Foam in the product test
Everyone sleeps well on two mattresses
Last but not least, the right mattress determines whether a person sleeps well. And there is no shortage of good mattresses on offer, including foam ones. On some, even big, small, heavy and light people are equally good, as determined by Warentest.
If you believe the studies, a third of the population in this country sleeps averagely or even poorly at best. There are many reasons, such as excessive media consumption, inner restlessness, back pain and other ailments. Besides, it still applies: as you lay down, so do you lie down. The basic requirement for a good sleep is the right mattress. It can be made of foam, for example.
Reason enough for Stiftung Warentest to start looking for the best foam mattress again. Testers examined ten cold foam mattresses measuring 90 by 200 centimeters. For prices between 185 and 520 euros. No mattress was rated worse than “satisfactory” – half of the products were able to convince with “good”.
Big and heavy people are often bad at lying
Mattress suppliers like to advertise that their mattresses have different zones so that, for example, the shoulder can sink deeper than the pelvis when lying on the side. And according to the product test, it actually makes sense. Because the spine should be as horizontal as possible when lying on the side to avoid tension. On the other hand, the mattress must not sag too much when lying on the back so that the pelvis does not sag. The current study shows that tall and heavy people rarely find a base that is up to the challenge. Even in the current test, small, light people feel good on almost all models.
But there is another way. Because everyone can lie comfortably on two mattresses, whether big, small, heavy or light. The best lying properties are the “Breckle Weida Pro Body S 592” for 370 euros (“good”, grade 2.0) and the “Badenia Irisette Büsum” (350 euros, “good”, grade 2.2). All body types lie well on them in a position on the back or on the side. This was achieved by a clear and well-thought-out zoning of mattresses. However, zoning alone is not a guarantee of good lying properties. In the current test, this applies to the Ikea model “Åkrehamn” (satisfactory, 2.6, 189 euros).
In addition, tall and heavy people who like to sleep on their backs, as well as small, light people, will suit the cheap “Sun Garden ComfortPur P1440” (179 euros, “good”, rating 2.2).