What are Mattress Zones? Part 3
As already described under “What are the differences between the mattresses with zones?”, The 5-zone mattress differs from the 7-zone mattress in that zones 3 to 5 form or form a single zone (zone 3). the entire area is available in one version. Below is a photo of a mattress with 5 lying areas (you can see a particularly ergonomic model from our mattress program youSleep, which we developed ourselves ):
With this ergonomic 5-zone mattress, lying zone 3 for the pelvis is designed to be stable at the beginning and at the end that the lumbar spine on one side and the thighs on the other side receive the necessary support, while the heavy pelvic area is at the same time well supported the mattress can sink in.
Where is the top and bottom of multi-zone mattresses?
In the case of 5-zone mattresses, 7-zone mattresses and 9-zone mattresses, there is usually a symmetrical arrangement of the lying areas in relation to the division of the zones on one side of the mattress. Questions such as “Where is the top in a 7-zone mattress?” Can therefore be answered by stating that there is no top and no bottom. Accordingly, it does not matter how the mattress is placed in the bed frame. The mattress can be rotated regularly (approximately every two to three months) for even wear and tear or longer durability.
Most multi-zone mattresses are also constructed identically on both sides, so that the upper mattress surface and the lower mattress surface both have a zone division. Such 5-zone mattresses or 7-zone mattresses can not only be turned, but also turned for care and uniform wear.
What should you watch out for with multi-zone mattresses?
Depending on your physical constitution (height, weight, body shape) and your personal sleeping habits, a multi-zone mattress does not necessarily have to be the best choice. So that the mattress can fully achieve its effect or function, the zones of the mattress must match the body of the user. A high level of flexibility in the pelvic area is of no use or, on the contrary, can also have negative effects if the body comes to rest in this zone with another part. In such a case, it makes more sense to opt for a mattress that is ergonomically suitable for your own requirements and without zoning. – Basically, the motto here is: “The more extreme the physique, the more precisely the mattress has to be tailored to individual needs. “For example, if you have a very short torso or, on the contrary, a very long torso, you are probably less advised to use a mattress with standard zoning.
You can also use our specially designed mattress questionnaire in the shop for a quick and uncomplicated model recommendation. In just a few steps, you will receive mattress suggestions directly online that are tailored to your personal needs. If you want to equip a double bed with one or two new mattresses, we recommend using the questionnaire here as well. In this case, in addition to your parameters and sleeping habits, you will also be asked for those of your partner.
It is also important that when choosing a mattress you not only look at the zoning, but also keep an eye on the degree of firmness. If the degree of firmness does not match your own body weight, the firmness of the mattress areas will not be consistent either.
With many multi-zone mattresses, not only are the cores zoned, but also the covers. In this way, the areas of the mattress core are once again promoted in their effect and supported in their function by the cover. The zoning of mattress covers is usually achieved through the execution of quilting.
Normally, good mattress care includes turning and turning the mattress regularly. In the case of mattresses with zoning, however, these are not always designed in such a way that they can simply be turned and / or turned. When buying a new mattress, you should therefore find out how it behaves with the selected model and then “treat” the mattress according to the recommendations.
Matching spring base for a multi-zone mattress
Even the best mattress can usually only fully achieve its ergonomic functionality if it is used together with a suitable spring base. A slatted frame is usually used in conventional beds. So that the slatted frame can optimally support the zone mattress, its zoning should match the zone division of the mattress. 7-zone slatted frames have, among other things, shoulder and pelvic comfort zones with greater flexibility, so that the particular flexibility of the mattress in these sensitive storage areas (zone 2 and zone 5 for 7-zone mattresses – see: Which mattress zones or lying areas is there and where are the special features?) is optimally promoted.
Many slatted frames can also be adjusted using slide controls and adapted to your own sleeping habits and personal requirements.