In order for sleep to bring you freshness and vigor in the morning, it is very important to properly organize your sleeping place: comfortable pillows, a bed, high-quality bedding and, of course, an orthopedic mattress. For this important bedding to serve you well, it won't be enough just to choose a quality model. It is imperative that the mattress fits exactly in size to your bed, only then will complete harmony be achieved.
So, going for a new mattress, do not forget to determine the parameters of your future purchase, and for this you need to measure the width and length of your bed along the inner perimeter. You should not be guided by the old mattress, because during the operation it, most likely, sagged and caked, and the dimensions may be inaccurate. It is best that both the mattress and the bed for which you buy it are of the same country of origin, because mattress manufacturers usually focus on bed standards domestic and European production… As a rule, these mattresses are rectangular or square in shape and are produced commercially.
- Single beds. The sizes of such mattresses: 80 x 190, 80 x195.80 x 200, 90 x 190 (190 x 90), 90 x 195, 90 x 200;
- One and a half: 120 x190, 120 x 195, 120 x 200;
- Double: 140 x 190, 140 x 200, 160 x 200, 180 x 200, 200 x 200;
There are mattresses for children:
- For newborns: 50 x 100-110, 60 x 120;
- For children from 3 years old: 70 x 140, 70 x 160, 80 x 160;
For adolescents, the size of the berth is equal to single or one-and-a-half.
The height of an orthopedic mattress depends on the filling: the more layers of filler it has, the higher it will be. Spring products are usually higher than springless ones. So, the height of a children's springless mattress can be 6-13 cm, on the spring block - no more 18 cm… Springless mattresses for adults are up to 24 cm in height, and spring mattresses - up to 34… The model you choose should be slightly higher than the base of the bed by about 5 - 10 cm. For people of full build, the higher the product is, the better, because it will surely bend under the weight of the body. As for newborns and babies, here, on the contrary, you need to make a choice in favor of a lower model, otherwise there is a risk that the child may fall out of the crib.
If the length and width of the purchase is 1 - 2 cm less or more from the parameters of the bed, this is permissible. If the error is in a large direction, deformation of the product will occur, and this will significantly reduce its service life and create inconvenience while resting on it. It is also undesirable for the length and width of the mattress to be noticeably less than the base of the bed, because there is a risk of injury to the limbs in the gap between the mattress and the side. This is especially true for children's sleeping places.
How to distinguish between single and double?
In order for the sleeping person to sit comfortably on the bed and his muscles are completely relaxed, and blood circulation is not disturbed, the length of the mattress should be at least 15-20 cm more than his height. The most common berth length for adults - 200 cm… And if the length of single and double models can be the same, then they are completely different in width. Comfortable for a single bed is considered to be a width equal to the distance from the elbow to the elbow of a person lying on his back with outstretched arms. Thus, the width of the standard single-bed models is 80-90 cm. Standard Double Beds Width - 140, 160, 180 and 200 cm.
All mattresses have a limit on the maximum load on the berth, these values must be indicated by the manufacturer in the passport for the product. But in double models, unlike single ones, it is also necessary to take into account the difference in the weight of the partners. If it is more than the maximum allowable, you can choose one of the options:
- Purchase two single mattresses of the same height and combine them with one cover (it is convenient, since you can choose models with different rigidity);
- Choose a double mattress with a spring block, zoned in width into 2 zones with a different load on each (more expensive, but more comfortable).
How to choose for a custom bed?
If your bed is from Europe, and you want to buy an American mattress for it, or, conversely, you are trying to adapt a European or domestic mattress to a bed made according to US standards, you are unlikely to succeed. The fact is that in America the length is measured in inches, while in Europe, Russia and neighboring countries they use centimeters. When converted from inches to centimeters, a significant error is obtained, and such a product will not fit the base of the bed in its parameters. In this case it is best to try to match the model of the country of origin as the bed.
There are round beds, mattresses for such beds also have their own standard sizes: 2 m, 2.2 m, 2.3 m in diameter.
Manufacturing according to individual sizes
If, nevertheless, you could not find a ready-made mattress of standard sizes or your bed of an unusual shape, you can make an individual order. Manufacturers, as a rule, willingly undertake such work and make a product of the required configuration and dimensions. Of course, the price of a custom-made mattress will be slightly higher, but there are a number of advantages. You can choose the type of spring block or the springless version yourself, determine the number of filler layers and materials for this. In addition, order, for example, a removable cover and choose the fabric and pattern for it yourself.
