Know Your Mattresses: Which One is Good for Your Health?
Buying mattresses is an important decision you make while renovating your bedroom. Whether you order it online or buy from a modern furniture store in your area, you must keep in mind quite a few things.
From setting a budget to consulting your therapist, you need to do your homework pretty before buying a new mattress for your home.
While listening to the tips from your friends and co-workers is a great idea, you will always benefit from professional advice.
So, let’s take a look at the types of mattresses available in the market and be familiar with some terms to ensure the best match to our needs.
Sprung Mattress: These mattresses are made primarily from one long piece of steel wire coiled into springs. They also have border rod of wire offering the mattress a firm edge in order to restrain the shape.
While these are affordable, offer great value for money and are lighter than most mattresses. Since these mattresses can be turned in all directions, they have an extended lifespan.
However, the springs in these mattresses are connected, which makes them less responsive to your body. Therefore, these mattresses may not be supportive or ergonomic.
If you are looking out for a mattress that is less expensive and meant for occasional use, open sprung mattresses are good for you.
Pocket-sprung Mattresses: These mattresses are more supportive as they have up to 3000 small springs individually encases inside separate fabric pockets. The pocket-sprung mattresses also tend to have hand-stitched sides for strong and stable edges.
The springs in pocket-sprung mattresses move independently, and therefore, are responsive to your body weight. Moreover, they come in a variety of tensions including soft, medium and firm, offering optimum support and comfort to your body.
The only thing that could a potential deal breaker for you is their fillings. Whether they are wool, synthetic or any other material, they make the mattresses heavy and cumbersome to turn. Moreover, some specific fillings such as lambswool can also trigger allergies in some people.
Memory-foam Mattresses: These mattresses contain no springs and mold according to your body shape. The most popular type of material that is used in memory foam mattresses is Tempur. The material has been developed by NASA and consists of billions of viscoelastic cells. As a result, these mattresses respond to the temperate and weight of your body.
Memory foam mattresses feel quite different from sprung mattresses and are generally considered ideal for people with joint pain and allergy issues. However, some people feel quit warm after sinking into the foam after a while. So it may not be suitable for every buyer.
Latex Mattresses: Latex foam is manufactured from a white liquid tapped from the trunks of rubber trees and then blended with synthetic latex. It is naturally elastic and distributes the pressure of your body evenly across the mattress. Plus, these mattresses are breathable; therefore, you won’t feel warm while sleeping on them for longer hours. They are durable and resilient and ideal for people looking for firmness in their mattresses.
Don’t go for cheaper forms of latex mattresses as they can develop lumps and body impressions in the long run.
Buying a mattress is a serious investment since you spend nearly 25 years of your life in bed, which directly affects your health. With proper knowledge of the types of mattresses available in the market and the material that goes into the making of these mattresses, you can take a more informed decision about your health and emotional well-being.
- Ellon L