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Choosing the right mattress

Be it for your own home, an apartment you’re renting out or a hotel project, the mattress is one of the most important pieces of furniture to consider.

In the hotel industry, a lot of new technologies are being applied to beds, offering more choice. Manufacturers are presenting beds that can be individually adjusted to suit the guest, for example, as well as smart sleep sensor mats and technical materials from space travel. Connected mattresses have really taken off!

YouBed CEO Mattias Sörensen explains it best, “hotel guests are primarily buying a good night’s sleep, and studies show that a comfortable bed is the most requested item by hotel guests at all levels.”

As we all become more eco-centered, sustainability is also making its way to the forefront. Manufacturers have been focusing on increasing mature recycling and cradle to cradle approaches as well as organic qualities, targeting origin and tradition.

When buying a mattress, there are various elements to consider, like the degree of hardness or flexibility, for example. On the ArchiExpo website, mattresses are classified according to the number of “seats” (single or double) as well as by technology: spring, foam, latex, pocket springs, memory shape, etc.

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  • How to choose a mattress?

    Magniflex mattress

    A decade ago, Scientists already began recognizing the “first night effect”, where one half of the brain unconsciously remains on call like a security guard, acutely alert in unfamiliar surroundings. When we travel, we expect to have high-quality sleep relative to the price we’re paying for our hotel room. Of course, the same is important for the home since choosing the right mattress equates to a healthy, well-rested body. For industry leaders and homeowners, to get a clear view, here are our manufacturer tips for making the right choice of mattress.

     

    You will find many companies talking about specific points to consider and will often assist you throughout your search, mostly in regards to the quality of suspension (foam, latex or springs).

     

    Take a look at the morphological tables that indicate the weight and size index in order to choose a mattress that will adapt to your body type; they can be found in any bedding store. If you’re a lightweight, go for a softer mattress unless you prefer sleeping on a firm one. If you’re on the heavier side, you’ll undoubtedly need to buy a stronger mattress support.

     

    The weight of your body will actually determine how dense and thick your mattress should be. In general, though, thin mattresses are low in density meaning there isn’t enough material inside to handle the weight of the body and will most likely be unable to evacuate any heat and humidity throughout the night. On average, people should choose a thickness over 23cm and, to give an example, spring mattresses run between 20 and 25cm thick while foam and latex mattresses seem to stay between 15 and 20cm.

     

  • What size of mattress should you choose?

    The size of a mattress is an essential choice when you want to buy a bed. Many people do not know that they sleep on a mattress that is not adapted to their size or morphology. Therefore, even on a high-end mattress, they don’t expreience quality sleep. There are, however, some simple rules that will help you choose the size of your future mattress.

    The length is chosen according to your size, meaning height. It must be at least 15 cm longer than you to prevent your feet from escaping the bed. The width depends on your situation, whether you are alone or in pairs and the comfort you are looking for. We turn about 40 times a night, so the width of the mattress is very important.

    1 person 2 people
    70×190 cm 140×190 cm
    70×200 cm 140×200 cm
    80×190 cm 160×200 cm
    80×200 cm 180×200 cm
    90×190 cm 190×200 cm
    90×200 cm 2x80x200 cm
    100×190 cm 2x90x200 cm
    120×190 cm 200×200 cm

    Sleeping independence is the ability of a mattress to absorb the movements you make while you sleep. Knowing that a person turns between 30 and 40 times a night (60 to 80 movements if there are two of you), you can easily imagine why this is so important. Several options are available to you. Opt for a high density mattress. This guarantees a good amortization of your movements and those of your partner. Another solution: choose not one but two mattresses. Like hotel bedding, you can combine your two mattresses on a bed base and enjoy a real independence of sleeping.

  • What are the different types of mattress technology?

    There is no technology that’s better than another. Each responds to specific habits, needs and morphology. Choosing between the spring mattress, the latex mattress, the foam mattress or the memory mattress will depend on your personal needs. Some manufacturers are combining materials, such as natural latex and cork granules. Read the description of each to see which suits you best.

    Twils spring mattress

    The springs mattress: this type of mattress is especially recommended for people who sweat a lot at night as they are naturally ventilated and cushion body movements. Here again, several types of technology come together: biconical springs, pocket springs and springs with continuous wire. Biconical springs offer dynamic and very progressive support. They are particularly suitable for people who are pregnant or who would like a dynamic comfort. For people who move a lot during their sleep, it’s best to go for the pocket springs because they contain a large number of springs, also known as coils—each spring reacts individually and they have differentiated support zones. The springs with continuous wire, suspensions made from a mesh of continuous wire, offer a firm comfort. But regardless of the nature of the spring, know that a high number of springs guarantees a better support.

