One of the most important things to improve your quality of life is certainly good rest. Very often, however, even if you sleep for many hours, when you wake up you may not feel truly rested. Why is this? Because most people fall into the error of calculating the quality of sleep based on its quantity. Nothing could be further from the truth! To wake up feeling fit and full of energy, you don’t need to sleep more hours, just choose the mattress that suits you best. Buying a mattress is a “long-term investment”. We spend about a third of our life on a mattress, which is why it is very important to buy the one that best suits your body and your sleeping habits. The first thing to evaluate is without a doubt the position in which you sleep. If you rest on your side, for example, it is preferable to choose a soft mattress, while if you tend to sleep on your back, it is preferable to switch to a more rigid model. Here are the differences between the best mattresses available on the market according to size, thickness, brands.

Spring mattresses

Spring mattresses are made from traditional springs or pocket springs.

– Traditional springs, the most used in the past, are made of steel and assembled together, which makes the mattress more rigid and therefore, suitable for the rest of the strong or overweight people who need a valid support. The traditional spring mattress ensures a longer lifespan; in fact, its average lifespan varies from 15 to 20 years. The cost of a good traditional double spring mattress, of average quality, can vary from 400 to 600 euros.

Pocket springs represent the evolution of traditional springs. Contrary to the traditional spring mattress, each spring is independent and adapts to the different pressures of the body. A very important element in the choice of a mattress of this type is certainly the number of springs: the more springs, the more comfort it offers. On the market, there are mattresses composed of 700 to 3000 independent springs. The treatment by differentiated zones allows the spine to take a correct position and makes these mattresses more efficient than traditional spring mattresses, which are very popular on the market. Independent spring models are more expensive than traditional models; their cost varies from 500 to 800 euros.

Memory foam mattresses

Memory foam mattresses are considered orthopedic because they are designed to perfectly adapt to the shape of the body, ensuring adequate support for the spine. These types of mattresses give the muscles a pleasant feeling of comfort and promote good blood circulation. The weight of the body is evenly distributed, promoting correct posture during the night.

They are suitable for people with lumbago problems and for all those people who are forced to stay in bed with little or no possibility of movement (they avoid the formation of pressure points). Memory foam is a heat-sensitive material, which means that it is shaped not by the weight of the body, as is often believed, but by the heat emanating from it. This is why it is very important when buying it to make sure that it is made with the most breathable fabrics possible. These latest generation mattresses have a higher cost than traditional models. In recent years, their price has become more affordable and can vary from 400€ to 3.500€, depending on characteristics such as the thickness of the memory layer, density…

Latex mattress

Latex is a natural material that is non-deformable, highly elastic, capable of withstanding large deformations without breaking. Mattresses of this type are optimally adapted to the body and promote total relaxation, providing adequate support for the spine. They also have the ability to return to their original shape once the pressure is removed.

These mattresses are the best choice for those who suffer from dust mite allergies: their micro-cellular structure makes them highly breathable and allows a greater exchange of air. Thanks to their bactericidal, germicidal and fungicidal properties, they are absolutely the most hygienic and hypoallergenic sleeping solution on the market.

An additional tip for the choice of mattress

There are many models of mattresses on the market, the advice we can give you is to compare as many offers as possible, in order to find a good compromise between price and quality. Beware of proposals that are too cheap, even if they are tempting, you may come up against products of dubious quality. If possible, buy a mattress with a money-back guarantee. This will allow you to test it for at least 30 days and be sure to have peaceful dreams.