How To Choose The Perfect Mattress For You?
Choosing the right mattress is important for both your comfort and the quality of your sleep. But we know it: among the many models of mattresses that can be found on the market, making a choice can be very complicated. Also, to find the mattress that suits you best, it is best to proceed in stages. In this article, discover which mattress to choose according to your morphology, your needs and your preferences.
Which firmness to choose for your mattress?
Also called “mattress support”, firmness is one of the most important criteria in choosing this accessory. Closely linked to the density of the material as well as its type of suspension, the firmness must be chosen to take into account your tastes, but above all according to your morphology.
Very firm mattress
The very firm mattress is ideal for people with a large build, or who tend to have back pain on mattresses that are too firm. Be careful though: contrary to popular belief, a very firm mattress does not treat back pain. It is above all the technology of the bedding (bed base and mattress included) that relieves pain.
The firm mattress is particularly suitable for medium and even large builds. In other words, people with an average weight in relation to their height. For example, a woman measuring 1.60 m and weighing between 50 and 65 kilos will generally be comfortable on this type of mattress. Like the very firm mattress, the firm mattress is not suitable for people with spinal pathology.
Medium (or “semi-firm”) mattress
Finally, the semi-firm mattress is, as its name suggests, halfway between the soft mattress and the firm mattress. Very comfortable, it is suitable for most of the population. However, it is mainly intended for people with an average build.
First of all, the soft mattress is ideal for small builds, that is to say, people with a low weight compared to their height. A woman measuring 1.60 m and weighing between 40 and 50 kilos will often be comfortable with this type of bedding. On the other hand, the soft mattress is not suitable for someone who suffers from a lumbar pathology.
Which technology to choose for your mattress?
Mattress technology, also known as “suspension”, refers to the material it is made of. Nevertheless, even if there are a very large number of materials used in the manufacture of mattresses, most of them are now outdated. Most mattresses these days are latex, spring, foam, or memory foam. There are also more specific models, such as hybrids or relaxation mattresses, which deserve to be treated separately.
The polyurethane foam mattress
Much appreciated for its comfort, the polyurethane foam mattress has a multitude of advantages. Flexible and highly resilient, this mattress creates support zones adapted to the support points of the body, and therefore provides excellent support while conforming to the shape of the body. This is a material recommended for people with back pain when they wake up.
The memory foam mattress
As its name suggests, the memory foam mattress allows you to perfectly fit the morphology of the sleeper. Made of viscoelastic foam, this material reacts to body temperature to adapt to the silhouette. This mattress is the perfect choice for people with back pain.
On the other hand, the memory foam mattress tends to keep quite warm.
The pocket spring mattress
Spring mattress technology has evolved significantly in recent years. Also, it is now one of the best on the market. Often considered a top-of-the-range mattress, it offers optimal ventilation and very good comfort. If you tend to sweat at night, this mattress will be well suited.
The latex mattress
Whether natural or synthetic, latex is a must in mattress design. Naturally hypoallergenic and anti-mite, the latex mattress is ventilated and benefits from optimal swelling. It also offers ideal support, which relieves back pain. Of course, to benefit from the best properties, natural latex is to be preferred.
The hybrid mattress
As its name suggests, the hybrid mattress combines several technologies to offer the best comfort to the sleeper. For example, there are mattresses combining memory foam with pocket springs.