How to choose a mattress
The right mattress is the one you sleep well on. On this page, you will find useful advice for choosing the mattress that is right for you.
CHOICE OF MATTRESS
What to consider when buying a new mattress?
All types of mattresses (foam, latex, spring, and box mattresses) are available in different hardness levels and price levels.
The starting point for choosing a new mattress is the preferred material (e.g., springs or foam) as well as the preferred degree of hardness.
It is essential that the mattress provides the right support. When lying in bed, the mattress should support the spine in a neutral position. Also, the choice of mattress is only a matter of personal preference.
If a couple is going to share a bed, they should try the mattress together. The person who is going to sleep on the mattress must be the one to try it (including children) to make sure they get the right comfort.
Four things to consider when choosing a mattress:
Box mattress, foam mattress, latex mattress, or spring mattress.
The mattress should be a minimum of 15 cm longer than your height, and if you sleep with a partner, the mattress should be at least 140 cm wide.
Medium or solid mattress. If you sleep with a partner, you may need different hardness.
You know best how the mattress feels to you, so spend 5 minutes trying our mattresses and listen to your body. Try different pillow-top mattresses and explore the different comfort experiences.
What is the degree of hardness?
The degree of hardness is the feeling of firmness that a mattress has.
Hardness is determined by the springs or foam/latex core combined with the top layer of the mattress. The sense of tenacity is subjective and varies from person to person and from culture to culture. For some, latex and foam mattresses feel more firm than spring mattresses due to the foam and the density of the latex. Therefore, it is essential to always try the mattress before you buy it.
What are your comfort zones?
A comfort zone is an area of a mattress that has a different thickness, depth, or degree of hardness than the rest of the mattress. A mattress can, therefore, have different soft or firm zones.
Comfort zones relieve pressure in the areas where it is needed – especially at the shoulders, back, and hips. The zones also support the sway of the lower back and spine, thus providing a more comfortable sleep where you turn and turn less.
Spring mattresses, which have many different zones in the mattress, support the body even better than other spring mattresses. Softer zones at shoulder and hip, as well as a firmer zone at the lower back, help the good and quiet night’s sleep on the road. Several spring mattresses and box mattresses have 5-7 zones, and they will often feel very comfortable to lie on.
Important focus points
It is important to us that you sleep well on your new mattress. Good sleeping comfort is individual, and a new mattress requires adaptation.
1. The mattress should give your body optimal support
The head, neck, shoulders, spine, and hip should be in a neutral position so that the muscles can relax.
2. Choose a mattress to suit how you sleep
Are you lying on your stomach, side, or back?
The best position is to lie on your back as this is the easiest for the body to relax.
If you lie on the side, it is crucial to have a mattress that relieves the pressure on, especially the hip and shoulders.
If you are lying on your stomach, you will need a firmer mattress than usual to prevent the spine from getting an unnatural way.
3. Choose a mattress with the right firmness
To choose a mattress with the right firmness, one has to take into account several things: sleeping position, height, body shape, and weight.
A general rule is that if you weigh under 75 kg, look at a medium-firm mattress. If you weigh over 75 kg, consider a firm mattress.
4. You sleep with a partner
If you or your partner’s night sleep is disturbed by one of you turning and turning all night, the solution may be to choose two single mattresses. There are also mattresses made up of materials and springs that can cushion disruptive movements during sleep.
5. A temperate sleeping environment provides the best sleep
If you tend to feel a little too warm at night, you may want to consider a good airflow mattress, such as a box mattress or a spring mattress.
6. Supplement with a pillow top mattress
The mattress provides the primary support, and with the top mattress, you can adjust the sleeping comfort to your individual preferences.
7. You know for yourself what is best for you
To make the right choice, it is essential that you try the mattresses.
Listen to your body. Lie down on a mattress and notice. It takes approx. 5-10 minutes before your body has recovered.
It may be worth to put effort into it and spend a good deal of time making the right choice.
