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The Best Mattress for a Guest Room

The right mattress for your guest room should be tailored to meet a variety of comfort preferences. Whether you're planning to host your visitors for one night or weeks at a time, follow these tips to choose a mattress that will give any overnight guest the luxurious sleep they need.

For Elderly Guests

If you are expecting older guests, consider a firmer feel. A mattress with a tighter construction and higher support levels makes it easy to climb in and out of bed for those who may have trouble otherwise – and, not to mention, will provide the pressure-absorption needed to help soothe achy joints.

For Younger Guests 

If you are looking for a mattress to provide a restful night's sleep for growing children, consider the 'medium' comfort level. Medium mattresses are often designed with a combination of innersprings and memory foam for the best of both comfort and support.

For Every Comfort Preference

If you regularly entertain family and friends from out of town, chances are they regularly need a comfortable place to sleep for the night. But with different overnight guests comes different comfort preferences and needs, and it can be hard to decide on a mattress that will provide a restful night's sleep for every type of guest. The solution? Choose a 'medium hybrid' – which strikes a balance between plush and firm – and memory foam and innerspring.

In mattress lingo, 'medium' is used to signify a feel that's firmer than 'plush' but plusher than 'firm,' and 'hybrid' is used to signify a material type that employs a combination of both memory foam and innersprings. Medium hybrid mattresses serve as one of the best options for guest bedrooms – precisely because they are designed to suit the preferences of every type of sleeper, regardless of age.

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