Your mattress - healthy lying, dreamlike sleeping
Especially for the mattress, the wisdom is: "As you make your bed, you lie down." After all, it carries the entire body weight throughout the night. The perfect mattress relieves the spine and thus the intervertebral discs and provides the right microclimate that is necessary for a healthy sleep. Find out here how to find the best mattress for your needs and what you should look out for when buying a mattress.
For a restful sleep the choice of the individually fitting mattress is a decisive criterion. The mattress is the backbone of a comfortable lying system. It should adapt to the body of the sleeping person in the best possible way. A sufficient support function of the spinal column and the optimal pressure relief of the shoulder and pelvic area are decisive - even in changing sleeping positions. A high point elasticity ensures a good distribution of body weight over the entire lying surface. In addition, moisture absorption and air circulation prevent excessive sweating. The requirements for a mattress depend directly on the personal requirements of the sleeper. These include sleeping position, physique, height, weight, pressure sensation or heat requirement.
A GOOD MATTRESS FOLLOWS THE SHAPE OF THE SPINE IN THE BACK POSITION.
Thigh and upper body form a horizontal line. Lying on the side, shoulder and hip sink only so far into the mattress that the spine represents a horizontal straight line. With optimal adaptability, there are no pressure points. The temperature management prevents strong sweating or freezing.
Which mattress hardness grade is right for you?
The degree of hardness reflects the strength of the mattress. It results from factors such as the material and the height of the mattress. Degrees of hardness are often indicated in several stages from soft to hard. However, the degree of hardness is not measurable or standardized. Each manufacturer has its own classification. However, it is important that, in addition to weight, body height and individual comfort sensitivity are also taken into account. For this reason, the hardness grades should rather provide an approximate orientation. Your personal, subjective lying comfort may therefore deviate slightly from the recommendation. The most common degrees of hardness are H2 and H3. Hardness grade 4 is rare and hardness grade 1 is usually a special design.
Our recommendation as an approximate guide is as follows:
Hardness grade 2 = medium strength up to approx. 80 kg body weight
Hardness grade 3 = solid approx. 81-110 kg body weight
Hardness grade 4 = very strong approx. 111-130 kg body weight
Which mattress for which sleeping position?
Side sleepers need an adaptable mattress that allows the hips and shoulders to sink in deeply. For abdominal and back sleepers, the mattress should support the centre of the body.
What are lying zones?
When lying down, different areas of the mattress are subjected to different loads. These were divided into seven lying zones. This has the advantage that the physiological shape of the spine is optimally supported in every sleeping position and the respective area is optimally balanced. The lying zones usually run vertically and horizontally symmetrically so that the mattress can be turned around without any problems.
Accordingly, 7-zone mattresses have four different areas: the head and foot zones, the shoulder and calf zones, the thigh and lordosis zones and the pelvic zone.
The lying zones of a mattress at a glance
Head zone: Support of the neck, yields moderately.
Shoulder zone: Shoulder sinks deeper, therefore it is more elastic.
Lumbar and lumbar zones: Increased support for the lumbar region.
Pelvic zone: Allows the pelvis to sink in slightly, making it softer and more elastic.
Thigh zone: Stabilizing, therefore firmer.
Calf zone: Elastic and soft due to the low pressure load.
Foot zone: Softly cushions the punctual pressure of the feet.
Spring core mattresses maintain their lying zones:
Different diameters of the steel springs
Different wire thicknesses
Shape of the spring (Bonell, cylinder or barrel)
Number of turns (number of turns of the spring)
Foam inserts of different compression hardness in the surrounding foam boards
Special incisions on the surface of the surrounding foam sheets
Cold foam and visco-foam mattresses get their lying zones through:
Foam inserts and core inserts of different compression hardness
Special incisions on the surface of the foam core
Drilling inside the foam core
Mattress core - soft shell, high-tech core
One of the most important distinguishing features of mattresses is hidden: the mattress core. It can be made of foam, latex, natural materials or spring cores and is designed with a special structure for optimal relief of the spine. We offer in our assortment the proven mattress cores: Kaltsch