A quality mattress is the most important prerequisite of a good night’s sleep. Good mattresses support your whole body, lower the pressure on your back and make sure you can sleep comfortably the whole night long.
Choosing a mattress is very personal, because not everyone likes the same firmness or finishing layer. What is the best way to find a mattress that is perfect for you? Visit one of our stores and test the mattresses in store. This way you will find the mattress that ticks of all your boxes and is best suited for you.
Pocket spring mattresses have a core of individually pocketed (micro) springs. This means that the springs can move separate from each other, so they evenly distribute your body weight, and your body is never subjected to excessive pressure. The number of springs per mattress varies greatly, but can go up as high as 1000 micro pocket springs per square meter. The more springs, the better the mattress can adjust to your body. You can use pocket springs mattresses on a boxspring and on a suitable slatted base.
Mattresses with classic pocket springs have a core of barrel-shaped springs with 3 or 4 tendrils. The comfort zones at the shoulders and hips are achieved by using a different thickness of thread or a different number of tendrils per spring. To allow a good distribution of pressure, classic pocket spring mattresses have a core of 200 to 300 pocket springs.
Micro springs are more compact than classic pockets springs. Thanks to 5 to 6 tendrils in each pocket spring, there is an even greater support and distribution of pressure. Micro spring mattresses usually consist of a core of 330 to 400 micro springs per square meter. This means that they offer an even better support than classic pocket springs.
Micro pocket springs are the cream of the crop among the pocket springs. They are extra supporting, extra strong and extra durable. By using the newest and most researched thickness of thread in combination with a smaller spring diameter and perfectly placed sleep zones, these cores can give you the best possible individual support.
Mattresses with a solid core have a core of latex or foam. You can use them on a boxspring bed or in a bed with a slatted base. They are great for adjustable beds.
The finishing layer of a mattress determines your comfort. You can choose between cold foam, memory foam, latex, gel or gel infused foam. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages.
This material is characterised by an excellent ventilation and regulation of moisture. Cold foam mattresses do not offer the most support, but will not restrict any movements in bed. They are perfect for people who get hot easily during the night.
Latex mattresses are flexible and springy. This material allows itself to take on the form of your body, while still respecting your spine’s natural curve. Because of its elasticity, latex mattresses are perfect for adjustable bed bases and boxsprings.
Most latex mattresses are made from rubber with a core of (micro) pocket springs. Usually natural latex is combined with industrial latex.
Latex offers a good support, feels flexible and is (mostly) made from natural materials. The material does not restrict movement, but is less durable than cold foam or memory foam.
Memory foam is a very supportive material. Its most important characteristic is its pressure distribution. A memory foam mattress easily adjusts to the contours of the human body. A quality memory foam mattress correctly supports and distributes your body weight, making sure you sleep in a natural position.
Memory foam was originally developed by NASA in the sevetnies to use in its space shuttles. Here, the material was used in seats to absorb the pressure from take-off. In the nineties, memory foam became well-known when Tempur started using it in mattresses and pillows.
Classic foams immediately return to their original form after someone has sat on it. Memory foam, on the other hand, is a lot more dense. This means that it adjusts to the shape of your body, while at the same time fully supporting it.
Memory foam mattresses sometimes have an unjustified bad reputation. People think they stay too firm in a cold environment, they make moving difficult and they make you sweat a lot. This is not true anymore.
If you want a memory foam mattress, you should also look for a suitable bed base. Memory foam mattresses adjust to the contours of your body and distribute pressure evenly. The bed base should correctly support the mattress.
Just like memory foam, gel infused foam alleviates pressure and supports your whole body. Moreover, the cooling gel pearls will make your mattress feel cool. It is a not always easy to move around on a mattress with gel infused foam.
With a gel finish you are sure to receive an extraordinary 3D distribution of pressure. Furthermore, gel does not restrict any movement, is great at conducting heat and is extremely durable.
You should replace your mattress if it does not adapt to your body anymore or if you feel like it is sagging. When you can see the indentation even though no one has recently slept on it, it is already too late.
If your mattress is still in good condition, you should wake up feeling refreshed. If this is not the case or you notice any of the following signs, it might be time to start looking for a new mattress:
The average mattress will keep you comfortable and happy for about 10 years. Using a qualitative mattress protector and turning your mattress from time to time will extend its lifespan.
The firmness of a mattress is determined by its springs: the more turns in a spring, the firmer the mattress. You can choose between a medium and a firm comfort. That choice is personal and depends on the build and weight of the person choosing the mattress. The heavier that person is, the more he will sink into the mattress. It is advisable to choose a firm mattress if you weight more than 80 kilos.
If your mattress is too soft, it will not support your spine in the right way and might obstruct your blood circulation. If our mattress is too firm, on the other hand, it will not support your spine and neck correctly.