Ergonomics of our mattresses: for a better night sleep

Not only the amount of sleep is crucial, but also the quality. People who feel exhausted after sleeping long, or those who wake up with back pain or neck tension should examine their bedrooms carefully.

An ergonomic mattress plays an imperative role in a healthy sleep: people who toss and turn while sleeping because their mattresses are too soft or hard won't get enough rest. In contrast, if one's spine is sufficiently supported by the mattress, s/he will wake up fit and rested every morning. Besides, the ideal sleep surface should be relieving and supportive. Since we change our sleeping position 30 to 60 times during sleep, it is important that the spine is always relaxed. As a result, our bodies and especially intervertebral discs regenerate quickly.

How to choose a mattress?

The main purpose of your bed is to support your body during sleep, when most muscles are relaxed and do not perform their usual function of supporting the spine. Hence, it is crucial to choose the correct firmness of the mattress. It must be neither too soft nor too rigid. In this way, the mattress will provide your spine with adequate support and will allow for a correct position of your body.

Why Midsummer Milano mattresses are so ergonomic?
We use a variety of natural materials: warm and cosy for the winter, and fresh and breathing for the summer. Our skilled Italian artisans strive to use these materials in the best way to support our clients' health.

The core of the mattress is made of springs. Depending on your weight, you can choose between a firm, medium firm and soft mattress. As a rule, the more you weigh, the more firm the mattress should be. For the firm mattresses, we use springs with three zones: slightly softer on the shoulders and pelvis. For soft mattresses, we use seven zones. That is done to appropriately follow the spine and hence hold it correctly. Even in single-zone mattresses we use different diameters of the thread of the springs so that the spine is positioned properly. That is why our mattresses are the best for back pain!

Choosing a mattress in accordance with the Body Mass Index
To choose a mattress that will make you sleep well for years, you should consider your BMI (body mass index). As a general rule, you need to consider 2 factors:

  • Your weight, or better your body mass index. BMI takes into account both your weight and your height.
  • The position you take while sleeping.

Lighter people tend to prefer soft mattresses, while heavier people - firm mattresses. That is because heavier and larger people need more support which only a firm mattress can provide.

To gauge how light or heavy you are, the Body Mass Index is used. Use our simple BMI calculator.

What is the best sleeping position?
The second important factor to consider in choosing the firmness of your mattress is the sleeping position. While the BMI gives you a general orientation, your usual sleeping position defines the choice of the mattress. Here is our suggestion.

People who sleep on their side should stick with the firmness suggested by their BMI. That is the firmness that provides them with the most adequate support to the spine. Moreover, it prevents the shoulders and hips from feeling too much pressure.

People who sleep on their stomach should choose firmer mattresses. That is because soft mattresses make their bodies sink, putting undue pressure on the spine. Hence, such people 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.