Many people ask what kind of mattress is good, and the correct statement should be which mattress is more suitable for them. What should you know before buying a mattress? How can I use it after I buy it?
1. Mattresses should be more favored than cars
The time we spend with the mattress every day is 8 times the time we spend with the car. However, the time it takes to understand the performance, compare prices, and test drive before buying a car seems to be much more than buying a mattress. Moreover, the life span of a car is similar to that of a mattress. Therefore, spend more patience and budget to buy a mattress, because it is worth it.
2. Test comfort in person
Many people are in a hurry when buying mattresses, and 80% of them can't wait for the sales to be billed in 2 minutes. When testing the hardness, just sitting on the edge or pressing with your hands will not help. Bedding manufacturers did not stack up the mattresses to save space in the warehouse, but hope that you can lie down and experience it for yourself. So, bring your family, wear casual clothes, ladies are careful not to wear skirts, so as not to be inconvenient when lying down, just lie down and try it like a real sleep. For at least 10 minutes, lie on your back and on your side to experience whether the spine can stay straight; turn over to see if your partners affect each other.
3. In-depth hotel investigation
If you feel that the 10-minute storefront test is really awkward, or you can’t make the right decision in a short time, then there is another way to stay at a hotel equipped with the mattress brand of your concern. For your partner, This is also a romantic experience. If you often travel or travel, it is more convenient. You can observe the brand of mattresses while staying in the hotel, so as to understand the comfort of various mattresses and find the one that suits you.
4. Choose a mattress according to your height, weight, body shape, and sleeping position
Many people think that a hard mattress is good, but it is actually wrong. The mattress should give the body good support, this is the most basic principle. People with light weight should sleep in softer beds, and those with heavy weight should sleep harder. Soft and hard are actually relative. A mattress that is too hard cannot support all parts of the body in a balanced manner. The supporting points will only be concentrated on the heavier parts of the body, such as the shoulders and buttocks. Due to the extreme pressure on these parts, the blood circulation is poor and it is difficult to sleep. Conversely, if the mattress is too soft, the spine cannot be kept straight due to insufficient support, and the back muscles will not be able to fully relax and rest during the entire sleep process. Studies have found that, generally, 70 kg can be used as the dividing line of body weight to choose the softness and hardness of the mattress. It is also important to understand your sleeping position when buying a mattress. Women’s hips are usually wider than their waists. If they prefer to sleep on their side, the mattress needs to be able to accommodate their body contours. If the weight is heavier, if the weight is distributed on the torso like an average man, the mattress should be firmer, especially for those who sleep on their backs.
5. The bigger the bed, the better
Within the maximum limit of the bedroom area, the bigger the bed, the better. This way people can move around freely while lying on it. If two people sleep, the size of the mattress must be at least 1.5 meters × 1.9 meters. At present, a double bed of 1.8 meters × 2 meters has become a standard configuration. The size of a bed should be 10 cm larger than the height of a person. Therefore, if the space at home allows, don't be afraid of KING SIZE. If you decide to choose a large bed, you must also consider practical issues, such as how the large mattress enters the corridors and rooms. If the space is really small, you can choose a style with a zipper in the middle to divide the mat in two for easy access. In addition, the size of the mattress should be one size larger than the actual demand, so that even if there are new changes in the family in the next two or three years, such as marriage or childbirth, there is no need to buy it again and cause additional expenses.
6. Latex mattress is the most healthy and hygienic
Latex is a natural material. There are small holes inside the mattress to breathe, and the air can circulate freely, keeping the mattress fresh, dry and cool. Latex has antibacterial properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, molds and dust mites, and will not cause allergies and unpleasant odors. Latex has better resilience and can conform to the contours of the body, so that every curve of the body has a suitable support. After each turn over, the latex mattress can immediately restore the indentation caused by the body weight on the mattress, thereby effectively supporting the body.
7. General spring mattresses have the most choices
This is the most traditional type of mattress. The structure of the spring, the filling material, the quality of the car cushion cover, the thickness of the steel wire, the number of spring coils, the height of a single spring coil, and the connection method of the spring coils will all affect the quality of the spring mattress. The greater the number of springs, the greater the supporting force obtained. Most spring mattresses are made of natural materials. They can breathe better, absorb sweat from people at night, and emit it during the day. Single-layer spring mattresses are generally about 27 cm thick.
8. The independent pocket spring mattress will not be affected
The springs of the independent pocket spring mattress are separately packed in fiber bags, so that each spring can be adjusted independently according to the body. Because these springs move independently, they can effectively block the transmission of shock caused by the partner's tossing and turning, and ensure that sleep is not disturbed. There are at least 3000 pocket springs in each mattress. This kind of mattress is best used with a spring bed frame, which is softer. If it is matched with a row frame, the gap should not be greater than 5 cm.
9. The memory foam mattress has good bearing capacity
Composed of high-density polyurethane, it can tightly adhere to the body and achieve the effect of reducing body pressure. Memory foam is sensitive to temperature and will be adjusted according to body temperature. People with neck and lumbar spine problems can choose this kind of mattress, which can bring stress-free support.
10. Foam mattress is light and easy to handle
Foam mattresses are also called sponge mattresses. They are soft, portable and lightweight, and are especially suitable for people who move frequently. The disadvantage is that it is easy to deform. It is necessary to repeat the pressing test when selecting, it is not easy to sag, and it rebounds quickly is a good foam mattress.
