Bed Basics October 13, 2009Posted by creatingyourspace in : Mattresses , trackback
Below are some key features of the elements of a comfortable bed. These bed basics will give you some of the information you need to help choose the mattress that’s right for you. For more information on the perfect mattress for you, call us or come visit us today!
- The most widely purchased type of bedding.
- Uses the support of tempered steel coils in a variety of configurations.
- Layers of upholstery provide insulation and cushioning between your body and the spring unit
- Full range of comfort choices.
- Don’t judge the quality of a mattress solely on the number of coils it contains. High coil count isn’t always better. It’s a combination of a quality innerspring system and upholstery materials.
- Solid foam mattresses also offer a wide choice of “feels”.
- Can be made of a solid core or of several layers of different types of foam laminated together.
- Advanced technology in polyurethane foams, refinements to traditional latex foams and the new viscoelastic foams have added to the choice of comfort, support and performance.
- A good foundation (box spring) is as important as a good mattress.
- Don’t put a new mattress on an old foundation.
- When selecting, purchase its companion foundation.
- Not doing so may affect the terms of the warranty.
- Pillows are an important part of the package.
- Your pillow should give you the right cushioning to position your head and neck properly.
- It should hold your head in the same relation to your shoulders and spine as if you were standing with correct upright posture.
- If you sleep on your side, try a fairly firm pillow to give your head and neck extra support.
- If you sleep on your back, try a medium-firm pillow to cradle your head with more “give”.
- If you sleep on your stomach, choose a soft pillow to lessen the strain on your neck.
FITTED SHEETS FOR THICKER BEDS
- Mattresses have gotten more comfortable and thicker as more layers of surface cushioning have been added.
- Bed linens have adapted to these state-of- the-art mattresses and foundations.
- Sheets, comforters and mattress pads for these new, thicker mattresses are readily available, and often noted on packaging as compatible with “extra deep” mattresses or featuring “deep pocket” construction.
- Bed linens today are offered in a wide range of sizes, from standard to extra deep, with specialty sizes designed for futons, day beds, flotation beds and even dorm mattresses.