8. It takes time for the body to get used to the mattress
It takes about a month for the body to fully get used to a new mattress. It is important to us that you get the right mattress, and that is why we give you 90 days to find you. If the mattress you have chosen does not fit you, you can freely replace it. So you can sleep on it for 90 days!
WHAT ARE BONEL SPRINGS?
We know the bonus springs from traditional spring mattresses. A long piece of metal is used to make the spring, and the technique has been used for over 100 years.
Bonnell springs are springs with 4 or 5 turns, which are hourglass-shaped to increase resistance under load. The springs are joined by helical steel wire and are made with several different wire thicknesses to obtain a spring core of the desired size and comfort.
Mattresses with this kind of springs are the cheapest way to make spring mattresses.
Because the Bonell springs are so sturdy and long-lasting, they are used as the sub-bases in double-spring mattresses. It provides excellent support to the body and is relatively robust. However, you can often feel as your bed partner moves as the movement propagates through the springs.
Bonnell springs are durable and standard in spring mattresses. It may feel a bit “undulating” to lie on them as all springs are connected.
Bonnell springs provide excellent support. They also allow moisture to evaporate due to the open, airy construction.
Bonnell springs are made entirely of steel wire, which is environmentally friendly and easy to recycle.
WHAT ARE MINI-BONNELL SPRINGS?
Mini-Bonnell springs are a shorter type of Bonnell springs, often used as secondary springs.
Together with the primary suspension, it provides extra comfort and can withstand a more massive load.
WHAT ARE POCKET SPRINGS?
It is more expensive to manufacture Pocket springs individuals as each spring is sewn into a bag of an air-permeable, water-repellent, and antibacterial agent.
Pocket springs are springs with 5 or 6 turns, which are barrel-shaped to achieve the best effect. The springs are ultrasonically welded into bags of nonwoven fabric, which are interconnected with hot melt adhesives to obtain a spring core with the correct dimensions. The springs are made with several different thread thicknesses to create the desired comfort.
The pocket spring has a high degree of flexibility because each spring works individually. This will make it possible to divide the mattress into different zones so that the mattress can support your body optimally. It also gives the cushion an extra-long shelf life.
If you choose a mattress with pocket springs, the number of springs is approx. 250 pr. m2.
Pocket spring cores are very durable and can be used for any purpose.
Pocket springs provide great support and respond quickly to movements as the springs work independently of each other. Only the loaded springs are compressed so that you do not disturb your partner as you move in bed. They also let moisture out due to the open construction.
Pocket springs are made of steel wire and nonwoven fabric, which are recyclable materials.
WHAT ARE MINI-POCKET SPRINGS?
Mini pocket springs are a type of pocket springs that provide extra comfort and softness. They are used with Bonnell or pocket springs to add extra support.
WHAT IS STANDARD FOAM?
Standard foam is a synthetically made type of basic foam, also called polyurethane foam (PU or PUR foam).
The cell structure is usually very fine and open, which makes the foam feel comfortable. Standard foam is also very versatile and is available in many different densities and degrees of hardness. It can be anything from very firm to extremely soft.
Foam provides good support and forms according to the contours of the body. It provides stable sleeping comfort and absorbs shock from body movements.
WHAT IS HIGH-RESISTANT FOAM?
High-resilient foam is a more advanced type of polyurethane foam due to the chemicals used. Higher quality chemicals have been used for HR foam, giving greater elasticity.
The cell structure of the high resilient foam is irregular, and the properties depend on the quality of the components used for the process – and on the final density. Higher density means higher quality, better support and a mattress that is comfortable for longer.
High resilient foam is a little more durable than standard foam, and it gives the body good support. It quickly regains its original shape once it has been pressed together.
WHAT IS MEMORY?
Memory foam is polyurethane foam added to chemicals that increase the material’s elasticity and density. Memory foam can feel solid at low temperatures but becomes softer when exposed to body heat and weight. Therefore, it forms exactly after the body in minutes, and it regains its natural shape when you get out of bed.
