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Choosing The Correct Type Of Mattress

May 08, 2014

Choosing a correct bed mattress is an important part in your life. 

The average person spends one third of his or her life in bed. A bad bed mattress can cause among other problems, back pain or stiffness. While selecting the bed, the key elements that should be kept in mind are comfort, support, size and material.

Air mattresses can be uncomfortable in comparison to a foam mattress. Usages of air mattress are generally temporary, for example camping or house guest. Water mattresses are not the most popular because they are very complicated in design and difficult to deal with. Spring mattresses are made up of different layers the top and bottom layers are made from soft cotton. These are supported by coil springs and insulation pads.

Types of mattresses:

In the market, five types of mattresses are available namely,

  1. Foam over coils
  2. Foam over foam
  3. Foam over air cell
  4. latex over latex
  5. latex over coil

Generally people use spring mattresses. However foam mattresses are now becoming more and more popular. A Foam mattress follows the shape of your body without creating extra pressure at important points. It provides better support for your back. Foam mattresses are made up of different types of layers of foam. The top layer is made up of soft memory foam. Further down layers are stiffer for support.

Size of mattresses:

Bed mattresses are available in five sizes,

King size.

Queen size.

Full (double) size.

Single size.

Crib size

Width and length vary for each type of bed. Double size is an ideal size of bed mattress for couples.

Listed below are some examples of bed and mattress measurements:

King Size Beds

78” wide x 80” long

198 X 203 CM

Californian King Size Beds

72” wide x 84” long

183 X 214 CM

Queen Size Beds

60”wide x 80” long

152 X 203 CM

Full Size or Double Beds

54” wide x 75” long

137 X 191 CM

Twin Size Beds

39” wide x 75” long

99 X 191 CM

Long Twin Size Beds

39” wide x 80” long

99 X 203 CM

While buying a mattress make sure you buy the right size. There are also various designs and types of mattresses available in the market.

Material of mattresses:

Many mattresses are produced from polyvinyl chloride covered with cotton or polyester layers. Organic wool, organic cotton, and pure latex are also used to make natural mattresses. Because of fire, dust and mold resistance organic wool is an excellent choice. Natural latex is a new product in the bedding industry. Latex is resistant to bacteria, dust and mold. Latex covered with wool is also fire resident.

Find all of this and more at Nest Bedding!

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