5 facts about mattresses, which everyone should know.
Hardness is the first thing to pay attention to when buying a mattress: a mattress that is too hard can cause discomfort, and a mattress that is too soft will not provide the necessary support to the spine. When choosing stiffness, it is important to consider the individual characteristics of the person. Different types of mattresses are recommended for different health conditions. For example, a hard mattress is not always useful for lower back pain, and in case of diseases of the upper spine, do not sleep on soft surfaces. Therefore, in cases of spinal diseases, you should consult a doctor for recommendations.
In addition to the anatomical features of a person, it is important and age: the older the person, the softer the mattress he needs. Children are recommended to sleep on a hard surface, after reaching the age of majority you can choose models of medium hardness, starting from the age of 25 the mattress is chosen based on personal preferences and physical features, and after 50 years the soft models are the best choice.
In addition, the weight of the person sleeping is also important:
- With a weight of up to 55 kg, you can choose a soft mattress;
- If you weigh 55-90 kg, you should pay attention to mattresses with medium stiffness;
- If you weigh between 90 and 90 kg, a hard mattress or a mattress with higher stiffness is the best choice;
- for a couple in different weight categories, it is best to choose two separate mattresses of different stiffness.
The right mattress must match the size of the bed. Otherwise, a mattress that is too big will be collected in waves, and one that is too small will not cover the bed base. To be comfortable during sleep, a mattress should be 15-20 cm longer than a person’s height. The width of the bed depends more on personal preferences, but ideally it should be equal to double the width of the sleeping person.
There are different springs
Some spring mattresses with dependent spring block have a special feature of stretching – over time they turn out a kind of hammock. In addition, if such a mattress sleeps two people, then overnight, the lighter may well roll to the one who is heavier. Therefore, choosing a mattress on the spring block, it is recommended to buy a model with an independent spring block, which are deprived of these shortcomings. A worthy alternative would be an orthopedic spring-less mattress.
Compliance with the rules for the care of the mattress can significantly extend its life.
Small stains should be removed with a mild soapy solution, and heavy soiling should be dry-cleaned with special products. The best remedy for dust is a vacuum cleaner.
Using a mattress cover will prevent the mattress from being dirty and protect it from light damage. If a mattress cover comes with a mattress, you should remember that only special products can be used to clean it.
Regular mattress rollovers will not allow the filler to be knocked over in one place, and periodic ventilation will prevent the accumulation of excessive moisture and harmful bacteria.
When is it time to change?
The average lifetime of a mattress is 10 years, but mattresses on spring blocks with high spring density can be used even longer. It is not recommended to exceed the service life specified in the mattress instructions, as the mattress loses its consumer properties after its expiration.