Do you ever wake-up feeling more tired than when you went to bed? Or do you feel pain in your lower back, or other parts of your body? Do you wake up in the night feeling hot and sweaty? Are you or your partner tossing and turning in the night, keeping each other awake? All these sleeping problems are common, and while sometimes caused by a serious sleeping disorder, most of the time it is simply a case of an unsuitable mattress. This is largely caused by people purchasing cheap mattresses, the wrong type of mattress for their needs or never changing their mattress. Sometimes you might not even be aware of the fact that the mattress you are using is not suitable for you. An example of this is that many people experience back problems but purchase a soft or medium feel mattress, while they can drastically reduce pain by a good pressure relief and firm mattress. Mattresses are personal and for each problem there is a specific mattress with a solution.
When we buy clothes, we do not only chose between trousers or jackets, we also choose the right size and want it to fit well around the body. Just like we would not purchase trousers that are too small or too big, we should also stop buying mattresses that do not suit/fit our bodies. The wide variety of choice of mattresses might confuse people and it is not always that obvious which mattress is the right choice. It is therefor very important that we are aware of our own possible sleeping problems. Once you know what your sleep weaknesses are you can find the perfect mattress. If you do not experience any problems, it is still advisable to purchase a mattress that is healthy for you to help prevent the development of any future problems.
You might think now: which mattress is good and what manufacturer can I trust? Selecting the right mattress might seem a hard decision and mattress manufacturers seem to use a lot of complicated language to describe the specifications of the mattresses they produce. By simply knowing a few words that explain the spring or foam technique of a mattress you will understand whether the mattress suits your requirements or not.
I will begin by explaining the most basic mattress to very specific innovative techniques. Most mattress used to be simple open coil mattresses in which the springs are interconnected. The disadvantage of open coil sprung mattresses is that any movement in the night effects your whole body as well as your partner. Sprung mattresses often do not take into consideration different parts of the body and are not ergonomic, which can cause back pains. The reason for purchasing a sprung mattress is often its low price, but for just a few pounds more you can already have a far better mattress.
An example of a higher quality mattress is a Miracoil mattress manufactured by Silentnight UK. This is also a sprung mattress, but the springs are divided into several different sleeping zones rather than indiscriminately positioned. The firmness of the springs in certain areas are adapted to the human body and support either 3 or 7 areas of the human form depending on the Miracoil number. Another advantage of a spring system such as Miracoil is the firmness of the edges and the centre of the mattress that will give you more sleeping space by preventing you from either rolling together or rolling out of the bed. The firmness of a Miracoil mattress varies from medium to firm and I would recommend firm to people who experience any kind of back problems.
If you are sleeping together in a bed with your partner and you wake each other in the night I would highly recommend a pocket sprung mattress that are sold by manufacturers such as Rest Assured, Sealy Posturepedic and Myers in the UK. Each spring in this type of mattress is separated in a pocket sleeve and only moves individually of adjacent springs. Pocket sprung mattresses are available with varying quantities of springs with more springs meaning a higher quality mattress mattress. This number typically ranges between 700 and 2100 pocket springs and this number is usually represented in the title of the mattress such as the Silentnight Essentials Pocket 1000 Mattress. The bodily weight spread over this type of mattress giving the unparalleled pressure relief. If you experience serious back problems it is advisable to purchase a pocket spring mattress that is specified as orthopaedic, such as many mattresses of the manufacturer Sealy Posturepedic.
Apart from bodily pains, some people are limited in their sleep by allergies, asthma or feeling too hot. These type of sleeping problems can be confined by choosing a hypoallergenic mattress. One of the best options is choosing for a memory foam mattress since foam is naturally hypoallergenic. Foam mattress are also good for people with back problems since it moulds itself to the body. Manufacturers such as Relyon and Sealy sell orthopaedic memory foam mattresses. Another advantage of a foam mattress is that it often helps you to keep cooler in the night. However, there are also fibre mattresses on the market that are hypoallergenic mattresses that combine pocket springs with memory foam.
As has become apparent, there are many different type of mattresses with different functions. While a memory foam mattress will keep you cool and have orthopaedic benefits for your back, a pocket sprung mattress will cause you less tossing and turning. Finding a mattress that suits you can take a bit a research and the price of a premium mattress can be higher than a simple budget mattress. However, buying the right mattress can change your life as a good night of sleep will provide you with plenty of energy during the day for your busy life.