Advice about Mattresses
Now we will explain a few simple maintenance rules, that will help you make your mattress last longer:
If we make our beds everyday as soon as we wake up, the mattress won’t be able to breath, and as a result, it will start accumulating odors. Furthermore, as in the summer season we tend to sweat way more than during the rest of the year, it’s convenient to let your mattress breath between thirty minutes to an hour everyday.
Since not all the parts of our body weigh the same , and our partner, if any, probably weights differently than us, it is recommended to flip and rotate our mattress to avoid its deformation. You should flip your mattress every three months as well as rotating it from left to right and from head to toes (except for Memory mattresses which you only have to flip over).
We recommend that you clean your mattress often, using a vacuum-cleaner to remove dust and dust mites.
THE CHOICE OF MATTRESSES
HOW SHOULD YOUR FUTURE MATTRESS BE?
Experts recommend that the optimum mattress for good rest will be softer and fluffier in areas where there’s more body weight, like the shoulders and pelvis area, and firmer in lighter areas of the body. A good mattress is the one that supports the whole column when lying on your back or on your side. The mattress should never be to firm or too soft, as if it’s too firm it will create tension throughout the back, and if it’s too soft the back will short of hang and the muscles will get very tensed when replenishing the original position of the body.
IMPORTANCE OF OUR CHOICE
We spend a third part of our lives in bed. Something as important as sleep is not just a matter of quantity but also quality. It is of no use to get eight hours of sleep if it’s on an inadequate mattress or pillow, that prevents you from getting good rest. Having a good day depends on having a good night sleep with a good sleeping equipment. Do not skimp when purchasing the components of your bed. Consider this expense as an investment in your health.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF RECOMMENDED MATTRESSES
IDEAL MESSURES OF A MATTRESS AND A BASE
Due to the room dimensions or because of esthetic purposes, we can’t always get the ideal mattress size, many times because we consider more important the appearance of the room, than our comfort or health. The recommended width would be 90cm for single beds and 150 to 180cm for double or queen sized beds. In both cases, the length should be at least 10cm longer than the height of the person sleeping on it.