How to choose a mattress for a double bed? Browse brands, technologies and fillers

The choice of a mattress should be approached with great responsibility.

The choice of a mattress should be approached with great responsibility.

The whole day depends on how well a person rests at night. A comfortable bed is responsible for this, and even more so – a mattress on it. The selection of a mattress for a double bed deserves special attention, since the load is distributed differently if the furniture is used by two people, and both should be comfortable.

There are many models and varieties of mattresses on the market

There are many models and varieties of mattresses on the market

Why is it so hard to choose?

When lovers and newlyweds choose a sleeping place for themselves, they dream of falling asleep and waking up in an embrace. But difficulties can arise if the mattress is chosen incorrectly. Comic situations when one of the spouses falls out of bed are not uncommon. As a result – nervousness and quarrels out of the blue.

A good mattress will ensure a comfortable and healthy sleep, relieve irritability

A good mattress will ensure a comfortable healthy sleep

Important! Most of the problems arise when the spouses have a large difference in weight. As a result, one falls through, and the second lies on a hump..

  • If the basis for sleep is incorrectly selected, then problems with the spine may arise, and rest will be inadequate.!

The right mattress can help solve spinal problems

The right mattress can help solve spinal problems

Mattress size

The first thing that is very important is to choose the size according to the dimensions of the bed. You need to buy exactly according to its size so that the edges do not hang down. It is also important that she fits the height of the taller spouse, otherwise the legs will rest against the back.

Advice! Best of all is a stock of 10-15 cm in length. Standard mattress length – 1.9 or 2 m.

If the mattress does not fully match the dimensions of your berth, it will constantly move

If the mattress does not fully match the dimensions of your berth, it will constantly move

As for the width, the standard dimensions are 1.6-2 m. Another important parameter is thickness, it depends on the filler, the presence or absence of spring blocks. More specifically:

  1. With spring block – 18-24 cm.
  2. Springless – 15-18 cm.

A soft mattress is usually thicker and taller

A soft mattress is usually thicker and taller

Important! Another key point is the maximum weight that the mattress can support. It should be weighed against the weight of the spouses. The product passport indicates the maximum load for one berth.

The springs under the cover of a double spring mattress are different

The springs under the cover of a double spring mattress are different

Advice! If the weight of the spouses differs by more than 40 kg, then independent spring blocks are needed.

Gut options

At the moment, several types of internal filling are used. There are 2 large groups – spring mattresses and springless ones. Consider both options.

The quality of the mattress is determined by the quality of the materials and the build quality

The quality of the mattress is determined by the quality of the materials and the build quality

Spring loaded
  • First of all, consider the classic version – bonnel.

This design has been produced for more than 60 years, and it still has not lost its relevance. A very simple design, but at the same time quite successful. It was improved from time to time.

This spring block is made of cold drawn wire. Moreover, from above, they are all glued together, so they are called dependent.  The result is a dense, durable, durable product at an affordable price. The springs themselves can be cylindrical and cone-shaped..

For the manufacture of springs, steel wire is used, coiled in a spiral

For the manufacture of springs, steel wire is used, coiled in a spiral

But these options for double beds are not very comfortable. If the difference in weight is significant, then you get a kind of swing. The heavier one will outweigh, the mattress will tilt towards him. The light spouse rolls down to the middle, which, to put it mildly, is not very convenient.

On a note! The maximum allowable weight difference is 10-15 kg, then both will be comfortable. Inside such a mattress there is a felt layer, polyurethane foam or foam rubber, actually springs and upholstery.

The spring mattress must be matched to your weight

A spring mattress must be selected according to its weight

  • In independent designs, as the name implies, there are no connections between the springs, each behaves as it wants.

Moreover, they have their own separate shell. It is this moment that absolutely eliminates the creak and friction of them against each other. As a result, the strength of the product increases, it lasts longer. Each spring adjusts to the body weight of the person lying on the surface.

In a spring block with independent springs, each is in a separate fabric

In a spring block with independent springs, each is in a separate fabric “glass”

Isolated springs adapt better to body shape

Isolated springs adapt better to body shape

In this case, there is no such problem when someone can roll or fall out of bed. Of course, such structures are much more expensive to manufacture, but this is their only drawback. The device of a similar mattress:

  1. Coconut coir on both sides of the springs.
  2. Latex on both sides.
  3. Spring blocks: each spring in a separate case.
  4. Case.
  5. Polyurethane perimeter.

The number of layers in mattresses differs depending on the manufacturer and technology

The number of layers in mattresses differs depending on the manufacturer and technology

In expensive models of mattresses there are special shock-absorbing layers that protect the soft upper ones from damage by springs

In expensive models of mattresses there are special shock-absorbing layers that protect the soft upper ones from damage by springs

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Springless

The most affordable ones are made of foam rubber. Such a mattress has significant drawbacks, so at the very beginning it is very comfortable and soft on it, and over time it cakes and squeezes. When choosing such a product, you should focus on the quality of foam rubber, sometimes, by the way, polyurethane is used. It can be soft, medium, hard.

