'Sublime' ... this is the only word that has the potential to be equated with 'sleep'. A peaceful, and sound sleep is what we wish, when we get back from a tiring day at work. A fatigued mind and an equally fatigued body can make you hallucinate of nothing, but beds, pillows, and comforting comforters. This hallucination is enhanced when you have a bed that awaits you; inviting you to have a peaceful sleep. However, what would the scenario be, when you have a bed that awaits your presence just to inflict a torturous night on you; when you know your bed will evoke nightmares, where sweet dreams; indeed, become distant dreams? Here is an article dedicated to explaining and revealing the world's best mattresses to make your every wink heavenly and peace-loving.
Types of Mattresses
What do you think goes into making the world's best mattresses? There are essentially three types that you can lay yourself on. It depends on your preference so as to covet a mattress the world's best. You can have a look at the three essentially different mattresses. A brief description will help you get a clear picture of what I am talking about.
► Innerspring Mattress
They are coveted to be comfortable, and at the same time, affordable. It is supposed to be popular; because of the sizes they are available in. However, they can prove to disturb your sleep if you have a partner to sleep with. When your partner turns, the motion and the aftereffects of the motion will be felt by you as well. They are also not good at holding body heat. The innerspring mattresses are available in a variety, in terms of firmness.
► Memory Foam Mattress
Memory foam mattress measures one to six inches of consistency of foam. This foam is glued onto a very thick polyurethane base. The price range may vary; as this one costs more than the innerspring mattress. Memory foam is a comfortable bed or material to choose, and you are sure to have a good sleep. However, there are some people who believe and have had an unpleasant experience with the memory foam mattress; as it makes them feel very hot, and are very difficult to move on. Nevertheless, it is considered best for back pain.
► Latex Foam
Latex foam is also a popular choice; because, it has many qualities that the memory foam provides. The latex foam (for a change) has a spring that does not retain body heat like memory foam. Therefore, this makes the latex foam mattress much more comfortable when the heat bites the back. These are highly durable and are sure to repel the dust mites. However, they are not suitable for those who have an allergy to latex material. This proves to be a great pick for the side sleepers as well.
What Makes the World's Best Mattresses
The recipe for the best and the perfect mattress lies in these three ingredients.
- The degree of firmness - makes you feel comfortable;
- The size - accommodates you and does not force you to crouch in;
- The degree of softness - makes your sleep worthwhile.
Selecting and Maintaining a Mattress
For a smart purchase, time investment is a prerequisite. Don't be reticent in trying out different sleep positions on the mattress. Sleep on your sides, your tummy, or flat on your back; if you are not very comfortable resuming these positions on the mattress, try them out on another one. Your body should be well-aligned, not causing you any discomfort. You need to pay attention to the minutiae of the mattress you intend to buy. Experts vouch that the best time to go shopping is when you have had a hard day at work. The rationale behind this snippet advice stems from the fact that as one is all pumped up during morning hours, ones decisions may be deluded. It is best tested for its comfort provisions, when one is tired after a day's hard work. Make sure that your purchase has a stamped refund policy valid for a specific number of days. In this manner you would understand if the mattress is just right for you.
Let your mattress be the world's coveted best; however, if you do not maintain its strength of delivering comfort, a mandated eight-hour sleep would, indeed, become a nightmare. A sedulous effort on your behalf is much-needed in this regard; because rotating and flipping it on the other side half-yearly is recommended by the bedding industry experts.
"To preserve your old mattress, and extend its longevity, you may insert a log of wood between the box spring and the mattress."
The Best Mattresses in the World
► The Hasten Mattress
The Hastens mattress, that is made of several layers, has the top mattress made with two layers of cotton and wool. It is also blessed with layers of real horsehair in the center, cushioned with complete cotton fabric. Alternating layers of wool and cotton fabrics, and real horsehair make up for the spring mattress in the center. It is also equipped with a spring system having springs and flax padding in the corners for increased comfort. They have a base that is manufactured with a blend of wool and cotton, and has the specialized 'Bonnell spiral system' framed in layers of flax and pine wood framing, plus a lining of cotton, so that dust recedes to fill in the corners. The price range for Hastens is $59,000.
► The Serta Mattress
There are three types of innerspring mattresses. They are hourglass-shaped with continuous-coil and pocket springs. It uses the continuous coil inner spring. Continuous-coil springs are more durable; thus, maintain their shape longer than hourglass springs. However, they are interlinked. This means that you would be disturbed if your sleeping partner shakes, twists, or turns on the bed. Pocket springs are, in the actual, their own personal 'fabric pocket' which means they are not interlinked. The springs, due to this arrangement, move independently of each other and cause less disturbance to the one who is sleeping by your side. Serta's innerspring mattresses range between $880 to $1100.
Nevertheless, I believe that the capability of choosing the world's best mattress belonged only to Goldilocks; she chose the perfect bed -- not too soft, not too firm -- it was just right! ...