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The best thing you can do for your health is getting a night of good sleep, but this can be difficult to do if your current California king is old, unsupportive and causes you back pain.


While a new bed is a worthy investment, it can be difficult to choose the right mattress. We’ll discuss various things you should consider when shopping for a new mattress.


Types of Mattresses

Before you begin shopping, you should consider the types that are available and how they may benefit your sleep.

  • Memory foam mattresses: These are made entirely out of layers of foam including memory foam to provide optimal comfort.
  • Innerspring mattresses: These beds have metal coil springs in them with a comfort layer of padding atop. This promises durability and breathability.
  • Hybrid mattresses: A hybrid mattress has metal springs in them but is topped with  memory foam or could also include a substantial pillow top.
  • Memory foam latex: Latex foam combines memory foam and latex to reduce the mattress's retention from body heat.


Memory Foam Vs. Spring Mattress

One of the most argued topics today is whether foam beds are better than innerspring. While comfort is subjective, each type of mattress offers its own benefits.

A foam mattress is a much softer mattress compared to memory foam. Despite this, they are still very supportive. They offer pressure relief, can mould to any sleep position, and include motion isolation, making them a great option for mixed sleepers who have a habit of tossing and turning.


An innerspring mattress offers durability, support and comfort with a smaller price tag. This bed's interior metal coils similar to a box spring make this a firm mattress while the comfort layers of foam provide comfort. This can help reduce neck pain.


Hybrid mattresses that combine layers of both innersprings and various kinds of foam can provide a wide range of firmness levels.  The Harmony Lux Carbon Series by Beautyrest offers firm, plush and pillow-top options combining innersprings with up to five other layers of foam, including carbon foam to promote a cooler sleep.



Choose A Mattress Firmness Level

Your sleep quality is dependent on your bed's ability to suit your sleeping position.

Consider what position you fell asleep in and what position you woke up in while choosing a mattress. This can provide great information on what mattress may offer the most comfort and support for you.


Sleeping Positions
  • Back sleepers: Medium-firm mattresses tend to be the best type because it supports an equal spine without causing it to dip or curve.
  • Side sleepers: If you sleep on your side, your mattress type should be medium-soft to medium-hard to support your shoulders and hips without pushing on pressure points.
  • Stomach sleepers: Much like people who sleep on their back, they need a great deal of firmness to support their body and spine. A firmer bed will ensure that you experience little back pain.


Find The Best Bed For You With BedMATCH

Smitty's Fine Furniture knows how difficult it can be to find a mattress. That's why we offer a BedMATCH feature to help pair our clients with a mattress that is best for them. Visit us in-store to take part in our BedMATCH program or shop online. Mattress shopping has never been so easy thanks to Smitty's.





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