Mattress Matters. A Guide To Choosing The Right Mattress
The money-wise say you should spend your money where you spend your time.
And since the average person spends around 60 hours a week in bed - sleeping, reading, or just lazing around - it makes sense to invest in a good mattress that guarantees comfort. Let’s take a look at some key factors to consider while buying a mattress.
There are a lot of myths floating about - that a harder mattress is better for back support or that more foam layers will make a mattress comfier. But don't believe everything you read - back support is largely a matter of personal preference. For some of you, a soft mattress will work and for others, something really firm will. What you do need to know is what kinds of mattresses there are out there.
The simplest are coir mattresses layered with foam - these are basic and comfortable for those with no special sleep needs. If you like a bit of bounce, then choose a spring mattress. These are affordable luxury. For a more luxurious sleep experience, look for a mattress with memory foam. This special kind of foam moulds itself to the shape of your body as you lie on it. Once you get up, it springs back to its original shape.
Whichever mattress you buy, make sure you understand what's inside. Ask for details about the product and read the descriptions carefully to know the role played by each component.
While a sumptuously soft mattress you can sink into sounds like a dream, it may turn into a nightmare for some. A super soft mattress, without the right kind of technology backing it up, can lead to sleep discomfort, backache, and occasionally, more serious health issues.
A mattress must have a strong core that retains its shape and offers support for your back. Spring mattresses, created with layers of foam and a special spring technology, are renowned for their springiness and flexibility. In the image below, we've shown you a cross-section of our bestselling Cloud mattress. It consists of corrosion-resistant pocket springs sandwiched between layers of supple low-density foam and covered in premium knitted fabric.
#3: Motion Separation
As incredible as it sounds, sleep disturbance has been cited as the trigger for many divorce cases all around the world. And this isn't just the snoring.
There’s nothing worse than being woken up in the middle of the night because your partner is constantly changing position or tossing and turning next to you. Look for a mattress with independent spring action that can provide full motion separation. That is, the springs inside the mattress are cased individually and move independently. This means that you can sleep undisturbed even when your partner moves around on the bed.
India is a land of extreme climates: summer nights can be really hot and winter nights still, not to mention the humidity that makes you sweat. So you’ll want a mattress that is comfortable in all weathers. A mattress with latex layers creates a hypoallergenic sleep experience that offers full body support, comfort, and maintains an optimum mattress temperature through the night. So you’ll be cool in summer and warm in winters.
Mattresses are also prone to microbes, bacteria and fungi, when used for a long time period. Invest in a mattresses that’s covered in ultra-fresh fabric that acts as a protective layer against such microbial growth.
CARE TIPS FOR MATTRESSES
After continuous use for a few years, mattresses start to lose shape and firmness, becoming lumpy or saggy. A good mattress should retain its original properties for 7-8 years with careful use. When you shop for a mattress, make sure to look at what materials are used in the foam, core, and springs to estimate its durability and lifetime. Here are some tips to improve the longevity of your mattress.
(1) Rotate your mattress length-wise every 2-3 months to make the wear uniform.
(2) If your mattress is dual-sided, flip sides every 2-3 months to increase its life.
(3) Use a mattress protector to save it from stains and spills.
(4) If you do spill something, don’t use any harsh chemicals to clean it.
(5) Though many mattresses (including many of ours) are made of fire retarding materials, it’s best to not smoke in bed.
(6) Don’t iron clothes on the mattress-the heat from the iron can damage the ticking and foam inside.
(7) Don’t bend or fold your mattress-doing so will damage its structural integrity.
(8) Roughhousing can damage your mattress so make sure no one is allowed to jump on the bed.
(9) It is also good to let your mattress breathe from time to time. Expose it to good natural sunlight and ventilation to avoid odours.
(10) Make sure your mattress has a firm foundation, specially in case of queen and king size beds. There should be support down the middle in order to avoid sagging.
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