We know that looking for a mattress involves an important learning task on technological developments since it is likely that many years have passed since the last purchase, so we want to give some very simple guidelines that serve as a reference:
We sleep a third of our life. Give the importance of this process of buying a mattress.
A mattress is a product that will be our bed, where we will sleep an average of 30,000 hours, so it is very important to dedicate some time, it will be a very good investment.
When to change it? Asocama, the Spanish association of mattress manufacturers, recommends doing it at most every 10 years, for hygiene and comfort.
The materials deteriorate over time, lose their comfort properties and no longer guarantee rest or hygiene. A mattress in poor condition causes pain and causes you to get up without energy.
What is good for one is not good for everyone, many times we hear, This should not influence our decision since the rest needs are absolutely individual.
There is no perfect solution for everyone, we must let us advise so that they indicate the product that best suits our sleeping style and our physiognomy.
Search by materials and not by needs. Sometimes it can confuse more than help. We should not be blinded by the materials. It’s simple, what we look for is a product that allows us to sleep well.
Technology is the means to get a good rest but first you have to know what comfort is best for us. Test and trust the sensations, that’s what really matters.
“Nobody gives hard to pesetas”, is a phrase made, but the reality is that research, materials, technologies and developments require an investment that many companies can not assume.
Beware of bargain offers and go to top-tier manufacturers who are specialists in what they do offering guarantees of that.
Size matters . Yes, the surface where we have slept since we were small has been 90 × 190, but buying your own mattress to share a bed with another person the average has always been 135 × 190, which gives each person a rest space … 67.5cms, very small, represents a significant reduction of the “vital” space to rest.
The trend nowadays is to go towards 150 × 190 or more recently at 180 × 200, both measures already considered as quite standard. Only to the extent of 180 × 200 would we be using the same “vital” space as when we slept alone.
Long? Important, yes, the mattress should allow you to lie down and not hang your feet. Leaning on the pillow should be a space of about 10-15 cm. Below, this will guide us to the extent of the length of the mattress we need.
Everything counts. Good rest is achieved thanks to the combination of a mattress, a pillow and a suitable base.
We tend to think about giving all the responsibility of rest to the mattress but in reality it is important to bear in mind that a pillow badly chosen or in poor condition can make the best mattress is not useful because that simple element will make us unable to sleep.
Allergies More and more common, it is important to keep this point in mind when buying, you do not have to take anything for granted, not all mattresses are the same or all have specific treatments, only Pikolin has developed components that apply in the foaming of the layers just below the fabric that allow to guarantee maximum hygiene against mites bacteria and fungi specific to rest.
Because if, although it is a little difficult to talk about this topic, after a few years the mattress accumulates remains of dead skin of microscopic size that is deposited on the mattress (although they are logically changed and washed) that is the food of the Mites whose feces are the allergens that cause a significant amount of allergies.
Temperature. Yes, yes, the temperature is something that worries because men and women have different thermostats. Even so there are basic principles that improve the control of the temperature in a bed.
The spring blocks are the mattress core with greater ventilation, thanks to the air circulating freely inside the ventilation capacity is maximum. It is the insulating air chamber, similar to that of the roofs in the houses.
There are advanced cellular technologies (technical foams) such as Bultex that has an air permeability of 96%, that is, 96% of the air passes freely through its cells