So many people struggle to get a good night's sleep, and a new mattress can make a huge difference. There are so many different options and varieties that it can seem a little overwhelming when shopping for your mattress. Here are a few things to consider when buying a new mattress. What type of mattress? Open coil mattresses are the most common and affordable option, made with one long wire that's coiled into springs that are all connected. Memory foam is great for supporting you while you sleep, and it works by moulding to the shape of your body. Memory foam is popular if you've had an injury as it can relieve pressure on that area to maintain your body's posture. A pocket sprung mattress has individual pocket springs, which are great if you're sharing your bed with your partner as it can support you both separately. You can get a range of different spring counts, but as a rule of thumb, the more springs the more supportive it will be. How soft? It's a matter of personal preference, a soft mattress can be really comfortable if you like that feeling of sinking into a squishy bed but a firmer mattress can provide more support for your body. You ideally want your spine to be supported and in a comfortable alignment. One great tip is to go to your local bed shop and try out which is the most comfortable for you. You can always buy online afterwards, but it's good for you to know what feels comfortable for you. What size? If you've already got a bed frame, then you're best choosing the right size mattress for your bed. If you're looking for a new bed, sizes range from small double to super king size. If you've got a small room, a giant bed might make it seemed cramped, but if you or your partner move around a lot in your sleep, a king size bed might be better for you. Extra features? Mattresses can come with a range of great extra features. An ortho mattress can be good for you if you prefer a firmer mattress with lots of support for your body. Certain mattresses can have air flow built in or anti-microbial or anti-allergy properties, particularly important if you suffer from conditions such as asthma. Choosing a mattress with features that will improve your night's sleep is a great investment, and most mattresses should last up to 8 years. Ready to invest in a good night's sleep? Shop online at Mattress Next Day.