Is a “hard” mattress good support for my body?
Contrary to our belief, recent research has revealed that softer mattresses can be much more effective to alleviate back pain. The reason is that softer mattresses relieves more pressure on the shoulders and hips and allow people to sleep in more natural posture. “Hard” doesn’t always mean good for your back.
How thick is a standard mattress?
Typically, the depth or thickness of a mattress varies from 6 inches to more than 15 inches, common on popular pillow top styles. At Mattress City, we also offer low bed frame for your concern.
What are the main materials used in mattresses?
A mattress is a large pad for supporting the reclining body, used as or on a bed. Mattresses are almost always made from cover fabric with zippers, numerous kinds of quilting fibers such as hair, straw, cotton, polyurethane foam, latex and steel innersprings. At Mattress City, the style and design of cushioning materials vary by brand. They may even come with an additional layer and/or a removable “topper”.
What is the difference between innerspring and foam mattresses?
A common innerspring mattress consists of three components: the spring core, the foundation and the upholstery layers, to provide support for your body. A foam mattress uses no coils; instead, it uses different weights and densities of petrochemical-based flexible polyurethane, so-called PU, foam cores to provide cushioning and comfort. As with any mattress, its effectiveness will depend on your sleep needs – sleep positions, any back or health issues and the qualities you find most helpful to get a better night’s sleep. Since foam mattress conforms upon body contact, it relieves your pressure points, as well as motion disturbance from a partner. It also offers softer surface, which is good for both back and side sleepers. Innerspring mattress, on the other hand, produces a comfortable, supportive sleep surface, while its upholstery layers provide further insulation and cushioning.
What kind of mattresses is offered at Mattress City?
In general, when we talk about mattresses, we talk about these four main types: innerspring, foam, latex and pillow top, all of which are available at Mattress City. There are, however, other types of mattresses that cater for special needs, such as orthopedic or organic mattress, waterbed, airbed, gel mattress, etc.
What are the particulars of these four main types?
1. Innerspring, the most common of all mattress types, uses steel coils and layers of fabric for insulation and cushioning and comes in a full range of comfort levels, from extra plush to extra firm. At Mattress City, three types of spring mattress are available such as Super Bonnel Spring, Offset Spring, and Individual Pocketed Spring.
2. Foam is constructed from layers upon layers of foam at various densities that contour to the shape of your body. Therefore, it can help reduce pressure points and relieve pain. Different foams made from various ingredients are available at Mattress City.
3. Latex, made from natural or synthetic rubber, is an incredibly flexible and resilient material used in premium mattresses and offers you the perfect mix between pressure relieving comfort and support to your body contours, while simultaneously reducing pressure points more effectively than PU or memory foam. The consistent open-cell structure also ensures great breathability, full orthopedic support and comfortable sleeping all year round. Hypoallergenic and resistant to bacteria, mildew, mold and dust mites, it is highly recommended to those who suffer various kinds of allergy.
4. Pillow top, made from a wide selection of luxury materials, offers an extra layer of soft cushioning to reduce the gap between your spines and the mattress, thus ensuring a deeper, more restorative sleep.
What is the most common problem with a mattress?
The most common problem we encounter with a mattress is either it is too soft or too firm. Sleeping on a mattress that is not intended for you can be harmful to your health and pretty annoying, especially when you wake up in the midst of the night and find it difficult to put yourself back to sleep again. At Mattress City, our sleep counselors will be more than delighted to help you find the perfect mattress.
Does a good mattress really matter?
The fact that we spend approximately one third of our life sleeping is astonishing! A good mattress really matters because it can lead to better sleep and better sleep is, in turn, a vital component to good health. Meanwhile, a mattress lacking in back support can strain muscles and not keep the spine in alignment, resulting in negative consequences, especially for people who have lower back pain.
What is the best mattress for back problems ?
If you have a health condition, talk to your doctor or therapist about what he/she for a recommendation. Remember, not all doctors are sleep experts or orthopedic specialist there are but they know your medical condition and symptoms.