“DO I REALLY NEED A FIRM MATTRESS?”
It is an inarguable fact that the World War II was one of the darkest times in the history of mankind, therefore one can never completely phantom how much joy came when it ended in the late 1940s. Having lived through not only the horrors of war but also the great depression attached to it, our parents and grandparents celebrated their newly acquired freedom and security with an unquenchable desire that it last. Whether they were looking for a car, a sofa, a refrigerator, or a bed, they always demanded durability. Shortly after the firm mattress concept developed.
Mattresses and Bedding
The mattress manufacturers at that time exploited their demands and they started producing mattresses that lasted longer, emphasizing on their longevity when advertising.
The science to the manufacturing process of these “durable mattresses” is that; harder and denser materials would be more durable than softer and lighter materials when used for the mattress production. This resulted to the production of firmer mattresses, limiting the comfort and softness it would have achieved with the softer and lighter materials.
Firm is Better Concept
Notwithstanding, manufacturers did an excellent job advertising and promoting the notion that “firmer is better”. This notion has even influenced the people of today to believe that a firmer mattress that offers more support is better than a softer mattress that offers pressure relief.
It would be fair to say that this advertising in those days were true, but the firmer is better trend may have been the easiest way out for manufacturers, producing what was easy to manufacture rather than what would encourage the most comfortable sleep and one step further proper sleep. Proper sleep is accomplished with proper alignment.
Foam or Spring Mattresses
Also in the light of promoting the firmer is better belief, manufactures started incorporating springs of several basic forms beneath the mattresses to make them feel softer. These springs might either be the box springs which match the mattress in size and appearance or might be incorporated like the spring beds often found in dormitories or other institutional settings. The latter are characterized by their firm top and flexible base. The flexible base usually consists of a steel grid with springs attached around their edges to give the firm bed a softer bounce.
Natural Latex Mattress
On the other hand, unlike other mattresses high quality mattresses like the natural latex mattress will give very poor performance on a spring-and-steel bed. This is because of the attributes of the natural latex. When its soft core sinks into the spring base, it tends to hammock or sag.
Instead of springs, the latex mattresses are designed to be supported by a rigid base which allows a softer surface for pressure relief and a denser layer for optimal back support when cushioning your body’s weight. See our SpringLeaf Bliss Latex Mattress Collection for more details. Our covers are made from GOTS certified organic cotton which allows it to stretch and contour better with the body.
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