How to choose the right bed configuration:
1. the mattress should be neither too soft nor too firm, but “cradle us in a gentle embrace” and so must accommodate the natural shape of the spinal column as much as possible, supporting it in the points of greatest pressure (shoulder and lumbar areas);
2. an unsuitable choice may give rise to discomfort and even spinal problems;
3. the bed base, whether multilayer beech slats or a box spring, must provide an even base to optimize the mattress performance;
4. the pillow, which is the most personal choice in the bed configuration, should accommodate the natural shape of the neck and support the head correctly;
5. remember to replace the mattress every 10 years because wear means it will not be able to guarantee optimal performance. (According to a study carried out by the University of Montpellier, replacing an old mattress with a new one can mean regaining 53 minutes sleep every night).
The Somn® study centre has identified the body weight/height/firmness ratio as the key to best achieving a high standard of quality.
To choose the right combination, several products should be tested as comfort is closely tied to an individual’s physical traits, and a greater body weight should, in general, steer the choice towards a greater weight-bearing capacity.