Sleep is an important part of human life. How you sleep will determine how you feel during the day, physical activity and health. About a third of our lives we spend in a dream, at this time our body rests and recuperates. But the quality and comfort of sleep is influenced by many factors, and one of the main ones is the right mattress.
A good selection of mattresses can be found in the shop Ormatek.
But how do you know which mattress is right for you? Let’s try to highlight the basic requirements for mattresses and their characteristics.
First of all, it is important to decide what will be mattress load. It is calculated for one bed. Therefore, take your weight and add 25 kg to it – you get the minimum load for your mattress. If the mattress you like in the store is designed for a large load, this is even better, but if it is for a smaller one, then you should not take it. Since due to the excess of the minimum load, the life of the mattress will be reduced.
Next, you should decide on the type of mattress, they are of two types:
- Spring – at the heart of such mattresses are spring blocks. Moreover, the rigidity of the mattress depends on the size of the springs – the larger the diameter of the spring, the softer the mattress. These mattresses do not require a large layer of fillers, as the springs provide a basic level of support. Springs allow you to evenly distribute the load over the entire surface. Due to the variety of modifications, they are suitable for people with different needs.
Spring mattresses are divided into types:
- Bonnel – the simplest spring block in which there are from 108 to 127 springs per square meter. These springs are rigidly fixed on a common metal frame. This option is the most budget spring mattress, suitable for people with low weight, as a temporary mattress for rented housing or summer cottages.
- S500 or TFK – This spring block consists of independent springs in the amount of 256 pieces per square meter. In addition, each spring is sewn into a fabric pocket, so such a block is sometimes called a mattress with pocket-type springs. Thanks to a larger number of springs and their independent pocket type, the weight of a person is distributed more evenly over the surface of the mattress.
On the basis of this mattress, another model of a spring block was created with the arrangement of springs in the form of a honeycomb. Those. in the block, the springs are not located in straight rows, but like honeycombs in a beehive, this achieves a greater number of springs per square meter – 300 pieces, therefore, the mattress can withstand a person’s weight by 15-20 kg more.
- S1000 or MultiPocket– the block is similar in structure to TFK, but the density of the springs is already 250 per square meter. At the same time, the springs in this block are of smaller diameter and better adapt to the curves of the body. Such mattresses can withstand more weight and have a noticeable orthopedic effect.
- S2000 or MmicroPocket– the most modern spring block, in which there are 1000 springs of small diameter per square meter. Such a mattress is suitable for people with a lot of weight, and a long service life. But at a cost it is much higher than the rest, as it belongs to the premium segment.
- duet or doublespring – spring block, designed for partners of different weights. It has 256 independent springs per square meter. But in each of some of these springs, another short and stiff spring is additionally inserted. Short springs in the block can be from 127 to 256 per square meter. Such a mattress is able to adapt to any load, a person up to 100 kg will sleep comfortably on standard springs, and a person with a large weight will be supported by short and stiff springs. Therefore, spouses with different weights will not have to choose mattresses of different firmness, but one will be enough.
- Springless – consist of a homogeneous filler (latex, polyurethane foam, etc.). or their layers with different stiffness. Their advantages are cost, good for a temporary option, or for a child. The thickness of such mattresses is usually no more than 16 cm. Mattresses with high rigidity last longer, but not everyone likes them. The choice among layered mattresses is very large. One of their advantages is the ability to withstand fairly strong loads, children’s jumps, and frequent rollovers. These mattresses are silent, lightweight and come in a wide range of heights from topper to full mattress.
Types of springless mattresses:
- Monoline – consist of a thick layer of one type of filler (foam rubber, coconut coir, latex, etc.)
- puff – combine hard and soft fillers (for example, latex and coconut coir). In this case, it is possible to combine two levels of rigidity in one mattress.
- Sandwiches – in such a mattress, a layer of the main filler (latex or foam rubber, in some hard mattresses – coconut coir) is placed in the center, and layers of the second material are located along the edges, correcting the rigidity of the mattress.
- Combined – they use three or more types of filler to form the desired level of rigidity. Often make the sides different in stiffness. Such mattresses can be quite high and light.
- Toppers (thin mattresses) – used to correct the rigidity of the bed. They consist of one or more fillers, with a total thickness of up to 9 cm.