We spend at least a third of every single day in bed. Whether the time is spent tossing and turning or in a blissful slumber, though, depends on the quality of the mattress we lie on. In fact the mattress can impact sleep greatly.
Which Mattress is The Right Mattress?
Finding the perfect mattress isn’t so much about spending lots of money or searching high-tech brands. It’s about what you want from your mattress. It’s a very personal decision. Some people prefer softer mattresses, others prefer firmer styles. And some do indeed prefer high-tech fibreglass cloth mattresses.
While there hasn’t been a lot of scientific research done to prove that one type of mattress is better than another for a good night’s sleep, some medical conditions tend to rest easier than other styles.
Back or Neck Pain
People with such pain need a mattress that’s “just right” – neither too hard nor too soft. If the mattress is too soft, you’re going to sink into it and if it’s too hard, there’ll be pressure on the sacrum, back of head and shoulders. A medium to firm mattress or even firm mattress made with fibreglass cloth and a soft pillow gives the spine the perfect balance of cushioning and support.
Asthma or Allergies
If you suffer from either of these, consider a hypoallergenic mattress. These are mattresses that won’t support the growth of dust mites. You can also try using a washable mattress encasing. It’s a good way of forming a dust mite barrier.
Try Before You Buy!
Don’t invest your hard earned cash in a mattress before you’ve tried it out. Take a test nap and lay on the mattress for as long as 20 minutes to decide if it’s going to suit you! Remember to make your test realistic make sure you try out every sleeping position, especially the side you favour. The right mattress for you will be supportive where you need it most and mot put too much pressure on your body.
When is It Time for a New Mattress?
If you’ve been struggling to get a good night’s sleep, the problem may well be your mattress. Mattresses do have a lifespan – keep one for too long and the inner materials and foam start breaking down and compromise the type of support your body should be getting. Replace your mattress every ten years.
What About a Fibreglass Cloth Mattress?
While you’d normally associate Kevlar, with bulletproof vests, this material is becoming a common component in mattresses owing to its fire retardancy. It’s become a viable alternative to chemical free retardants and other fire retardant fabrics.
It has become legislation in some countries that mattresses be sold with fire retardancy features. So instead of mineral or chemical retardants, manufacturers are more and more opting for a Kevlar sheath or covering to surround mattresses. This material is nontoxic, stable and an extremely effective material for resisting fire. What’s more, fibreglass cloth never, ever melts.
A Bit of Kevlar Background
Kevlar come about when newly graduated chemist, Stephanie Kwolek, took up a post at DuPont in the late 1940s. Stephanie aimed to save up money for medical school. But she went on to invent Kevlar. This came about when Kwolek was simply messing about with a solution of chemicals such as polybenzamide and poly-p-Phenylene-terephthalate. It was found that under certain circumstances, the solutions would form liquid crystals in a solution. The result were match stick shapes that could hold their own against fire.
So for the optimal in fire resistant, firm and comfortable mattresses to ensure you get a safe, good night’s rest, choose a mattress made with fibreglass cloth material.