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The science of mattress flipping

The science of mattress flipping

Here is how someone scientifically views the process of mattress flipping.

To make sense of all this turning and flipping, the first thing we need is some clear notation. A mattress can be rotated around any of three orthogonal axes. I could label the axes x, y and z, but I’d just forget which is which, so it seems better to adopt the terminology of aviation. If you think of a mattress as an airplane flying toward the headboard of the bed, then the three axes are designated roll, pitch and yaw as shown in the illustration to the right. The roll axis is parallel to the longest dimension of the mattress, the pitch axis runs along the next-longest dimension, and the yaw axis passes through the shortest dimension.

Mattress types, what’s yours?

Mattress types, what’s yours?

Mattresses come in different models, with varying degrees of firmness and softness. For some people, shopping for the the right mattress is like shopping for the right dress — it has to complement the contours of your body. You need to try several types in order to get one that feels right for you.

The most common and traditional mattresses are the interspring types. These mattresses have spring coils in between the padding. Hypoallergenic mattresses, called memory foams, are made with high density polyurethane and adapts to the body to properly support it. Air mattresses make use of air chambers to support the weight and body. Some types even come with adjustable settings, to fit your preference in terms of firmness. Water mattresses, which are also available in different types, helps reduce the pressure points in the body. With the innovations today, most water beds do not make you feel queasy or sea sick, as if you are in the ocean.
Vera Wang does Mattresses

Vera Wang does Mattresses

That’s right.  Gown-designer to celebrities, Vera Wang is now designing mattresses. Correction, LUXURY mattresses. This will be made by Serta and will be exclusively sold at Neiman Marcus, carrying a price range of $1,999 to $2,999.

Talalay Mattress vs Dunlop Mattress

Talalay Mattress vs Dunlop Mattress

Organic mattresses are very popular these days and this has resulted to the increase in popularity between two kinds– Talalay & Dunlop.

Many people confuse these two, thinking quality and type have something to do with the difference. But Talalay & Dunlop are actually the methods in which the materials, specifically latex materials, are processed and manufactured. The name branding has very little to do with the quality of the end product.

When buying a mattress…

When buying a mattress…

Keep in mind that foam mattresses retain heat. Choose one that is engineered with proper ventilation, or buy bed covers that will help keep it cooler. If you are eyeing a luxury mattress, go pocket sprung types. They work to adjust to your weight. If you are going for sprung mattresses, then choose the no-turn types. Since sprung mattresses are required to be regularly turned (like at least one time each month) to maintain its quality and condition, sometimes the task may become too exhausting. To avoid all that, no-turn types are your best bet. Rotate mattresses which are made of latex or elastic foam at least once every month also. Side-stitching on mattress help keep it in shape. Tufted mattresses help secure fillings which may come loose. Mattresses which are quilted almost always come with a smoother surface. It is best to get the mattress together with the base, as they are manufactured to supposedly work together. Using a new mattress with an older base may not fit how the mattress manufacturers engineered for this to properly benefit you.

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