Sleep is essential from the beginning of human history, not only for our health, but also for our survival. Hundreds of studies have linked good sleep to proper heart and brain function, boosting the immune system and longevity.
Still, good sleep has undoubtedly positive effects on our mood and productivity. These findings, beyond studies, can be confirmed by each of us: when we have not slept well, we are always in a bad mood, lethargic and tired.
Effects of poor sleep.
Lack of sleep, but also poor sleep quality, can lead to particularly negative results. For example:
Chronic muscle and bone pain.
Accumulation of harmful proteins in the brain with a long-term risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Increased risk of asymptomatic atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries).
And many more.
Sleep is a medicine
In fact, according to scientists, dozens of physical and mental illnesses could be avoided if we just slept better. Sleep is a medicine and that is indisputable!
Good sleep = good mattress!
Good sleep should never be less than 6 to 8 hours a day. In simple math, this means that we spend about a third of our lives lying in bed. So choosing the right mattress, a quality mattress that will help us sleep better is not a desire. It’s our obligation.
Price is never the criterion!
We all know that when it comes to our health, price can never be a choice. The same goes for the mattress we will buy. To be healthy, relaxed and in good spirit throughout the day we need to focus on the quality and technology of a mattress and never on the low cost. A cheap mattress will unfortunately pay off many times over, in other ways, over the course of our lives. Mattress purchase guide
There are 4 important rules that define a good, quality mattress. At epiplopantazis.gr we follow these rules without any exception.
It is the ability of the mattress to support the spine, keeping it in its natural position. This is achieved through the composition of the materials of the mattress and its degree of hardness.
A good mattress should embrace our body anatomically, like a “cocoon”. Anatomy is one of the most important properties of the mattress.
The materials used to make a mattress are of the utmost importance. When the materials are natural, certified, free of microorganisms and processed according to European Union standards, then you can safely trust the mattress.
We spend much of our lives in our bed. So it is very important that our mattress is durable for many years. The choice of materials, certification and quality control play the most important role in the durability of a mattress.
Degree of mattress hardness
Nowadays, the degree of mattress hardness is now one of the basic purchase criteria. We need to know that the degree of hardness is related to both our sleeping habits and our physique. See below for some important information.
If you sleep on your back, a harder mattress with proper spine support is the ideal choice.
If you are overweight, choose a hard mattress.
If you are thin, it is best to sleep on less hard mattresses that fit your body.
How to choose the right mattress?
Before buying a mattress, we must pay attention to the following:
The mattress should be comfortable.
The mattress should receive the body gently, without forcing it to take uncomfortable positions.
The mattress should support the head and torso so that it does not sink every time we change sides.
The materials of the mattress must be of good quality and hypoallergenic.
The minimum layer thickness should be at least 16 cm and ideally 18 to 25 cm.
Musculoskeletal disorders and mattress selection
Caution: If you suffer from a musculoskeletal disorder, you should consult your doctor before choosing a mattress.
Before we buy a mattress, measurements has an important role, as we should not adapt our body to the mattress, but the mattress to our body. So we measure the inside of the bed, both in length and width, with a meter or measuring tape (and not our old mattress).
Boards and crates
The more attention we pay to the mattress, the more we must pay attention to its support. The right boards and crates determine the durability of the mattress over time as well as its feel during sleep. Wrong materials, with large gaps, instability or no ventilation, can adversely affect a mattress.
We need to know that if we place the same layer on different surfaces, its feel can change. If we buy an anatomical mattress, the use of an anatomical frame is also appropriate. This way, the mattress will be able to follow the inclination of our body better.
When somone prefers a hard mattress, they should not use a crate, as this will reduce the hardness of the mattress. Of course, this also works the other way around: if you have a hard layer and you want to reduce its hardness, you can add a crate.
How do we know that our mattress needs to be changed?
If you answer “yes” to any of the following, you will most likely need a mattress change.
Is your mattress 10 years old and older?
Do you wake up every morning with back or neck pain?
Do you hear creaking or other noises from your mattress?
Do you roll over on your partner unintentionally during sleep?
Before investing in a mattress that will accompany you for many years, it is good to know the existing categories of mattresses and to which they are addressed. See below.
Mattresses with open type springs (Bonnel spring)
These are the most economical mattresses on the market, usually with hard springs. Materials such as cotton, wool, polyester pads or foam materials are placed above and below the springs.
The most economical proposals on the market.
Spine support due to hardness that makes them ideal even for overweight people.
Less receptive to different pressures.
They are not recommended for two people with a large weight difference as one will affect the other’s sleep for the worse.
Those who have a habit of sleeping face down or on the side are under too much pressure.
See one of our many quality orthopedic mattresses with this type of springs.
Mattresses with independent springs (Pocket spring)
These mattresses have springs in rows, inside fabric cases. The greater the number of springs, the better the response of the mattress to the movements of your body.
The pressure on the back varies depending on the point, offering greater comfort in sleep.
Sleep is not affected between 2 people who turn around during sleep.
More durable because of most springs.
Heavier and harder to turn from the other side.
Relatively soft for people who want strong support in the spine.
See one of our many quality anatomical mattresses with this type of springs
Mattresses of high hardness
|Comfort||Linea Strom(orthopedic-bonnell spring)|
|Star||Greco Strom (orthopedic-bonnell spring)|
Mattresses of medium hardness
|Bioflex||Linea Strom(anatomical-pocket spring)|
|Super Plus||Linea Strom(orthopedic-bonnell spring)|
|Elementi||Linea Strom(orthopedic-bonnell spring)|
|Magic||Linea Strom(anatomical-pocket spring)|
|Royal 4G||Media Strom(orthopedic-bonnell spring)|
|Lux 4G||Media Strom(orthopedic-bonnell spring)|
|Must||Greco Strom(anatomical- pocket spring)|
|Life||Greco Strom(orthopedic bonnell spring)|
|Unique||Greco Strom(anatomical- pocket spring)|
|Tempus||Greco Strom(anatomical- pocket spring)|
|Interflex||Greco Strom(anatomical- pocket spring)|
|Mistral||Greco Strom(without springboard– latex)|
|Privilege||Greco Strom(without springboard– latex)|
Mattresses of low hardness
|Utopia||Linea Strom(anatomical-pocket spring)|
|Exclusive||Linea Strom(anatomical-pocket spring)|
|Silk||Linea Strom(anatomical-pocket spring)|
|Serenity||Linea Strom(anatomical-pocket spring)|
|Latex||Linea Strom(without springboard-latex)|
|Prestige 4G||Media Strom(anatomical -pocket spring)|
|Prestige Multi||Media Strom(anatomical -pocket spring)|