How to choose the right mattress? Part 1

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And it’s time to see how we choose the most important part of your bedroom and the house in general. The mattress! It is responsible for your mental and physical health, since all doctors say how important a deep and restful sleep is for our mind and body. So, we will analyze the basic elements that you should pay attention to and think about, in order to choose the right mattress for you. In this first part we will see the types of layers and hardness.

Layer types

Almost all mattresses can be identified as one of four types: foam, inner spring, hybrid, or latex. Mattresses with inner springs are the most well-known and traditional. In recent years, however, other types of mattresses that offer better performance have gained in popularity.

  • Foam: These mattresses are made entirely of foam and have no springs. They tend to provide above-average body support, pressure relief and motion isolation, making them suitable for side sleepers. Of the foams used in these mattresses, memory foam is the most well-known.
  • Innerspring: An innerspring mattress that has a spring-based support system and a few more layers of different materials. While coil springs offer some support, inner springs often have low pressure relief. Their sleeping surface is more intense and has limited movement insulation.
  • Hybrids: Hybrids have two central layers, an innerspring support core and a solid foam system. Foam layers can include foam or latex, and sometimes even include a smaller layer of springs. These mattresses provide a blend of bounce and support with low heat retention and suit people who sleep in various positions during the night.
  • Latex: When all layers of a mattress are made of latex rubber, some call it a latex mattress or true latex. For simplicity, we just use the term latex mattress. These offer superior bounce and durability with moderate support.


Comfort is subjective, which means it’s important to find a mattress that works for you. Firmness describes how hard or soft a bed is. To compare our options, we use a hardness scale of 1-10. How firm a mattress feels depends on your own personal definition of soft, medium and firm, as well as your body type, weight and size. We should not confuse support with cruelty. A supportive mattress is one that aligns the spine without creating pressure points. Firmness only refers to the actual “feel” of the bed. You can find a supportive layer across the hardness spectrum. The average preferred hardness level is between 4-7.

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