Mattress hardness – you need to know!

The problem with the right degree of mattress hardness is that it is not standardized. That is because each manufacturer can decide for them, with what degree of hardness he distinguishes his mattresses, and the strength of one mattress can differ greatly from another mattress, although they are both designated with H2, for example.

So that you do not make a mistake when buying a mattress, it is therefore important to pay attention not only to the degree of hardness but also to what body weight it is recommended.

However, you can determine the correct degree of hardness even more precisely if you consider not only body weight but also body size. Because, of course, a lot of weight spreads on very little space quite differently than little weight on a lot of space. Therefore, we recommend that in addition to the body weight also include the so-called body mass index (BMI), which is composed of body weight and body length.

BMI for determining the correct mattress hardness

The formula for the BMI is “size by weight squared”. For example, if you weigh 80kg and are 1.80m tall, calculate:

80 / (1.80 × 1.80) = 24.7

Once you have calculated the BMI correctly, you can find in the hardness specifications of the Box spring world as follows. The degrees of hardness refer both to the individual mattresses and to the box spring beds:

BMI <25 = H2 / BMI <30 = H3 / BMI> 30 = H4

Of course, in borderline cases, you can also choose the next lower or higher degree of hardness, that is, if you have a BMI of 24, for example, and you are a bit tighter, you can also take a grade 3 mattress if you have a BMI of 26 and like to lie a little bit softer, you can also take the degree of hardness 2.

If you are unsure about the degree of hardness, the Box spring Welt offers a telephone consultation. We are happy to determine your BMI for you and recommend the matching mattress.

You should not miss to visit our website because Bestmattress-brand.org has a list of quality mattresses. 

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