This time we would like to introduce you to the best mattresses on the market. In recent years the variety of mattresses has grown considerably, which can make it difficult to choose when buying a mattress. The question is, which of all the models and brands is the best?
We will show you the different types of mattresses and their characteristics, so that you can choose the one that suits you best according to your needs, tastes and budget. It is important that you take into account every detail to make the best purchase decision.
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- 4 Buying guide: What you need to know about mattresses
- 5 Purchasing criteria
The most important things
- Mattresses are made of different materials that determine their characteristics; for example, there are foam, latex, springs, viscoelastic, etc. According to the material, the density, firmness and softness of the mattress will vary; always depending on the quality of the product.
- You can get mattresses of 2 different categories; on the one hand there are spring mattresses, which have a series of layers of different materials, and on the other hand there are viscoelastic mattresses, which have a core composed of latex.
- There are different sizes of mattresses that are adjusted to the physical build of the user, which will also influence the resistance of the product. In addition, the most modern mattresses are hypoallergenic, i.e. they have a low risk of producing allergic reactions in the person who uses them.
The Best Mattress: Our Picks
Buying guide: What you need to know about mattresses
Buying a mattress may seem very simple, but the truth is that there are some aspects that you need to know in detail to have in your hands the tools that will lead you to the right decision. We tell you everything you need to know here, in this buying guide.
What are mattresses and what are their advantages?
The first mattresses were filled with wool or other organic materials, but they tended to attract fleas, mites and other insects, as well as being uncomfortable. They were later improved with more comfortable and hygienic fillings.
Nowadays, the market offers an infinite number of mattress models and designs for all tastes, needs and budgets; the important thing is to be able to detect what is a priority when buying a mattress.
Mattresses with springs or viscoelastic - what should you pay attention to?
Spring mattress. Its core is composed of a network of springs covered by several layers of materials such as cotton or wool, which provide adaptation to the body and comfort. They usually return quickly to their original position, although the firmness will depend on the type of spring.
Those with continuous or biconical wire springs offer a more homogeneous rest than those with pocket springs, although the latter are usually more adaptable. They offer firmness, resistance and breathability, which is why they are recommended for people who sweat.
Mattress with viscoelastic. Its core is made up of latex and a viscoelastic padding that distributes the weight and allows the back to be aligned during rest, although the effect will vary depending on the quantity and density of the material (the greater the quantity and density of viscoelastic, the greater the adaptability).
The viscoelastic foam mattresses are recommended for adults or for those who suffer from pain. The thickness of the viscoelastic material determines how firm or soft it is. Viscoelastic mattresses are less breathable than spring mattresses, so it is important that the fabric is well adapted and breathes well.
|Recommended audience||Any user, especially overweight people||People with muscular, lumbar, cervical ailments, etc.|
|Materials||Cotton or wool||Latex and viscoelastic padding|
|Returns to original shape||Yes, immediately||Takes a few minutes, and can be marked|
|Breathability||High, not a problem||Low, the fabric must be well fitted|
These are some specific characteristics that you should pay attention to; however, both types of mattresses have a lot of functions that, according to the needs and tastes of each person, can be favourable or unfavourable. We have to analyse each aspect and make a general balance in order to choose the one that is right for us.
How much does a mattress cost?
The prices of mattresses vary a lot, as they depend mainly on their size and then on their characteristics and materials; but they can start from 3,000 MXN for the most basic ones up to 20,000 MXN, although you can get very good mattresses at an intermediate price; it's all a matter of searching.
As you can see, the range of prices is very wide because the variety is very wide, that is why it is important that we take the time to look at all the proposals that the market has to offer, because it is a long term purchase.
Because there is such a wide range of mattresses on the market, it can sometimes be difficult to decide which is the best one to buy. That is why it is important to take into account certain factors in order to buy the right mattress.
- Hygienic treatments
The size of the mattress is a fundamental factor to take into account when choosing the most appropriate one, since it should be adapted to the body's build. A mattress will not be the same for a child as for an adult, nor for a single person as for a married couple.
Small and medium. There are different sizes of mattresses on the market, adapted to each user. The standard sizes are Twin, which is 90 cm wide and between 190 and 200 cm long and is the most recommended if you sleep alone, and double, which is the standard size for a couple's bedroom and measures 135 cm wide and between 190 and 200 cm long.
Large. There are also special sizes such as Queen, suitable for those who need an intermediate mattress size, which measures 150 cm long and between 190 and 200 cm long, making it slightly larger than Double. Then there is King, measuring 180 cm x 200 cm, which is the best solution for large people sharing a mattress.
The ideal mattress is one that is firm and adaptable, i.e. neither too hard nor too soft. Everyone will choose the one that suits their needs and tastes, but it is important that it is neither too hard nor too soft, which would cause the mattress to sag.
Firmness can be classified as Soft, which is suitable for babies and young children; Medium Soft, recommended for people who spend a lot of time lying down, such as the elderly or pregnant women; Medium Hard, for young people and adults in general; and Hard, which is suitable for people who weigh more than 100 kilos.
There are mattresses made with acaricide products, which are chemical substances that destroy the eggs of these insects that cause allergies in the respiratory tract and skin. The best and most natural option are mattresses made of fabrics such as natural silk, which is composed of a protein that repels dust mites.
Many mattresses come with an anti-motion mechanism that, as the word suggests, contains the body's mobility during sleep, which is very beneficial for couples because it does not transfer the movement of their partner. You can check with your consultant if the mattress you want to buy has this technology.
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