Memory foam is used as a soft layer in modern mattresses

Memory foam is used as a soft layer in modern mattresses

Important! There is also latex foam, which is very elastic and therefore durable..

The latex mattress contains natural fibers

The latex mattress contains natural fibers

Advice! It is better not to buy a completely foam mattress, because it cakes quickly. On sale you can find models with the addition of other materials – coconut, latex. They make the product more expensive, but more durable..

Natural latex is firm, elastic, hypoallergenic and anatomical

Natural latex is firm, elastic, hypoallergenic and anatomical

It is uncomfortable for two to sleep on a foam mattress, this is only suitable as a temporary option. If you choose a combined one, made of high-quality materials, then it may well be permanent. But under such a mattress, it is imperative to choose a solid orthopedic base made of steel or beech slats. They are a little springy, which creates an orthopedic effect. For this, even a completely foam rubber is suitable.

Wooden frame for double bed

Wooden frame for double bed

Modern innovative materials are able to withstand heavy loads and quickly restore their original shape

Modern innovative materials are able to withstand heavy loads and quickly restore their original shape

Rigidity

This moment is one of the most problematic, because everyone has their own preferences, as well as their own back problems. The main task of the parameter is to maintain the spine in the correct position. It also depends on the weight of the person, the characteristics of his physique..

The mattress doesn't have to be firm

The mattress doesn’t have to be firm

But the question of how to choose one that suits both a large man and a fragile woman remains open. Consider the options available:

  1. Two-type stiffness. In such products, one side is softer, the other is harder, often they have a different color of the mattress topper. That is, you can periodically turn it over.

    Different degrees of firmness can be combined in one mattress model

    Different degrees of firmness can be combined in one mattress model

  2. Individual models with different stiffness, suitable for each separately. Also an option, but it is not the most comfortable, although if the parameter in question is critical, then this is the only option.
  3. Specific spring mattress DS. This is an element with a special design. Inside there are double springs – larger and smaller, and if a person with an average or low weight lies on it, then the upper spring comes into operation. For something more difficult – the work is internal. In this case, both partners will feel comfortable..
  4. Springs with variable stiffness. In such blocks, each longitudinal half has a different parameter.
  5. Independent springs and asymmetric filler. The options can be different: hard coconut, softer latex. Such a multi-layer product will bring comfort to both spouses..

Some reversible mattresses have

Some reversible mattresses have “winter” and “summer” sides for different seasons

The use of viscoelastic memory foam in mattresses is very popular

The use of viscoelastic memory foam in mattresses is very popular

Orthopedic or Orthopedic?

We often hear doctors recommend orthopedic mattresses. But not all of their patients know and understand what it is. There is a persistent misconception that an orthopedic mattress is a rigid model. But in fact, all products that correctly distribute the load on the spine are called orthopedic..

The main task of the mattress is to follow all the contours and shapes of the body, supporting the spine in a natural position

The main task of the mattress is to follow all the contours and shapes of the body, supporting the spine in a natural position

On a note! Orthopedic models are able to distribute the load, reducing the number of zones that put pressure on the spine. As a result, the state of health improves due to the fact that a person sleeps better..

The biggest problem is that many manufacturers call their models orthopedic, but in fact they are not. As a result, customers can become confused. To choose exactly what is suitable for both one and the other half, you just need to lie down a little on one and the other mattress in the store and trust your feelings. You should buy exactly the one that is comfortable, regardless of what is indicated on its label..

The mattress cover plays an important role in air circulation and thermal balance regulation.

The mattress cover plays an important role in air circulation and thermal balance regulation.

The choice of a double mattress is definitely not worth saving.

The choice of a double mattress is definitely not worth saving.

Manufacturers

You should also figure out from which manufacturer the mattresses should be considered, because the name speaks of the quality. Although at the same time little-known brands can also make quite good products. More specifically:

  1. “Acanthus”. Offers models of varying degrees of rigidity, which helps to achieve an orthopedic effect.
  2. “Ascona”. Spring mattresses, hardness is different.
  3. Honnemed. A German company in the production of which high-quality, natural materials and modern technologies are used.
  4. Dream line. The company from Russia offers a wide range of double models.
  5. Comfort Line. Mattresses that perfectly support the spine, following physiological curves.

Advice! When choosing a mattress, you should focus on your feelings. You should never buy one that has not been tried, simply by the advice of the seller or by the appearance of the mattress..

Double mattress on a wooden pallet

Double mattress on a wooden pallet

The choice of a mattress should be approached very carefully. Any of the above characteristics can affect the quality of sleep, so it is very important to buy such an important accessory together.