Date : 2021-02-01 14:00:26

How to choose a mattress in India? A Mattress Buying Guide.

A mattress is essential to your home, and your home and care start with your body. In the overcrowded Indian market, countless manufacturers focus on one element or another, but at KingKoil, we focus on a mattress for your body. A mattress is essential for overall improvement in your health. Since, at the end of the day, your mattress comfort and support are all that matters.

A mattress that works for your body and supports where it needs help is right for your body and overall health in both the short and long term. That is why a mattress is so much more than the size, quality, and other superficial parameters. If what is good inside and outside the mattress works, it helps improve what's inside and outside your body.

Finding the best mattress in India has both market-based and geographical and lifestyle challenges. In a country that is as diverse and enriched in culture as India, there are a lot of factors one may need to consider before investing in the right mattress. From personal factors to mattress based factors, buying a mattress should be an educated decision. We make every effort to improve our body from exercise to eating right, but many don't know how to go ahead when it comes to the mattress. Sleep is just an essential part of your health as any other aspect, and taking care of your body starts with a mattress. When you buy a mattress in India, you also have to factor in the store/return policies, mattress experience, and the overall health benefits.

Guide to choose a high-quality mattress in India:
The best way to choose a high-quality mattress is to experience it for yourself with an educated approach. Buying anything based on reviews and little suitability or body compatibility can lead to health issues and dissatisfaction. That is why buying a mattress should suit your body first before anything else. Here is how to look into a high-quality mattress in India:

  1. Bodyweight: A person's body weight or the combined bodyweight of the people sleeping on the mattress shouldn't exceed the mattress's supporting capacity. This is especially true for the case of overweight and obese people that prefer softer mattresses. Sleeping on a softer or non-supportive mattress as an overweight person impacts the individual's health and the mattress's purpose. Softer mattresses help comfort and hug body curves, and people with above-average or unhealthy bodyweight wouldn't find a softer mattress as supportive.
    In contrast, innerspring mattresses or foam mattresses using multiple layers are beneficial in this scenario. Foam-based materials like latex foam, HR Foam, and rebonded foam are useful in individual-use and hybrid innerspring mattresses. The bodyweight dictates the mattress type you want and the sleeping orientation, and other factors like age and body ache to consider.
    Moreover, in the case of higher bodyweight foam mattresses, in general, would offer a shorter life and would be more likely to sag. A mattress that uses HR foam, high-density latex foam or memory foam in the support or core layer may be useful. However, the best mattresses to look for as an overweight person would be high-density and supportive Orthopedic or ortho-medical mattresses. If one prefers a softer sleeping experience, a medium-firm memory foam orthopedic mattress or a pillow-top orthopedic mattress would be highly beneficial.
  2. Age: Age is an essential factor, especially for the Indian lifestyle. In senior citizens' case, age would also dictate their body weight, bone density, and muscle strength. In people over forty, the age element is essential for consideration because of lifestyle and body strength issues. In children or young adults, the age factor isn't that much of a priority, and a medium-firm mattress or softer mattress is healthier. So, in this case, senior adults may prefer mattresses that do not sink excessively or make it harder for them to get out of bed. The best mattresses for older people would be orthopedic or medium-firm, or firm to support their bodies and prevent chronic pain. Moreover, supportive medium-firm mattresses and orthopedic mattresses allow them to sleep in both back and side sleeping positions. These factors together make age a vital factor to consider. In the case of above-average body weight, the best option to choose is an orthopedic mattress.
  3. Body aches and pains: Body aches and pains could be both chronic from muscle or bone weakness and injury-related. Moreover, people with medically diagnosed conditions or physiological diseases may need specific orthopedic mattresses. In case of body aches and pains, it is essential to be aware of the reason behind the pain. In case of injuries that may heal and recover entirely over weeks or months, it would be best to get a dual-comfort mattress or as per a doctor's prescription. Additionally, in case of chronic pain or long-term body issues, it would be best to invest in an orthopedic mattress that supports and comforts your body, especially the vulnerable areas. Making an educated decision and following a doctor's prescription as per diagnosis, medium-firm, firm, or even extra firm mattresses would be best. Since the muscles are weakened in chronic pain areas or damaged because of injury, they need to be in a neutral position to recover. Any excess depression or elevation of the affected body area from an incompatible mattress may make matters worse.

