Spinal health care begins with such an important thing as a mattress. In this material you will find some useful tips to help you choose. Don’t forget that making the space for sleep is the most important step towards a smooth posture and good health.
How to choose an orthopedic double bed mattress? And how do they differ from each other? These and other questions will be answered in detail, so read this article carefully and go looking for the right mattress!
How to choose a good mattress: selection criteria
To choose the best mattress for your bed, you should first of all be guided by your personal preferences and health condition, and secondly, know the exact measurements of the bed and its height. A good mattress is not cheap, but a lot depends on its quality. A properly chosen mattress will help you get rid of muscle and joint pains, forget about cramps and insomnia, cure of allergies and respiratory problems. Before going to online shopping or hiking in search of a good mattress for sleep and rest, get acquainted with their main varieties.
Mattresses differ from each other “stuffing”. Mattresses can be without springs and with springs. There are two kinds of spring mattresses:
A mattress with dependent springs – such a framework consists of intertwined parts.
A mattress with isolated springs – this model is more comfortable and useful for the back, because it adapts to the shape of the body. Independent blocks contain 256 springs per square meter, this number is a common standard.
Springless mattresses are a single block made of natural or artificial fibres, most often made of coconut or high-tech synthetic materials. This type of mattresses also includes water and inflatable mattresses.
Besides the “stuffing” of a mattress, the type of material is important. Mattress fillings can be different, so before going to the store it is advisable to get acquainted with the basic materials.
Latex is a natural material with high elasticity. It is hypoallergenic, anatomically convenient and easy to use.
Coconut (coconut coir) – a popular natural fiber for mattresses. It is flexible, strong material with bactericidal properties.
Polyurethane foam – this material has excellent air permeability, hypoallergenic and is useful for the spine.
Sisal – a natural kind of fibre, perfectly evaporates moisture, easily passes air and withstands intensive loads and heavy weight.
Viscoelastic foam is an innovative mattress filler, capable of “remembering” the position of the sleeper, adjusting to the silhouette. Normalizes the blood circulation.
Memory Foam is a durable and durable filler. It’s pleasant to feel. Hypoallergenic and withstands temperature fluctuations.
Memory Latex is the most durable material. It is breathable, has a honeycomb structure and is easy to use.
In addition, in order to choose a good mattress for the bed, you need to know the following: mattresses can be both two-sided and one-sided.
Two-sided mattresses usually have a special top coating. The mattress is warm for sleeping in winter and the hygroscopic one is optimal for the summer season.
How to choose a good orthopedic bed mattress
Orthopedic mattresses are designed to take care of the condition of the spine. Such a mattress rests the whole body, it prevents discomfort and is used as a prevention of various diseases.
Here are some tips to help you choose the right one:
To choose an orthopedic mattress correctly, you need to know your height and weight. The fuller the person, the stiffer the sleep mattress should be. Skinny girls can choose a mattress with insulated springs, specimens with latex filler or water. For middle-class people with a healthy back, any mattress will do.
How to choose a mattress with double stiffness? The optimal model for a double bed should be a medium stiffness mattress with insulated springs. This allows you to roll over on the bed so as not to disturb the sleep of the second sleeper. A double mattress is 160 cm wide and a single one is 80 cm wide. The length should be at least 20 cm longer than the height of the sleeping person, but the mattress should fit tightly on the bed surface so that the edges are not hung over the edges.
The stiffness of a mattress can sometimes play a cruel joke: what is good for the back is not always hypoallergenic. Therefore, before buying a strong and flexible mattress, first carefully study the composition of the filler.
A really good mattress, regardless of its appearance, gives a comfortable feeling in the body, and sleep on it should provide an influx of strength and energy. If for some reason this does not happen, the mattress is likely to be incorrectly selected.