Shopping for a new mattress does not have to be difficult if you know what you are looking for in a new mattress.  For example, if you are looking for a super soft and luxurious mattress, that you almost sink down into, then you will want to look at memory foam mattresses.  However, if you are looking for a super firm mattress, that can help with back problems, you want to stick with a firm latex mattress.  In fact, many back pain specialists and chiropractors recommend patients go out and purchase a latex mattress, simply because they are the best for correcting spine alignment problems.

Of course, if you just want an affordable mattress for a guest bedroom, you can always go with a traditional innerspring mattress.  Innerspring mattresses have been around for decades and are made up of hundreds of springs, that flex and compress as you lay down on the bed.  There are two different types of innerspring mattresses, either individually wrapped coils or coils that are hinged together.  If you are looking for a better nights sleep, generally you will want to go with individually wrapped coils, since each coil will flex and support your body weight.  This is especially true if you have a partner that sleeps in the same bed as you.