Tips In Choosing Full Size Mattress

Tips in Choosing Full Size Mattress

A full size mattress is quite important in our lives. We may not notice its worth as we do our daily activities however when the daylight is gone this will be our best pal at night. Goodnight sleep helps in so many ways that you we might not even know. It boosts our immune system to help fight back bacteria, viruses and other opportunistic infections. Peaceful sleep will also help our memory to sharpen and affect our mood the following day. If we have a good and enough sleep, surely your mood will be pleasant as the sun. The things that I stated earlier are just some of the full size mattress advantages. However, we cannot acquire these things if we do not have a good mattress.

If you are planning to change your old mattress into a new one then you should know the important things that matter in choosing the full size mattress of what your body needs. There are quite different types of mattresses that we can see in the markets. Some are too expensive because of its physical appearance and the style it has although the most important thing that you should be testing is the comfort that it will give you. If you really want to try if it will be comfortable for you sitting on the edge of every corner of the mattress is not enough. Why?

  1. Because if you buy that mattress you will not be using it just to sit on. You should remember that you would lie on the mattress.
  2. Another reason would be you will never sleep on the edge of the mattress. You lay on the middle. Do not be ashamed if you try to lay on the mattress when you are planning to buy it because it is the best way to assess if it suits to your body needs.
  3. If you have someone with you, let the person lay on the bed with you at the same time so that you will know how the mattress supports both of your weight.

Upon laying on the full size mattress, the things that you need  consider are:

  • comfort that it will give and
  • how it supports your body
full size mattress

Full Size Mattress

You will feel comfort when your body is relaxed and do not feel any uneasiness during the laying test. It depends on the foam and the padding that are being used in making the bed on how comfortable it is.  For me, it is important because no matter how pretty your mattress will look like if you are not comfortable with it, you will not be happy and satisfied with it. Support on the other hand is checked through the springs of the mattress. Before, we do not care of this spring because we only care on the comfort it gives but mind you, springs are very important in keeping the spine of your body aligned.

  1. If you plan to buy at that moment, do not forget to ask the coiling of the and how many the springs are inside the mattress. This is necessary so that you will know how the mattress is well supported.
  2. Too firm and too soft mattresses are not good for our body as what the experts would say because too firm will cause friction in our prominent areas of the body such as buttocks and will promote heat that will keep us moving and tossing every now and then. Too soft mattresses will result in improper alignment of the spine that may be a cause certain condition or disorder in the coming years.

I am talking about the future for we do not buy mattresses that will be used for a short time. The mattresses are used usually at least for 2 years before we actually change it. You would never take the risk of having a condition just because of a wrong mattress choice.

There are several types of full size mattress nowadays. You do not need to know everything if you want to buy a good mattress, just remember the two important things which are comfort and support. Their names will not matter as long as you are happy with the mattress that you will buy. These different mattresses are important for those who have skeletal or body problems that require more considerations in choosing mattress such as people who have scoliosis. They need to have a more customized type of bed from the mattress’ inner components up to the pads that will be used because they are more prone to complications of their current state of health. Age of the user will also be a factor because elders are prone to bone, breakage so they will need a firmer type of mattress to support their bones especially on the back portion. Having a good night sleep will never be compared to any amount of money because it will actually show on the person’s face how he or she rested.

Who Should Use A Memory Foam Topper And Why?

Who Should Use A Memory Foam Topper And Why?

You may have heard your friend raving about his new memory foam topper. If he is like many other satisfied customers, he has probably been praising its ability to help him sleep better and wake up without all his old aches and pains. He isn’t spouting nonsense. Memory foam bedding can actually do that for many people. There are valid reasons rooted in the physics of memory foam and also human physiology.

 

Memory Foam Topper

Memory foam was developed by NASA in the 1960s to make safer aircraft seats. But what relationship does NASA have with aircraft? Not much, is it … at least, not with normal aircraft. However, NASA was sending men to outer space inside rockets with high acceleration. They were also going to send astronauts to the moon, which needed even bigger rockets with even higher acceleration. And they already had plans to develop reusable spacecraft like the space shuttle, which also required high acceleration. Not only that, but they no doubt also wanted to send less physically fit men and women to live in space and conduct experiments. All of these needs required seats that could help absorb and reduce the tremendous pressures exerted on the human body by high acceleration. Thus the invention of memory foam.

If memory foam could absorb the pressures caused by acceleration, then it can also absorb the pressures caused by gravity, which to physicists is more or less just another form of acceleration. Used in hospitals, memory foam adjustable beds greatly reduced the incidence of bedsores in patients who had to remain immobilized for long periods of time. It also greatly reduced the pain felt by patients with burns on their bodies, as well as other wounds across their backs.

