It’s been ten years since my husband and I got married. We have shared a lot of good and of course bad experiences as well. Married life is never easy but I always believe that married life is what you make it. So my husband and I try our best to make our lives happier as the days goes by.

In light of a recent “nightmare” that we have shared, we had a lot of sleepless nights, nights spent tossing and turning not because we were fighting, but because of a hip and back pain. In the past few days we both had hip and back pain which is getting more and more consistent.

We thought that we already lack of exercise, or could it be also because of stress from work or any activity that we have recently done. Then we came to realize that it may not be because of something that we do, it could be something that we both use that gives us pain.

We normally spend a lot of time in the couch or in the bed once we both get home from work. We love movie nights and spend a lot of time in the couch, our couch is really comfortable and we only purchased it roughly 2 years ago. Meanwhile our mattress was bought a few weeks before our wedding, so that was already 10 years ago. It became obvious that our mattress is the problem.

A bad mattress can make you toss and turn

According to healthline:

If you regularly wake up at night from hip pain, the way you’re sleeping or your mattress could be to blame. A mattress that’s too soft or too hard could trigger pressure points, which may lead to a sore hip.

Let the hunt begin!

Buying a new mattress is very important to enhance the quality of a good night’s sleep. This will in turn add a lot of good health benefits to your body. According to Memory Foam Warehouse:

The right bed is extremely important to our health and well-being because our sleeping environment will affect the quality of our sleep – which in turn has a big effect on how well we feel, both physically and psychologically. A bed with the correct support, comfort and space will ensure you wake less, move about less, are less disturbed by your partner and are less likely to wake up feeling tired or aching.

When you start your hunt either online or even through visiting a physical store it can be overwhelming and physically tiring. So it is important to know what you are looking for before you purchase your mattress.

Back to the mattress hunt, my husband and I decided to create a check list of our own and match it and see what are we both looking for in our new mattress. Since our preferences are quite the same it’s a bit easier to choose for us. Of course we highly look for a product that we get the value for money. That is why we were really happy when we had our top two picks of mattress: Nectar vs Dreamcloud Mattress. Both really hit a lot of check marks in our list and if we choose from either of the two, it’s a definite win.