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The 3 different types of mattresses

The choice of a mattress is mainly guided by the choice of its suspension. Today, there are three main on the market: foam, latex and springs.
Presentation of the advantages and disadvantages of these solutions.

Foam mattresses

Types of foam

Nowadays, there are three types of foam mattresses:

  • Polyether foam: with a density ranging from 16 to 30 kg / m3, it is suitable for very soft mattresses, traditionally offered at the entry level for their good quality / price ratio.
  • Polyurethane foam: high quality, high resilience foam (HR) offers a density that ranges from 30 to 60 kg /m3.
  • The memory foam shape: with a density of 40 to 85 kg / m 3, shape memory foam is, in fact, viscoelastic polyurethane, with a very high resilience. For the record, it was created by NASA’s research center and praised for its adaptability.

The advantages of HR foam and shape memory

A polyurethane foam mattress (memory shape or not) offers a wide variety of densities , while adapting to the body shape of each sleeper. Note that the higher the density, the firmer the mattress is and the longer it lasts.

As a disadvantage, it should be remembered that polyurethane is sensitive to moisture : in fact, it is not suitable for homes located by the sea or poorly insulated.

For which sleepers?

If polyether mattresses are to be used only occasionally (extra bed), polyurethane models </ strong> can satisfy sleepers looking for a soft bed or on the contrary, firm, even very firm. Finally, the memory foam mattress , sensitive to ambient temperatures, is particularly suitable for people suffering from back pain, pregnant women, athletes and people of a stressed nature.

Latex mattresses

Types of latex

On the market, it is important to distinguish mattress models in:

  • Natural latex: of a density ranging from 55 to 95 kg / m3, the models “100% natural” must be, in reality, composed of at least 85% of this material from the sap of the Hevea.
  • Synthetic latex: with a density of 55 to 83 kg / m3, the synthetic models only contain about 20 to 30% of natural latex.

Beware of deceptive names </ strong>, it is better to look at the certifications not to be deceived.

The advantages of latex

Very comfortable and well ventilated , latex mattresses conform to the contours of the body for optimal support . Not to mention that they are also hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial and anti-mite. Finally, if the natural latex ages poorly, its synthetic version ensures a life of 10 to 15 years.

For which sleepers?

The latex mattress is perfect for allergy sufferers, as well as sleepers who appreciate its freshness in summer, its warmth in winter (good ventilation) and absolute comfort.

Spring mattresses

The type of springs

For a spring suspension, there are two types of mattresses:

  • The Bonnel springs or biconical: very old, if these springs provide excellent ventilation, they deteriorate very quickly and also lessen the comfort of the mattress.
  • Pocket springs: Today, the preferred technique is that of individually wrapping each spring in a bag.

The advantages of pocket springs

A pocket spring mattress provides true support , different degrees of firmness and great sleeping independence , while guaranteeing maximum ventilation. All, without noise , since the springs are locked in their cloth pocket.

For which sleepers?

The pocket sprung mattress is recommended for sleep-agitated sleepers , wishing to offer a certain tranquility to the person lying at their side.

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