The natural desire of everyone is to wake up fresh and rested in the morning. And a good dream directly depends on what we sleep on. Especially mattress matters - if it sags, like a hammock, or stabs its sides with broken out springs, then in the morning you feel like beaten. Let's talk today about how to choose the right mattress. At the same time and find out which is the best mattress - spring or springless.
Spring blocks for mattresses have been produced for over 120 years, called dependent, or "bonnel" blocks. They consist of a set of rather large springs, connected together and constituting a single grid. Sometimes it is supplemented with polyurethane foam inserts. Such a mattress has no orthopedic properties - this is its first minus. In addition, over time, it sags and begins to squeak nasty. And often it happens in a couple of years.
But such mattresses are inexpensive and can withstand heavy loads.
Now mattresses with an independent spring block are more popular ("Pocket Spring" block). This means that each of the many small springs is wrapped in a special cover made of a fabric with holes. And these springs work separately from each other, so that the load of the human body on the mattress is distributed smoothly and evenly. That is, there are orthopedic properties that are beneficial for the spine.
Naturally, most people choose precisely independent spring blocks, which are more comfortable to sleep on. Springs in it have a smaller size and a greater number of turns than in the variant type "Bonnel".
Note that in a good spring independent type of springs there must be at least 250 pieces per square meter. If there are more, the mattress will last longer.
It seems that with these types of mattresses we found out everything. Now we decide which mattress is better to choose: spring or springless. But the latter has not yet said a word. Correct this omission.
Naturally, we will not talk about heavy and uncomfortable wadded mattresses, which eventually gather into unpleasant clumps. Now there are much more modern and useful materials that not only give comfort, but also orthopedic effect. It's about latex and coconut fiber.
Natural latex is soft and resilient. It is made from the juice of a rubber tree - hevea. The more this juice in the material (and it can be from one-fifth to nine-tenths), the better the quality of the mattress.
It gently takes the shape of a body, does not sag and does not squeeze. Here are just a little expensive.
However, there are budget options on sale: compressed waste latex and artificial latex. The first of them is not as strong and resilient as natural, but also quite good. The second is obtained by foaming polymers, and the quality is only slightly higher than foam rubber.
Coconut fiber, or coir, is also a natural material. It is quite tough, so it is very well suited for children's mattresses - children, after all, have not yet developed a posture. Nowadays mattresses that combine latex elasticity and coir stiffness are quite popular.
In the section, they resemble a cake made of chocolate dough with a light cream - this is how layers of coconut fiber and latex look.
And then there are options with two sides - latex and coconut fiber. It is possible, turning, to get a firmer, then softer surface for sleeping.
To decide which is better - a spring mattress or springless mattress, let's compare them in some indicators.
# 1. Let's start with the kids. You have doubts, which mattress is better for the child: spring or springless? Well, the answer is simple - spring oscillations can negatively affect the formation of the children's spine. Therefore, from year to twelve years is better not to risk, and buy a mattress with a coconut or latex filler. It is advisable when choosing a mattress for the child, and to consult with the orthopedic surgeon.
# 2. As for adults, for an absolutely healthy person you can only rely on your own feelings. Those who suffer from diseases of the heart or respiratory system, it is necessary to choose only springless mattresses. And they are shown to people with great weight - more than 110 kilograms.
# 3. If you don’t like the “Spartan” conditions of a hard bed, then turn your attention to mattresses with a spring block of independent type. Just remember: the more small springs in such a block, the better. And do not allow children to jump on the bed - the springs will break.
# 4. And for those who have problems with the spine, too hard a mattress is often completely contraindicated. Therefore, it is better for such a person to have a good consultation before going to the orthopedic store. He will tell you which mattress is suitable - not too hard springless or still with a spring block.
# 5. With a limited amount of funds, carefully choose a springless mattress from artificial materials. Although manufacturers assure that polyurethane foam (otherwise, foam rubber) is no worse than latex, but it is not. By the way, he can cause allergies. This is especially true for products of dubious manufacturers.
Polyurethane foam or simply foam mattress.
A few words should also be said about artificial material - a memoriform, also called “memory foam”. It is quite expensive, but its composition is close to polyurethane foam and is able to release harmful substances.
In Europe, by the way, they began to abandon it - many consumers complained of unpleasant symptoms - nausea, shortness of breath, headache and allergic symptoms.
Therefore, if you already buy an expensive springless mattress, then natural is better - from latex, coir, or a combination of these.