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How to choose the best mattress?

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Sleep is a very important part of a person’s life, so it is worth taking care of proper conditions for night rest. High sleeping comfort will provide you with a good quality mattress. The huge choice of models makes the purchase of the right mattress more and more difficult every year. We will help you choose the best one by considering 5 parameters that determine its comfort.

Firmness of the mattress

Firmness is one of the most important parameters that should guide you when choosing a mattress. For the average consumer, the optimal choice is a medium-firm mattress. Hard mattresses are recommended for spinal disorders, although this does not mean that healthy people cannot sleep on them. Hard mattresses should beware of the elderly. Their needs will be satisfied by a product with a low degree of firmness. Such a mattress will also be suitable for children and people of delicate stature and low weight (up to 50 kg). 

The weight of the user

It is also worth paying attention to such a parameter as body weight. On it depend the durability of the mattress and the comfort of sleep. Medium firm mattresses are designed for people weighing between 70 kg and 90 kg. Heavier people may have a sinking feeling in such a mattress. On the other hand, for people of very low weight such a mattress may seem too hard. It’s also a good idea to depend on your body weight to determine the height of the mattress. Heavy people need a higher mattress, and people of average weight need only a mattress of medium thickness. A product with a thickness of a few centimeters is not suitable for sleep. Such a mattress can only be used to pad the uneven surface of a sofa or couch.

Thickness and dimensions of the mattress

The thickness and dimensions of the mattress affect not only sleep, but also the aesthetics of your bedroom. Models with a height of up to 14 centimeters are not recommended for adults. The standard thickness of a mattress for an adult is between 19 cm and 23 cm. Springless mattresses can have a minimum height of 14-16 cm, and spring mattresses – 18-19 cm. The height of more expensive models with multilayer filling can reach from 24 cm to as much as 40 cm. The width of the mattress also matters. It is best when a small gap remains between the mattress and the bed frame, making it easier to at least make the bedclothes. A mattress that is too narrow may slide on the surface of the frame, while one that is too wide may extend beyond the edges of the bed.

Spring or springless

In addition to bonnell mattresses, the market offers models based on a large number of independently acting springs placed in pocket fillings. Thanks to them, the mattress perfectly adapts to the structure of the human body. The advantages of such a product include higher durability, high orthopedic properties and higher sleeping comfort. Springless mattresses do not have an exorbitant price and are not exorbitantly high. More expensive models are distinguished by excellent orthopedic properties, which are not inferior to spring mattresses.

Filling material

The most common filling of mattresses is latex. Latex filling has high elasticity, so it adapts perfectly to the shape of the body. Natural latex is slightly less flexible than artificial latex. A latex mattress provides a comfortable sleeping environment, is hypoallergenic and suitable for people suffering from back pain. Mattresses made of polyurethane foam are also very popular. However, keep in mind that foam is unequal to foam. Avoid low and medium density foam. When you want a comfortable night’s sleep, it’s better to invest in high-elastic foam, which supports the body well and is quite inexpensive.

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