpoints reviewers are saying about the 2014 Consumer Reports picks for best mattress.