Which mattress to choose?

Author : shariq.atiq.z
Publish Date : 2021-04-07 23:24:03
Which mattress to choose?

Mattress or sofa bed?

The mattress is a structure designed to provide the body with adequate support in a lying position. A well-chosen one ensures a comfortable, healthy, and safe sleep. Even the best sofa, corner, or sofa bed will not provide us with this, because the furniture is usually hard, intended for use in a sitting position or for occasional sleep. Unfortunately, especially the users of smaller apartments, often face a dilemma when planning to buy a bed. It is difficult to find an ideal spatial and functional solution, but it is worth paying more attention to this decision because proper body support during sleep is an investment in health. For these reasons, we recommend that you choose a mattress that is tailored to your individual needs if possible, especially in children's bedrooms.

Why is choosing the right mattress important?

The average person sleeps about 8 hours a day, which means that on average we spend 1/3 of our life in bed. During sleep, the body regenerates itself, the muscles relax and the nerves calm down. It is the basic way to relax after a hard day, and therefore it is extremely important to choose the right mattress. A well-chosen model will not only provide us with the regeneration of strength but will also take care of the condition of the spine for many years. Remember that a mattress is not only an element of equipment that is intended to provide us with an aesthetic impression because our health depends on it. 

Hard or soft? Facts and Myths.

The most important task that a mattress must fulfill is to properly support the spine, so it should be adjusted primarily to the height and weight of the body. There is a common opinion that the mattress should be as hard as possible. This view comes from the time when simple Bonnel springs, seagrasses, and coconut fiber were used, and hardness was synonymous with durability and quality. The truth is that human weight is the determinant of carrying capacity, and if we choose a model that is too hard, we will tire of it. A well-chosen mattress is neither too hard nor too soft, but it perfectly adapts to the natural curves of the spine. We must remember that the chosen model should be at least 20 cm longer than the person who will sleep on it. Everyone has a different structure, so if it is heavier, the mattress should be harder, and in the case of a light person - softer. You can often meet the hardness limit of 80 kg and above (H2 and H3), assuming a height of 150 - 170 cm. Therefore, it may turn out that a short person weighing less than 80 kg should sleep on an H3 mattress and vice versa, a tall, slim person weighing 90 kg on an H2 mattress. They sum up the mattress should be individually selected for the body structure so that it is properly supported and the spine takes on natural curves in every position. a slim person weighing 90 kg on the H2 mattress. They sum up the mattress should be individually selected for the body structure so that it is properly supported and the spine takes on natural curves in every position. a slim person weighing 90 kg on the H2 mattress. They sum up the mattress should be individually selected for the body structure so that it is properly supported and the spine takes on natural curves in every position.
    Another determinant of the choice of mattress hardness, apart from body structure, should be the position that we take most often during sleep. If you sleep on your side, you need a mattress that flexibly fits your body and allows the protruding parts such as your shoulders and hips to sink in while keeping your spine straight. When we are supine or prone, the weight of the body is distributed more evenly. When adjusting the mattress, we should pay attention to whether the spine in the area of ​​the loins does not bend too much or stick too much to the mattress. In this case, choose slightly harder models. If you frequently change your position while sleeping, we recommend models that are actively adapting to the changes.
    People who struggle with various types of spine diseases should consult an orthopedist before buying a mattress, who will determine how hard they should use. A properly selected mattress will alleviate the symptoms, and most importantly, it does not aggravate posture.
    The last aspect concerns individual preferences. There is a balance between the habituation and what is appropriate for the spine. Allergy sufferers should also consider the properties of their skin and the health of the respiratory tract and choose mattresses that are appropriate for their specific needs. 

Hardness zones or not?

The development of technology and the desire to build better and better-matched mattresses have resulted in the introduction of products with different hardness zones. This presents us with a dilemma as to how many zones a mattress should have. The mattresses are divided into 1-, 3-, 5-, and 7-zone. These zones are designed to provide adequate support for the head, neck, and shoulders, loins, hips, thighs, calves, and feet. It must be remembered that the hardiness zones are designed for average height and on the assumption that we do not change our position too often during sleep and only then fulfill their role perfectly. Otherwise, their importance is rather secondary.

Latex, spring, or foam?

