Beds need to be replaced every ten years. Given the growth of new technologies, you should start thinking about a new mattress starting from the eighth year. A bed satisfies your body’s needs for ten years. After this length of time, it becomes less responsive to changes in your body type. But there is also the question of hygiene. On average, a person discharges 173 liters of water per year during sleep. Mattress materials can act as effective filters for ten years but they lose their effectiveness after that.
Studies show that a high-quality bed helps promote uninterrupted sleep: people fall asleep faster and wake up less often during the night, resulting in an extra hour of sleep per night. Those who suffer from chronic backaches find that sleeping on a new mattress improves their symptoms in over half the cases when sleeping on a new mattress.
Also make sure that the mattress in which you are going to invest is well aerated. Every night, sleepers eliminate over a quarter liter of water through the pores of their skin and it is necessary to be able to get rid of that perspiration properly. You should pay particularly close attention to the aeration of your mattress if you have asthma.
LifespanOn average, a mattress and a box spring provide optimal support for eight to ten years of daily use.
Decide upon a budget
It is important to think in terms of a long-term investment. Don’t forget that a high-quality mattress has a significant influence on the quality of your sleep.
Try it out
Lie down and pay attention to your body and how it feels. Your spinal column should be completely relaxed; a good mattress will support your body perfectly at every level. If you sleep with a partner, both of you should try it out at the same time. Beds affect the quality of sleep and rest; beds should help prevent or relieve backaches and spinal problems, not aggravate or even cause them, as sometimes happens. Buying a bed is therefore a long-term investment and an investment in your health. It should be well thought out.
What is the most important component of a bed?
The box spring and mattress are equally important. They are an integral pair that is responsible for good sleep. These two elements should be designed for each other; it is best to replace them at the same time, and to opt for a box spring suitable for the type of mattress selected and the desired level of comfort. When choosing a bed, there is a delicate interplay between the body’s needs and one’s personal feelings about a certain system. As a general recommendation, we would say that it is essential to choose a bed that cradles you softly while providing in-depth firmness. If the bed is too hard, your spinal column will arch upward; if you bed is too soft, it will sag "downward".
So, how can I choose a bed suited to my needs?
If the bed is intended for a couple, it is important to know whether one of them tends to move around more than the other. In that case, we recommend a mattress with pocket air springs, which allows for individual comfort by providing different areas with varying degrees of firmness. If there is a big weight difference between you and your partner, a mattress with such areas of differentiated firmness is ideal (“his and hers” option). For a woman with circulatory problems, it is best to choose a bed that is not so firm. Spring mattresses are well ventilated, so they are better suited to people who sweat a great deal; they also provide adequate support for people with back problems.
Choice of firmness
As a rule of thumb, when choosing a mattress, the higher the body weight per square centimeter (body mass divided by height), the firmer the mattress should be.
If you sleep on your side, you probably need a softer, multi-zone mattress in order to lessen the pressure on your shoulders and pelvis. This promotes circulation of the blood and the cellular regeneration that accompanies it.
In the mattress on the left, the acceptable pressure zones are represented by the cool colors. In the mattress on the right, the bright colors represent incorrect pressure.
The mattress on the left offers better sleep than the mattress on the right. Because we produce your mattress ourselves, we are able to recommend the one that will promote the best sleep for you.