Unrestricted and peaceful sleep throughout the night brings you a refreshing mood the next day. Moreover, getting good quality sleep at night contributes to your overall health. Finding the best mattress in India for yourself is an extremely important decision.
Every type of mattress has its own set of positive and negative points so, finding an ideal mattress for yourself is an entirely personal experience.
There are a lot of factors to consider while choosing the right mattress according to your comfort and sleeping posture. Maintaining good alignment of your spine during sleep is very important to avoid back pain, as many people suffer from backache these days because of bad posture mainly. Cost and comfort are other important factors to be considered.
We will help you to find the right mattress for your particular needs. Our mattress buying guide will explain to you about which type of mattress will suit you most according to your particular needs.
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Category of mattresses available in India
Rubberized Coir mattress
Rubberized coir mattress is basically made of coconut coir fiber and it is the one of the best cheapest mattress available in India . Coconut coir itself is a hard material, so the top layer of coir mattress is rubberized with foam or latex. This eco-friendly mattress provides medium-firm support to your body. Some people may not like the firmness of this mattress. They have a harder surface than spring, foam or latex mattresses.
It may not be a good option if you are already suffering from back and neck pain issues.
These mattresses start sagging very soon. Once they have lost their firmness, it will be very uncomfortable to sleep on a harder and uneven surface.
There are 2 main types of spring mattresses available in the market.
- Open coil mattress
- Pocket spring mattress
A spring mattress is made of metal spring, wrapped in fabric. It is further divided into 2 types: open coil and pocket spring mattress.
Open coil Mattress
Metal springs in open coil mattresses are interconnected, therefore all the coils move together. Open coil mattress is also known as an innerspring mattress. Open coil mattress may not be widely popular in India.
The biggest drawback of this type of mattress is motion transfer. When one person makes movement in the bed, the other one will be disturbed. They also don’t provide good contouring around your body and don’t allow very comfortable sleep.
Pocket Spring Mattress
Metal springs in Pocket spring mattress are not connected to each other, so each pocket spring moves independently while distributing your body weight according to the pressure level of your body parts.
It allows good contouring around your body, therefore pocket spring mattress provides more support and comfort to your heavy body parts such as hip area and spine.
It also helps to maintain good spinal posture, as a result, helps to prevent and provide relief in neck and back pain issues.
A pocket spring mattress is also known as many other names such as pocket sprung, Pocket Coils, Wrapped Coils and Bonnell Spring.
The foam mattress is made up of high-density polyurethane foam. Polyurethane foam is also known as polyfoam or PU foam. It is the most common type of foam used in foam mattresses.
If you love to sleep on extra soft surface then foam mattress will work best for you.
Foam mattress does not provide any bounciness like a spring mattress.
Memory Foam Mattress
The memory foam mattress is basically made from polyurethane foam, but with the different manufacturing processes and additional material is used as well. It is also referred to as viscoelastic polyurethane foam.
Memory foam is of more premium quality than normal foam. Therefore, it delivers a high level of comfort than normal polyurethane foam.
A memory foam mattress provides extra soft and pressure-relieving surfaces for your sleep.
It also contours around your body and provides ultimate support and comfort during sleep. It relieves pressure points up to a greater extent.
It is recommended for relieving pain and body aches. People who are suffering from neck or back pain can have a very comfortable sleep on a memory foam mattress.
Most of the modern memory foam mattresses are made with open cell structure (breathable) formula, so if the label says that mattress is made from breathable material then it does not retain heat from your body.
The cooling gel foam mattress is another variety of memory foam mattresses. There is an only additional feature that the top layer of this mattress is infused with gel to keep you cool during hot summer nights.
The cooling gel foam mattress is more expensive than a memory foam mattress.
Important points to remember when buying a Foam or Memory Foam Mattress
A high-density foam mattress has a long life, whereas a low-density foam mattress is of poor quality and does not have a longer lifespan.
The cost of foam mattress depends on the quality of material used in the manufacturing process.
If you are sensitive to heat or prone to excessive sweating in summer then look for foam mattress whose label says that this foam mattress contains breathable fabric.
If you are highly prone to allergies from dust then look for the hypoallergenic label in the product description.
Latex is a natural material collected from the sap of a rubber tree. Apart from natural latex, there are 2 other types of latex is available in the market, Dunlop latex and Talalay latex. They both can be natural or synthetic, it depends on their manufacturing process. Talalay latex is more softer and bouncier than Dunlop latex.
Latex is eco –friendly material, therefore it can be a good alternative for coir mattress
The latex mattress has a natural springiness.
Orthopedic Mattress( mattress for back or pains )
If you suffer from back pain frequently when waking up in the morning then you need to choose a supportive mattress. It requires a soft and firm surface that contours around the body and maintains natural spinal alignment. Orthopedic mattresses are one of the best mattress available in India for back pain. They are specially designed to relieve joint pains and body aches. They provide ultimate comfort and back support to your body throughout the night.
Most common orthopedic mattresses are available in foam, memory foam and latex material.
Bonded Foam Mattress
Bonded foam is prepared from leftovers of various kind of foams, they are pressed and bound together. It is a flexible and breathable foam that allows good airflow inside the mattress. The bonded foam mattress is lightweight, has a long life and does not sag easily.
