If you are suffering from lower back pain and a contributory factor is that you are not getting the quality or duration of sleep you should; you may be looking to buy a new mattress. You should be looking to purchase a new mattress that is made to a high standard and one that offers your body support as well as comfort. However, the bewildering array of special features, promotions and mixed marketing messages can make what should be a very simple task, a very difficult and confusing one.
The best way to make the job of buying a new mattress a lot easier is by trying to understand what the key components of a good mattress are. That way you are better able to ask the right questions about a mattress’s interior before you purchase it or not. This will help you to contrast and compare different mattresses against one another to find the right one for you. In the following article, you will find a brief look at the various components of a mattress, which will help give you an idea of what you should be looking for. If you want to learn more information about the best air beds, you should continue reading ahead.
The Important Components Of A Mattress
Coils And Springs
The coils and springs in a mattress provide your back with support. It is important to pay attention to the thickness of the wire in the coils. The lower gauge number a mattress has, the thicker and stiffer the wire will be making it a firmer mattress. You should note though that while a higher number of coils may mean that a mattress is of higher quality than one with fewer coils; highest doesn’t mean best. As well as taking the number of coils and springs into consideration, you need to rely on your own judgment a little when determining the mattress that will give you the right amount of support to soothe and remedy your lower back pain.
The mattress padding on top of the coils as well as providing comfort, can also be an indicator o a good quality mattress. The padding in a mattress is often made from materials like puffed-up cotton batting or polyester and polyurethane foam. Although it can cost more money to buy a mattress with a greater volume of padding, people tend to find it a lot more comfortable and therefore, worth the extra money.
The Middle Padding
The middle padding is below the top layer and is normally made from foam. When you look at the cross section of a mattress, the softer foams will respond immediately,whereas firmer foams won’t spring back as quickly. Underneath this layer is a layer of padding made from cotton batting of varying thicknesses. The fact that there are often different thicknesses of cotton batting within the same mattress, that is why a mattress has areas that feel firmer than others.
The Insulation Padding
This is the layer of padding that lies directly on top of the coils so they cannot be felt when you lie or sit on the mattress. It also prevents the top layers of the mattress from being damaged by the coils.
The Ticking And Quilting
On the outermost layer of a mattress is made up of the ticking and quilting. The ticking is made from either a cotton-based polyester or a polyester and the quilting is attached is attached on top. When you are looking at a mattress, check for unbroken and consistent stitches as this will tell you whether the quilting has been attached well or not.
An Alternative – Foam Mattresses
As an alternative to the above, there are also foam mattresses. These are normally manufactured entirely entirely or partly from either latex foam or memory foam. Within the foam mattress section of the market, there are various products available and you can choose from a various range of sizes, densities and firmness. While a large percentage of foam mattresses are made by attaching lots of foam layers together; others just have foam in their core.