March 28, 2023
Are mattresses just fabric covers with soft foams and spring materials inside?
Although mattresses in Singapore may look similar at first glance, there are no two mattress varieties that are identical. Each mattress type on the market is especially engineered to provide benefits for some specific types of sleepers.
Like how our preferences differ in many things, our mattress needs can also vary. In fact, mattresses with high ratings from specific types of sleepers may not feel comfortable for you. This is not because the mattress is of low quality, but because what’s comfortable for others may not be comfortable for you.
When shopping for a mattress in Singapore, make sure to consider your comfort preferences, sleeping position, and body type.
In this guide, we’ll dive into the different mattress needs for different body types to determine which sleeping solution can cater to your needs.
Different mattresses around the world come in different sizes. For instance, a queen mattress in the US has a different size compared to a queen mattress in Singapore. Standard mattresses in Singapore are typically 190 cm long, which is enough for the average height requirement.
For taller sleepers, twin XL, full queen, full king, or California king mattresses are good options. However, it’s good to look for a mattress with better weight distribution features for your specific needs.
When buying a mattress, it’s important to choose one that fits your spine's needs. The correct spinal alignment will help your body relax at night without waking up with sore muscles and an aching back.
Our bodies are generally categorised into three types, or somatotypes. Although there will be differences between our body types, the somatotypes will serve as a guide or baseline to identify which one is closer to your body shape. This can influence the amount of weight distribution that you need on your mattress.
People with ectomorph body types are generally lean, with a little bit of body fat and muscle. They require average body weight distribution on the mattress, and greater support on their lower bodies. This lower body support helps with the proper circulation of blood around the body when lying down.
If you have an ectomorph body type, look for a mattress that can conform to your pressure points without putting too much pressure on them. Memory foam and hybrid mattresses do a good job of targeting the pressure points of the sleeper, such as the lower back, hips, waist, and calves. In case you don’t prefer a mattress that is too soft, you can try a pocketed spring mattress with zoned support to evenly distribute your weight.
Sleepers with a mesomorphic body type have a higher muscle percentage than fat. They have a medium, solid, athletic build and may not have much trouble gaining or losing weight. People with mesomorph body types generally have muscular upper body areas, legs, or hips.
If you fall into this category, you may look for a mattress that targets the heaviest parts of your body, like the hips, shoulders, or upper back.
Hybrid and pocketed spring mattresses, like our Somnuz mattress collection, provide the correct zonal support for sleepers with this body type.
People with endomorph body types have higher body fat and fewer muscles compared to people with mesomorph body types. They generally have a higher density of muscles and weight throughout their body. Thus, they require a medium- firm to firm mattress that can evenly distribute their weight.
If you have an endomorph body type, you may benefit from a medium-firm to firm mattress, depending on your comfort preferences. An innerspring mattress offers firm support and proper weight distribution for endomorph body types. A latex mattress is also a breathable and durable choice.
Aside from your height and the shape of your body, your body weight is also a big factor to consider when buying a new mattress. Note that your perception of the firmness of a mattress will be affected by your weight. The level of support and comfort will also differ.
Sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds may need a firmer mattress to support their pressure and distribute their weight without too much sinkage. This will prevent misalignment of the spine when they lie down.
A softer mattress with a supportive spring base and zoned comfort is also a practical choice. The Somnuz Comforto 10 mattress does a great job of balancing the softness of the mattress with the support of its individually encased pocketed springs. Its natural latex layer also provides the right pressure relief without too much sinkage or movement restrictions.
Compared to heavier sleepers, people who weigh less than 130 pounds may find a firmer mattress less comfortable. This can also affect the alignment of their spine since the heaviest parts of their body don’t sink into a firm mattress as much as an average or heavier sleeper would. In this case, they may require a soft to medium-firm variety to get the right sinkage and pressure relief.
When buying a mattress, you should also note where your mattress will receive the most weight and pressure. Based on your body shape, weight, and sleeping position, some parts of your body may receive more pressure than others. In this case, find a mattress that can accommodate different zones of your body to keep you comfortable throughout your night’s rest.
When sharing your mattress, it’s crucial to factor in the distribution of both of your weights as well as motion transfer. A pocketed spring mattress is an innovative solution for mattress sharers since its spring components react individually to movements, so both of you can freely toss and turn without disturbing each other.
Choosing a mattress that does not fit your needs can hurt your body more than it can help you feel rested and refreshed. A bit of research and trial can help you identify the best mattress for your body type and preferences.
There is no one-size-fits-all mattress solution for all body types, but you can always find the one that fits your specific requirements based on the factors above.
If you love the specialised comfort of a pocketed spring mattress, check out our range of premium pocketed spring mattresses in Singapore! You may visit our experience centres to personally test your mattress or shop conveniently online!
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