Bonded Foam mattresses are not widely popular in India.
Air mattress is made up of vinyl, rubber or plastic material. It is divided into chambers and those chambers can be inflated with air.
You can customize the firmness of this mattress by increasing or decreasing the air pressure.
Air mattress is often recommended by doctors for heavy people, elderly, bed-bound people who are lying on the bed from a long time and have pressure sores (bed sores).
Air mattress can be deflated and folded to put away while not using it. It can be stored easily, does not occupy much space when deflated. It can be used for camping, other outdoor trips and for occasional visitors.
Waterbed mattresses are not very popular to use at home unless recommended by the doctor for specific medical reasons.
It is a water-filled mattress. Waterbed mattresses are used from a long time in hospitals. They have gone through huge transformations till now. They are of 2 types, hard and soft-sided.
5 Points to Keep in Mind When Buying a New Mattress
Choose firmness of mattress according to your preference. If you like to sleep on a firm surface then you can choose rubberized coir or spring mattress. Foam, memory foam and latex mattresses are good for those who like to sleep on a more softer surface. Moreover, choose a mattress with breathable fabric or good cooling technology, if you are very sensitive to hot temperature.
If you sleep on your side or back, a softer mattress will be the best option for you. It will cushion around your body and relieve pressure from heavier body parts. Latex, foam and memory foam mattresses are good for side and back sleepers.
People sleeping on their stomach should not opt for a very softer mattress, because it will make their tummy and spine to sink into the mattress and it will cause bad posture for their back. A firm and bouncy mattress, such as a spring mattress can help to maintain good support for stomach sleepers.
Heavy people need a thick and firm surface to evenly distribute their body weight. They should choose more than 6 inches thick mattress to achieve restful night sleep.
Nowadays, many people suffer from backache or joint pain. If you frequently experience body pain after waking up from your sleep, it can be caused by your mattress. A good quality orthopedic mattress can help you to get rid of back pain issues.
The price of the mattress is also an important factor to consider. Compare the prices and specifications of different mattresses and choose the best option according to your budget.
Returns and Warranty
Most of the manufacturers provide a trial period these days. You can test the mattress and if is not comfortable, you can return it within a specific time period. Check whether return costs will be paid by you or covered by your seller.
Read the description to inquire what is covered under warranty. Manufacturer defects will be covered under warranty. If the damage is caused by your negligence then the warranty will not cover it. Read manufacturer instructions for the full information for warranty related information.
Read terms and conditions of return, refund, warranty and replacement policies.
Mattress Size Guidance
There is a range of dimensions available in each size mattress. Our guide will explain to you the standard sizes and dimensions, so you can have the main idea about a suitable size mattress for your bedroom.
Single size mattress (length 75″ x width 36″)
Single size mattress is great for one person who is not tossing and turning a lot during night sleep. It is a good size mattress for kids as well. Single size may not go well for a heavy person.
Double/ Full size mattress (length 75″ x width 54″)
Double size mattress can be a good option for a couple with limited space in their bedroom. It is a good size mattress for a heavy person.
Queen size mattress (length 78″ x width 60″)
Queen size mattress is an ideal mattress for a couple or adults because it provides more space for each person.
King size mattress (length 78″ x width 72″)
This is a preferred size for a couple with one or two kids. You can choose between different dimensions according to your preference.
Cal King size mattress (length 84″ x width 72″ inches)
Cal King size mattress has a higher length but same width as compare to regular king size mattress. It is a great size for taller people who need more legroom. Cal King is the longest size mattress.
Standard mattress sizes chart in India
|size||Length*Width ( inches )||Height ( inches )|
|Double/ Full Bed||75″*54″||6″|
Cleaning and maintenance of your mattress
Dust mites, dirt and bed bugs live in our bedding and mattresses and their growth increases with the time. Therefore, your mattress needs a good clean at least once in a year. If possible, clean your mattress every 6 months.
How to clean your mattress
Vacuum the mattress thoroughly to remove loose dirt from the mattress surface.
Baking soda is a good disinfectant and deodorizing agent for mattress cleaning. Sprinkle Bicarb soda (baking soda) on the mattress and scrub it gently. Leave it for 30 minutes. It will absorb all the moisture and odours from deeper layers of your mattress.
Vacuum again to pull the dirt and baking soda from your mattress. It will leave your mattress clean and odour-free.
Steam cleaning can provide more deep cleaning for your mattress.
You can search for DIY tips for removing the different types of stains. Most of the stains can be removed with hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and mild soap mixture solution.
Moreover, you can use “enzyme cleaners” to remove stains. They can remove almost every type of stains such as blood, vomit, urine, sweat, grease and oil stains.
Spray enzyme cleaner on the stain and leave it for 10 minutes. Use a clean cloth to blot the stained surface.
Maintenance tips for your mattress
- Use mattress protector cover.
- Change mattress cover and lines frequently.
- Sleeping on the same side every day will cause body impressions on the mattress. Rotate your mattress after every 3 months, so normal wear and tear can be distributed evenly on top and bottom end of the mattress.
- Follow manufacturer company’s care instructions.
- Taking good care of your mattress will increase its lifespan.