If you are having problems sleeping, thinking it was because of our new house but it could be due to having an uncomfortable and old bed not the new house. A bed’s durability can be affected by how much time you spend in it. If the springs in the bed are too bouncy and your mattress is lumpy, it’s time to replace it.
Your bedding needs also may change as you grow older. Someone who once liked to sleep on a soft mattress might prefer a firmer one as they get older or vice versa. Weight loss or weight gain can also effect how comfortable a certain mattress is. Or you might have the perfect mattress for one person, but it might not work so well for two individuals. Studies have shown that over the course of 10 years that beds may lose as much as 70% of their durability.
How To Choose A Mattress
You need to do some research and gather up some information before you start to shop for a new mattress. First of all, you need to decide on what kind of bed suits you the best. Do you like hard or soft beds? Would you like a foam mattress or standard mattress? If you aren’t sure what you want, try out a couple of different types of mattresses.
Second of all, consider your budget. You don’t want to skimp when buying a mattress. Sleeping poorly can affect your entire day. Do your best try and get as much value as possible for the budget you have. Size is another important factor, particularly if there will be more than one individual sleeping on the bed.
Your bed should be large enough so that both of you can lie on your bed comfortably without touching. The bed should be at least 10-15 cm longer than the height of the tallest person that sleeps in the bed.
Pay close attention to your bed’s height as well. It can be fairly easy to get into a low bed, but trickier to get out of it. It can be difficult to get into a high bed, especially for shorter individuals, however jumping out of it in the morning is quite easy.
Exterior Part Of The Mattress
The exterior of a mattress is referred to as ticking. A majority of the time your mattress will be covered up, so it really isn’t all that important visually to choose a mattress that is good looking. What you want to focus on instead is to make sure that the ticking is well made and sturdy and doesn’t have a tendency to rip. Higher quality ticking is made out of material that is woven or knitted using viscose yarn or cotton. Inexpensive mattresses are made out of polyester or polypropylene.
The cheapest mattresses of all are made from bonded or stitchbond cloth. External mattress covers are now made by manufacturers that have special features like anti-static, anti-bacterial and anti-allergy. They might be resistant to fire, water and staining. What is even more incredible is there are actually mattresses that give off various scents to help you get a good night’s rest.
Spring mattresses come in three main types. Continuous spring mattresses are made out of one piece of wire that is woven into numerous springs. These springs are linked together in a vertical type of pattern. It has small coils and soft wire. The mattress generates more reaction due to this. The most common type of mattress is the open coil mattress. The springs are in a horizontal arrangement and connected on the bottom and top with a twisting wire. There are also rods running around the coil edges to add extra strength. The third type of spring mattress is the pocket spring mattress. The coils are inside of fabric coverings. The springs function separately instead of working together as one unit. This means that when your partner moves in bed you won’t feel it.
A very responsive type of mattress is the latex foam mattress. They are made out of the sap from rubber trees. This type of mattress is known for being very durable. In addition, they have anti-microbial an anti-allergy characteristics. As soon as you get out of bed, the mattress bounces back into its original shape.
There is also even distribution of pressure. A memory foam or viscose elastic bed is made out of polyurethane foam. It doesn’t respond as fast as latex mattresses do. However, it does a great job of relieving pressure points on various parts of the body. This type of foam mattress comes in several different density options. Some are harder and some are softer. Polyurethane foam is petroleum based. They also are available in various density options and are a very popular type of foam bed.
Usually the support for a water bed comes from how much water is inside the mattress. It doesn’t place any pressure at all on the body. This type of bed is ideal for individuals who suffer from allergies. Each bed will have its own wave motion. Some waterbeds also have a heater for providing the bed with warmth.
Futons were invented by the Asians. They are usually made out of multiple layers of cotton or fibre. They are very popular amongst young people who are on limited budgets since they are so affordable. The mattress can just lay on the floor or you can purchase a frame to make it more like a regular bed.
Divan Bed Bases
A divan is basically a box on wheels. It makes it easy to move or box the legs to provide storage underneath it. A sprung edge divan has springs or coils that are set on the frame. This is the most expensive style of divan. A platform divan comes with a hardboard top and is very firm. A firm edge divan comes with durable small springs that are inside a wood frame. There are also slatted flexible divans that are made out of bendable wood to create a slight bounciness. You can adjust the slat tension as necessary.
A bedstead is basically the typical bed frame that most of us think of. Usually the mattress support is made out of wood slats. They may be tough and rigid or they might be flexible. Another material used for making the support is wire mesh. The more cheap and rigid slats are set further apart. However, the gap in between the slats shouldn’t be more than 10cm. Also, your mattress is more likely to wear out, the wider apart the slats are.
Beds that are adjustable are growing in popularity. However, they’re still quite expensive. It is easy to read or sleep in the bed since you can lower or raise it as needed. For individuals with medical conditions they are also quite helpful. Acid reflux (GERD) patients often have less pain when they sleep in a raised position. With some of these beds, the end raises which can help patient who are suffering from leg cramps.
A majority of these beds are single beds. In addition, there are double sized beds where the two sides can be adjusted independent of one another. There are even extreme adjustable beds that may have as many as 5 different areas that you can adjust. From the head of the bed to the foot and every place in between.
This type of adjustable bed is the top of the line. It is best to buy the two mattresses together since they are made to suit each bed in particular.
Soft Vs Hard Mattress
Mattresses are available in a wide range of firmness. From very hard to ultra soft, it mostly depends on what your preference is rather than what is necessary. However, some basic truths to apply to most people. Very soft mattresses are not good for bad backs. That is due too the fact that soft mattresses do not provide much support. A hard mattress is better for bad backs. However, if the mattress is too hard, that can cause just as many problems. It all depends on what ends up working the best for each person.
Mattresses For Individuals Who Are Overweight
For people who are overweight and prefer a foam mattress, they might want to consider a visco elastic mattress or latex mattress. That is because these mattresses don’t have any springs so there aren’t any painful pressure points that get exacerbated by a person’s extra weight.
Also, people who are overweight have a tendency to wear spring mattresses out faster than they do foam mattresses. When purchasing a foam mattress, choose a high-density style, since it will last much longer. An air mattress is another good option that can work well for many overweight people.
They also don’t cause any pressure points that can cause pain. It is easy to adjust the firmness by either releasing or adding air. If a spring mattress must be purchased by an overweight person, an inner coil mattress will most likely work the best. Their construction is best suited for individuals who are heavier.
A warranty will provide your mattress with the best protection. Most warranties last 10 to 20 years. Basically they cover any flaws that a mattress has. If the materials are inadequate or the construction is faulty, those issues should be covered by the warranty. Airbeds, water beds and adjustable bed also come with warranties on different parts like the controls or motor. Just remember that a warranty doesn’t cover the bed for regular deterioration.