The Anatomy of a Great Mattress
Is there anything better than a good night’s sleep? We don’t think so, which is why the anatomy of a mattress is essential to ensuring good health and posture. After all, you spend a third of your life lying in bed (even more if you enjoy a lazy weekend!) If your mattress is causing you sleep problems, it could be damaging your health. A lack of sleep leads to a drain of energy, and all sorts of back trouble. You might not have given a second thought to your mattress. But, it might just be the root of all your problems.
Today, we’re going to show what a good mattress looks like! More importantly, we’ll explain how to choose the perfect one for you and your posture.
Pocket sprung mattress
A pocket sprung mattress is the best option out there. It’s comfortable, light, and it moulds to fit your body. They’re constructed with small springs, like a traditional mattress, but there’s a big difference. In a pocket sprung mattress, each spring is sewn into its own pocket of fabric. That makes it much, much softer, and less intrusive. (No more pesky coils poking into your back!)
In a pocket sprung mattress, there a lot more of these coils, and each one of them moves independently. That gives us two wonderful benefits. First, it means the springs will mould around your body to find the most comfortable and supportive arrangement. Secondly (and you’ll love this one), your partner’s twisting and turning won’t affect you! Because the springs are independent of one another, the springs below you aren’t affected when they turn over. Finally, you can get a decent night’s sleep!
How is it different from a memory foam mattress?
You’ll all have seen the memory foam mattresses. They use body heat to sink and mould around your body. The biggest difference is that a memory foam mattress doesn’t let your body breathe. Because they are dense and thick inside, your body can get very hot. A pocket sprung mattress has a similar moulding effect, but it will keep your body nice and cool.
At the end of the day, a good mattress is all about ensuring correct posture. We all know that a straight, aligned spine is the best position. It puts less strain on the hips and shoulders, and keeps our back straight. A good mattress should do exactly that. But remember, don’t go too soft or too firm. Too soft, and you’ll sink deep, curving the spine. Too firm, and you’ll put extra pressure on your shoulders, hips, and knees. Luckily, a pocket sprung mattress can usually be adapted specifically for you. Sometimes you can even set up your partner’s side differently.