How to choose the perfect mattress? The formula designed by 1,200 Spaniards

A third of our life is spent sleeping on a mattress, that is about 27 years on average, so its importance in our day to day is beyond doubt. And this importance is also transferred at the time of buy.

According to a study by Asocama and Fundadeps, 32% of Spaniards recognize that they have a rest quality bad and / or get up with back pain. This can happen because many people sleep on a mattress that does not align their spine. That is, his spine is not straight and, after time, the dreaded ailments appear.

How should the ideal mattress be?

To align the spine, therefore, we need a mattress that gives us a firmness adjusted to our weight and height, that is our Body Mass Index (BMI): You must have the firmness adjusted to our BMI, but also be adaptable to avoid unnecessary pressures that in the medium term become another type of ailments in the lumbar, shoulders or hips.

In addition, if we sleep well, we achieve an increase in our memory, an improvement in productivity and performance, greater efficiency in decision-making, we strengthen the immune system, we improve learning capacity and we are more creative.

The mattress must have the firmness adjusted to our BMI, but also be adaptable to avoid unnecessary pressures

There are brands of mattresses that provide us with a huge catalog of models, composed of different technologies or materials (visco, springs, latex, foam), something that can sometimes cause some fear of being wrong. And, if the estimated period of adaptation to a mattress is 30 days, the decision is not simple.

Other brands provide a single mattress for everyone, but this poses a new problem: it is clear that a mattress that can be worth for a person weighing less than 60 kilos will not be equally effective for another person weighing more than 90 kilos.

1,200 users choose the perfect mattress

The Spanish company Khama, after its experience of working with more than 500 hotels, decided to test more than 1,200 people with different weights and height to know what the firmness level that everyone needs.

The result of this investigation was that the correlation between the BMI and the firmness difference It is very significant. This result forced the company to customize the mattresses by level of perceived firmness, since if it depends on the hardness, people with different BMIs will need mattresses of different hardnesses to feel comfortable.

Khama has created six mattress models, each intended for people with a different BMI

The back pressure, waist, hip, thigh and whole body pressure increase with BMI. The research results showed that the firmness reference measured in kilopascals should provide the appropriate mattress for people with different BMI.

Fruit of this analysis, Khama He has created six different mattress models, each one for people with a different BMI, both for individual sleepers and for couples. The mattresses can be viewed and purchased on the Spanish company's website.

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