Get the rest you deserve: how to choose a good mattress?

These products are a relatively expensive investment, so it never hurts to know how we can make them last longer in the best conditions.

An adequate mattress not only helps you keep your back healthy, but it also increases your quality of life because it provides you with adequate rest. But since in the market there is infinity of models, sometimes it is difficult to know which is best for you.

What is the best mattress for me?

Springs, foam, latex, viscoelastic. Which one to decide?

If you sleep on your back, in a supine position, on your back, choose hard mattresses.

If you sleep on your side, a mattress of less firmness may allow you to allow the shoulder to sink slightly until you find a comfortable position.

How much do you weigh?

If you weigh a lot, you will need firm mattresses that offer good support, because on a soft mattress you will sink too much.

Lighter people also need mattresses of greater flexibility, which adapt to their shape to distribute the weight better.

Although it depends on the taste of people, sleepjunkie.net, a group specializing in sales of equipment for rest, from 0 to 10 years recommends mattresses with a firmness of 3 or higher, from 10 to 20 years chooses from 4 and up. If you weigh more than one hundred kilos, a firmness superior to 4 and mattresses of springs is advised.

Do you move a lot?

If you move a lot while you sleep, it is convenient for you to have a firm mattress that allows you to turn without effort, because on a soft mattress you would sink too much, and it would be harder to move.

Are you very hot?

If you spend heat, sweat easily or live in a warm place, spring mattresses are for you, because they ventilate better and are fresher. If on the contrary, you are cold, or you live in a place with low temperatures, the models of foam, latex or viscoelastic material will keep the heat better.

Monthly, during the first year of use and then every 3 months at least, turn the mattress in the “head-foot” direction and turn it from top to bottom. In this way, you will avoid possible caking of exterior materials. In some mattresses, this process is not necessarily due to its composition.

The mattress should not be bent, nor forced to enter it by doors or elevators, because certain models of mattresses are equipped with a stabilizing rod of contour that would be deformed and affect the performance of it.

For hygiene and proper maintenance of the mattress fabric, if you use protective cover, make sure that both the measurement of this and the adjustable sheets are appropriate to the mattress, since an excessive effort applied to the corners, could because of deformation.

Make sure that the base intended to support the mattress is rigid or flexible, but uniform, otherwise it will transmit irregularities on the mattress shell.

If you want to keep your mattress impeccable, dry cleaning of the cover is recommended.