Not only the amount of sleep is crucial for deep and relaxing sleep, but also the sleep quality. People who still feel exhausted after sleeping long enough, or who are waking up with back pain or neck tension should examine their bedroom carefully. A natural sleep environment enables the body to regenerate and relax at night. Ergonomics plays an important role when talking about sleeping healthy: people who toss and turn during sleep because their mattress is too soft or too hard, won't get enough rest. However, if your spine is sufficiently supported by the mattress, you will wake up fit and rested every morning. The ideal sleep surface should simultaneously be relieving and supportive. Since we change our sleeping position 30 to 60 times during sleep, it is important that our spine is always relaxed. As a result, our body and especially our intervertebral discs regenerate quickly.How to pick the best mattress for you
The main purpose of your bed is to support your body during sleep, when most of your muscles are completely relaxed and do not perform their usual function of supporting the spine. It is very important to choose the correct firmness of your mattress, which must be neither too soft or too rigid in order to give adequate support to the spine and allow a correct position of your body.
Why our mattresses are so much supportive for your spine
We use a large variety of natural materials, warm and cosy for the winter and fresh and breathing for the summer. Our materials are mixed by skilled artisans to be supportive and follow your body perfectly. The core of the mattress is made up with springs. Depending on your weight you can choose between a firm, medium or soft mattress. As a rule, the more you weigh, the more the mattress must support the weight, and therefore be more firm. For the Firm mattresses we use springs with three different zones, slightly softer on the shoulders and pelvis, while we use seven different zones for soft mattresses to follow the spine and hold it correctly in position. Even in the single-zone mattresses we use different diameters of the thread of the springs so that the spine can always be positioned properly.
And now it’s time to choose, with the help of the Body Mass Index
To help you choose a mattress that will make you sleep so well for years, we introduce the BMA (body mass index).
As a general rule you need to consider 2 factors:
- your weight, or better your body mass index (BMI) which takes into account both your weight and your height
- the position you assume during sleep
Lighter and smaller people tend to prefer softer mattresses, while heavier and larger people tend to prefer firmer mattresses. This is due mainly to the fact that heavier and larger people need more support which only a firmer mattress often provides. To gauge how light and small or heavy and large you are it is often customary to use the Body Mass Index which takes into account both your weight and height.
Use our simple Body Mass Index calculator to determine yours.
The second important factor to consider in choosing the firmness of your mattress is your sleeping position. While the BMI calculated above gives you a general orientation, you should also take into account your usual sleeping position and adjust your choice accordingly. Here is our suggestion. People who sleep on their side should stick with the firmness suggested by their BMI. This is the firmness that provides the most adequate support to keep your spine aligned while keeping your shoulders and hips from feeling too much pressure. People who sleep on their side and lament frequent shoulder pain are probably using too firm a mattress and/or too low a pillow. They should choose a mattress that is a bit softer than the one suggested by their BMI. People who sleep on their stomach often prefer firmer mattresses. This is because too soft a mattress allows their body to sink into the mattress putting undue pressure on the spine. They should choose a mattress that is a bit softer than the one suggested by their BMI. People who sleep on their back should choose a mattress that is a bit firmer than the one suggested by their BMI.