As orthopedic mattresses conquer the market, there are more and more myths about them. Some myths are caused by unscrupulous competition, when some manufacturers spread false or distorted information about the products of others. Other myths are the creation of stereotypes multiplied by rumors. And as a result, thanks to the Internet, myths are created and spread at lightning speed.
So, let’s dispel some popular myths about orthopedic mattresses.
Popular myths about mattresses
Myth number 1. Springs in orthopedic mattresses on independent spring blocks have no promised effect, as they cannot be completely independent
The interaction of springs in independent mattress blocks can only be indirect, and it is always negligible.
The springs themselves are not connected in independent blocks, and they are really and completely independent from each other. But no one sleeps on naked springs. On top of them, there are necessarily one or more layers of different materials and a mattress case.
Except that the material is a memori all the elements of the mattress in one way or another “dependent.” And when there is pressure even on a single spring, the case and the materials sag on a larger area. Indirectly and slightly they touch the neighboring springs. For example, in a dependent block, the influence of a single spring on neighboring ones is many times more noticeable (and more uncomfortable).
Myth number 2. Spring mattresses create pressure on the body and impair circulation
100% myth. Most likely, born manufacturers of springless mattresses. Let’s start with the fact that the laws of physics can not be deceived. According to Newton’s third law, each action is met with equal force, but the opposite in the direction of opposition. Any mattress puts pressure on the body in response to the fact that the body presses on the mattress.
Moreover, the pressure cannot be reduced as a whole, but it can be spread over a larger area. Then the point pressure in different parts of the body will be less. This is what happens in quality spring mattresses. They take the form of a sleeping person and come into contact with the maximum area of the body surface.
The pressure on the spring mattress is low, and the blood supply is not disrupted. In addition, it is not possible to find reliable and independent studies confirming circulatory disorders with spring or other orthopedic mattresses.
Myth number 3. The mattress must have a “winter” and “summer” side
The myth is their necessity. In general, what kind of parties are they? These are two sleeping surfaces of the case, one of which is made of dense, well-conductive material, such as cotton (“summer” side), and the other – from warm fabric like wool (“winter” side). In fact the effect of such separation can be. We touch the satin fabric and it seems to us pleasant in the summer heat, the touch to the woolly “winter” side immediately warms in the cold.
However, in most cases the effect is only psychological… It is very unreasonable to sleep on a bare mattress, without a mattress and a sheet. And they don’t let you feel which side you’re sleeping on.
And even if you sleep on the mattress itself, the heat drain on the summer side is not so noticeable. It is blocked by layers of mattress fillers located under the cover, whether it is a spring block, foam, latex, etc. The air conditioning system and even a simple fan or heater will cope with the temperature alignment much better than the fabric of the mattress case. In today’s city, the presence of two such sides makes little sense.
Myth number 4. The higher the stiffness of the mattress, the better
In some diseases, it is indeed recommended to sleep on a hard surface. And it happens that you need the exact opposite – a soft and elastic mattress with support, distributed over a large area of the body. All this applies only to some diseases, and such a recommendation should be given by a doctor, not a neighbor or a consultant in the store!
The vast majority of people should choose the mattress on which it is comfortable. Healthy sleep is too important a part of life to spoil it with stereotypes and myths. Especially since modern manufacturers offer mattresses 5 levels of rigidity, and the choice is really there.
Myth number 5. The tougher the mattress, the longer its lifespan
No mattress has an endless lifespan. The tougher mattress is sure to last for several months or years longer than the softer one – when used in absolutely equal conditions.
how? The hard mattress sags less, which means that the main layer of the mattress and the cover are less deformed. Springs or a block of unsigned material are less compressed, and less likely to appear residual deformation. As for the case, its threads are exposed to less stretching, which also has a beneficial effect on the life of the life.
But the rigidity of the mattress is not the only factor influencing the life of the product. Add here the composition, features of operation, weight of sleeping people, other loads on the mattress … And is it worth buying a hard mattress for the sake of a mythical long life? Is it worth sacrificing comfortable sleep on a comfortable mattress?
Myth number 6. The number of springs per square meter does not matter much
As we have already discussed above, one spring in the spring block indirectly affects the neighboring ones. The smaller the diameter of the springs, the smaller the area of this influence.
In addition, due to the high density of springs, the mattress better adapts to the features of your body, has more pronounced anatomical and orthopedic properties.
Myth number 7. The mattress should be made only from natural materials
Nowadays, a huge number of people suffer from allergies, often from birth. In fact, allergies are on natural materials, and artificial. There are also strange allergies to common or, on the contrary, very rare substances.
At the same time, there are a lot of materials that do not cause allergies in almost all people. For the production of mattresses use well-studied natural and synthetic materials that do not cause allergies. Moreover, in artificial materials worse accustomed or at all can not exist dust bedbugs and other microorganisms.
Myth number 8. Natural materials have a shorter lifespan
This statement is unequivocally untrue. The production of mattresses used many different materials and the life of each different. In addition, it depends on the quality of the material. For example, a latex coconut coir is much more durable than coir, 100% consisting of coconut fiber.
Material such as natural latex, horse hair and coconut coyra have a very long lifespan – longer than the life of the mattress itself. In 99% of cases, the mattress fails “with age” not because of the damage of materials in its composition, but because of deformation of springs and other fillers caused by years of load.
Myth number 9. Latex has a bad smell
Normal latex for mattresses has no smell. Yet this myth is not based on space. The smell of rubber has cheap latex, produced in artisanal conditions without special equipment and high polymerization temperature.
And high-quality factory latex polymerizes at 5 degrees Celsius or a negative temperature. This correct polymerization in latex does not form oligomers, giving the material a specific smell. In defense of latex, you can say the following: it produces even children’s toys and pacifiers. Isn’t that the best argument in his favor?
Myth Number 10. Orthopedic mattresses are needed only by patients
Initially, orthopedic mattresses have indeed been designed to make life easier for some patients. But at present, such an assertion is fundamentally wrong.
An orthopedic mattress is more suitable for a comfortable and comfortable sleep. It does not disturb the circulation of the blood, and sometimes has a calming effect. Of course, thanks to the useful properties, modern mattresses are still used for the comfort of patients. But they are also very useful for healthy people – they help to prevent various problems with the spine. The main thing is to choose a mattress according to your physical features.