Tips for choosing a bed
Bonnell/pocket spring mattresses
The construction of these mattresses is characterized by good ventilation. Good air permeability ensures the hygiene of the mattress, creating unfavourable breeding conditions for bacteria and microorganisms while making it difficult for mould to form. Spring mattresses can be used on a solid base or in beds containing blanket boxes; these mattresses do not require bed bases.
There are two main types of spring mattresses:
- bonnell spring mattresses;
- pocket spring mattresses.
Bonnell spring mattresses:
In the bonnell spring mattress, all the springs are connected to each other, creating a cradling sensation. The individual springs are woven from the inside into a spring block, ensuring that the mattress retains its original shape and cannot deform, so it consistently provides optimum support for the body.
Pocket spring mattresses:
Pocket spring mattresses are manufactured using a system of unconnected springs plus a system of springs hemmed with textile bags. Each spring individually adapts to the anatomy of the human body, so the muscles can relax, helping the person become fully rested. This type of mattress has anatomical zones, which guarantee that the mattress adapts to your body. Pocket springs provide the unique advantage of ensuring that one person’s movements are not transmitted to a person sleeping alongside them.
In addition to springs, polyurethane foam (foam) is another important material used in the manufacture of mattresses, and it is a key material in the production of hygienic mattresses. Foam can be used to achieve higher quality at a relatively lower cost than an alternative product such as latex; it is completely non-allergenic and has no odour when well ventilated.
The main parameters of foam:
Density – a size indicating how much foam is in one unit of volume. The higher the density, the more durable the foam. Density is denoted by the first two digits (e.g. HR3532)
Firmness – this is indicated by the last two digits (e.g. HR3532). If this value is up to 20, the foam is soft, foam with a value between 21 to 26 is semi-firm, and when the value is over 27 the foam is firm.
Type: R (plain) foam is the simplest type of foam.
HR (high elasticity) foam is an extremely elastic, more breathable and more durable foam.
How to choose the right mattress firmness?
Below is a table of a recommendatory nature that can help you select the right firmness for your mattress. It is important not to forget your individual needs and lifestyle when deciding whether you prefer a softer or harder mattresses.
*The table is of a recommendatory nature. Mattresses are usually bought based on personal preference.
How to choose the right bed size?
We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, therefore it is important to choose a comfortable bed. When choosing a bed, you should not just consider a comfortable mattress that adapts to the body, but also consider the dimensions of the bed. The length of the bed should be at least 15 cm longer than the height of the people sleeping in it. The width of the bed can be tested by placing your hands under your head – your elbows should not protrude beyond the edges of the bed. Do not be fooled by the width of the bed when choosing a double bed: people who sleep on their side take up more space in bed than those who sleep on their stomach or back.
When choosing the size of the bed, do not forget to consider the room in which it will stand.