    Most adults also have back issues, mostly lower back pain, and a mattress that addresses these are quintessential. A medium-firm or high-density mattress would be an excellent choice for people with lower back and back issues. Moreover, in such a scenario, people may want to sleep in different sleeping orientations, which is why an orthopedic mattress should be right for both orientations.
  4. Sleeping position: The sleeping position is one major factor you should consider before buying a mattress in India. If you sleep on the side or the back, you may want to consider a mattress that allows you to sleep this way. Moreover, in the case of a softer mattress that allows freedom to sleep on the side, it is also essential to make sure your mattress supports the spine too. This is why medium-firm innerspring or orthopedic mattresses are essential because they help people sleep in both back and side sleeping positions. In contrast, if a person sleeps on the side on a firm or excessively firm mattress, it can damage the shoulder muscles and cause blood circulation issues in the long run. Another factor to consider when choosing a mattress based on your sleeping position is any medical diagnosis. That is, people with a diagnosed chronic back pain or weaker knees may prefer to sleep on their back or the side. In the side sleeping position, a knee pillow becomes essential to help support the weaker tendons and muscles around the knee and allow relaxation to the lower back. This is because allowing the spine to feel supported with a medium-firm or firm mattress in addition to the knee pillow support would allow better relaxation. In the case of lower back pain or hip pain, one may need an innerspring pocket coil mattress that supports their body in different orientations. Moreover, using a good pillow beneath the knees above the mattress would also help take any pressure off the lower back. Sleeping on the back would be best for such a scenario.
  5. BMI: The Bodyweight distribution or Body Mass Index is another crucial factor to consider for mattress selection. This issue is essential to consider in the case of obese or overweight people. People with a higher BMI would be prone to several health-risks, both internal and physiological. This is why a higher BMI necessitates the need for a supportive yet comforting mattress. A foam-based high-density mattress would only be able to help to some extent. However, an innerspring mattress, especially a pocket coil mattress, helps comfort and support all the curves and would be longer-lasting. People with a healthy or lower BMI may find sleeping on a softer mattress is better, and a medium-firm orthopedic mattress would help any medical issues. Irregular body fat distribution requires more delicate support that only innerspring pocket coil mattresses would provide. An innerspring mattress can help support larger bodyweights and help with overall long-term physiological health.

Preference for firmness or softness:
The preference for softness and firmness in a mattress is on top of the factors people want to choose their mattress for. This is mostly because of settled in preferences from older mattresses or a requirement for body issues. Firmness or softness is highly variable and is customizable by altering the comfort and support layers in a mattress. The topmost layers affect the softness or firmness of the mattress, and the core or bottom most support layers that help support your body. Here is how a preference of softness and firmness in your mattress can help you choose a mattress that suits your body.

