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How to choose the bed mattress: 6 key factors to look at

Did you have a nice sleep

Do you wake up rested in the morning? Are you one of those who sleep soundly? If your answer to these two questions is negative, you may have to start thinking about changing the bed mattress. It seems a lie, but many times we pay too much attention to how to dress this (to bed) and, instead, not so much to the quality of its main component (the mattress). And this, I assure you, is also part of having a bedroom as healthy and in the best possible conditions. It will also depend on our having a better rest, being in a better mood and even, according to some studies, that we extend our life for a couple of years!

Of course, before renewing your mattress, always think that, although here also influences the taste of each, there are some essential factors to which it is convenient to pay attention before opting for one or the other. To be more precise in my explanations, I have asked experts in the field – such as the professionals of Colchón Morfeo – and this is what they have told me …

Do you wake up rested in the morning? Are you one of those who sleep soundly? If your answer to these two questions is negative, you may have to start thinking about changing the bed mattress. It seems a lie, but many times we pay too much attention to how to dress this (to bed) and, instead, not so much to the quality of its main component (the mattress). And this, I assure you, is also part of having a bedroom as healthy and in the best possible conditions. It will also depend on our having a better rest, being in a better mood and even, according to some studies, that we extend our life for a couple of years!

Of course, before renewing your mattress, always think that, although here also influences the taste of each, there are some essential factors to which it is convenient to pay attention before opting for one or the other. To be more precise in my explanations, I have asked experts in the field – such as the professionals of Colchón Morfeo – and this is what they have told me …

1 | DIMENSION

It may sound obvious, but it never hurts to mention it. Depending on the size and number of people who go to sleep on the mattress, it will be necessary to choose it from one measure or another. Of course, the size of the room in which it will also be located influences, but I advise you – as far as possible – do not cut yourself and be generous with the size of it. The more space you have to stretch over it, the better you will sleep, and the better the quality of sleep.

 Another factor that you have to take into account is your height. Usually, the length of a mattress is divided into three categories: people measuring less than 1.60 m, measuring between 1.60 m and 1.80 m, or weighing more than 1.80 m. For maximum comfort, the length of your mattress must be 10 cm longer than you consider.

2 | FIRMNESS

Firmness means the stability provided by the bed when you lay on it, and this does not imply that the foundation is soft or hard. A soft mattress can be substantial, and not always the hardest or wooden ones are the best. If you are one of those who move a lot of sleeping, it is convenient that you keep this factor even more in mind, because it depends on it that the mattress offers you good adaptability to the body while you sleep. A little firm, it will sink too much, and the curvature of your body will go behind. One firm in excess will not adapt to your back, and you will get up with discomfort and body aches. Neither is advisable.

Summing up: that a suitable mattress must distribute the bodyweight properly. It must be strong enough to hold it well, but not enough to make you uncomfortable. Ideally, I always seek balance.

3 | COMPOSITION

The composition of one mattress to another can vary greatly. A mid-range is usually composed solely of foam, latex, or visco. A high-end bed and better quality also include a layer of springs or micromoles that facilitate its adaptability to each body. This will mark the sensory difference of being sleeping on a block of material or a luxurious and ergonomic texture. That said, the best quality mattresses will then have the following layers:

  • A few centimeters of viscoelastic designed to relieve the pressure that the bed can exert on the body, thus allowing better blood circulation and comfort.
  • Micromuelles Combination of bagged micro-springs that allows, for example, bed independence. These springs of an approximate size between 4 and 5 cm provide a feeling of adaptability and comfort compared to mattresses made with a single material.
  • Regulatory Effect A layer made with the latest generation materials that give the mattress a thermoregulatory effect, dissipating heat much faster than simple viscoelastic.
  • Ergonomic layer Designed to preserve the correct posture of the back and promote postural hygiene.

4| WEIGHT

 Weight is one of the essential elements to consider when choosing the firmness of the mattress. If your weight is less than 60 kg, it is best to choose a soft and smooth bed to adapt to your shape and distribute the weight equally. If you weigh from 60 kg to 100 kg, one is moderate hardness. And, if your weight exceeds 100 kgs, you should choose one that definitely facilitates a good grip.

5| HYGIENE

And another important factor: hygiene. In the Mercado, there are such advanced models of mattresses that lead to an outer layer composed of materials that protect, for example, from mites and bacteria and that, besides, eliminate odors or have specific humidity controls. Let’s not forget that keeping the mattress clean is also essential for a better rest.

6| PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

 Finally, it is necessary to consider your characteristics. We refer, for example, to allergies that you may have to certain materials such as cotton or latex, among others. Also, if you have to stay long periods in bed for health reasons, it is advisable to buy a viscoelastic mattress that reduces pressure.

While the price is a factor that worries you, avoid too much of your decision. The most important thing is to find the right quality mattress that gives you the rest you need. Your health is first!

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