There are many different types of mattress materials available. Some will be better suited to you than others.
Below are the different types of mattress materials that you could choose for your 135 x 190 cm double mattress.
Memory foam mattresses adapt well to the contours of the body and relieve pressure adequately.
This makes them very suitable as orthopaedic mattresses.
Memory foam has very low motion transfer, making it a great choice for couples.
Motion transfer refers to the travel of movement through the mattress.
Low motion transfer means that vibrations won't travel well and you won't be disturbed by your partner moving around at night.
Even though memory foam is enormously comfortable, it does retain more body heat than other types of foam. This increases the overall sleeping climate.
If you or your partner sweat heavily or feel hot easily, then this may not be the best choice.
Since memory foam is very sensitive to movement, it also makes moving around on the mattress a little more difficult. This isn't ideal for restless sleepers or for sex.
But, some mattresses, known as hybrid mattresses, combine memory foam with other materials to increase comfort and movement ability and decrease the overall sleeping climate.
Latex foam mattresses offer high point elasticity and are very comfortable to sleep on.
The sleeping climate on a latex mattress is cooler than that on a memory foam or cold foam mattress.
Moving on the mattress and changing sleeping positions is also a little easier on a latex mattress. This makes it more suitable for restless sleepers and for couples.
Latex also has natural anti-allergenic properties, making it suitable for people prone to allergies. Of course, people with a latex allergy should avoid latex mattresses.
On the downside, high-quality latex mattresses in the 135 x 190 cm size are more expensive than other models. They are also quite heavy and need to be rotated and cleaned regularly.
Cold foam mattresses are among the most common and cheapest options in the mattress world.
This type of mattress is characterised by its high point elasticity and slight springy feeling.
They also have low motion transfer, making them suitable for couples.
In many respects, cold foam is similar to memory foam but it lacks the adaptability of the latter.
Cold foam is rarely used on its own in high-quality mattresses.
Instead, you're likely to find it as a supporting base layer, ensuring the basic stability of a mattress.
It's important to pay attention to the density of cold foam. Inferior cold foam mattresses are quite common, so make sure you choose a mattress with a density of 40 kg/m³ and up.
Gel foam mattresses are becoming more and more common.
Gel foam is very adaptable, has a high point elasticity, offers a much cooler sleeping climate, and is suitable for restless sleepers.
But, gel foam is quite expensive and it is much softer.
This is why it's most commonly used as the upper comfort layer of a mattress and combined with firmer and more stable base foams.
Heavier-weight people should avoid gel foam mattresses. Innerspring mattresses are a much better choice.
Innerspring mattresses are characterised by their firmness and great ventilation.
There are many different types of spring mattresses available, some of lesser quality than others.
We'd recommend going for pocket spring mattresses.
Here, individual springs are sewn into a fabric pocket.
This allows the mattress to adapt better to the contours of the body and also reduces any noise.
Since spring mattresses are firmer and more stable, they're well suited to heavier-weight people and can be recommended for back sleepers and stomach sleepers.