(BPT) - Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you wake up with a stiff neck, back pain, sore shoulders and more? Your mattress may be the cause. Is it older than 6-8 years, is it sagging (taco bed affect), or is it full of bed bugs (especially if you haven’t been using a good mattress protector)? It's time to invest in quality sleep and say goodbye to the tossing and turning, saggy taco mattresses and waking up exhausted. Everyone deserves a good night's rest to support mental and physical well-being, and the right mattress and adjustable base will help you get just that.
But how will you determine which mattress and base are the right fit for you? With a sea of similar sleep products touting the same benefits, shopping for a new mattress and adjustable base can be a daunting and confusing task. This is why it’s important to ask the right questions to ensure you make an informed decision you can feel good about. To make your search easier, ask the following important questions:
Is the mattress firm enough to provide support where you need it, and soft enough to be comfortable?
When shopping for the right mattress, you want the best of both worlds for ultimate comfort: a mattress that is firm and soft. You need to sleep on a firm surface so that your spine can stay in proper alignment, but you also need to have it be soft to provide pressure relief for your hips and shoulders. Gel Matrix® mattresses by Intellibed — originally created for the medical industry to provide pressure relief for burn unit victims and immobile patients in long-term care — are the only mattresses to provide both. Unlike traditional memory foam, this revolutionary material won't buckle even decades later, so you never have to worry about waking up in the dreaded saggy "taco mattress." Instead of sleeping in a body cavity mold distorting your body’s natural alignment and causing your body soreness, the Gel Matrix® core evenly distributes your weight ensuring you sleep comfortably. No more tossing and turning.
Does the mattress help you stay cool for a better night's rest?
Do you wake up in the night sweating? Do you go to bed feeling fine and suddenly feel like you’re in a furnace? Many mattresses today are made of memory foam, which, while pliable, is notorious for retaining heat that can become uncomfortable throughout the night. Inquire about the mattress design and if it includes any features to keep you cool and comfortable. For example, Intellibed’s unique Gel Matrix® design allows optimal airflow to keep you cool all night long.
What materials are used to make this mattress?
Is the bed made with non-toxic materials? Remember, you're sleeping on and breathing in any microscopic compounds in the air. What’s inside does matter! Choose a mattress that utilizes components that are made from non-toxic materials during manufacturing. Gel Matrix® is a safe non-toxic choice with no off-gassing.
What is the warranty?
Is your mattress covered for years to come? A reputable manufacturer will always give you a quality warranty. You want to know that if something goes wrong due to manufacturing error, you're covered. Most mattresses and bases have a 10-year warranty. Intellibed, however, has an industry-leading 20-year warranty. How can they offer such a long warranty? The Gel Matrix simply does not break down like traditional foams, so you will never experience the “taco effect” of a sagging mattress. In fact, in 2020, Intellibed had a customer upgrade their original Intellibed mattress to a brand new one after 18 years! The original gel matrix had zero wear-and-tear. This means that many years after your purchase you are still getting the same consistent quality support and pressure relief, others cannot claim that.
Will the sleep solution actually help me get better sleep? What else do I need?
To get the most out of a mattress you need a compatible adjustable base. When determining which adjustable base will fit well with your selected mattress, get as much information as you can about the technology and features that will aid in a better night’s rest. Not all adjustable bases are the same.
A team of neuroscience, music therapy and sleep experts designed the Sleep Genius™ Smart Base program to activate and regulate the brain’s sleep systems for optimal mind and body wellness by delivering a variety of neuro scientifically composed music and stereo sounds that stimulate the auditory sensory systems (the only systems that continue to work while sleeping) for better sleep. The synchronized low-amplitude sounds and vibrations activate the inner ear to naturally mimic the calming experience of riding in a car or being gently rocked to sleep. While a mattress supports your body, technology like Sleep Genius prepares your mind for optimal sleep. Now, what questions should you ask yourself when selecting a base?
What's the science behind the adjustable base?
Do you or your partner snore? Do you have lower back pain? Is it hard to find a comfortable position while reading? An adjustable base may be the solution to your problems. Remember, the research and development of a bed system speaks volumes of how well made it is and how it can help you sleep. Always ask about the science behind the bed system to learn more. For example, Intellibed's Sleep Genius™ Smart Base was developed following NASA research to help astronauts get to sleep in space. Unlike other sleep technology on the market, this base is designed to treat sleep issues, not simply track them.
Are there additional features of the adjustable base that add value?
An adjustable base is great for reading, watching TV and much more. Some bases even have additional features that elevate the average bed to the extraordinary, such as sonic massage, personalized configurations and more. The revolutionary Sleep Genius Smart Base even elevates the entertainment experience using haptic pulse technology, allowing you to hear and feel movies, video games and music while lying in bed. Consider which features align with your lifestyle, for example, the Sleep Genius Smart Base also features programmable customized configurations, USB ports for charging devices, and connected home integration via Alexa and Google Home.
Anything else you should do?
Because the right mattress and adjustable is an investment, you want to make sure you’re making the right decision. If possible, go look at the bed in person, lie down and experience how it feels. Ask questions while in the store or directly to companies online. Additionally, research reviews and ratings. People are pretty candid about what they like and don't like online, so internet research is a must.
You don't want a temporary fix — you want a real solution to your sleeping problems. By asking these questions and researching all your options, you'll find a mattress and an adjustable base that will help you sleep better than you have in years! No more soreness, numbness, tossing and turning or sweating — just great sleep you need to feel your absolute best.