It can never be stated enough how important a good night’s sleep is to our general health and well-being. While stress levels, room temperature, and sleeping position contribute to whether you’re getting enough sleep or not, the mattress you’re using will always be one of the most important factors in getting a healthy dose of shut-eye.

When getting up in the morning regularly comes with minor backaches that take up to half an hour to disappear, it’s time to seriously consider replacing your current mattress with one that will help you sleep soundly.

Now there is a wide array of mattresses available in the market today. To avoid getting overwhelmed by the seemingly endless choices, you need to keep a number of things in mind.

Set a budget

How much are you willing to spend on a new mattress? Determine your budget, and do your best to stay within that budget. Don’t go cheap, but don’t pay too much for one either. Expensive doesn’t necessarily mean perfect for you, after all.

Do a little research

With the many options available, you would want to do some research as to what mattress type or size would fit your needs. Remember that every size and type, from latex mattresses to innerspring mattresses to memory foam mattresses, have their own advantages and disadvantages, so find out what you need to know about them, and weigh those facts carefully.

Take your sleeping position into consideration

Do you sleep on your side for the better part of the night? Then you should get a medium-soft mattress as it offers the best comfort and support for side sleepers like you. Medium-soft mattressesare designed design to help support the spine with proper alignment, reduce pressure points and promote conformity, among other things. Back sleepers, on the other hand, should get a mattress with a medium firmness that helps support their lower back.

Check out our infographic provided by Mattress Direct Warehouse for a complete guide to choosing the right mattress.