The rest of the modern man does not tolerate discomfort. If earlier attention was paid only to convenience, today mattresses should be “correct”, ensuring the correct position of the body during rest or sleep. And if the spring blocks are a rather controversial topic, springless mattresses are recognized as excellent mats, they have several advantages, and therefore are in demand among buyers.
Features, Pros and Cons
Springless mattresses are universal. Today, manufacturers offer buyers a lot of new products, as well as proven designs that can be used for its intended purpose and as an interior item (in oriental style). These mats are unique: they allow you to create a complete bed of a bed, sofa and even a folding bed.Individual models are designed specifically for the floor. They save the useful area of the small-sized room and allow to arrange guests for the night if necessary.
In springless mattresses weight differences and merits. They:
- made from high-quality and modern hypoallergenic materials of natural and synthetic origin (do not irritate the user's skin and are even suitable for allergies);
- safe for the sleeper, since they do not have metal elements in the composition that can break the gasket and injure the skin with increased pressure on the mattress;
- completely silent under load (no annoying sound, like spring analogs);
- in operation they are not electrified and do not create a magnetic field, therefore they do not have a harmful effect on the user's body;
- due to its structure, they have excellent air permeability, therefore, the formation of fungus, mold and linen mites is not possible in them;
- lungs, but elastic, elastic and at the same time not subject to deformation and caking;
- are made taking into account different age groups of users (children, teenagers, adults and special preventive rulers);
- they are distinguished by different density, due to which the owner has the opportunity to choose the most optimal option, taking into account his preferences and medical indicators;
- have a different block structure, due to which they differ in mat height and imply different uses (guest version, topper, daily use);
- made of universal size, thanks to which they are suitable for surfaces with limiters (sidewalls) and without them;
- supplemented by various options, which improves the quality, practical performance and service life;
- differ in the size of a berth, are made for one, two or three users, are developed taking into account permissible weight load on each specific parameter;
- depending on the composition of the fillers and the structure of the block, they have different costs, allowing the buyer to choose an option according to his taste and wallet.
- at the request of the client, can be made to order according to preferences.
Some springless models have recommendations from orthopedic and pediatricians, who consider such designs not only convenient, but also useful.Springless mattresses are able to provide proper support to the user's body while he sleeps. Models with a certain padding contribute to the correct formation of curvatures of the spine of the baby. For children, they are relevant especially in the period of skeletal development. As for adults, springless mattresses, having a certain effect, are the prevention of diseases of the musculoskeletal system, save from pain in osteochondrosis, arthritis, poor posture, scoliosis, numbness of the extremities.
In addition to strengths, springless mattresses have several drawbacks. They:
- have excellent characteristics mainly in expensive models;
- depending on the density of the filler may vary short life;
- Some models do not have a removable cover that simplifies the care of the unit;
- able to absorb moisture, so they need regular ventilation and drying in a natural way;
- not all models are mobile, they can not always be twisted into a roll and put into a linen drawer or wardrobe;
- have restrictions on the permissible load, therefore, require an exact purchase while respecting the user's weight;
- not always suitable for people with excess weight (solid structures are uncomfortable or may break under the weight of more than 140 kg);
- require careful operation, otherwise reduce the service life or break.
Another disadvantage of such mattresses is the high price: most models that have prophylactic or other effects cost much more than their counterparts. Buy such products under the force of each user.
The difference between spring and springless species
The difference between spring and springless mattresses is in the base itself. In the first case, it is a metal grid consisting of a frame to which vertical steel elements of a twisted form are attached. In the second case, the base is the layer of the selected material, according to which the mattress gets the name (foam, coconut, latex).
Spring mattresses are of two types:
In the first block (bonnel), in addition to fixing to the upper and lower edges of the grid frame, there is a connection between the springs themselves. The mattresses on independent springs are arranged differently: they are packed in sole covers made of breathable fabric, therefore the grid is connected by the covers themselves.
A small difference of the block, but it is she who determines the operation of the springs:
- in the dependent block type, the back has no support (the sleeper's poses are always unnatural);
- in the independent version, only those springs that are under pressure are working.
Work springless mattress is more like the second option, although these mats do not springiness. Instead, the filler is distinguished by excellent elasticity, pushing the body. This factor must be borne in mind when buying a quality unit without springs (a good mattress pushes a clenched fist). The main line of springless mattresses is designed for 10 - 12 years. Premium designs can serve up to 15 years or more (approximately, as well as spring analogues of an independent type).
