It seems like every day there is a new commercial featuring a different type of mattress. There's box spring, memory foam, gel and a whole list of others. The question is how do we know which one is right for us?

Getting a good night's sleep depends on a lot of different factors -- comfort, stress level, roomtemperature – but to get it right, you've got to start with the basics and your mattress is the firstvbuilding block to a restful slumber.

If you're in the market for a new mattress and have recently taken a stroll down the aisle of a bedding store, you know that there is an unbelievable selection. It can almost be overwhelming.


First question you should ask yourselve is, "Do  I like a bed with bounce or an extra firm surface?"  Plus take into consideration the way you and your partner sleep. If you sleep with someone who tosses and turns try a memory foam.uggests spending at least 10 to 15 minutes on the bed, and bring your own pillow! The more you can replicate the way you'll be sleeping on the mattress, the better your chances of picking the right one.

The mattress you choose can make all the difference in getting a good night's sleep. Here's an overview of different types of mattresses. 

  • 1

    Box Spring Mattress

    Box springs assist the bed in absorbing the weight of your body which will ultimately assist with keeping your bed sturdy and supportive overtime. The are by far the most popular type of mattress.

  • 2

    Memory Foam Mattress

    Acts as a pressure point relief and helps support back and spine alignment. Great for allergy sufferers.

  • 3

    Gel Mattress

    Has a better air circulation, meaning heat can be more effectively drawn away from the body. Has a balanced support meaning it molds to your body

  • 4

    Water Mattress

    Works to speed relaxation, sooth sore muscles and relieve tension. Increase the ease of falling asleep. A water mattress is the most sanitary surface one can sleep on.