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Get some rest with the right mattress

October 29, 2019

 Are you tired of being tired? Have you wondered what the problem is with your sleep? It may be time to replace your mattress without being aware of it. Good sleep is a basic prerequisite for the health of the whole organism, and the proper selection of mattresses and pillows is the most important factor for this endeavour. 

The bedroom is the only part of the house that remains intimate about our loved ones who come to visit, and that part should be the most comfortable and suited to your needs. A huge part of the world's population has problems that occur as a result of poor sleep and it is therefore extremely important to ask yourself how important it is that you sleep. Here's how to choose the perfect mattress or pillow for your healthy sleep and proper rest and how to get known when your mattress isn’t usable anymore.

 

 

The age of your mattress

Some people change their bed extremely often and this is a good solution, though it is expensive. For some, this is a big expense, but it is also not necessary because it is only by replacing the mattress that you can extend the life of the bed. Theoretically, a mattress that is over 8 years old needs replacement, but of course, the theoretical rules do not apply to all mattresses. If you feel good sleeping on it, it is a sign that you have an extremely durable and quality mattress that will serve you for some time. Still, if you feel pain in your back, neck, if you can’t get some sleep or feel tired when you wake up, it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to get a new mattress. Here’s a lifespan of mattresses depending on material:

 

 

Price of the mattress

We have to admit that sometimes more money does not mean more quality. However, do not skimp on the mattresses because it is the product you need to be long-term. Try mattresses of different rankings and prices and choose one according to your possibilities but make sure there are as few toxins as possible, a higher guarantee and better quality of sleep in general.

 

 

Choose the ideal material for your needs

The type of mattress each person needs depends on their personal preference, but it can also be the hardest choice. The most common types of mattresses are listed below to help you research and choose:

1. Memory foam

As you might guess, these mattresses consist of memory foam only. Memory foam mattresses are known for excellent support, pressure relief and body contours. Memory foam uniquely agrees with every inch of the body pressed into it. When you lift your body from the material, it slowly restores its original shape making it perfect for every body type. Another unique feature of memory foam is the ability to isolate movement. Historically, memory foams have had a bad reputation for the supposed heat they create, but newer advanced memory foams are designed with superior cooling properties, creating a much cooler mattress than traditional memory foams. Of course, not all memory foams are created equal. They are the best choice for sleepers who want a great hug, pressure reduction, body shaping.

2. Innerspring (Coils)

This is the most traditional form of the mattress and later became notorious. That is why it is important to understand the potential benefits that you might get the traditional way, as well as the reasons why this option has lost its lustre.

The obvious advantage of purchasing a spring bed is that it is one of the most affordable options on the market due to the diminishing demand due to many other options that are much more in demand because of the comfort and overall health that depends on them.

However, they are still in use because these mattresses have been known to last for decades. Spring beds are extremely durable and keep in shape for years as the springs are usually made of different types of metal.

The last noticeable advantage of this style of bed is that it is loved by those who require a colder night's sleep because of the amount of space between the springs, this option allows for the highest air circulation.

3. Latex

These mattresses are known for their cooling and comfort properties. Latex is known for its excellent reactivity, comfort, repulsion, and cooling. It's also great because it doesn't smell bad like memory foam products. Authentic latex foam is made from a white liquid wood called Hevea-Brasilenis. The latex is harvested, and when the excess water is removed, you end up with raw materials fantastic for various products, with mattresses being one of them.

There are two types: natural and synthetic, that is, healthier and more expensive on the one hand, and less healthy and cheaper on the other.

Best for: Sleepers who want a great bounce, responsiveness, cooling. Also, it is good for sleepers who want foam but want to stay away from stressed hugs and contours.

4. Hybrids

Hybrids are made from a combination of latex, memory, polyurethane foams, coils or other materials and these mattresses are usually designed to maximize certain advantages while minimizing certain disadvantages. It is an unusual combination of both traditional spring and memory foam and takes the best of both worlds.

