10 Benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress.
by ROSIE OSMUN
Top Reasons People Chose Memory Foam Mattresses1) Pressure Point Relief 2) Support Back/Spine Alignment 3) Relieve and Prevent Pain 4) Different Positions Can Be Accommodated 5) Motion Doesn’t Matter 6) Dust Mite Mitigation 7) Hypo-Allergenic 8) Perfect Fit for Adjustable Beds 9) Easy to Care For 10) Good Durability
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How do you find a mattress that's 'just right'?
By Peter Zaluzny CONTENT PRODUCER - DIGITAL HOME
Why is the right mattress so important?
While most people need seven to nine hours of sleep a night to perform at their peak, many people are getting by on a lot less than this – but how well? Not getting enough sleep, or good quality sleep, can result in a number of health problems – mostly cognitive impairment such as memory loss, irritability, slower reflexes and an increase in illness and stress, and this can lead to related problems further down the track.
A good mattress (along with a dark room, comfortable temperature and the right amount of quietness) can help ensure you're in peak condition by helping you get a good night's sleep.
Though there's no one mattress that's sure to please everyone, there are some key considerations to keep in mind when out shopping for your dream bed that will increase the chances of you getting the best mattress for your buck with the least amount of legwork.
Contrary to popular opinion, a mattress doesn't have to be firm to be good for your back – there's a difference between firm support and a firm feel.
- Firm: If you sleep on your stomach, a firm mattress will keep your spine aligned.
- Medium: Best if you sleep on your back, as it'll provide support for your spine, back and neck while keeping you comfortable.
- Soft: Great for sleeping on your side because it'll support and contour to your body's curves.
Try before you buy
- When trying out a mattress, make sure the bed base in the shop is similar to the one you have at home. If you have fixed slats or a hard surface, a soft mattress will feel very different on top of that than the ensemble base it's resting on in the shop.
- Try to roll over. It will take more effort if the mattress is too soft, and will feel uncomfortable on your hips and shoulders if it's too firm.
There are four main types of mattress:
Continuous or open-coil mattress: One of the cheaper types of mattress, continuous coil mattresses are made from a single piece of wire looped into springs, and open-coil mattresses are made of single springs fixed together by one wire. They're usually more affordable than some of the other types, though premium models can cost several thousand dollars. They're much lighter too, so they're easier to turn. However because the springs move as one unit the mattress is less responsive to your body, and any tossing and turning is likely to disturb a partner. The coils also wear out more quickly than pocket springs, so it will need to be replaced sooner than some of the other types.
Memory foam mattress: These mattresses are topped with a layer of temperature-sensitive viscoelastic material, or memory foam. As it's a type of foam, you should sink into it and feel your weight absorbed, taking pressure off your joints and increasing circulation. But because you sink in, the mattress padding can feel very close to your body all the time, meaning it can get warm easily.
Latex foam mattress: Latex foam moulds to body shape. Natural latex is white liquid produced by and tapped from the trunks of rubber trees. This is blended with synthetic latex and turned into latex foam. It tends to be durable and the materials breathe, so they are a good option for those prone to allergies and there's less chance of overheating. Latex also doesn't harbour dust mites, but these mattresses have a solid feel, so they're not likely to please someone wanting a softer, more cushioned night's sleep. They can be cumbersome to move due to their weight and heft.
Pocket spring mattress One of the more popular types, a pocket spring mattress has up to 3000 springs sewn into individual fabric pockets. They can be customised to have two sides, of different firmness. They offer good support by distributing your body weight evenly, and will support two people of two different body weights well because the springs are separate. You won't feel too warm because the open-spring construction allows air to circulate. The springs can be customised to different tensions – soft, medium or firm. However, they can be heavy to turn, as they're filled with natural materials, such as lambswool.
What about mattress toppers?
These add a layer of memory foam or extra padding to your existing bed mattress, but they can be a very expensive option considering they cost almost as much as a new mattress. A mattress topper won't provide any extra support if your existing mattress is failing or sagging, though. If you simply want an extra layer of cushioning, an inexpensive topper can add a layer of comfort.
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What are the benefits of pocket spring mattress?
Among most mattresses, firmer mattresses have more than 3500 springs. Usually more springs will be found in firmer orthopedic mattresses only. Pocket spring technology has become very popular now that it led to the invention of pocket spring mattresses. It was found that these mattresses provide unprecedented comfort via individual springs. Since it follow the innate contour our body, it proves to be a perfect orthopedic support. For a sound sleep, it is quite crucial to select mattress that can adjust to the shape of your body. Pocket spring mattresses are gaining good recognition nowadays due to the comfort level one can experience after using them¬. They offer plenty of benefits when compared to traditional mattresses. Check out some of the key benefits of pocket spring covers.
Springs Moving Independently:
Pocket spring covers contain hundreds and thousand of springs that are encased in individual soft fabric pockets below the layers of sumptuous fillings. This type of mattress is quite well-liked because the springs work independently at the right tension. Even if two people share the same bed, these mattresses will support each of them individually, giving them appropriate support. Beginning from head to toe, you will experience deep level of support with pocket spring mattress. Another advantage is that it reduces roll together as well as roll-off effect of mattresses. People with more weight difference can as well sleep on this mattress as this can adjust according to the contour of your body, thereby providing you good support.
Excellent Choice of tensions:
There are different types of tensions available for the springs. Some of them include: soft, medium and firm. You can choose the type of tension you want based on how your body will react to them. Worry no more with backaches when you can sleep peacefully over pocket spring mattresses. When it comes to buying them, you can be at ease and do not worry about the cost. Pocket spring mattresses are long lasting, sturdy and cost effective. Its robustness paves way for long lasting effects; therefore, you can use it for many years.
Pocket springs are normally concealed in layers consisting of plush padding, housed in separate spongy fabric pockets. These mattresses are soft, often covered with luxurious material, thereby giving it an affluent and a stylish look. Its cushioning effect provides great level of comfort that will help you relax. Now you can be sure of having a sound sleep and wake up the next sunrise completely refreshed. There are many companies manufacturing these spring mattresses in huge numbers, since it has become the preferred choice among most of the people. You can avail a list of these mattresses in all shapes and colors over the Internet. Browse the company’s website for more details and decide on the brand you wish to choose. Wait no more, start looking for pocket spring mattresses and get one for yourself.
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What are the benefits of Latex Mattress?
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