As we have seen, choosing the right size mattress is really important. But it is equally important that he has good orthopedic qualities and the required level of rigidity. These parameters depend on the materials from which it is made. The orthopedic effect (the ability to hold the spine anatomically correct) in mattresses with springs is provided by spring blocks, in springless mattresses - by fillers… Spring blocks can be:
- Addicted - in them, the springs are connected to each other. The most famous of them is the Bonnel block. This option is inexpensive, but its level of orthopedic effect is also low. It is well suited for a guest or country bed, as well as in an apartment that you have to rent.
- Independent. In such blocks, each spring is placed in a separate case. The covers are fastened to each other, and the springs do not touch each other. Under a point load, one or more springs are compressed, the rest remain stationary. The higher the density of the springs per 1 sq. meter, the better the orthopedic quality of the mattress and the higher its cost. All these data are in the passport for the product.
Products based on independent spring structures are more expensive, but they have an excellent orthopedic effect. Springless mattresses have the best orthopedic properties in models with natural latex filling. To a lesser extent, such properties are endowed with high-density polyurethane foam.
The hardness of the product surface is determined by the fillers. Filler materials are:
- Hard (coconut coir, felt, sisal, flax, horsehair);
- Medium hardness (latex, high density polyurethane foam, periotec, holofiber);
- Soft (made of foam rubber, memorforms, batting, etc.).
Hard mattresses suitable for small children under 3 years old, full-bodied adults, people with incorrect posture. The elderly are more suitable for soft models, for children from 3 years old and people of average weight - mattresses of medium hardness. For people with spinal diseases, it is better to choose mattresses on a block of independent springs with zoning for 5, 7 and more zones, but after consulting a doctor.
It should be especially noted that products with increased rigidity or, conversely, very soft, should be chosen only on the recommendation of specialists.
Each buyer chooses a mattress according to his needs, taste and financial capabilities, so it is impossible to accurately answer the question of which manufacturer's product is better. You can navigate among the huge number of offers and make your choice by examining brand ratings and customer reviews. Among domestic manufacturers, the most popular factories are:
They have rightfully won the trust of buyers, as they produce products that can compete with foreign ones both in quality and in price. These enterprises produce not only affordable models, but also elite options that can satisfy the tastes of the most discerning customers. The production is carried out using modern technological processes and environmentally friendly and hypoallergenic high quality materials.
For example, a factory Askona is part of the largest concern in Europe, with 20 factories located in different countries. It has its own innovation (spring block "Hourglass", massage foam Askona) Popular line models "Fitness" created based on these ideas. In models Fitness Arena, Fitness Idea, Fitness Liga seven-zone spring block "Hourglass" with strengthening in seven zones, which bear the main load, it will relax the spine and back muscles, and massage foam will help you wake up fresh and vigorous in the morning.
Second largest plant Ormatek has its own large-scale production of spring blocks; mattresses of many manufacturers are made on their basis. Company Toris, in addition, it has a large production of furniture and beds, so buyers of a bed are given an excellent opportunity to purchase a high-quality mattress at the same time. Company Matramax also makes its own spring blocks and has a wide range of products. Three well-known main brands of the company: Matramax, Latrix (released since 2014) and Innergetic. Manufacturer's pride - model "Strummer" with a unique block "honeycomb springs", which can be adjusted to any sleeping position.
Among the popular foreign firms are:
- Serta (USA);
- Simmons (France), marketed under the Sleepeezee brand;
- Sealy (USA);
- Tempur (Denmark).
Products from these brands are in great demand due to their quality, durability and comfort. The quality and culture of production tested over the years, the latest developments - these are the main components of the success of foreign competitors in the market.
Products of all listed manufacturers are popular with buyers and collect mostly positive reviews. Foreign brands attract with their quality and reliability, domestic manufacturers have won fans with a choice and ratio price quality… According to reviews, the most common mistakes in choosing a mattress by size, with which, we hope, this article can help you. In order for you to get only pleasant sensations from the purchase, it is important to determine at the beginning which mattress is best for you, its rigidity and orthopedic properties. Carefully study the technical characteristics of the model you like, consult with the seller and be sure to lie down on the mattress to fully experience its comfort.
We wish you the right choice and pleasant healthy dreams!
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