As every year, the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) publishes its list of the best mattresses, according to the analysis made by independent sleep experts who study the behavior of mattresses according to several factors: real firmness, isolation, adaptability, perspiration, bed independence, and durability.
In its conclusions, the OCU highlights the revolution that the world of rest is experiencing: with the incorporation of new technologies and materials. In Spain, two million mattresses are sold per year, and many of them are online sales, given the advantages offered by e-commerce, with payment facilities, the greater number of trial days and several years of guarantees.
Top 7 Mattresses
- Conforming Green Tea Memory Foam comfort and pressure relieving support for a better...
- 3 inches Memory Foam, 2 inches Comfort Foam, 3.5 inches Airflow High-density Foam, 3.5...
- 8 Inch hybrid mattress combines memory foam with the traditional support of an innerspring...
- A plush layer of memory foam helps align the spine to minimize pressure points for...
- Heavy-gauge tempered steel coils provide a firm mattress with Exceptional support and...
- Fire resistant barrier meets flammability standards and helps keep your loved ones safe...
- PREMIUM pressure-relieving memory foam and high-density aerated cool Gel memory foam are...
- 60" W x 80" L x 14" H
- Dual-layer mattress combines 2.5" gel-infused, ventilated memory foam surface + 7.5" high...
- Gel infused memory foam regulates temperature while conforming to the body to ease...
- Conforming memory foam comfort and support for a better night's sleep
- Mattress layers include: 3 inches Memory Foam, 2 inches Pressure Relieving Comfort Foam,...
- Cool, conforming, and comfortable, gel-infused Green tea memory foam for a better night's...
- 2 inches gel-infused memory foam, 1.5 inches comfort foam, 4.5 inches air-flow...
Purchase guide: how to choose the best mattress
The first thing you should be clear is that, any of the 4 mattresses above, mattresses that guarantee a great rest. Now you should only assess, based on your tastes and preferences, which of the 4 suits you best, since each one has some strong points or others. In addition, the way you sleep is also key to choosing one or the other. With this purchase guide, you will choose the mattress in a very simple way. We start!
The points you really have to take into account to choose YOUR best mattress
1. What is your favorite position when sleeping?
If you usually sleep on your stomach, you may wake up sometimes with lumbar pain. To avoid this, we recommend choosing a mattress of high firmness.
If you usually sleep on your back, and you also have back or neck pains, it is best to opt for a mattress of medium firmness.
If you usually sleep on your side, it is best mattress firmness medium-low that fits very good to your body. In this way, you should avoid pressure points on the hips and shoulders.
2. Do you sleep alone or accompanied?
If you go to sleep alone, you can basically choose the mattress that you like the most. There is not one or the other better, only your tastes and preferences.
But, if you go to sleep together, then things change. It is recommended that you buy a mattress with pocket springs because they have the best bed independence.
The independence of beds is the ability of the mattress to prevent a sleeper feel the movement of the other sleeper on your side of the bed. If, in addition, your pocket spring mattress has a good layer of viscoelastic, then you will not notice anything at all. It’s going to be almost as if you were sleeping alone!
3. Do you move a lot while you sleep?
If at night you move so much that you wake up with your head where your feet, it is best to buy a mattress of high firmness. This is positive since it allows you to move more easily.
Another recommendation, if you move a lot during the night, is that it is a mattress that adapts well to your body. A good idea is to choose foam and viscoelastic mattress.
If you are not one of those who move, you can choose (by looking at the previous point, 2) for the mattress that best suits your position.
4. How much do you weigh?
If you weigh or weigh less than 100 Kg each, you can choose the mattress you want, although if you weigh especially little it is likely that you are not at all comfortable with the mattresses of high firmness. If, on the other hand, one of the two weighs more than 100 Kg, it is better that you opt for a mattress of medium-high firmness and if it measures more than 25 cm, better still.
5. How tall are you?
You should only worry about this point if you are a tall person (over 1.85 m). It is advisable that your mattress is 10 cm longer than you, especially so that you do not lose your feet.
6. How old are you?
We are going to summarize it in the following way: babies have to sleep on a very firm mattress.
Children can gradually reduce their firmness, although mattresses of high firmness are still necessary.
Adults can choose the mattress that makes them feel better based on everything we have discussed so far.
The elderly are better to choose mattresses of high firmness, so they can move in bed easily and avoid viscoelastic layers too thick, as it can give them a feeling of overwhelming.