How memory foam toppers work

How did it do this? Well, normally the human body contacts a normal mattress at only a few points. For a 200 pound man, that means 200 pounds of his mass are pressing down on just a few parts of his body. If he sleeps on his back, most of the pressure will be on his head, his shoulder blades and part of his mid-back, his buttocks, part of his thighs and part of his calves. But if he sleeps on a memory foam mattress topper pad, it will partially conform to his body shape, allowing for greater contact area between body and bed. Suddenly, the pressure of his 200 pounds will also spread to his lower back, most of his shoulder instead of just his shoulder blades, his entire mid-back, his lower back, and so on all the way to his feet. This doubling of his body’s surface area in contact with the viscoelastic memory foam topper reduces the pressure he feels by half. If you were this man, wouldn’t you also feel a lot more comfortable?

Memory Foam Topper

Memory Foam Topper

But this isn’t all. When you sleep in a normal bed, you do not get much support for your spine. Because a normal mattress does not conform to your body shape very well, there is little support when gravity presses down on the curves of your spine. This means your spine flattens unnaturally, causing strain on various tendons, ligaments, and muscles. There is increased pressure in the cartilage disks that cushion the vertebrae of your spine. All this leads to the aches and pains that you normally feel when you wake up. But for those who sleep on Viscoelastic memory foam mattresses, all these things do not happen. That is why your friend sleeping on his new memory foam topper wakes up more alert and refreshed without his usual aches and pains.

Memory Foam Topper

Memory Foam

Is this a property unique to the viscoelastic mattress topper? No, it is not. You can get the same effect from a really good quality water bed. In fact, before memory foam was invented, that was what hospitals used. But water beds had a few disadvantages – they were even more expensive than memory foam bedding. They had to be warmed up, otherwise, the water was too chilly for the patients sleeping on the beds – which was an expensive maintenance operation for hundreds of beds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, every year. Water beds were also much heavier, which limited the number of such beds they could place on each floor. Water beds could also leak, which could not only cause accidents but were a terrible mess to clean up.

Problems with the memory foam topper

Does this make the memory foam topper pad the perfect solution for a good night’s sleep? Unfortunately not. There are a few problems which prevent its widespread adoption (besides the fact that not everyone knows or believes about it). The first is that the visco-elastic memory foam mattress topper releases minuscule amounts of volatile organic compounds. As it ages, it starts releasing more and more. For most adults, these amounts are unnoticeable. But for children and for those with sensitive respiratory systems (for example with asthma), these gasses can potentially irritate their noses and lungs and disturb their sleep.

Another problem with the memory foam mattress pad is the high price. While branded low-density 1-1/2″ memory foam toppers can be bought for as little as $50, they are not really worth the money. To obtain the true benefits of a memory foam pad, you need to buy one which is made from high-density foam and is at least 3″ thick. Unfortunately, this kind of quality does not come cheap, especially if you choose to buy the branded Tempur-Pedic memory foam topper or Serta memory foam topper. While you could buy a generic brand memory foam pad for a lower price, is there any guarantee that you are getting high quality (and real) memory foam? There is a good reason why memory foam is not cheap. This material is difficult to make. The manufacturing process is not particularly stable or reliable. And because real memory foam products can be sold for very high prices, there is a real incentive for unscrupulous businesses to make and sell fake memory foam products.

Memory Foam Topper

Memory Foam Topper

Memory foam toppers also have the problem of trapping body heat. Because memory foam is so dense, the usual air channels that exist in normal beds are not present in a memory foam topper. That means your body heat has nowhere to escape but remains trapped between your skin and the mattress pad. This is not a problem on a cold night or if you have your aircon turned on. But on a warm night with only a fan to cool you down, the heat could be unbearable. Not only that but if you sleep without a blanket to gain more relief, the exposure of your muscles to the fan’s wind could result in muscular stiffness, which defeats the purpose of buying a memory foam topper.

A further problem with memory foam mattress pads is that they can be rather hard when they are cold. If you were staying in someplace really cold, that means need to warm your bedroom and memory foam pad before you sleep. If you fail to make the time for the necessary preparations, you could be facing an uncomfortable night on a hard bed instead of the restful sleep you were counting on.

Memory Foam Topper

Memory Foam Topper

So is the memory foam topper for everyone? No, it is not. If one of the four problems with memory foam mattress pads is an issue for you, then you should look for another alternative (maybe a water bed, if allowed by regulations in your area/building; or maybe an air bed, whose lifespan cannot compare to that of a memory foam pad.) However, for everyone else, the deep blissful slumber brought by sleeping on a memory foam topper pad is something that must be felt to be believed.

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