Choosing a Mattress
Mattresses on sale today have little in common with those of a generation ago. There's a huge variety of materials available in varying degrees of firmness - you can even buy organic mattresses. If you're still sleeping on a twenty year old mattress then decide today to change it.
Everyone has different needs, I certainly can't make the decision for you. However I can give you some information and ideas to consider when you shop. As always, review your options carefully.
When buying a new mattress the first thing you'll want to consider is exactly what type is best for you. There are several different types of mattress around.
The most common mattresses you can buy today are variations on the traditional coiled spring, however alternatives such as memory foam and latex are becoming increasingly popular. All these have their advantages and disadvantages, it's worth researching which is best for you. You can also combine options by (for example) using a traditional sprung mattress with a memory foam topper.
Whichever type you go for you'll also want to think about how firm you need it and whether you want to pay for additional features. And, of course, how much you're willing to pay; prices vary a lot.
Invest in Quality
This is the best advice I can give on how to buy a mattress. I can't say this too often: you spend a third of your life in bed. Choosing mattresses isn't something to be done on a "buy the cheapest" basis. Don't skimp on something so important, buy the best you can sensibly afford.
Have a great night!