Now people are more often began to think about their health, harden, eat right, play sports. Everyone knows the slogan: "sleep is a pledge of health," but it is important not only how much and how to sleep, but also on what. Our spine is in constant tension throughout the day, which is why it is so important to provide it with quality rest at night. You can do this with a quality mattress!
How to choose a mattress for the bed?
Too soft feather quilts, which our grandmothers used to fill our grandmothers with great care, do more harm than good. Certainly, it is pleasant to sleep on cozy down-padded coats, but such mattresses, in addition to curvature of the spine, can cause allergies and even asthma, due to animal fillers. Wadded mattresses quickly get off and take the wrong form.
Many doctors, listening to the patient's complaints about back pain, advised to sleep on hard wooden surfaces, but this is definitely the wrong advice. The fact is that resting on an overly rigid surface does not completely relieve the spine, since it is forced to be tense all night, it puts a strain on the joints. This situation is fraught with many diseases, because radiculitis, osteochondrosis, arthritis, can provoke insomnia. Good prevention of these diseases will be a quality mattress.
So, you need a new mattress if:
- You have been using it for over 10 years.
- When pressed, it starts to creak
- There were odors from the mattress
- You have begun to show allergic reactions.
- In the morning you wake up broken and sick
- The mattress began to buckle or deform
Orthopedic and anatomical mattresses: dispelling myths
Modern marketing promises fast, cheap, and most importantly, without efforts to heal us from a variety of diseases. But the truth is that advertisements that sound from television screens have no medical evidence. PR moves are designed for what doctors usually offer us, a very long road to healing, requiring physical and moral effort, and in advertising everything is simple: I bought a miracle thing and in a week a long-awaited healing will come.
Now actively promote orthopedic and anatomical mattresses. Orthopedic treats various deformities, and anatomical follow the contours of the body. In fact, orthopedic mattresses will never be sold for free access, because they are special medical equipment and are chosen by doctors individually for each patient, in combination with a special bed, pillow and lifting devices. As a rule, this is a rather expensive equipment that not every hospital can afford. And those mattresses that are trying to sell us under the guise of orthopedic, just ordinary anatomical mattresses at an inflated cost.
Does this mean that it is completely impossible to buy a good mattress in a regular store? Not at all. Of course, there are no miracle mattresses that can cure existing diseases without medical intervention, but there are really worthy anatomical samples that can provide you with quality rest and prevent problems with the spine and joints.
How to choose a mattress?
First of all, when buying a mattress, consider the features of your body. The mattress is suitable thin, it does not fit the big people at all and vice versa. A quality mattress should provide two main functions:
It must support your weight, i.e. do not bend under the weight of the body, thereby keeping the spine in a straight position. Therefore, when choosing a mattress, you should consider not only your complexion, but also your age, your health. It must also be elastic (since an excessively rigid surface will exert pressure on the walls of the vessels) and elastic to prevent the deformation of the spine.
Provide you comfort while you sleep. The surface should be comfortable, and the fillers are hypoallergenic and impermeable to moisture and air.
At the moment, anatomical mattresses there are three types: spring, springless and water (but this type, while quite a rare and expensive phenomenon). These mattresses take the shape of your body, which ensures maximum comfort during sleep. So, consider the pros and cons of each type of mattress separately:
- There are two types of them: on the Bonnel spring dependent blocks and with the Pocket independent spring block.
- Spring mattresses on dependent blocks "Bonnel":
- Such mattresses have a number of significant drawbacks. Springs quickly subside, because they interact with each other and thus, incorrectly distribute the load.
- Anatomical properties are minimal.
- The advantages of this type of mattress include their value. They are quite inexpensive and are usually purchased as a guest and cottage option.
- Spring mattresses with an independent unit spring "Pocket":
- Provide greater elasticity of the product, since each spring is in a separate textile case. And each case is connected to the other. This achieves high point flexibility.
- Anatomical properties are quite high due to the fact that the springs, being in their pockets, are amenable to insignificant pressure.
- Spring mattresses with an independent block of springs "MultiPocket"
- Today, this system of spring blocks is considered the highest quality and durable, because the pockets in which the springs are located are interconnected in the middle. Due to this, with a significant deformation of one of the springs, the neighboring ones do not subside.
- The minimum number of springs in such mattresses is about 450 pieces. Due to this, body weight is distributed at multiple points, which provides increased comfort.
- The disadvantages of this type of mattress can be attributed to their high cost.
The feature of springless mattresses is a monolithic block of natural or artificial materials. The category of springless also includes mattresses filled with water or air, but they are less popular and their anatomical properties are rather controversial.
The difference of monolithic mattresses, only in fillers, we consider separately the advantages and disadvantages of each of them:
- Coconut fiber is a rather stiff and expensive filler. It is perfect for adolescents, because the necessary degree of rigidity will serve as prevention of scoliosis, and the filler is environmentally friendly, elastic, hypoalergenic, breathable and does not accumulate moisture.
- Natural latex is a rather elastic material, suitable for overweight people. Good breathable, so sleep on it is not hot, which is very important for obese people. Pretty durable. Provides excellent spinal support.
- Seaweed is a hypoallergenic filler, it is believed that it has a healing and relaxing effect.
- Sheep wool - contains a beneficial substance - lanolin, which has a beneficial effect on the skin and joints.
- Felt - has a remarkable wear resistance, but can cause allergies.
- Artificial materials, such as polyurethane foam and artificial latex, are no less popular than organic materials; as a rule, they are quite durable, hypoallergenic, durable, flexible, and provide good support for the spine.
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If you are still in doubt, which mattress to choose, The answer is unequivocal: choose the one that is comfortable for you. Only by relying on your own taste and preferences, and not on advertising slogans, you can accurately choose the product that will make your sleep healthy and strong.