The word ‘premium’ is thrown around way to much in this day and age. Whether it’s a ‘premium’ horse, a ‘premium’ gasoline, or a ‘premium’ sock it seems like sometimes all we’re doing is paying the extra graphic printing costs to put ‘premium’ on the package. There’s definitely a ‘premium’ class mattress market out there and if the bed wants to truly be fit for royalty it needs to have these features:
7. Plenty of Coils
The coils are the supporting core of the mattress and they have an important job to perform. Coils provide spring to ease stress on pressure points and also help to disperse movement so a rustling cowboy won’t bother his missus on the other side. Coil thickness plays a factor but the main thing to look for is the number – the more the merrier.
6. Breathable Materials
There’s nothing worse than sweating your way through a hot Wyoming night while just trying to get some hard-earned quality sleep. This is why it’s important to have the inner part of the mattress built with breathable materials that wick away moisture and stay cool in the Summer but warm in the Winter.
5. Natural (Hypoallergenic) Materials
A mattress can be a haven for dust mites and dander which could leave an allergy sufferer coughing and wheezing when they’re supposed to be ZZZZZ-ing. Hypoallergenic materials fend off these dust mites and make for a much healthier night’s sleep.
Even if you’re the type of sleeper that lives by the credo, “the firmer the better” it’s important for a bed to have some sort of padding. Remember that padding doesn’t necessarily have to be soft and items such as polyester pad can create a buffer between the springs and your body while also making the bed firmer. Those who like a soft sleep will want as much foam, cotton, and latex on the inside of the mattress as possible.
3. A Comfort Guarantee
The mattress you buy is highly unlikely to feel like the one in the showroom since it’s been tossed around upon by a herd of people. Therefore a quality bed should have a comfort guarantee that allows you one adjustment within around a month of purchase.
2. A Reasonable Warranty
If your bed lasts 3 of an expected 7 years of life the company should replace the mattress. On the other hand if you never rotate your bed and let your 1,500 pound horse sleep in there that onus of failure falls on you. A quality bed will have some sort of ‘reasonable’ replacement plan.
1. Buy Comfort Not Brand
The last thing to look for in a quality bed is comfort instead of just buying a brand. Just because a horse was sired by Seattle Slew doesn’t mean it won’t be a grungy ride.