It seems that the choice of a mattress is not difficult. After all, modern manufacturers offer buyers as many product options! However, having looked through a rich assortment of products, many consumers start to think differently, because they absolutely do not know what exactly they should buy, and what, on the contrary, is better to refuse.
The following tips will help you quickly understand the proposed product options, stopping looking at the most appropriate model.
Types of modern mattresses
All modern modifications of mattresses can be divided into spring and springless. Spring models, according to orthopedists, are the most successful option for both people with a problem back, and for customers who spend most of their time in a sitting position. Moreover, the more springs, the more comfortable the mattress is in the process of operation. In order for the product to be noiseless, rust resistant and long-term use, it is recommended to opt for options with an independent spring section.
Also today, quite popular are springless models of mattresses filled with coconut fiber, cotton wool, foam rubber or bamboo fiber. Such products have a lower cost, however, they do a worse job with orthopedic tasks.
Differences of orthopedic mattress from usual
Some consumers believe that orthopedic properties are a trick of advertisers. In fact, this is not so. Unlike usual, orthopedic models contribute to the maintenance of the natural position of the spine, preserving all its natural curves. Such mattresses provide the correct position for vessels, ligaments, muscle fibers and vertebrae, no matter what position the human body takes.
The use of models with orthopedic properties is shown to people with a problem back. Those who feel well, resting on the mattress without orthopedic properties, you can do without buying a specialized product.
How to choose a mattress?
In order not to purchase the “wrong” model, consider the following aspects of the mattress selection processes:
- The size. The dimensions of the product must exactly match the area of the bed. If the mattress has a larger or smaller perimeter, it is better to refuse the purchase.
- Rigidity. With a weight of up to 60 kg you should buy soft models, with 60-95 kg it is better to give preference to products of medium stiffness, and with a weight of 90 kg – to hard options. Also on sale are combined models designed for couples with different weights.
- Filler. If you suffer from allergies, it is better to abandon models with natural filler, which can cause allergic reactions.
You can get professional advice on choosing a suitable mattress from a store representative.
Nowadays a very wide choice of materials is used as fillers for mattresses, we list the main ones: natural latex, coconut coir, thermo-pressed felt, polyurethane foam, wool, cotton, foam “MEMORI”.
Natural latex – a material of natural origin, is made by foaming the juice of the tree of Hevea (rubber tree). Latex as a filler for mattresses is used both as a base (latex blocks 10-20cm high in springless mattresses, for Ukraine standard 14cm), and in the form of a flooring layer (roll perforated latex height of 1 to 3cm, both in spring and in springless mattresses). In the case where latex is used as a base, it has several zones of rigidity, from 3 to 7 zones. From the number of zones, the cost of the mattress depends, the more zones, the higher the cost.
Latex material is considered an elite material in the manufacture of orthopedic mattresses, so mattresses using natural latex are more expensive than mattresses with any other fillers.
By the level of hardness, latex mattresses can not be called hard, rather soft or medium hardness, but if you want to buy a hard mattress made of natural latex or with latex as a flooring, then you need to purchase a mattress with a combination of coconut coir and latex.
Coconut coir is a natural, hypoallergenic material that is made from coconut palm fibers.Quality coconut coir should be impregnated with natural latex, this gives elasticity and durability to the material. Coconut coir is used as a flooring to add stiffness to the mattress, because the material has very high stiffness. Using it as the base of the mattress will result in an “oak” mattress.
Thermo pressed felt – hard flooring from combined textile materials, pressed at high temperature. This material gives the mattress reliability and separates the soft decking of the mattress from the spring unit.
Wool – used as a flooring in mattresses with a “winter-summer effect” on the winter side, to save the heat emitted by a person. (The “winter-summer effect” is an option in mattresses, when it is used on the summer side as one of the decking – cotton (summer), for dissipating heat, and with winter wool (winter), for saving heat. ).
Memory – (the name comes from the English MEMORY, which in translation means – MEMORY). It is a viscoelastic foam with a memory effect, which was originally developed for space technology. The peculiarity of this material is that it is thermosensitive, under the influence of human heat it takes and as it were “remembers” the forms of the body with all its features, and as a result, a person can take the most comfortable pose for sleep, less toss and wake up. In addition to mattresses, this material is widely used in orthopedic pillows.