Which Mattress Suits Me?
decided to part with your old mattress and buy a new one. But what now? Where and, above all, how do you find a mattress that really suits you? After all, your goal is to sleep relaxed and not lie awake at night to think about the more or less good properties of your mattress …
The fact is: an average of two minutes of trying it out on a mattress can give a first impression, but this is definitely not enough for a comprehensive judgment and a well-considered purchase decision. More far-reaching factors have to be taken into account here in order to ensure a long-term, good lying feeling.
Alone or as a couple?
First, the question should be clarified whether you will sleep alone on the mattress or whether you will share it with someone who may have completely different sleeping habits and who may have a different body structure. If the differences in sleeping position and body weight are serious, two single mattresses should be purchased if possible.
The annoying crack from visitors can later be removed with a continuous molton pad or a topper. Some mattress manufacturers also offer the option of combining two different cores in a so-called partner cover.
If both mattresses lie next to each other in a double bed, they should be the same height in any case to avoid “stairs” in the bed. Corresponding to the mattresses, two slatted frames should then be used, otherwise both people will roll into the middle of the double bed while sleeping. Models with a rimless spring base are particularly suitable for this.
Which sleeping position?
The next step is to clarify which type of mattress best suits you and your sleeping habits. For a moment, think about whether you usually prefer to fall asleep on your stomach or back, or lying on your side. This is your preferred sleeping position. Side sleepers need a very flexible and adaptable mattress due to the widely varying body contours to allow their shoulders and hips to sink in far enough. Those who sleep on their stomach and back need a firmer mattress that provides good support and prevents sagging in the middle of the body. Depending on the sleeping position, you should choose a mattress that can offer the appropriate adaptability or support.
Suitable mattress types according to sleeping position:
- ✓ Belly sleeper :(pocket) spring core, cold foam, futon, coconut
- ✓Back sleepers : (pocket) spring core, gel foam, cold foam, visco foam, futon, coconut
- ✓Side sleepers : visco foam, cold foam, gel foam, latex, pocket spring core
- ✓Alternate sleepers : pocket spring core, cold foam, gel foam
Which mattress cover?
A suitable cover is essential for a good mattress. Similar to the core, it is also available in different materials and also in various weaves that give the cover different properties. This in turn has an impact on sleeping comfort. Regardless of which cover you choose, if you prefer a hygienic sleeping environment, you should always pay attention to the washability of the cover.
Which degree of hardness?
Once the decision has been made for a certain type of mattress, it goes into detail: Now you have to find out which degree of firmness is the right one. The higher the degree of hardness selected, the firmer the feeling of lying down. In addition to your body weight, your personal preference also plays a role here. If you like to lie firmly, you should choose a high degree of hardness. If you like to lie very soft, you can choose a lower degree of hardness.
Rule of thumb for the degree of hardness (rough orientation):
- H2: Height (in cm) minus 100 is greater than your body weight
- H3: Height (in cm) minus 100 corresponds to your body weight
- H4: Height (in cm) minus 100 is less than your body weight
Is the quality good?
When all the details have been clarified, the question naturally arises as to whether the chosen mattress also meets expectations in terms of quality. Will the mattress last a long time or is it worn out within a very short time? Is the foam used permanently adaptable or do the springs withstand constant stress? With well-known mattress manufacturers such as MALIE or ergo vital ®, you are always on the safe side in this regard, but what about lesser-known brands such as orthowell, CleverSleep or retailer’s own collections? Here, the density of the foam used or the spring strength can provide information about the quality of the mattress.
Quality features of the different types of mattresses:
- Spring core: We recommend spring core systems in which the individual springs have five coils (5-speed spring core system). In addition, the spring element should be padded on both sides with at least 2-3 cm thick foam (not less than RG 30).
- Pocket spring core : the higher the number of springs, the more adaptable and point-elastic the mattress. 1000 springs with a mattress size of 80 × 200 cm are very good. A division into lying areas should take place in the pocket spring core and not in the encased upholstery. Good foam covers have a density of at least 30 kg / m³.
- Cold, gel and visco foam: the higher the mattress core, the better the lying comfort. Usually, visco, gel and cold foam cores should have a height of 14-16 cm and a density of at least 40 kg / m³. High-quality mattresses are divided into 5, even better ones into 7 lying areas, which are created by incisions in the foam.
- Latex: High quality latex mattresses have 7 lying areas and a density between 70 and 90 kg / m³.
- Futon: Futon mattresses are the European further development of the traditional Japanese futon. These are typically equipped with several layers of cotton (at least four) and, if necessary, with foam, latex or coconut inside.
- Coconut: In coconut mattress is usually around mattresses with latex coated coconut core. This type of solid core is used in particular for natural mattresses. High-quality coconut mattresses are characterized by the use of natural rubber for latexing.
Care and mattress protection
Once you have bought a mattress, you can help ensure that you enjoy optimal sleep for a long time. By regularly turning and turning, you will achieve a longer service life for your mattress. In addition, various mattress protection products, such as B. Molton pads or mattress protectors protect the mattress cover from wear and tear, avoid the formation of mold stains or protect against mite infestation.
We would be happy to assist you in finding a suitable mattress personally and free of charge on the basis of our specially developed and very successful mattress questionnaire , which you can find in our online shop. Thanks to the precise anamnesis in advance, we have been able to help many customers to optimally and precisely tailored to their sleeping comfort in recent years.