During romantic meetings, lovers dream to fall asleep and wake up side by side, cheek to cheek. But in real life, sleeping together is not always comfortable for two. Problems arise in both size and difference in weight and the necessary rigidity of the mattress for two people. Next, we will look at how to choose a mattress for a double bed and tell you how to solve all possible problems.
Let's begin with the general rule: both the length and the width of the mattress must exactly match the corresponding dimensions of your bed. She also needs to buy, based on the growth of a higher spouse (otherwise his heels will rest against the back). And to get maximum comfort, you need to provide another 10 - 15 centimeters of stock in length. By the way, usually orthopedic mattresses are one and nine tenths or two meters long.
The width for double mattresses varies from 1.6 to 2 meters. The widest two-meter products, 2 meters wide, are called King Size. If the mattress is 180 centimeters wide, it is called Queen Size.
The height (or thickness) of a mattress depends on what is inside it. What kind of filler, how much is contained, what type of springs are used. If the mattress is on springs, then the height of the product ranges from 18 to 24 centimeters. Well, springless products are somewhat thinner: from 15 to 18 centimeters.
There is one more characteristic that must be considered when choosing. This is how many pounds of weight the mattress can support. In the passport usually indicate the maximum load for one bed. Since the two have to sleep, then this value must be multiplied by 2. It happens that the weight of the husband and wife is very different, and then these calculations will not work. With a weight difference of forty kilograms (or more), it is better to use two-block spring models.
Here you must first decide which is nicer to you: a product with springs or without springs. Note that the majority still tends to the first option. Spring-type models produce mass, but they all belong to one of two varieties: with independent or dependent blocks of springs.
For over sixty years, mattresses have been manufactured with this spring unit. Interestingly, their simple design turned out to be quite successful, and for all this time it did not need to be improved. This block of springs, made of cold-drawn wire, is called dependent, since at the top they are all fastened together. It turns out a strong and durable product, budget for the price. The springs (cylindrical or conical) of carbon steel are made using special machines.
But if we talk about double mattresses with this type of spring, then they can not be recommended to everyone. With a significant difference in the weight of partners, a kind of "swing" will be obtained: the one that is heavier will outweigh, tilting the mattress in its direction. So, by the way, and on the floor you can be. Well, the light spouse will constantly roll down to the middle, which not everyone will like. If the husband and wife are “in the same weight category,” then the product with Bonnel springs is quite suitable for them.
Mattress structure with dependent spring unit: 1 - mattress upholstery; 2 - spring block dependent springs; 3 - felt layer; 4 - polyurethane foam (foam rubber). 5 - polyurethane foam perimeter.
Mattress with Bonnel spring unit.
As is already clear from the name, there is no connection between the individual springs. Moreover, each of them is enclosed in a separate shell, which excludes the creaking and friction of the elements against each other. And the overall strength of the product increases. Adjusting to the shape of the body, such a mattress takes care of each of the sleeping spouses. It will not bend down from gravity, and no one will slip anywhere, fall.
But making such structures is more difficult and longer than previous ones. Therefore, they are much more expensive, which is their shortcoming, perhaps the only one. Therefore, many, wondering how to choose the mattress for a double bed, stop on these models.
The mattress device with an independent spring block: 1 - coconut coir; 2 - latex layer; 3 - spring in the case; 4 - mattress cover; 5 - mattress perimeter (most often made from polyurethane foam); 6 - independent spring block; 7 - coconut coir.
Mattress with independent spring block.
The most affordable springless mattresses are made of foam rubber. At first, it is soft and fairly pleasant to sleep on it, but over time it compresses and slashes.By the way, foam rubber (otherwise, soft polyurethane foam) is of different quality - from soft to medium and hard. There is also a latex foam rubber, characterized by a special elasticity.
And for more comfort, the mattress may not consist entirely of foam rubber, but with additives from other materials (or even only from them). Examples include coconut fiber and latex. The latter is rather expensive (not only natural, but also artificial), but it has a long service life. And the hard coconut coir is distinguished by its environmental friendliness and excellent quality. It is often used for children's mattresses.
