Anatomical can be called only products that can accurately take the human body because of its design and properties of filler. This provides optimal support for all parts of the body. Anatomical mattresses combine softness and elasticity with excellent orthopedic properties – ideal for most people. The obvious conclusion is that any anatomical mattress is orthopedic, but not every orthopedic has an anatomical effect (first of all, we are talking about mattresses of increased rigidity).
In addition to a higher comfort level, such mattresses can more effectively provide excellent thermoregulation and moisture diversion due to the greater surface area of contact with the human body. Most often, materials with the appropriate properties are used to make the case and filler so that you can enjoy being in bed on hot summer days and cold.
Note as always that both orthopedic and anatomical mattresses are not universal and require the right selection:
- stiffness – depending on age, body weight and other factors;
- sizes – following the height of the person and the number of sleepers;
- basics and filler.
Anatomical mattresses are great for couples: you can safely get out of bed and lie back without risking disturbing your partner. Also, it is a great option for people who have problems with the lower back – it certainly will not “hang” over the mattress throughout the night, which means that the pain and exacerbations can be forgotten. But infants, children and adolescents are not recommended such products because during the formation of the spine, they should choose hard enough mattresses to provoke the development of scoliosis and other diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
What is the Anatomical Effect?
The anatomical mattress basis can be either an independent spring unit or a monoblock of natural or synthetic material (such products are called unsalable). In spring mattresses, the best-quality blocks with 500 or more springs per square meter and layers of quality filler from latex or foam in the upper layer are used to achieve the anatomical effect. The feature of such products is a thick enough layer of filler. Otherwise, it would be almost impossible to compete with springless mattresses.
In springless products, the emphasis is on the material’s softness and elasticity or specially selects a successful combination of layers of different materials. The best anatomical effect and first-class orthodox properties have springless mattresses made of latex, memorial, and foam derivatives. Often there are combined models when along with layers of natural material, synthetics are used (usually to reduce the finished mattress cost). Compared to spring, these products have the following advantages:
- do not collect dust and moisture within themselves, do not become a breeding ground for dust mites and bacteria;
- Reliability and durability in compliance with operating conditions
- safety and the impossibility of “squeezing.”
Of course, the best option will be a mattress entirely of natural latex or a product with an independent spring unit premium class (1000 or more springs per square meter) and latex filler. Still, such products are quite expensive and, as a rule, are presented only in specialized stores.
The only thing that latex is afraid of is water, so they can not be used in rooms with high humidity, and in this case, you can give preference to synthetics. Spring mattresses are also unpretentious, but there is always a risk of “knocking out” one or more springs due to high mechanical load (for example, children jumping on the bed).
What is the “memory effect”, and is it worth buying such mattresses?
Recently, mattresses from the already mentioned material of memorials (a.s. memoirs and also known by other names) have become quite fashionable. Such products make an impression on the unprepared buyer because they can take the form with all shapes under the load with precision. Developments of the material were in the U.S. for astronauts. Still, they many years ago came to the industry of household goods and everyday life (and even managed to leave, being banned in some countries for lack of ecology).
An obvious drawback of modified foam is the frequent presence of chemical odour in many new products. Besides, despite the popular opinion, mattresses with a memorial are quite harsh in feeling, especially at first. Simultaneously, their cost is certainly lower than that of natural latex, but due to the high cost of production, it can not be called democratic. Many also find it difficult to get used to the new sensations of sleeping on such a mattress, although some note the desired “feeling of weightlessness” announced by manufacturers in their booklets.
Otherwise, the memorial, of course, has an unsurpassed anatomical effect – no other material can, with the same accuracy, repeat all the curves of the human body. This property allows such mattresses even in specialized clinics for patients with severe spinal injuries when any load is excluded. Insufficient, according to many, the circulation of air inside the product contributes to the warming of certain areas of the human body, which also someone will like.
Thus, the mattress can simultaneously be anatomical and orthopedic, but its real practical benefit depends only on the right choice, which is different for each person. Choose a product to your liking and enjoy the comfort of every night for years!