People who are at the stage of buying a mattress often do not realize how huge a choice they have. The first criterion in this decision should be the mattress filling. The contribution is what is inside, and its type affects the comfort of sleep, rest and health. The filling should provide the spine with proper support and positioning. Each type of mattress has different properties, which we will try to describe briefly:

  • Pocket spring mattresses (bag, pocket) - Mattresses made on the basis of pocket springs, which are not connected with each other by a wire, but by a thin fabric bag. This solution gives a lot of flexible support points for the spine and perfectly adapts to the shape of the body. The more springs in a given model, the more points of support, and thus the higher the sleeping comfort. Due to the fact that each spring works separately, the bag mattress is very quiet. The springs are linear and they bend proportionally as the load increases. When we sit down on the pocket model, we will delve quite deeply into it, it will also be more difficult to turn around, but when we lie on it, it will adapt to the shape of the body very well.

Two or one?

When deciding on a mattress for the double bedroom, we are faced with the dilemma of choosing one of two solutions. We can choose two mattresses, each of which is tailored to individual needs, or one more universal. It must be remembered that when choosing the first option, a zone of lower hardness will appear on the connection of mattresses, making it difficult to use, so if you still want such a solution, make sure that both mattresses have the same height and the method of sewing the cover. We recommend two mattresses to people of significantly different dimensions and with definitely different preferences. Otherwise, it will be better to choose a flexible mattress that will work even for people with different body builds. When using one mattress, you should not be afraid of feeling the other person's movements.

Dear or cheap?

Undoubtedly, the price of the mattress is directly influenced by the raw materials and components from which it was made. It cannot be denied that with the price increase, the quality of the mattress also increases, and if we want to buy one that will serve us for a long time, it is worth investing in a more expensive model. High-end mattresses are made of better-quality materials and therefore are more durable, resistant to pressure, and provide more stable support for the spine. A cheaper mattress will deform faster as a result of its use, and an improperly selected one puts a burden on the spine and does not allow it to relax. In the bedroom, we used to replace curtains, curtains, bedding, rarely paying attention to the condition of the mattress. And although it is invisible bedroom equipment, dents and deformations can result in various types of ailments. A high-class mattress allows you to protect us from situations of this type, and a well-chosen one is an investment in our health. We pay for quality and durability, so mattresses made of durable natural materials (i.e. latex) are more expensive than mattresses made of synthetic and less durable materials (i.e. polyurethane foam). For these reasons, when planning a budget, it is worth buying the best model that we can afford at a given time. Better to save extra money and buy a mattress that will last for years than to save and wake up tired and sore every day. it is worth buying the best model that we can afford at the time. Better to save extra money and buy a mattress that will last for years than to save and wake up tired and sore every day. it is worth buying the best model that we can afford at the time. Better to save extra money and buy a mattress that will last for years than to save and wake up tired and sore every day.

Hygiene or Summer Winter?

Choosing a cover is a very important part of choosing the entire mattress. The cover not only protects the interior against mechanical damage but can also enrich the mattress with additional properties. A good-quality cover is durable and provides good ventilation and hygiene of use. Covers with summer and winter sides are quilted with wool, which may shrink or stretch when exposed to temperature. For this reason, a cover with such content is not very hygienic and especially not suitable for allergy sufferers. For health and functional reasons, it is better to invest in covers that can be removed, cleaned, and even replaced at any time. Top-class models have a "breathable" structure made of strong synthetic and natural fibers.

Coconut or seagrass?

You can often hear the opinion about the extraordinary effect of natural coconut fibers and seagrass. Few people know that in order for them to be used in the construction of a mattress, they are soaked with chemicals that prevent putrefactive processes. Their task is to harden the mattress. Coconut is sometimes confused with seagrass, which loses its properties much faster and dries out because its natural habitat is the ocean.

The frame or not?

Choosing the right frame is important. It is a very underrated component of the bed. Properly selected, it facilitates the ventilation of the mattress, affects its durability and hardness, and improves the quality of sleep. You can find beds with mounted frames on the market. Unfortunately, most of these frames are equipped with pine slats or plywood boards. If we choose this solution, we must be aware that this significantly shortens the life of the mattress. To choose the right frame, you need to know what mattress you want to buy. It is recommended to use supports made of flexible slats for all elastic mattresses (pocket, latex, thermal, and highly elastic). Only hard mattresses with coconut spacers and a pocket spring with a diameter of 5.5 cm can be placed on racks with a spacing between the slats of up to 8 cm.

The choice of a mattress is an individual matter and in our decision, we should not be guided by the opinions of friends. First of all, you should consider your body structure as well as your own expectations and preferences. A mattress that suits others will not necessarily ensure a good night's sleep.
 



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