Is the mattress really good? – How to recognize high quality mattresses!
The right mattress has finally been found, but is it really good? The customer often finds it difficult to correctly assess the quality of the mattress. Was he properly advised by the mattress dealer and does the mattress also keep the quality of what the dealer promised? With this article we want to give you facts with which you can subject mattresses to a quality test yourself.
In addition to other characteristics, the density of mattress foams is a decisive criterion for assessing the quality of mattresses. Roughly speaking, the higher the density of a foam, the higher the quality of the mattress. The volume weight indicates the weight for 1m³ of the mattress foam used. The lower the density, the more air pockets there are in the foam and the faster the mattress sags. A high density, on the other hand, guarantees better point elasticity and longer durability of the mattress. Below you will find criteria for each type of mattress by which you can recognize a good mattress. So the next time you buy a mattress you will know what is important.
Quality features of innerspring mattresses
A 5-speed spring core system is recommended (ie the single spring has five coils). The suspension should be covered on both sides with a 2-3cm thick foam padding, otherwise the individual springs will push through. For reasons of durability, the foam padding should have a density of at least 30kg / m³.
Quality features of pocket spring mattresses
The lying areas should be integrated in the pocket spring core and not in the foam cover. In technical terms, the latter is called “with zone padding”. The higher the number of springs, the better and more point-elastic the pocket spring mattress. 1000 springs are calculated on a mattress size of 80/200 cm. The foam cover on good mattresses has a density of 30kg / m³ or higher.
Quality features of cold and visco foam mattresses
The higher the core of a cold or visco foam mattress, the greater the comfort. A core height of 14-16cm is common in trade. The foam should have a density of at least 40kg / m³. Very good mattresses have 7 zones, but the mattress should have at least 5 lying zones. The lying areas should be incorporated via incisions in the foam core and not via a superficial wave cut, as this does not offer any real lying areas.
Quality features of latex mattresses
Compared to a combination latex core, a full latex core offers significantly greater comfort. Very good latex mattresses have a 7-zone division and a density between 70 and 90kg / m³. Good latex mattresses can also be identified by their price: there is no recommended mattress for less than € 200.
Quality features of futon mattresses
A classic futon mattress based on the Japanese model should consist of at least four layers of cotton and have a medium-firm feel. High-quality modern variants also have layers of latex, coconut or foam.
Mattress protection – how do I extend the life of my mattress?
Before a mattress has to be replaced due to material fatigue, its use is usually no longer justifiable for reasons of bed hygiene. In addition to frequent turning and turning to prevent the mattress from sagging, the issue of mattress protection is also very important. Only if you protect your mattress from soiling and the resulting mite infestation can you make the most of the life of your mattress. There are special mattress protection products that ensure excellent bed hygiene.
Protection from above
Every mattress on the lying surface is exposed to the risk of soiling. Sweat, dander, moisture and hair are just a small selection of the things that can build up in your mattress without a mattress cover. Once the core is soiled, it is difficult to restore acceptable bed hygiene and the mite infestation increases. The mattress can be effectively protected from contamination by special covers and fitted sheets. These consist, for example, of molton or Kalmuck and are attached to your mattress by means of elastic bands or elastic bands. They can absorb a lot of moisture, improve the sleeping environment and provide a protective layer on the top of the mattress. The pads can be easily removed and are usually boil-proof.
In the case of small children, the elderly or illness, it is advisable to provide the mattress with waterproof protection. Corresponding incontinence pads or fitted sheets are 100% waterproof and can absorb a lot of moisture. They are usually placed under the normal fitted sheet or can even be used directly as a sleeping pad. This keeps the mattress clean and the bed hygiene intact.
Protection from below
A mattress should be protected from both above and below. As a result of the slightest sliding movements on the usually somewhat rough slatted frame, the mattress cover on the underside can show signs of wear and tear or even holes over time. If the cover is damaged, the dirt can penetrate the core unhindered. A mattress protector that is placed between the slatted frame and mattress can prevent this. In addition, the mattress protector prevents the mattress from slipping, which is an advantage especially with adjustable slatted frames. In addition, the protector improves the ventilation of the mattress, as the slats of the grate no longer touch the mattress directly and can therefore no longer be airtight. This is very important
All-round protection against allergies
If you are allergic to house dust or are asthmatic, you should equip your mattress with an all-round dust mite cover. Appropriate encasings prevent mites from nestling in the mattress and causing allergic reactions through their excretions.
If you regularly turn and turn your mattress and ensure good bed hygiene with a mattress protector, you will effectively extend the life of your mattress. Nothing stands in the way of long-lasting, very good and restful sleeping comfort.