Need to change your bedding but don’t know which individual mattress to choose? It is true that faced with the many references offered; there is something to be easily lost. Latex or a memory foam mattress? Soft or firm mattress? Standard size or King size? 19cm or 28cm thick?
The density of an individual mattress
The density of your mattress will be chosen according to your weight. The higher this is, the higher the density should be.
Up to 70kg, we recommend a density between 65 and 75kg / m3. Between 71kg and 100kg, it is recommended to opt for a density between 75 and 85kg / m3. Above 100kg, the density must be greater than 85km / m3.
Note that depending on the technology of your mattress, the density will not be the same.
We recommend you :
- A minimum density of 55kg / m3 for a memory foam mattress.
- A density is greater than 75kg / m3 for a latex mattress.
- A high number of springs for a pocket spring mattress.
TEDIBER universal mattresses can support a weight of up to 130kg without losing support and comfort.
The level of firmness for an individual mattress
There are several criteria to consider when selecting the firmness of an individual mattress:
- Your body type (are you short or tall?)
- Your desire (do you prefer a soft or rather firm mattress?)
- Your sleep patterns (do you sleep on your stomach, back, side?)
- Your constraints (do you have neck, back or lumbar pain?)
But then, are there any rules for the firmness of a mattress?
- Soft mattresses are recommended for children or small sizes.
- Balanced to firm mattresses are more recommended for average weights
- People prefer firm mattresses over 80kg
- Substantial mattresses are best reserved for sleepers over 90kg
A mattress that is too soft is never recommended. Your body would sink into the mattress and would no longer be supported or aligned.
The same is true for a mattress that is too firm. Your spine would not be straight, and if you have back problems, they could get worse. If you don’t have one, you could quickly have some.
The different individual mattress technologies
How to decipher the different materials used in the composition of an individual mattress?
- A polyurethane foam mattress provides comfort that is both firm and invigorating. The air circulation is optimal. It is naturally hypoallergenic.
- A memory foam (or memory foam) mattress is a mattress that perfectly conforms to the curves of your body and relieves various pressure points. Ideal for people with back pain, but not for those who sweat a lot at night.
- A latex mattress offers several zones of comfort. These are areas where the pressure is optimally distributed to provide you with restful nights of sleep. It is preferred natural or 100% natural because it will not be chemically treated against mites and other bacteria. It also has thermoregulatory properties—ideal for people who sweat a lot and sensitive to allergens.
- A pocket spring mattress has a suspension of many individual springs, which provides optimal support for the spine, excellent comfort and support, and excellent ventilation. Ideal for large, overweight sleepers and those who sweat a lot.
It should be noted that a mattress can offer you only one of these technologies, but you will find more and more models called hybrid mattresses, which offer a combination of them.
As for the filling, we advise you to choose those made from natural fibres such as linen, silk, coconut fibre or bamboo. They are naturally hypoallergenic, antibacterial and anti-dust mites. Besides, they benefit from thermoregulatory properties. The mattress will certainly be more expensive to buy, but you will gain comfort.
The dimension of the individual mattress
The standard size for an individual mattress is 90cm x 190cm.
If you have restless sleep and move a lot, we advise you to choose a larger width, namely 100cm or 120cm.
The length of the mattress depends on your height.
It is, in fact, recommended to take a mattress with 15cm to 20cm more than your size.
- Up to 1m75, you can opt for a 190cm mattress
- Above 1.75m, choose a 200cm mattress instead
There is no mattress longer than 200cm.
What price for an individual mattress?
Several criteria will influence the price of your individual mattress:
- Dimensions: standard size or not?
- Mattress technology: polyurethane foam? In memory foam? Latex? Pocket springs?
- The filling: synthetic or natural fibres?
- The brand
Depending on the brands and sites, you can take advantage of promotional offers and sales. You can also benefit from payment facilities in 3 or 4 instalments free of charge.
Test the individual mattress
When you go to the point of sale, it is not easy to get the right idea of which mattress to choose. And it is not the few minutes that you will spend settling on it, which will allow you to know if this is the mattress most suited to your morphology and your desires.
Some major brands of bedding now offer a “satisfied or exchanged” guarantee. This guarantee allows you to test your new bedding quietly at home for several weeks. If this does not suit you perfectly, you can exchange it for a new brand reference.
Most universal mattress sites online allow you to have a 100 night trial period. At the end of it, you can request a free return and receive a full refund for your order.