- Category: Consumer products, reviews
- Created on Tuesday, 01 November 2011 10:19
- Written by EgyptClass
Mattresses have- unlike beds- a limited life. While the bed frame made of plywood or solid wood survives for several decades, the mattress becomes uncomfortable after 5-10 years. We wake up one morning tired in bed , we might also have a small zoo full of mites and bacteria.
The mattress is not just a soft surface to sleep on. Its role is to ensure the body relax to the maximum during sleep. It must properly spread the body weight, copy its natural curves and ensure providing stable support for the spine. Doing so it should not block blood flow to the muscles and does not exert too much pressure on them.
Healthy people who usually spend in bed no more than eight hours a day, should look for quality and comfort more than technology.
There are mattresses that are kinder to the body if someone has a health problem, or spends in bed much more time.It is always recommended to consult with a doctor or therapist, and not to rely on dealers (sellers sales pitch).
Do not pay more than necessary
Mattress and slats controls how we feel in bed. If you invested in the slats, which distinguishes between individual zones and allows individual adjustment of its hardness, it is unnecessary to pay for such a luxury mattress to manufacturer.
Conversely, if you bought a bed with a solid bottom without elastic lamellae, focus on mattresses with spring pockets. Even in the most perfect production foam mattress are not able to overcome the solid bottom limitation.
Look for a guarantee, which is five-, seven-or ten-years. Some manufacturers limit guarantee after two years to certain parts. If the manufacturer gives you a ten-year warranty on spring core, such a warranty is useless if its soft surface will deform and you will feel the springs.
The warranty of the new mattress and foundation you purchase is not an indicator of how long the product should be used before replacement. The warranty is there to protect the customer from product defects, not against the gradual loss of comfort and support.
Moreover, different manufacturers offer different warranties, and you should check with the manufacturer of your mattress for product-specific information.
Do not hold on the old rules, that the thicker the better. This is not true. There are many materials which mattresses are made of and each of them needs a different thickness to achieve the right properties for the intended load. Pay extra for matress with summer and winter sides with different heat absorption, or removable and washable mattress case.
You know the right one
The right mattress is neither too soft nor too hard. This means that its properties must be assessed individually, because each of us has a different body composition and weight. The best how you can discover the properties of the mattress is lying on the side.
It must be comfortable and sag only in places of body pressure. The spine should remain in a straight line. If when lying on your back hip section shall be forfeited, the mattress is too soft. Conversely, if lying down on the side, the mattress is not copying the body, it is too hard.
Manufacturers tend to accommodate mattresses, which have different characteristics in different zones. But this works only if you fit the zone and you are the sleeper who always have head and legs in the same place. Whether the mattress has three zones, or seven, it does not matter. You will not feel the difference anyway.
In supermarkets,a vacuum packed mattress is almost impossible to try, in specialized stores you can test several types. In some cases you can purchase mattress in online shop but you without trying it. Some online shops accept goods return of unused products.
The cheapest mattresses are made of polyurethane foam, which, though available, very quickly lose its convenience. They are suitable for occasional use, with 5 years life time.
Popular materials are HR foam where producers can well regulate their flexibility and weight capacity. The advantage is great breath-ability and durability. Life is counted in ten years, these mattresses satisfy most consumers.
For latex mattress is a typical high elasticity and body fit. Its point elasticity follows body shape the best. They are breathable and bacteria multiply in them slowly. Suitable mainly for adjustable grids thanks to well tolerated deflection.
Highly elastic polyurethane foam, also known as cold foam are a big hit in stores because they can do what other mattresses do not know. Adapt and respond to stress by changing the hardness of heat and pressure. This kind of mattress can copy the body and relieve the blood vessels and muscles of the body. If, however, cover the mattress with more than one sheet, you loose this advantage.
Bio foams try to sneak into our bed natural oil based substances. Each new experiment, however, may reveal weaknesses after some time of use. If you like experimenting, you can find pleasure in them.
Sandwich mattresses are mostly cheap mattresses combine the core of coconut fibres with different types of foam. They have a long life but the combination of materials may change the quality of mattress.
There are still popular spring mattresses, which have undergone years of intensive development. These most breathable mattresses on the market. While the classic spring design almost completely disappeared from the market, the new pocket spring mattress became very popular. Combination of different diameters and toughness is thus possible to adjust the hardness of individual zones.