The spring mattress is probably the most widespread type of mattress in our homes, this for two simple reasons: it is very durable and very cheap. Many spring mattresses are referred to as “orthopedic mattress” because they were initially designed to give adequate support to our spine; avoiding annoying back pains.
However, this could be considered valid until a few years ago. In fact, the continuous research on rest has led to the development of new products, which are definitely better than the traditional orthopedic spring mattress for example mattresses in memory.
So let’s try to understand what are the defects of the “traditional” spring mattress and which products have been designed by the research to offer better dreams.
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The most common mattress:
The orthopedic spring mattress was initially designed to provide constant support over its entire surface; integrating into individual vertical springs or into separate groups.
The reduced cost of this product and its ability to withstand over time were the two main factors of its success, which made it a product of widespread diffusion.
Despite these two undoubted advantages, the technique of spring mattresses has now been overcome; in fact, having constant support, that is equal, for all areas of our body, can create some problems related first of all to our health, but also to perceived comfort.
What are the problems related to the spring mattress?
An orthopedic spring mattress of the classic type, due to its homogeneous internal structure, can create excessive tension in the areas of our body on which we usually lean during our rest: the shoulders and the pelvis.
These two points need differentiated support compared to the other areas, so the undifferentiated support that the traditional springs give is inadequate and, on a dilated time span, can eventually lead to some problems, related to blood circulation and posture that we have during rest.
Durability is not always good:
These products, as we have already said, are very long-lived, so those who bought them often have owned them for some time. However, this feature can be a double-edged sword.
In fact, the metal springs integrated into the mattress can be damaged in various ways and obviously this risk increases directly proportional to the age of the mattress.