Did you know that you spend a third of your life in bed? And that a good night’s sleep will determine how fit you feel throughout the following day? But how do you know if a mattress is a good mattress? That is very personal. Physical factors such as height, weight and any inconveniences can affect this, as well as personal preferences and sleep behaviour.
To see which mattress suits your body, it is important to measure yourself.
Weight: specify your weight in kg
Height: specify how tall you are
1. Shoulder width: measure the width of your shoulders. Measure the widest point from one shoulder to the other at the acromion; this is your shoulder width. The acromion is the pointy part of the bone where the shoulder joins the arm, you can feel it when you run your hand along your shoulder towards your arm.
2. Width of your waist: measure the width of your waist. Measure the distance between the left and right side of your abdomen at the level of your belly button - this is the width of your waist.
3. Width of your hips: measure the width of your hips. Measure the distance between the left and the right side at the level of your hip bone. You can feel the edge of your pelvis as you run your hands down from your waist.