However, the amount of foam for these beds varies depending on the desired strength. Some options use less than 1.5 inches of foam, so they are more reminiscent of a traditional spring bed. To find the most optimal version of a hybrid, it is best to choose one that has close to 3 inches of foam.

It is important to emphasize that they are one of the more expensive deals you will find. Buying one of these things will make you happy with the investment, but keep in mind that it is worth the investment if you plan to enjoy it for the long term.

5. Adjustable

Another type of mattress that explains everything: these beds offer a unique opportunity to change your sleeping position to suit your wishes. You can lift your head or feet giving you more options than traditional products. These beds provide extra comfort for people who suffer from chronic lumbar head pain or just want to be slightly elevated to prevent snoring, and are therefore ideal for people with certain medical conditions such as snoring, the elderly or those with lower back pain back.

6. Pillow-top

These are usually beds of coil, latex or memory foam, but have a layer of soft material sewn into the blanket to make it as comfortable as possible. They are considered more luxurious and cost little more than standard options.

 

 

Firmness

Firmness is the feeling of a hard or soft mattress. This is also one of the most difficult and common questions customers ask. The feel and firmness of the mattress depending on the subjective sense of the definition of soft, medium and firm. Also, your body feeling, weight, size, and other factors all play a role.

A mattress that provides good support simply means that it maintains the spine in proper alignment without creating pressure points as they would wake up in pain without adequate support. Firmness is more about how comfortable the mattress feels at first. Whether hard or soft, the optimum level of strength goes hand in hand with comfort.

With that in mind, the average recommended threshold strength level drops between 4-7 out of 10 ranges. Universal comfort mattresses match these numbers, giving sleepers a chance to discover the level of strength that suits them.

 

Favourite sleeping position

Think about your favourite sleeping position because that determines the ideal firmness of your new bed. Depending on whether you sleep on your back, stomach or the side, choose a mattress firmness as well:

•       Stiffness and support are critical for sleeping on the back. A soft mattress will create pressure points on the sleeper, without providing the right amount of pressure back. Besides, if the bed does not support the sleeper, their spinal alignment will be off and there will be back pain. On a scale of 1-10, the perfect range would be 4-7.

•       Stomach sleeping should be a top priority when looking for a new mattress. The torso will put the most pressure on the sleeping mattress in the stomach. For this reason, they need a mattress that provides equal support to their bodies. If the middle part sinks in the middle of the mattress (the mattress is too soft), the sleeper will distort the spine causing lower back pain and other problems. Also, the tummy tuckers must be positioned as flat as possible relative to the mattress surface. Even something as simple as a high pillow could lower your spine, causing pain and discomfort. It is usually necessary to have a mattress in the range 5-7 (where 10 is the firmest).

•       Sleepers lying on the side many times rotate with both legs straight, one straight and one bent, both bent. With this constant change, side sleepers need a mattress with a soft to medium firmness, which is soft enough to contour to the wings of their body (usually something in the range 3-6 of 10 where 10 is the tightest). A soft mattress with a lot of support will alleviate the pressure points on your neck and back.


Consider your weight

There is no ideal mattress for every weight, but the fact is that support, hug, feel, sync and even cooling will depend on your body type and weight. See how weight-oriented you can be when buying a mattress:

•       Light (less than 150 pounds) – You will want a medium-firm bed around 5-6 firmness that doesn’t sink too much. If you are lighter than 150 lbs, you can even go with four since most beds are rated for the average sleeper of 180lbs. 

•       Average (150-200 pounds) – Like with the previous category you can choose industry standard of 5-7, providing perfect support and comfort. Some sleepers will want to opt for more softer beds and it is ok but just go with 3-5 range if you sleep on your side and you are all set.

•       Heavier Person (200+ pounds) – Heavier people can cause more pressure points on their back, and you should choose a firmer option to adjust for sinkage. If you are having problems with cooling, you ought to consider coil mattresses. Ideally, choose a thick (12”) or thicker bed.

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