Not all mattresses are made equal. If you picked yours without doing prior homework, you may find yourself waking up each morning with bone-deep aches in your shoulders and hips, or the muscles in your back coiled tight—unaware that the very mattress you trust to deliver restful, comfortable sleep is taking it away from you.
As it turns out, proper spinal alignment is the missing piece of the puzzle when it comes to getting quality shut-eye—and your mattress has a direct line to your spine. When a mattress is too soft, the heaviest part of your body (likely your hips) will sink too far in, resulting in what is known as the hammock effect: spinal sagging as a result of insufficient back support. On the other hand, a mattress which is too firm means no give at all, constricting your spine and forcing the entire weight of your body onto the points of your shoulders and your hips. Suffice to say, you’ll wake up sore.
What you truly need is a mattress that adapts to the contours of your body without giving into them completely—like home-grown brand European Bedding’s Heveya® mattresses. Made from organic latex, these products are designed to press back against you just the right amount, even as you sink into their plush comfort. There are no filler materials to be found, such as PU foam and metal springs, which can potentially result in toxic off-gassing and electromagnetic radiation as you sleep. Instead, they are replaced by a breathable, naturally mite-resistant pure latex core, better not only for your back but also for your dust allergies.
The sleep experts at European Bedding’s cosy Tiong Bahru showroom are passionate about rest and intimately acquainted with what each of their ergonomic mattresses can offer. Customisability is at the heart of the business—no matter your back condition, personal preference and sleeping arrangement, there is a mattress configuration that works for you. If you have a curvier body type and carry more weight on your chest and your hips, their medium or firm mattress varietals (which you can get up to a luscious 31 cm thickness, if you’re feeling fancy) may be most suitable—providing good support while cushioning the heavier parts of your body. For someone on the taller, leaner side, a softer mattress that distributes your weight evenly throughout may feel best. And if you are a couple sleeping together on opposite ends of the body type spectrum? Get a two in one: an ingenious single mattress made out of fully customisable dual cores of any configuration. Firm on one side, soft on the other, with seven specially designated comfort zones running down the length to accommodate various parts of your body.
If your 2021 resolution is to achieve truly better sleep (and why shouldn’t it be, given that quality REM sleep is indelibly linked to brain repair?), don’t stop your inspection at just your mattress. Re-evaluate your bedding accessories: are your bed sheets keeping you cool while wicking away moisture at night? Natural materials like bamboo and linen, like the ones used in Heveya®️ duvet covers, fitted sheets and pillowcases—are best, even in comparison to cotton. Bamboo and linen have lower carbon footprints and less environmentally damaging production processes, resulting in soft fabrics that are better both for your body and the earth.
For a truly luxurious bedtime experience, pair your mattress and bedding accessories with Heveya®️’s ergonomic, motorised slatted bed base. Not only is it comprised of flexible beechwood slats designed for more comfortable spinal support, you can raise or lower the head and feet zones with the click of a button, making it a perfect companion for reading in bed or releasing some pressure from the balls of your feet after a long day.
Investing in your sleep and overnight comfort is a worthy cause, but if it seems daunting even with a wealth of information on your fingertips, you’re not alone. Choosing a mattress is difficult, and it can take days or weeks to determine if one is a good fit for you. Each Heveya®️ mattress comes with 100-day free trial, giving you over three months to twist and turn every way you can imagine. This will erase any doubts that you’ve picked the right partner to accompany you on your bedtime journey.
Find out more at europeanbedding.sg or visit their sleep studio at 32 Eng Hoon Street.