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by Michelle West

A good night's sleep has a huge variety of benefits -- beyond just making you feel better each day! Sleep plays a huge role in your health, so it's important to make sure you're getting enough rest. And what's one of the biggest things that your sleep hinges on? Your mattress, of course. When most people are in the market for a mattress, they usually either look for a brand name they know with all sorts of fancy claims, or they go for whatever is cheapest. But if you take the time to really do some homework, you might be surprised what mattress you go with. Here's a look at two ways you can make sure that you're getting the perfect mattress for your needs.

Talk to your doctor

Doctors aren't necessarily sleep experts, but they are very in tune with how the human body works. And if you have chronic medical conditions, you might just find that your doctor could give you some great advice what to look for in a mattress. For example, someone with asthma might want to look for a hypoallergenic mattress, while someone with COPD would want an adjustable bed, where raising the head will make breathing easier. Mattresses can even help with heartburn or with sore knee joints. If there's something that you regularly visit a doctor for, ask your doctor how that condition factors into a mattress purchase.

Plan to spend a lot of time in the store

The general recommended range for how much sleep a person needs each day is 7 to 9 hours. That's nearly 3,000 hours a year, and over 10,000 hours throughout the lifetime of a mattress. You'll spend more time on your mattress than you do anywhere else, so plan to invest some time when you're picking one out. When you're in a mattress store, like Mattress Ranch, don't just lie on a bed and quickly jump up. Stay there for at least 15 minutes. It may seem a little awkward, but you'll get a much better feel for a mattress. Don't feel pressured to make a quick choice.

A mattress is a major purchase, so treat it like one. Take the time to really learn about what you're buying and what you need. There's no better way to feel miserable every day that to have a bad night's sleep thanks to a bad mattress. And there's no better way to make sure you're feeling great every day than with a great night's sleep.