Going to sleep is first of all a matter of feeling comfortable when lying on your bed. But what are the main reasons you feel so or you don't? It has to do with fundamental ergonomic characteristics of a bed which should be in line with the individual requirements of the person who is using the bed. Hence, there is no best bed for everybody but there is a bed that is suited to your needs.
Simply summarizing ergonomic quality of a bed we can say that your body must be well supported and balanced without pressure or tension points. Whatever bedding culture you finally choose, a good bed system consists of a minimum of two layers: a mattress and a bed base that carries the mattress. Both layers, the mattress and its base, must have an elastic but at the same time resilient character that will provide body adjustment and the right balance between support and pressure relief - keeping your spine in a stretched and relaxing position.
Traditionally, in Switzerland beds are composed of 3 elements:
Mattress - the core element that provides most of the comfort.
Slat Base - the complementary part that is enhancing the comfort and durability of the mattress.
Bed Frame - the furniture piece, often made of natural, painted or upholstered wood, that is carrying mattress and slat base and that decorates your bedroom.
A typical Swiss bed - light, elegant and full of ergonomic surprises...
The slat base, providing support and relief where
and when required, is placed into the bed frame
and the mattress is put on it. There are
non-adjustable, manually adjustable and electric
adjustable versions available, depending on your
Following 6 aspects should be considered when assessing the ergonomic quality of a bed:
sufficient space related to number and size of people sleeping on the bed
no pressure points or muscle tensions when lying in the preferred sleep position
good support for the lower back
- ability to change position on the bed without effort
- no disturbing noise and no partner disturbance when moving on the bed
- energized and ready for a new day when waking up