     

    dormiente latex mattress

    The latex mattress: the latex mattress is made from rubber. It’s supposed to be a material that offers exceptional elasticity, which means a good night sleep and a good resistance to wear over time. If the mattress is 100% latex, then it should have a long life. It’s a very good choice for anyone prone to allergies because it has hypoallergenic qualities or for those suffering from back problems. In addition, this type of mattress ventilates well and handles moisture well enough. It can be found to fit one or two people and have a high density.

     

    Golden Night foam mattress

    The foam mattress: polyurethane, high resilience, memory shape, there are several varieties of foam but they all offer a very good support, especially when the density is greater than 35 kg / m³. For that we must focus on high resilience foams H.R / H.D which have better elasticity and comfort properties. It resists better in time and remains the most affordable technology by all. Densities below 35 Kg / m³ are recommended for children or people weighing less than 60 Kg. Know that the higher the density, the better your comfort will be. The other advantage of foam mattresses is their weight. Lighter than latex or spring models, they are easier to handle and move, a significant criterion if you live alone or if you suffer from back problems.

     

    Golden Night memory mattress

    The memory mattress: viscoelastic foam, also called memory foam, provides effective relief to back pain, and reacts with body heat and molds to the morphology of your body while providing good support. It is applied in a direct reception layer or under the classic upholstery, in which case it also offers very good sleeping independence. Originally created by NASA to alleviate the pressure suffered by astronauts during take-off, this very high density Polyurethane foam adapts perfectly to your morphology, limits the pressure points with a density between 50Kg / m³ and 80 Kg / m³ and thus improves the quality of sleep.

     

     

    Different types of mattress:

    • Spring mattress
    • Latex mattress
    • Foam mattress
    • Memory mattress
  • How thick should your mattress be?

    In general, people love a thick mattress and most prefer mattresses that range from 20 to 30 cm thick. A minimum of 14 cm thick is required to take full advantage of the virtues of a mattress. Between 14 and 20 cm, you benefit from the ideal thickness to turn it over easily. Another advantage of a mattress at medium thickness: you no longer have to fight with your fitted sheet to place it on your mattress.

    • THICKNESS 14-18 CM
      A mattress between 14 and 18 cm thick is suitable for extra beds such as sofa beds or cribs for example. They are uncomfortable but have the advantage of easy storage. Note that the choice of the thickness of the mattress is based on the weight of the person who uses it. The heavier the person, the thicker the mattress should be.

     

    • THICKNESS 20-25 CM
      Mattresses that are 20-25 cm thick are quite comfortable provided you have a well-worked padding. Foam and latex mattresses are soft or toned according to density. It’s up to you to test each mattress according to what you prefer and your comfort habits. If you have back pain, use a thick density mattress or a memory mattress.

     

    • THICKNESS 25 CM AND MORE
      Mattresses 25 cm and more are designed to offer the greatest comfort and make your nights dreamy. These very thick mattresses not only have a considerable advantage in terms of comfort, but also in terms of the lifetime and ventilation of the coating. For couples, this is also the ideal type of mattress since you don’t feel the other person move during his or her sleep. The downside? Regular maintenance.
  • When to change your mattress?

    Professionals are unanimous, a mattress must be changed at least every 10 years. It is not necessary to remind you the exact year of purchase of your mattress, just listen to your body. If you start feeling stiff or have back pain when you wake, it means that your mattress needs to be changed. Also, if it changes color or looks stained, just change it out.

    Professionals advise changing the box spring at the same time as the mattress. The box spring is also an essential element of good bedding since it has a significant influence on the comfort and the life of the mattress.

  • How to maintain your mattress?

    It’s no secret that we need to clean our mattresses as often as possible to avoid bacteria and mites that like to fester in bed linen. It’s the only sure way to maintain a healthy and durable bedding so that it won’t need to be changed so quickly.

     

    In addition, during the night we perspire and this water infiltrates into our mattress, creating a humid environment in which bacteria and mold can proliferate. Beyond a regular household cleaning, it is important to follow certain practices to keep bedding healthy and for that you’ll want to see with the manufacturer.

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