Springless mattresses are of three types:
- Monolithic. Models of one (one-piece) layer of filler, which does not have any additives to vary the stiffness;
- Combined. These are products that have at the base a thick layer of the main filler, provided at the upper and lower edges with additional packing of a different composition and density;
- Puff pastry. Options that are layers of the same thickness (3-4 cm), but different in density and composition.
In addition, all springless mattresses differ in height. They are thin (toppers from 2 to 10 cm), standard (up to 15–18 cm) and bulky (19–24, sometimes 25–26 cm).
Toppers are descendants of futon (a traditional Japanese set of mattress and blanket, which was the bed of the poor from the 13th century). They are designed to align the existing bed. These products can be called mattress covers, they give comfort, covering the surfaces of old mattresses with dents, connecting the sofa modules and folding bed into a whole berth without joints. Models from 8 to 10 cm are mostly an orthopedic line for children, as well as mats for practicing yoga and other physical exercises. Combined lush mattresses are complex structures of the composite plan, sometimes having several layers of stuffing of different thickness and composition.
By type of rigidity, springless mattresses can be soft, moderately hard and hard. The first models are suitable for older people whose muscles are weak. The latter are the golden mean, combining the best properties of solid blocks and the comfort of soft ones. Rigid constructions only in words seem rude.In fact, they are comfortable and provide complete relaxation of the muscles of the body overnight.
An additional effect of the mattress is the pride of each brand. Today, companies offer the following designs:
- Orthopedic. Models that make sleep not only comfortable, but also correct (back support and prevention of its curvature);
- With thermoregulation. Variants "winter-summer", with support of heat in a cold season and providing a cool in a heat;
- Anatomical. Products made of viscoelastic foam, taking the form of a body and gently enveloping it when heated (cooling returns the material to its original form);
- Bilateral with asymmetry of one side. Unique design for partners with different weights (different load levels of the two halves of the block on one side);
- Traction. Development of new technologies, unique in the presence of special airbags for each zone of the spine;
- Bilateral with different rigidity of the parties. Options that allow you to vary the hardness of the surface of the bed.
Stuffing - the main ingredient of the mattress, which determines all its properties.Today, innovative technologies are used in the development of springless mattresses, creating models with different levels of pressure on the mat. The line of the most popular types of filler, the most sought after by buyers, includes:
- coconut coir;
- natural latex;
- artificial latex;
- memory foam;
- sheep or camel wool;
- flax and cotton.
- Natural latex is the best stuffing. It has a structure with hollow holes in the form of cells of different depths and diameters. Due to this feature, a different level of body support is created on each zone of the mattress.
- Latex made of artificial material called polyurethane foam. In its structure, it is foamed plastic, impregnated with a small percentage of latex. PUF has no cavities, however, it is quite dense and tough, although less elastic compared to the natural counterpart obtained from hevea juice.
- Coconut fiber (coir) - a product of natural origin, produced from a coconut pericarp. This is the toughest filler, it is impregnated with latex, thanks to which it improves its properties, it is not pressed.Strutfayber and hollofayber - packing fibrous form, often used as additional layers, giving the mattress the desired softness, without detracting from the hardness indicators. Warm, linen and cotton stuffing is an addition to the base, due to which the mattress acquires thermostatic properties.
One of the advantages of springless mattresses is a wide size range. Conventionally, the models are divided into single, one and half-sleeping and double. Each mattress has its own indicators of length, width and height, which are indicated in centimeters and sometimes millimeters (for example, 1860x800, 2000x1800 mm). Typically, the parameters are subject to the standard sizes of the beds of the bed or sofa. If you need a non-standard unit, the manufacturer is always ready to meet the customer, making the product with the preferences.
Dimensions of small mattresses without springs make up 70x140, 90x170, 75x180, 90x185, 85x190, 80x190, 90x190, 100x190, 120x190, 140x190, 80x200, 90x200, 120x200, 140x200 cm. , 190x200 cm. The dimensions of a double bed today are luxurious and often allow you to sit on a mattress for a family of three (parents with a child). Such mats range from 200x200 to 210x210 and 210x240 cm.
The popular thickness of springless blocks today varies from 8 to 26 cm. The range of current models includes thin and high products. From toppers demand mats 10 cm tall, from the standard options - products 20 cm in thickness.
