A good night’s sleep is essential for our body functioning. It replenishes our energy, enhances brain performance, improves mood, and keeps us physically and mentally healthy. In fact, studies show that a lack of quality sleep is correlated with an increased risk of developing a number of chronic diseases.
Choosing the right mattress that suits your particular needs can be a big step towards building better sleep habits. A good mattress provides adequate back support, keeps your spine properly aligned, and is comfortable throughout the night. Many of us may not put much thought into buying a mattress, and with that in mind we’ve created a short guide for you to follow the next time you are replacing your mattress.
1) Your Mattress Size
Does mattress size matter? Absolutely. A bigger mattress means more space to manoeuvre around during the night and more space for heat dissipation. On the other hand, some people find smaller mattresses more comfortable and cosy to sleep in.
The size of the mattress you choose will depend on your personal preference and the space available in your bedroom. If you are sharing the bed with a partner, a king or queen size mattress in Singapore is appropriate to ensure enough space for both of you to sleep comfortably. However, if you are living alone or have a smaller bedroom, a single or super single mattress may be more suitable.2) Firm vs Soft Mattresses
The level of firmness or softness of a mattress is a crucial factor to take into account when choosing a mattress. An extremely firm mattress can be uncomfortable for somepeople as it puts unwanted strain on your shoulders, hips and torso. You may end up spending hours tossing and turning trying to find the sweet spot to comfortably fall asleep.
However a very soft mattress may not provide the back support you need while you rest. This can lead to chronic and long-lasting back pain over time. But if you tend to sleep on your side, a soft mattress might be a better choice for reducing pressure on your shoulders, arm and hips. The ideal level of firmness will vary from person to person, depending on factors such as weight, and sleeping position. When it comes to finding a recommended mattress for you, try and strike a balance between firmness and comfort. It’s also highly recommended that you try a mattress before making a purchase
3) Spring Type
If you opt to purchase a spring mattress, it can be worth it to see what type of springs are embedded inside the padding. Different springs have unique qualities and this can affect how much back support you receive and how they respond to movement while you sleep. ScanKomfort mattresses primarily use pocketed springs, also known as Pocketed Coils.
Pocketed springs are designed to move individually of one another. This means that they can be more durable and are also better at handling motion transfer. Pocketed spring mattresses are also more versatile and can be adjusted to provide targeted support across different zones of the body. They can however be more expensive than older, less durable Bonnel springs.
Mattress padding comes in many forms. The main qualities to look out for are the level of support and comfort provided, heat dissipation, hygiene, and whether the mattress is toxic free. Some popular options for mattress padding include cold foam, high-density foam, visco-elastic memory foam, and latex.
When choosing the type of mattress padding, consider your sleeping needs. If you find that you get uncomfortably hot during the night, something more cooling and with more air circulation would be more appropriate. Two good options that fit this description are high-density foam mattresses, which minimises heat transfer, and latex mattresses which have high breathability.
If your priority is maximum comfort then visco-elastic memory foam mattresses or cold foam mattresses would be good as they contour to your back’s natural spinal alignment.
The perfect recommended mattress for any two people may differ greatly. What works for a friend may not be comfortable for you. It’s important to do your own research and test out a mattress before you buy it. A mattress can be an expensive long-term investment and it’s always best to take your time to choose the best one for you.
At ScanKomfort we believe in providing premium sleeping experiences for all. Scandinavian-inspired and made in Germany our mattresses come with a guarantee of quality and comfort. Visit our website today to learn more about our products and view our catalogue.