How to choose the mattress to sleep most comfortably?
A good rest will have enough energy to study, work, and do things. A comfortable mattress is an important prerequisite for a good quality and healthy sleep. So next, I will do the homework of making mattresses with you, and answer you one by one about the softness of the mattress, the type of mattress, and how to choose and buy.
Is the mattress hard or soft?
Most sleep experts believe that people need to sleep in a place with enough support. When a person is lying on a hard mattress, the bones are under greater pressure, and the muscles can be relaxed, so that the blood vessels will not be compressed and blood circulation will be facilitated. On the other hand, a hard mattress can also effectively prevent the waist from sinking during sleep, which is conducive to smooth breathing. Inhaling more oxygen will also improve the quality of sleep.
However, new research results point out that a mattress that is too hard is not suitable for people who have health problems such as back pain, scoliosis, rheumatism, arthritis, etc. Sleeping on a mattress of medium hardness can more effectively relieve such physical discomforts. symptom.
In addition, people of different sleeping positions and postures may also have different preferences for the hardness of the mattress. For example, a heavier person may feel more support when sleeping on a hard mattress, but for a lighter person, the difference may not be much. People who sleep on the side sleep on a softer mattress, which better fits the body's curve and is more conducive to maintaining the normal alignment of the spine; while people who are used to sleeping on their backs or lying on their stomachs may find hard mattresses more comfortable.
What kind of mattress?
Spring mattresses are the most traditional type of mattresses. When pressure is applied, the springs will rebound immediately. Spring mattresses generally support better. The spring structure of general spring mattress is mainly divided into the following four categories:
Bonnell Coils: This is the oldest structure. The spring barrel is shaped like an hourglass. The top and bottom are thick and the middle is thin. The two sides are connected by steel wire chains. The thicker the steel wire, the greater the hardness.
Offset Coils: This type of spring structure is similar to the Bonnell structure, but the top is usually a square shape to better connect with the adjacent spring coils, better support and support, which is conducive to fitting the body curve, and the noise is relatively low.
Continuous Coils: The spring of the whole mattress is wound from the beginning to the end in an S-shaped spiral with a long steel wire. This structure is very stable. It is the strongest of all spring structures in terms of supporting force and pressure dispersion, and is very durable; It can provide strong support to the waist, but it is also difficult to fit the body curve. It will be more comfortable with a thicker cushion; in addition, the spiral structure also helps to reduce the transmission of motion;
Pocket Coils/ Encased Coils: Independent cylindrical springs are cylindrical, and each spring is individually encapsulated with fabric. Now many high-end mattresses use this spring structure. Although this type of mattress may feel softer, it actually supports The force is comparable to other spring structures, and it is easier to fit the human body curve, and the movement will be less transmitted. Turning around will not easily affect the people around you.
Memory foam mattress Memory Foam Mattress
The memory foam has slow resilience. The memory foam mattress will adjust the shape according to your body shape to fit the body curve. When you get up, it will slowly return to its original shape. Many users who have back pain or joint pain have reported that This kind of mattress can improve the quality of sleep. Due to the slow rebound property, there is little movement transmission, turning around will not affect the people around, but when people sleep on the memory foam mattress, they will sink into the sponge to form a "pit", turning over is not so easy, and it is easy to overheat. To a large extent, the quality of memory foam mattresses is that the higher the density of the high-density foam, the more durable the mattress.
Memory foam mattresses are usually made by stacking different layers of sponges. Each manufacturer has its own design, but the sponges used are usually the following types:
Polyurethane sponge Polyurethane foam: The most common sponge material has good elasticity. Basically, ordinary spring mattresses and cushions at home use this kind of sponge. Polyurethane sponge will wear out over time.
Memory foam Memory foam: It is usually made of polyurethane. This kind of sponge will keep its original shape, but it will rebound slowly and is 2 to 3 times more durable than ordinary polyurethane sponge.
Sponge made of latex Latex foam: There will be no chemical smell that may appear in memory foam. It is more elastic than memory foam, can rebound quickly, support better, and is not so easy to store heat. It is usually the material of choice for hard memory foam mattresses.
Memory foam with gel added Gel infused memory foam: Slightly faster rebound and better support than ordinary memory foam, the most important thing is that it can dissipate heat and cool down.
If possible, it’s best to lie down and try it yourself. Put on loose clothes and easy-to-take off shoes. Try each position for 5-10 minutes to see if there is any discomfort. If you are in the same bed as someone else, it's best to lie down and try it together, so that you can know if you will be affected when the other half turns around.
It is recommended to choose the hardest mattress that makes you feel comfortable as much as possible. High hardness can provide strong support, but if it is too hard, it will cause excessive pressure on the body's stress points, making the spine unable to maintain its natural state and causing soreness. If you feel pain at some stress points after sleeping in bed for 15 minutes, it means the mattress is too hard; if it feels a little numb, it means it is too soft.