1. Which is the best mattress for me?
Not all mattresses are proper for all, neither is the most expensive mattress necessarily the most appropriate for you. For the choice of the right mattress that is comfortable and relaxing for you, the following criteria must be taken into consideration:
- Height: if you are robust and not particularly tall, the a rather firm mattress is appropriate for you; on the other hand, if you are tall and thin a softer mattress would be
- Weight: the more light you are the more soft a mattress you need; reversely, the more heave you are the more firm a mattress you should choose – normally with springs.
- Age: young people below ten years old or senior people have more sensitive body structure and need a softer – foamy mattress which wil not exert too much pressure on them.
- Problems with the spinal column or muscular: If you suffer from such problems please consult your doctor as to the type of mattress that you should buy.
- Habit: Another important factor which one must seriously take into consideration is the power of habit. In certain cases, persons of some age, due to the fact that they have been used to sleeping for many years on a certain type of mattress and they feel satisfied, they cannot simply change this habit. Especially in such cases, their wishes should be
taken very seriously into consideration.
The above are important parameters that one must take into consideration and together with the suggestion of an experienced sleep councillor the proper mattress in each particular
case may be selected, always trying without hesitation the various applicable mattress models.
In addition to the above, you should also take into consideration the following:
- The quality of the raw materials that have been used for the production of the mattress.
- The surface finishing of the mattress(it relates to its softness and foamy effect).
- The material used for the edge firmness, which enhance the firmness at the perimeter of the mattress and its resilience.
2. Which types of mattresses exist in the market?
The types of mattresses that exist in the market are:
- With springs
- Memory foam
3. Is price the criterion to select a new mattress?
A number of people opt for the cheapest solution in purchasing a new mattress, and as a result they choose the wrong type of mattress for them with consequences the bad quality of sleep(which they usually blame on work or other daily problems) and health issues. An improper mattress, apart from sleep disturbances, may cause muscle strains and bone aches and, despite 7 – 8 hours sleep, may lead to discomfort and tiredness. In addition it could be the reason for allergies due to the inferior quality and non allergic materials used for its construction.
4. How do I realise that my mattress needs a change?;
If it is made with springs then:
- It creaks when we turn on the side.
- We feel the springs on our back.
If it is made with foam, latex or memory foam then:
- It is not any more comfortable and elastic as it used to be in the past.
For any type of mattress:
- It is not flat, its surface has been deformed and does not provide support.
- It has an unpleasant smell.
- You wake up feeling tired, with muscle strains, pain on the bones, the neck or the spinal column.
- It is coming apart.
Please observe the above and if some or all of them occur then it is time to look for your new mattress.
5. What is the life span of a mattress?
The mattress, regardless model and price and as long as it is used on a daily basis, is recommended to be replaced every 7 – 8 years. After this period, apart from quality degradation , thousands of microorganisms are developed due to dust and humidity, known as dust mites, which may cause disorders and illnesses, like asthma and allergies.