Memory foam usually has a higher density than other types of foam, so it provides better support and is heavier.
Memory foam has good pressure-relieving properties, so that blood circulation increases for both muscle and skin, and you can completely relax.
WHAT IS LATEX AND NATURAL LATEX?
Natural latex is extracted from the tree Hevea brasiliensis, which we also call a rubber tree. When the natural latex is tapped from the rubber trees, it is extracted and processed into soft foam. The foam is then poured into a mold to form a mattress.
Synthetic latex is artificially manufactured.
Latex is a highly durable material and consists of millions of open cells that provide good air circulation. Latex has a high density and can, therefore, feel heavy.
Natural latex is very elastic.
Synthetic latex is less elastic, but in turn, more uniform and long-lasting.
Latex gives the entire body precise support and excellent pressure distribution. It also absorbs the movements of the bed effectively, ensuring a quiet and undisturbed sleep.
Natural latex is more flexible and provides better support.
Synthetic latex is less flexible and provides less support.
Natural latex is a renewable material.
Spring mattresses evenly distribute body weight over the entire mattress so that some parts of the body are not subjected to undue pressure. The ventilated spring construction creates good air circulation and a cool and dry microclimate.
A spring mattress consists of a core with Bonnell or pocket springs. The type of spring, the thickness of the steel wire and the comfort layer are essential for the comfort of the mattress. You can customize sleeping comfort by choosing slats for your bed frame or bed and then supplementing with a pillow top mattress.
Supplement the mattress with one of the following parts:
• Slats (which are placed in a bed frame)
• A bed with slats or springs
Adjust sleeping comfort by choosing a comfortable pillow top mattress.
See all spring mattresses
FOAM AND LATEX MATTRESSES
Foam and latex mattresses are flexible, easily conform to body contours and absorb the movements of the bed.
Foam mattresses consist of a core of high-density foam (also called standard or polyurethane foam). The comfort layer of a foam mattress is determined by the materials selected, e.g., an extra layer of standard foam, high-resilient foam, memory foam or latex.
The comfort can also depend on how the material is cut. All-foam mattresses have removable and washable covers.
Foam and latex mattresses are particularly suitable for use with:
• Adjustable slats (which are placed in a bed frame)
• A bed with slats and legs
A rolled-up mattress may well have a slightly special smell when you open it. We recommend that you air the mattress – the smell will disappear faster. If you buy a rolled-up mattress, you can use it right away. However, please note that it is 3-4 days to regain its original shape.
foam and latex mattresses
A box mattress is similar to a spring mattress in its construction. The difference is that the box mattress has a self-supporting frame of wood and therefore does not require a bed or slatted floor.
To get a full bed, simply add legs or place the mattress in a bed frame. You can customize both the height and style of your bed and box mattress by choosing legs in different styles and heights. Customize the comfort of a pillow top mattress.
A top mattress provides extra and individual comfort on the surface closest to the body. The top mattress can be soft or firm, depending on thickness and material. It protects the mattress against dust and dirt, thus extending the life of the mattress. The top mattresses can be combined with all our mattresses.
Top mattresses are easy to ventilate and clean – and several of them have removable, washable covers.
A lower bed is a wooden frame with slats. The frame is covered with fabric that can match the color of the mattress. The lower bed can also be added to an extra layer of the comfort of bonel springs.
You can customize both the height and style of your bed and box mattress by choosing legs in different styles and heights.
A bed can be used in 3 ways:
• In a bed frame instead of slats to make the bed taller
• Combined with legs where it acts as a mattress support
• In combination with a spring mattress as a continental bed
All mattresses can be combined with our beds.
Slats are used in a bed frame with a mattress without a self-supporting frame. All slats are made of slatted wood that absorbs movement and provides extra flexibility under the mattress.
Slats are either fixed or adjustable. All slats can be combined with our foam and latex mattresses.
Spring mattresses should only be combined with our base slats.