  1. Density: The density of the support and comfort layer determines the mattress's superficial comfort and feel. That is, the lower the density, the softer it will be, and the higher the comfort layer's density, the more it would feel firmer and supportive. However, the firmness level also depends on the construction and material of the support and comfort layers. The density also determines any potential sagging and air regulation. The higher the comfort layers' density, the less room it leaves for air and temperature regulation. High-density materials would promote heat insulation and make it a warmer and more supportive, and comfortable experience. A high-density comfort and support layer also ensures that your mattress helps hugging and contouring experience around vulnerable body areas. The density of your mattress materials also determines them, maintaining most of their features and longevity.
  2. Material: The material in use also determines the softness or firmness of your mattress. For example, a high-density memory foam would still offer a contouring and supportive sleep experience, whereas a high-density latex foam material would be firm or ultra-firm. These factors determine the bounce and hugging experience of your mattress. Moreover, materials can also be manufactured with specific densities, and their native properties also change with changing density levels. Additionally, materials like rebonded foam are better suited for support layers, whereas moldable materials like latex foam or memory foam are suitable for the comfort layers. In the case of high-density HR foam, you can expect a similar experience, except it won't compress easily and feel more supportive in the long run. The material in use dictates the superficial comfort and longevity of your mattress.
  3. Construction: The construction of your mattress plays one of the most critical roles in differentiating between the firmness and softness. That is, some mattresses may have a thicker and more dense support layer than others, and it changes the way a mattress works. In other words, the firmer the support layer, the better it is for people who want support. And the softer the comfort layer, the better it is for people who want a contouring or hugging experience. Additionally, the mattress's construction with features like an innerspring system or pillow or Euro top construction also determines the mattress's experience of softness or firmness. Where high-density memory foam or PU foam may be right for pillow or Euro tops, the materials beneath such construction mattresses need to be firmer. Moreover, innerspring mattresses also offer a better long-lasting, and more supportive or firmer experience than a firm mattress made with orthopedic materials.

These factors help determine and give you a fair idea of how you should choose your next mattress. Buying a mattress in India is easy, and you should always visit the nearest store to experience the mattress first hand. Many factors help make an educated decision, and the above personal and mattress-related factors help you select a mattress suitable for your long-term physiological and overall health. In case you have body injuries or medically diagnosed issues, a doctor can help prescribe, and the manufacturer can handle the exact requirements. Additionally, choosing a mattress as a layman may be difficult with too many online manufacturers and varying customer reviews.

SleepID – The Best Way to Choose a Mattress:
Because of the complicated process of mattress making and assuring satisfaction, we take a more scientific approach. The number of factors mentioned may be too complicated for people to choose a mattress. That is why the research and development team at King Koil has developed a tool factoring in biotechnological applications. Studying the neuro-muscular system and physiological system of bodies in each demographic, we're able to guarantee satisfaction for the mattresses we recommend.

Using factors like body weight, age, different sleeping positions, and aspects of sleep, our SleepID algorithm pairs you with mattresses that suit your body. While some mattresses may feel good in the short term or top-quality from people's recommendations, they may not suit your body. There is no one single mattress that suits everyone in the long run. That is why SleepID helps pair the best mattress offering healthy support of comfort and balance for your body type and personal preferences.

The science-backed tool and algorithm also factor in the countless permutations and combinations of these factors and datasets worldwide. With the help of sensors and biometric applications and surveys, at King Koil, we prefer science and quality to help you choose your next mattress. The luxury mattresses go a step further by getting proper certifications and updates from chiropractic associations. We work with ICA (International Chiropractic Association) and use a medical foundation for the entire range of mattresses.

Sleep quality index rating and pressure map analysis help ensure an excellent 94% accuracy and customer satisfaction level for our mattresses. By working with physiotherapist data analysis data, SleepID is one of the most accurate tools to pair your body with the right mattress companion.

The number of factors involved in choosing the right mattress go beyond customer reviews and material quality. A science-backed approach that lines up with your personal preferences helps you get quality sleep every night without fail. Not only does the right compatible mattress help correct your posture and prevent body aches and pains from worsening, but they also offer exceptional comfort and support. Based on our SleepID tool, you can choose the mattress that takes care of your body the way you deserve.

From firmness to overall support, considering every factor for your body's reaction and long-term health is essential. Choosing the best mattress also depends on your lifestyle and demographic. So, while people of an area in Northern India may prefer a certain degree of softness, the same wouldn't be applicable in your area. From lifestyle to personal preferences and overall mattress quality, the factors that make the right mattress help you choose the best mattress.