Choosing Your Mattress

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Posted By Irma J. McKeehan

Are you looking for a new mattress? But which one to choose? If you’re lost in your search, you’ve come to the right place. The choice of your mattress is very important for your health. To make sure you make the right choice, discover the 6 criteria of vigilance. If you follow the advice in this guide, the long nights of restful and recuperative sleep are yours.

1. Morphology and support

The first criterion of choice for a mattress is the morphology of the user. In fact, support needs are different depending on the user’s morphology. The mattress must be neither too firm nor too flexible in order to keep the spine straight and thus avoid back pain. For people with back problems, firm support is recommended. The need for firmness of a mattress varies according to the individual’s build. Find out below which level of firmness is right for you.

If you sleep in pairs, the higher firmness should be considered according to the weight/height of each person. The body accepts a firmness that is harder than necessary, but does not appreciate a support that is too ‘soft’, which is why you should use the highest firmness for the couple. You can also opt for a mattress with double firmness.

2. The size of the mattress

The size of the mattress is decided according to your size and the space you have in your room. The standard size of a single mattress is 90×190 cm. If you are tall, you should choose a length of 200 cm. For a 2-person mattress, the standard sizes are 140×190 and 160×200. But there are many sizes available, and also the possibility to order a custom-made mattress.

To choose a mattress in the right size, the mattress must be at least 15 to 20 cm larger than the people sleeping on it. Comfort in a bed is higher if the sleeping space is larger.

3. Mattress technology

The technology or suspension of a mattress corresponds to the core of the mattress. It is the main element that greatly helps maintain your body and spine. 4 technologies are distinguished: Foam, latex, pocket springs and memory foam. There is no one technology that is specifically superior to another, each one can be the most adapted to your needs, it all depends on your expectations. Discover the characteristics of these mattress technologies and how to pick the best mattress.

Foam mattresses: Foam mattresses are the most widespread on the market. They adapt well to different morphologies. As the raw material has an attractive feel, the quality/price ratio of foam mattresses is ideal. Especially for small budgets or children’s mattresses.

Latex mattresses: Latex mattresses have good ventilation due to the cells, which promotes hygiene. They are also ideal mattresses for allergy sufferers. This non-allergenic material destroys bacteria on contact with it. The latex cells are so thin that they also prevent the proliferation of dust mites. Latex mattresses often have a longer lifespan due to their resistance.

Spring mattresses: The best feature of pocket springs is the sleeping independence they offer the mattress. With these springs, the movements of your partner, who is moving next to you, will not be felt. You will be able to sleep without fear of being woken up by your partner. The springs also provide excellent ventilation of the mattress.

Shape memory mattress: The shape memory mattress adapts to your body and the different positions you take during the night. It therefore provides a very high level of sleeping comfort, thus relieving pressure points and improving blood circulation. This technology is heat-sensitive, so it is not recommended if you tend to feel hot at night. You move less during the night and therefore enjoy a deeper and more restful sleep.

4. The mattress reception: comfort

Mattress Reception refers to a number of filling layers that are added to increase the comfort of the mattress. The more layers, the softer and more comfortable the mattress will be. The choice of the mattress cover depends mainly on your taste. A dynamic welcome, which has little filling gives a tonic, hard effect. On the other hand, a soft, even very soft mattress gives a feeling of envelopment (cocooning effect). A comfortable welcome is somewhere in between, neither too hard nor too soft.

5. Mattress hygiene

Before buying a mattress, you should check whether it has been treated for dust mites and antibacterials to avoid allergies, asthma or eczema. In addition, choose mattresses made in France that comply with current standards, a guarantee of quality.

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