After a long working day, you fall into your bed. But, instead of falling asleep, you roll around in your big sleeping cow, you are always stuck in the ribs by this one spring, or have a back pain because the mattress is too hard.

Clear thing: It’s time for a new sleeping pad. But the choice is big and leaves some questions to ask: What do I have to pay attention to when buying? What is a mattress cut? How many beds are optimal? We have broken down the quality criteria for you.

How to Assess the Quality of Your Bedding Correctly

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Compressive Strength

What’s this? The compressive hardness indicates how hard you must press to compress a foam block from the original condition to a certain percentage. The more pressure you have to spend, the stronger the mattress and the smaller the probability of sleeping on a couch. The compressive hardness is given in Pascal (kPa).

What is compressive hardness good? Look for a flexible model like the Badenia Irisette Lotus cold foam mattress or a sleeping mat for children like the Malie children’s mattress Benjamin, back or sleeping upholstery, then a lower hardness of approx. 30 kPa. On the other hand, stronger cold mud mattresses should be used for a body weight of up to 120 kPakg are recommended.


What’s this? The degree of hardness is defined by the manufacturers and can have different names, e.g., the abbreviations H, F or the classification in soft, medium or solid.

What degree of hardness is the right one? Many manufacturers share their body weight cures (see table). On the other hand, this is not the case, but instead, in addition to the subjective feeling of firmness, the body size, and the weight distribution, for example, the shape of shoulders, pelvis, and waist. So-called XXL mattresses are aligned with the corresponding degree of hardness to unusually heavy people. The mattress base also plays a role: on a slatted floor it is softer than on the floor.

How to Assess the Quality of Your Bedding Correctly

General Classification of Manufacturers

  • Body weight up to 60 kg – mattress in a degree of hardness 1 – H1, F1 or “soft.”
  • Body weight up to 80 kg – mattress in degree of hardness 2 – H2, F2 or “medium strength” / “medium”
  • Body weight from 80 kg – mattress in hardness 3 – H3, F3 or “solid.”
  • Body weight from 110 kg – mattresses in hardness 4 – H4, F4 or “extra firm.”
  • Body weight from 130 kg – mattresses in hardness of 5 – H5, F5 or as XXL mattresses

Punctuality/Support Elasticity

What’s this? This is a physical property that shows how much a mattress reacts to pressure. The stronger the reaction, the greater the elasticity.

What is support elasticity ideal? For an optimal lying comfort, your mattress should have punkt-elastic properties. These ensure that only the hip and shoulder sinks, while the waist is supported. This works best with cold foam, latex and viscose foam mattresses.

Test the pitting elasticity by simply pressing your finger on the mattresses and looking at the size of the surface you are pulling down with. A small surface provides a high degree of elasticity and, therefore, adaptability of the mattress.

Mattress Cover

What are the references? Mattress covers are removable in most cases. They again differ in cleaning-resistant and washable covers. While wool was used in the past, the coverings are now frequently quilted with air-conditioning fibers. Most fabrics are made of synthetic and cotton.

What is the optimal mattress cover? The ideal is a mattress with a detachable and washable cover. Pay attention to a 4-sided zipper and thus to a two-part cover. This is easier to remove from the mattress.

Mattress Quality : How to Assess the Quality of Your Bedding Correctly

Do Not Forget : Quality Criteria Are Based on Your Wishes and Needs

Do not neglect your personal preferences and criteria. A mattress can still be of high quality but feels very uncomfortable for you. Whether you want to lie more firmly or prefer a soft sink into the mattress: Which type of mattress is the better for you, you should decide according to your reclining.

The Individual Criteria Include

  • Transpiration: Are you sweating hard or less?
  • Physical Stature: Your body size determines the size of the mattress and the relation of size and weight the degree of hardness.
  • Sleeping position: Do you prefer lying on the side, the back or on your stomach? The mattress must be able to support your body accordingly.
  • Heat requirements: Do you like warm or cold feet?
  • Do You Have an Allergy?
  • Do you suffer from physical discomforts, such as tension in your neck or back pain?

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