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5 tips on how to deal with choosing a mattress

18. August 2021 How to choose a mattress

Are you considering changing the mattress and are you hesitant to choose? The offer is wide and it is not at all easy to get acquainted with it.
That is why we have prepared a list of 5 questions for you, which you should answer before you decide on a given mattress.

5 tips on how to deal with choosing a mattress
1. Mattress size

How big a mattress do you need?

Mattress length

For a comfortable sleep should should be yours mattress at least 20 cm longerthan your height. And although most of us in the past are used to a length of up to 200 cm, today it is no longer a problem to get a mattress of 220 cm or more. So if nature has given you an above-average height, get a mattress on which you can sleep without your feet in the air.

Mattress width

Mattress width for a double bed should be at least 80 cm for one person. But if the spaces allow, choose even wider - every cm can make a big difference. If it is an occasional overnight stay, a width of 70 cm per person will suffice. When single beds the width of the bed should not be less than 90 cm.

Mattress height

Many people think that the higher the mattress, the more comfortable it is. But it is a myth and marketing move of companies that force the customer to buy more expensive higher mattresses. Athletes and active people will generally be more convenient lower mattress, preferably one that is closely linked to orthopedic lamellar system. The mattress will breathe well and dissipate excess heat. With increasing weight and age, then choose a higher mattress. Higher mattress it spreads the weight better and captures more basal heat, the production of which is lower in seniors than in younger people.

2. Bed grate

What is your grate?

Although you will never hear this question from many retailers, the answer to it is crucial. In order for you to be comfortable, you need to follow a simple lesson: “Whether spring springs or mattresses, not both“.

So if you choose a slatted or segmental grate, it is advisable to buy a simple mattress without spring elements. Alternatively, ask about the possibility of reinforcing it so that it can be used with the grate. We will be happy to adjust the mattress for you free of charge so that its correct orthopedic function is maintained.

The advantage is those who choose a fixed grate. Any mattress can be placed on it. The ideal combination is a solid slat with a flexible mattress. These include, among others, spring mattresses or s integrated lamella grate.

If you want to buy an adjustable grate, make sure that the mattress you have chosen is suitable for it. In general, lower mattresses fit better, up to a height of 22 cm. In any case, consider using a holder that will prevent the mattress from sliding unintentionally on the slat. 

7-8 hours

is the recommended sleep time of an adult per night

20 cm

your mattress should be so much longer than your height

80 cm

is the minimum recommended width of a mattress for one person

3. Body disposition

What is your character?

Although most manufacturers provide information on which weight categories a given mattress is suitable for, it is simplified information. In fact, it depends on the pressure you put on the mattress. And it is given not only by your weight, but also by height and body structure. 

Our advice is "with a growing proportion of muscle mass, choose a harder mattress“. If you are a very muscular person, you will probably feel better on a harder mattress. If you do not like movement, you will sleep better on a softer mattress.

4. Health

Do you suffer from any health problems?

The mattress can help you from some health problems. However, if you choose it wrong, the result will be the exact opposite. First of all, try to consult your doctor or physiotherapist, for example, especially if it is a more serious health problem. 
If you are not being treated anywhere, we have simple advice for you again. If you suffer from joint pain, degenerative spinal damage, bruising or venous problems, Choose a mattress with a layer that distributes point pressure well. As a rule, these mattresses are taller and softer. Try memory foam or natural latex, or soft PUR foams. Hard mattresses will be completely unsuitable for you.
If you suffer from common back pain, best to benefit your body with a mattress with lower and stronger layer surface foams. In this case, the distribution of pressure, eg by memory foam, is rather undesirable; on the contrary, a solid mattress will provide you with good service, on which it will not be a problem to change position at any time. 
But always keep in mind that the mattress must first and foremost allow the spine to relax. So choose one in which your spine is in its physiological position.

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5. Allergies

Are you allergic?

If your answer is "yes", then always choose a mattress with easily removable, washable cover. If you are allergic to mites directly, make sure the cover is washable at least to 60 ° C. You can partially remove allergens by regular vacuuming, but a washing machine will do you a much better service. Washing also removes sweat and other organic impurities that create an environment suitable for mites and mold.

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