Rating of the best factories
The modern market offers a huge selection of springless mattress models. To understand what the actual mats without springs look like, what their features and characteristics are, you can pay attention to the products of proven brands:
- Ormatek. Lineup for all family members, able to tolerate temperature differences without loss of quality and performance (excellent breathable mattresses that reduce the back pressure on human tissue);
- Futon. Medium-stiff elastic mats made of polyurethane foam with a cotton additive, giving the structures pomp (low-cost transforming mattresses with a height of up to 21 cm and a permissible load of up to 110 kg, convenient to transport);
- Dormeo. The line of breathable mattresses of the Italian manufacturer, distinguished by the impregnation of silver threads, bamboo additive (have removable covers that simplify care, suitable for people suffering from increased sweating);
- Askona. The range of medium-hard mattresses from environmentally friendly natural latex and coir with a maximum allowable load of up to 110 kg (the collection includes composite products for different ages with high elasticity and elasticity);
- Dreamline. The mattresses of medium hardness made of synthetic latex, characterized by a maximum load of up to 110 kg, the presence of a quilted jacquard cover on a padding polyester (high-quality products designed for long operation).
Which is better to choose?
Buying a mattress is a solid matter, because comfort and proper rest will depend on the quality and characteristics of the unit.
In order to feel vigorous and rested in the morning, it is worth examining the strengths and weaknesses of the models of specific firms, choosing the level of permissible load, type of structure, degree of rigidity, acceptable filler.
Having decided on the model, you can go to the store: the choice of the mat cannot be by correspondence, because in this case it is impossible to see what the seller specifically offers for sale.
Having chosen a model in a store, it is worthwhile to try on a mat, because it is difficult to have an idea of convenience without touching the mattress.Then it is necessary to clarify the availability of a certificate of quality, hypoallergenicity of the filler and cover, as well as the seller’s warranty. If there are no problems with this, the product is of high quality.
When choosing, it is worth bearing in mind a few nuances:
- it is better not to consider a soft and cheap block: such mats are very short-lived, do not have the necessary support, so the question of buying a new block may soon return to the agenda;
- articles rolled up and purchased as a guest option are not suitable for daily transformation (they are quickly deformed);
- for children, it is necessary to buy only hard mattresses, it is possible to have double sides with different degrees of rigidity (hard and medium hard) or thermoregulation (to support heat);
- Removable cover made of non-slip fabric - an additional plus quality mattress: it will simplify the care of the product and extend the life of the unit;
- the size of the mattress should coincide with the space reserved for it (with a lack of space, the block will bend, which will break the back support);
- if the weight of partners is different, it is worth taking a medium-hard two-sided block with asymmetry, buying a model from a latex base with a multi-level additive (combination with coir, PUF);
- The unit for the elderly should be soft.
Choosing a model based on medical indicators, it is worth bearing in mind:
- in order to choose the right stiffness and the desired effect of the mattress, it is necessary to seek advice from an orthopedic surgeon or therapist;
- if health allows, it is worthwhile to give preference to a springless mattress of medium hardness (the body will not sink into the unit, sink in it or be ill from the hard surface of the hard mat);
- Thin mattresses are good for children only if they are made with an orthopedic effect (children's mattress is coconut, latex, composite with two layers of coir);
- no foam for children can not be (no back support, even supplemented with hard layers);
- people suffering from pain in the upper spine and with osteochondrosis are not recommended hard mattresses without springs: this can aggravate the problem (the same rule applies to bed patients);
- for the prevention of spinal diseases, posture disorders, scoliosis, problems with the blood flow, it is better to take a solid latex or coir mattress (a monolithic and composite version is relevant);
- people with excess weight do not fit hard mattresses, they need soft, however, with a good bed base.
Springless mattresses get a lot of positive feedback left by satisfied customers on manufacturers sites and forums dedicated to health. These mattresses are unique: they are elastic, comfortable, provide complete rest - users comment. It is a pleasure to sleep on them, because they have no wave formation, the body is in the correct position, unnatural postures are excluded, therefore in the morning you can wake up rested and vigorous - buyers note. In their opinion, a mat without springs is a good purchase, although it does not always save the budget.
Children's orthopedic mattresses without springs really help the formation of the bearing of babies. At first, children turn around in search of a comfortable body position, and after a few days they get used to such mats: their sleep becomes long and serene. In the morning, kids are always cheerful and cheerful, - loving parents say.
You can see a more detailed overview of springless mattresses in the video below.