Summarizing the above, we note that it is not very comfortable to sleep together on clean foam rubber. It is suitable only as a temporary haven for the couple. But the springless mattress combined with high-quality materials can be considered as permanent. For example, a good option is a product whose core is made of coconut fiber, and the outer layer is made of latex (artificial or natural). Practical and beautiful jacquard is used as upholstery.
Springless mattress device: 1 - mattress cover; 2 - a layer of coconut coir; 3 - a layer of latex.
Springless foam mattress.
But remember that under any springless mattress you will definitely need an orthopedic steel grille with beech (optimal) or birch slats. They are a little springy, creating an orthopedic effect. On this basis, even a foam mattress will be pretty good.
Each of us has his own preferences, including in what to sleep on. A well-chosen mattress should support the spine in the correct position.
The mattress is too soft.
The mattress is too hard.
A well-chosen mattress keeps the spine in the right position and gives you the opportunity to relax.
Someone needs a softer mattress, someone more firmly. Stiffness may depend not only on the weight of the person, but also on the characteristics of the physique and some health problems. What to do if each person needs his own rigidity, and both of them should sleep on this mattress? However, in this case there is a way out, and not even one, but as many as five. Consider each one of them.
There are mattresses, one side of which is firmer and the second is much softer. Side coatings can also be made of different materials. Turning the product, for example, every week, you can take turns to please any of the spouses.
And if instead of one large product you buy two small ones? Also an option, and not a bad one. After all, each of the partners will be able to choose for himself a single mattress to his taste, with the rigidity that suits him best. And to have a rest with pleasure on the bed chosen by himself. The gap between the mattresses can be eliminated using a mattress pad.
This is what the special design elements are called in the middle of a double orthopedic mattress. These are double springs: inside - smaller diameter, outside - bigger. In other words, each independent spring consists of two. And if a person with an average or low weight falls on such a mattress, then one external spring will work. And the inner will react only when the weight of the sleeper is solid enough. It turns out that any of the partners will be as convenient as possible.
Manufacturers have established the production of mattresses, whose stiffness is different on each of the longitudinal halves. They simply put tighter or less taut springs on each side. On such a bed, it will be useful and comfortable even for those spouses who differ in weight from each other by 30 kilograms or more.
The rigidity of the product can be varied not only by the tension of the springs, but also by the different filling material with each of the parts. Coconut fiber, for example, is well suited for creating a hard bed. A natural latex, which will be much softer, can be used from the opposite side. It turns out a universal product for sleep, perfect for both spouses with different tastes and preferences. Spring block in it of independent type, which gives additional support.
Breaking your head, how to choose an orthopedic mattress for a double bed, you should not only think about its internal filling and construction. Upholstery material also plays an important role.It should pass air well, and also be strong enough, not be rubbed and not be torn for a long time. And the necessary quality is elasticity.
A fabric called jacquard is well suited to the top layer of the mattress. It consists of a mixture of natural (cotton) and artificial (polyester) materials. This upholstery has all the necessary qualities. The more expensive jacquards have a higher cotton content - they are usually used for elite class mattresses. Very useful is a special impregnation, which does not cause allergies, gives the fabric additional strength and the property of non-combustibility, and also well repels insects.
If you want to give the product additional rigidity, then lay a layer of coconut coir, which is obtained from the insides of coconuts. This fiber looks like flax, but to the touch it is much rougher and harder. It is also distinguished by high resilience and inability to rot. By the way, the price of coconut fiber is much lower than, for example, horsehair (also famous for its rigidity). And natural latex also costs much more than coir.
Under a jacquard layer, most often there is a synthetic winterizer quilted with an upper layer. It gives softness to the upholstery and further strengthens it. Then there can be a layer of soft polyurethane foam, and then a spunbond (a special non-woven cloth separating the spring block from the upholstery and flooring materials). Spanbond is very strong and able to endure solid loads.
For a cover (mattress pad) quite often, a thick coarse calico is used, which is one hundred percent cotton. This material is safe and natural, it practically does not wrinkle and does not fade, is easy to wash and pleasant to the touch.