WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN MATTRESSES
After a tiresome day you would need a cosy bed to curl up and go off into a tireless slumber. For that you would have a good firm bed, which as soft and fluffy pillows and nice steady mattress. The mattress is the most important part of the bed as it supports the whole body. The prerequisites of a good mattress are plenty and these must be kept in mind while purchasing one for yourself.
The things to be noted
- The cost factors
- Comfort level
When buying a mattress, you wouldn’t want a lumpy and hard mattress to sleep on. The mistake that most people do this for a life time. But it should be noted that most comfortable mattress also get worn out over a period and it is good that you change them over a period of ten to fifteen years of usage. They sag and won’t be firm for sleeping at all and may cause aches and pains in the body.
You need not buy the costliest mattress in town to suit your needs. They should be well within your budget and be comfortable at the same time. There are various kinds of mattresses available in the market such as
- With springs made of steel or coil
- Foamed mattresses
- Latex mattresses
- Visco elastic
- A combo of the above-mentioned materials
There so many designs for you to pick too. There are mattresses with an inbuilt pillow which is a little raised on one side giving the impression of a pillow. Most of the mattresses use foam in varied thickness along with other materials to suit your needs. The variety of materials make the mattress last long and any amount of usage and weight will not change its shape and flexibility.
The foam is made into the gel form which is put into different densities into the mattress to suit the user’s needs. The foam is to let in perfect heat dissipation when people use it. There are foam mattresses which have upholstery which also provide support to the user. Latex mattresses are quite popular and used by many people and are firm and durable in nature. There are also the ones that are like latex but made of petroleum products. The air chambers in the in such mattresses provide the required firmness whenever any weight or pressure is placed on the mattress.
There is mattress which are filled with water and hence known as water beds which are very useful for patients who must lie on beds for long periods of time to recover. This usually results in bed sores. But water beds prevent such conditions.