11. Choose a mattress and consider your partner
Make sure that you and your partner have a bed that is large enough for both people to stretch out and sleep comfortably. If there is a big difference in body weight and body shape between two people, it is recommended to choose a mattress specially designed for two people, which can reduce the shock caused by the tossing of the partner and ensure uninterrupted sleep. On average, people toss and turn more than 20 times a night, which means that your partner's toss and turns will cause you to be awake 13% of the time, 22% of the time in light sleep, and less than 20% of the time. The third and fourth stages of sleep. The third and fourth stages of sleep are the key stages to repair the body and improve memory. When two people's requirements for the softness and hardness of the mattress cannot be unified, a more economical compromise is to add suitable padding on one side of the mattress.
How to choose the right bed frame?
12. Row frame or flat bed frame
The life span of a mattress on the platoon frame is generally 8-10 years, while on a flat bed frame it can be as long as 10-15 years. The row frame is harder than the flat bed frame and can bring better support. The row frame is more suitable for the combination of modern and simple bed head and frame, while the flat bed frame is suitable for American and classical style beds.
13. Adjustable dragon skeleton
The adjustable dragon skeleton has the function of adjusting soft and hard in different areas and the function of segmental or automatic adjustment of body pressure, which can give the body the best support. People who like to read before going to bed or need to stay in bed for a long time should choose this bed frame, which can provide support according to different postures. The point adjustment can also adjust the curvature of the keel according to the body shape of each person, so as to ensure that the whole body is well supported.
14. It is best to change the bed frame at the same time when changing the mattress
A good bed frame (bottom cushion) is as important as a good mattress. It acts like a large shock absorber, withstanding a lot of friction and pressure, and it has a great effect on comfort and support. Don't put the new mattress on the old bed frame. Otherwise, it will accelerate the wear of the new mattress, and it will not bring better support. So please buy a bed frame when you buy a mattress. The two parts are designed to work together from the beginning.
Daily maintenance of the mattress?
15. Do not fold the spring mattress
Generally speaking, two people should carry the mattress. Keep the mattress on the same level during transportation, which will facilitate transportation and reduce the possibility of damage. Excessive bending will damage the internal spring system. When passing through the door, the mattress can be bent slightly instead of over-folding. When laying the sheets, be careful not to bend the four corners of the mattress.
16. Keep it clean effectively
Get up in the morning and lift the sheets for a few hours to let the mattress breathe fully. Use a soft brush to gently sweep around the mattress to remove the floating soil. It is best not to use a vacuum cleaner. The dust inside the mattress generally cannot penetrate the surface cushion material and be sucked out. Using a mattress protector is a simple and effective method, and regular cleaning is the most hygienic.
17. Flip regularly
It is recommended to change the direction of the mattress regularly to maintain comfort. The mattress contains multiple inner pads to extend comfort and enhance support. For new mattresses, there are often human indentations, which indicates that the upper cushion layer is playing a comfortable role in matching the body shape. In order to reduce human indentation, please occasionally change the orientation of the mattress during the life of the mattress. For oversized spring mattresses, there is also a flip-free design. This innovation is very practical for families who are single and thin.
18. Things you can't do before bed
Never watch intense, nervous, or scary movies or TV shows, and do not drink coffee, tea or caffeinated beverages six hours before going to bed. Do not drink alcohol for three hours before going to bed. Drinking alcohol can cause awakening in the middle of the night, snoring or aggravate sleep apnea. Especially not excessive drinking, vomiting may cause death from suffocation.
19. Create a comfortable indoor environment
Choose thick curtains and don't let light through doors and windows. The best room temperature is 18 degrees Celsius. It is best to have a meeting with the window before going to bed, and then close the window when you go to bed. Ventilation will not only remove unhealthy substances from the bedroom, but also exhaust the carbon dioxide we exhale during sleep. These exhaust gases will directly affect the quality of your sleep. The moisture in the ventilated room is also adjusted, and the best bedroom humidity is between 40%-60%. Especially in winter, the moisture we breathe out at night cannot evaporate automatically, and the moisture will be absorbed by the mattress and produce mildew. It only takes a few minutes to open the windows for ventilation in winter.
20. What you should do before going to bed
Do some gentle decompression exercises, such as sitting quietly in a place, closing your eyes, and slowly contracting and then relaxing the muscles from your toes to your face. Inhale gently through your nose, then exhale slowly from your mouth. Lasts 10-20 minutes. Take a hot bath, which will promote blood flow from the brain to the surface of the skin, making you relaxed and drowsy. Stuffing a small bag of lavender in the pillow can relieve tension, relax nerves and promote sleep.
21. Adjust sleep time according to the season and your own needs
Everyone knows that people should sleep for 8 hours a day. How long you sleep is not important, what matters is its quality. Don't force yourself to reduce sleep, but pay attention to your body's reaction. The body is the best monitor. It will tell you how much sleep you need. It is advisable to go to bed late in spring and summer and get up early, 5-7 hours of sleep a day; in autumn, go to bed early and get up early, 7-8 hours of sleep a day; in winter, it is advisable to go to bed early and get up late, requiring 8-9 hours of sleep a day.