There are many different types of mattresses. If you have no symptoms, such as back pain or excessive sweating , you can actually opt for all mattresses.
Do you have complaints? It is wise to choose a mattress that meets all your requirements. Did you for example suffer from excessive sweating ? Choose latex mattress, but for example, a pocket spring.
What types of mattresses are there?
There are many different types of mattresses. The cheapest are often polyether foam.
Polyurethane foam mattress
A foam mattress has a core of polyurethane foam. This is a flexible and resilient material which is made up of many small cells. After compression springs the material back to its original shape. A foam mattress has a reasonable moisture management, ventilation but less than other types of mattresses.
A mattress of foam is also made of polyurethane. This type of mattress is suitable for heavier people more than a foam mattress. Cold foam has an open cell structure. This gives it a much better resilience than a foam mattress. Also, foam supports the body well.
A mattress is never completely made of memory foam. Often it is only the top layer, because otherwise the mattress is too soft. Memory foam slowly resumes its original shape. Also memory foam softened by body heat. A mattress with memory foam molds to the body and is perfect for people with sensitive muscles and joints.
The core of a latex mattress is made of rubber. Rubber is stretchable and resilient. Often natural latex or natural to use and sometimes synthetic latex. The resilience of natural rubber latex is larger than that of synthetic latex. The disadvantage of the latex mattress is that it can feel warm, namely rubber is not breathing. Goes a latex mattress is often shorter than other types of mattresses. A latex mattress will last about seven years, other mattresses have an average lifespan of about 10 years.
In an air-sprung mattress the core consists of a vinyl bag. This bag is filled with air, and is enclosed, for example latex or polyurethane foam. Advantage of the mattress is that it is suitable for all bed frames, is flexible and is good for the body.
A pocket spring mattress is made up of metal springs, each wrapped in a pouch which is pocket. These pockets may move independently from each other. There are so-called 5 and 7-zone pocket spring mattresses. Each zone is tailored to a specific body part. Per zone, use is made of different types of pocket springs. As a result, the spine is supported in its natural form. This also applies to the lower back.
Mattress with springs
The innerspring mattress is, just like the pocket spring mattress with a metal springs. The mattress innerspring is the variant in which the springs of a coil wire are connected to each other. These mattresses have a top layer for improved pressure distribution of the body.
The ideal mattress
Now you know what kinds of mattresses are there and what the differences are, but what is the tastiest and sleep that’s different for everyone. The ideal mattress does not exist. Are you over 80 kilos? Then do not prefer a soft mattress, but rather for example a foam or pocket sprung. Also ask a lot information in the shop and go test lie.
Tips for trial are
The Consumers’ Association has some helpful tips and advice for when you go buy a new mattress.
- Make sure you are well rested. A tired body will be all good.
- Wear soft clothing
- Supine: buttocks and back are well supported?
- Lying on your side: lower your shoulders comfortable way?
- Moving the mattress: rotates easily?
Uncertain between different mattresses? Ask if you can sleep test. With some providers, you can try a mattress several weeks.