Healthy sleep is of great importance for the human body. This is largely due to a good mattress on the bed. A well-chosen product will help avoid insomnia, prevent back and muscle pain and prevent allergic reactions from developing.
A good sleeping bed will enable the body to have quality rest, which will eliminate fatigue and relieve excessive irritability. In this article, we will tell you how to choose a mattress for your bed.
General advice on how to choose a sleeping mattress for your bed
Consider the basic requirements for a mattress for a bed:
- The right size.
The size of the model is determined by the height of its owner. Normally, a mattress for a bed should exceed your height by at least 20 cm. As for the width, 80 cm is considered standard for a single bed, and twice as much for a double bed. Although there is a wide variety of sizes of products offered by manufacturers for people of all sizes.
Before purchasing a mattress, study its composition. Often the materials from which cheap products are made do not meet safety requirements. They can release toxic substances into the atmosphere that can be harmful to your health. This is evidenced by a persistent chemical odor from the surface of the berth.
Many materials used to make mattresses can cause allergic reactions. Therefore, if you are prone to allergies, it is better to choose a hypoallergenic product.
To prevent the mattress from becoming a breeding ground for various bacteria, you should choose a model with a “breathable” surface.
From a medical point of view, for the elderly, it is better to choose a mattress model that does not have an overly hard surface. Products that are too rigid can compromise blood circulation or cause pain in the spine.
A hard surface helps well in the prevention of pathologies of the upper back, and in case of painful sensations in the lumbar region, it is better to choose a softer model of a mattress for the bed. In any case, you must be guided by your own comfort. Even following the advice of doctors, you can correctly choose a mattress for a bed only by checking whether it is comfortable for you on it.
Which mattress to choose for a bed: spring or springless
Spring mattresses for a bed can be of two types, having:
- Dependent spring block (often referred to as a “bonnell block”);
- Independent spring block.
For mattresses type “puffy lux” typical compounds of springs to each other. This ensures a uniform level of rigidity throughout the structure. Such a rigid hitch during operation leads to a gradual deformation of the springs, as a result of which squeaks appear over time. The demand for this structure is steadily falling, despite its low price. Therefore, for the puffy lux unit, they found application in the design of rigid mattresses for a bed that combines different materials. Before buying, read the review for yourself and your comfort.
Mattresses for beds, equipped with a block of independent springs, compare favorably with other models in that each spring is autonomous and is located in an individual fabric cover. In connection with this design, the rigidity of the product can vary not only over the entire area, but also in individual zones. So, models with nine zones of stiffness have gained wide popularity, when a soft zone is located in the lumbar region, and the shoulders lie on a more rigid surface.
Mattresses with an independent spring block provide good support for the human spine. Such a block in a double bed will allow one person to easily roll over or move, while the second person sleeps peacefully.
The quality of a bed mattress equipped with an independent spring block is determined by the number of springs installed per 1 m 2. For a comfortable sleep, the product must have at least 256 springs per square meter.
In high quality models, the spring block can accommodate 512 springs. It’s good if you have the opportunity to choose a box-spring mattress for a bed, equipped with springs in the amount of one thousand to two thousand pieces per square meter. These models fall into the category of elite.
Since the models equipped with independent springs are recognized as the most comfortable and modern, we will consider them in more detail.
The advantages of such products:
- Health Benefits. The independent spring block allows the human spine to be kept in a natural position, which has a beneficial effect on human health. Such products are called orthopedic.
- Silence. A fabric cover on each spring prevents their friction with each other and ensures quiet operation of such a unit.
A double mattress for a bed, equipped with a block of independent springs, will cost its owners 400 to 500 dollars. The single-bed counterpart is worth less. Depending on the number of installed springs, its price ranges from 200 to 500 dollars.
Springless mattresses: These are products that combine several layers of different fillers. You can choose a springless mattress for a double bed or a single bed, depending on the filler used. There are hard, soft or medium-hard types of products, which depends on both the filler itself and the order of the layers.
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