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Know the main characteristics of a good mattress

How to choose a mattress?

When it suits your morphology and your needs, a mattress is the number one ally for your sleep. It fully performs its function when it allows you to spend restful and restorative nights sleep. And until it reaches 10 years of age, just take care of it regularly.

If, on the contrary, you wake up several times during the night, you have back pain, you feel tired when you wake up, or the mattress shows signs of wear, it is because it no longer fulfills its function.

But do not worry! When it comes time to choose your new mattress, the criteria to take into account are simpler than you might think. How to choose a mattress? We explain everything to you!

When you think about the different mattress technologies, you might imagine that there are dozens of them and the choice is going to be confusing. But, in fact, there are three large families of mattresses, each with its own specificities:

Foam mattress

It is lightweight, therefore easy to carry. It ensures good elasticity, but it is mainly due to the quality/price ratio that it stands out. It is usually made from memory foam/memory foam and/or latex.

Latex Mattress

It is a type of material with excellent breathability, allowing a correct posture by adapting to the contours of the body with perfect insulation, which makes it last for a long time. On the other hand, it is ideal for people who suffer from allergies, since latex is a material that protects against fungi, mites and bacteria. In addition, it provides movement isolation, that is, you will not feel your partner's movements and vice versa, and also ensures correct heat dissipation during rest.

Spring mattress

The main feature of the spring mattress is ventilation, so it is suitable for people who sweat a lot during the night. The springs also allow a uniform distribution of body weight, however it does not allow for the most correct posture because it does not adapt to the contours of the body. These are mattresses that have a shorter shelf life when compared to viscoelastic/memory foam and latex mattresses.

Now that you know the different types of mattresses...
what is the best mattress for SI?

Koala Mattress

Know the brand well

A brand that stands for the low prices of its products will certainly not be able to offer mattresses with the same standard of excellence as a brand that opts for quality. Another way to find out about the brand's reputation is by checking customer satisfaction through, for example, their social networks.

Understand the relationship to your current mattress

Assuming it's been at least 10 years since you bought your old mattress, it's very likely that the evolution of mattress technology has new solutions to make your sleep more peaceful. For this reason, even if your old mattress was to your liking, be sure to take into account the benefits that new technologies can provide you to enjoy an even more restful and restful sleep.

If, on the other hand, you don't sleep well, you wake up during the night, you have back pain, muscle pain, tiredness when you wake up, it is because, in addition to wear and tear, your mattress technology may not be the best for you.

But, the question remains, which mattress should you choose?

firm mattress

Firm or soft mattress?

When lying down, the spine must be aligned correctly. For this, it is important that the mattress is not too soft or too hard. Choosing the wrong degree of firmness can lead to severe spinal damage, unnecessary stress and back discomfort.

If the mattress is too soft, it may give the spine little help and the whole body will sink. This leads to constant back problems. In this case, you should choose a different mattress with a higher degree of firmness.

If the mattress is too hard, your skin is being over-stretched and there is not enough blood circulation, which can lead to numbness in your arms or legs.

Therefore, there are two important aspects that you should take into account when choosing the characteristics of your new mattress:

FIRMNESS - firmness measures the immediate feeling you get when you lie down on the mattress: firm, very firm , or balanced. On a firmness scale ranging from 1 to 10, about 80% of people prefer a mattress whose firmness ranges from 5 to 7.

SUPPORT - support refers to how the mattress keeps your spine perfectly aligned . You can have a very soft mattress that offers a lot of support, or a firm mattress that is also supportive but creates a lot of different pressure points, which makes it unsuitable.
Still, does the decision to choose a new mattress still seem complicated?

Probably, ideally, there should be a universal comfort mattress that brings together the best features on the market:

  • Firmness, support and comfort suited to the Portuguese consumer and climate;

  • Breathability and correct heat dissipation during sleep for greater comfort;

  • Adaptation to your sleeping position, for greater comfort, even if you change your position during the night;

  • Prepared for any type of base: Sommiers, slatted platforms or manual or electric articulated platforms;

  • Isolation of partner movements.

The good news is that this mattress already exists!

Koala Mattress Label

Koala Rest , a 100% Portuguese brand, created a unique universal comfort mattress with 3 distinct layers that meet the needs of the Portuguese:

  • Top layer in micro-perforated hybrid latex , which provides more firmness and elasticity for the support the body needs. This surface is micro-perforated for greater breathability and freshness;

  • Intermediate layer in viscoelastic foam so that the mattress adjusts to the contour of the body, relieving pressure on the shoulders and pelvis so that you feel floating but without sinking, always correcting the posture of the spine in any sleeping position;

  • Lower layer in supporting foam that reinforces the properties of the upper layers and protects the body from the rigid surface of the slats, base or sommier. This mattress is suitable for any type of base ;

  • The mattress is wrapped in a protective cover in breathable stretch fabric that is removable and washable;

  • The natural properties of foam guarantee the mattress the ability to isolate movement where it occurs. Thus, both members of the couple will be able to have restful nights of sleep without interruptions;

  • A level of firmness 7 on a scale of 0 to 10. After hundreds of trials and tests, a balanced combination was found that corresponds to the preferences of the majority of Portuguese people;

  • Fully customizable size (over 6,000 different measurements) and hand-finished. All custom sizes are delivered in less than 5 days;

  • 100 nights trial, free nationwide delivery and 10-year warranty.

What if your mattress respected the environment?

Know that it is possible to find eco-friendly mattresses, which use natural materials and respect the environment. The OEKO-TEX® label, for example, guarantees that the fabrics do not contain toxic products and that anti-mite treatments are carried out based on natural products.

Oeko-Tex Certified

Another topic to take into account is the use of materials with anti-allergic and antibacterial properties, which prevent the accumulation of mites, fungi or bacteria inside.

This topic is particularly relevant when looking for a mattress for babies or a mattress for children.

If you like the features of your new mattress but find that the immediate feel is too firm or not firm enough, don't worry: you can correct this with an underblanket.


Choosing the ideal mattress is an investment in your quality of life. When you do, consider the reasons that led you to decide to change your current one. Need a bigger mattress? Softer? Less flexible? This information helps you not to lose focus and prevent you from buying a mattress just because it was on sale.

Sleepless nights affect not only your productivity and mood the next day, but also your overall health, well-being and quality of life. Therefore, when choosing a mattress, make sure the brand focuses on quality.

Give preference to those that are certified in the ISO 9001:2015 standard. This ensures compliance with a set of requirements and good international practices to offer quality products and services, in addition to demonstrating the company's commitment to customer satisfaction.