What's so good about ten thousand mattresses?We did it for you!
What's so good about ten thousand mattresses?We did it for you!
What's so good about ten thousand mattresses?We did it for you!
The content of today's article is very simple: remove the mattress.
I'm going to take two five-figure mattresses apart and compare them to see which is better.
Why the sudden desire to tear down the mattress?Here's the thing.
Plagued by sleep problems, I made up my mind to get a good mattress.With a good vision of not giving up for ten years, I set the budget between 10000 and 20000 yuan and the size of the mattress is 1.8m.After spending a whole week doing my homework, I finally nailed down two models. One is the same model as the Intercontinental Hotel in Shenzhen and Hangzhou, which costs 22,000 yuan;The other, a Lorelei Mousse co-branded mattress, costs 12,999 yuan.
Just look at the product details page, each has its own advantages and disadvantages.Although the former is a little more than my budget, five-star hotels of the same style is very attractive to me because I am a hotel lover.The advantage of the latter is the price is good, and direct roll good distribution this also let a person shine at the moment.
As I was hesitating which one to choose, the boss waved his hand and said, "As it happens, we haven't done a relatively professional mattress evaluation, so we'd better buy both and take them apart by ourselves.
Which brings us to today's article, which is both a scientifically rigorous mattress review and a story about a wealthy and wayward boss who goes to great lengths to provide quality content, which I hope you enjoy.
Before I open it, I want to talk about what makes a good mattress.
In fact, because our personal needs and experiences vary so much, each of us has our own criteria for evaluating a good mattress.To me, a mattress needs to be good in at least four areas.
If you're sore and stiff in the morning, chances are your mattress isn't comfortable enough.In addition, ventilation is also an important reflection of comfort, a comfortable mattress will not let you wake up in the middle of the night, but also will not let you wake up in the morning to find your pajamas have been covered wet.
Second, there is support.
Another possibility for soreness and stiffness is poor mattress support.Whether a mattress provides the right amount of support depends on how well it fits into our physical curvature and keeps the head, neck and spine in a smooth, natural line.In addition, edge supports the standard that also is good mattess to match one of.A mattress with good edge support will not allow you to slide down while sitting on the edge of the bed.
Thirdly, it is anti-interference.
For people who share a bed with a partner, the mattress's anti-interference personality is important, especially if you or your partner likes to roll over when sleeping.The mattess with good anti-interference sex can avoid the influence that turns over to each other morpheus to the greatest extent.
And finally, durability.
For most people, a mattress is a big investment.So, how long a mattress lasts is a point we have to consider when choosing a mattress.In China, the durability of a mattress is measured by rolling tests. A mattress needs to be rolled 30,000 times -- the result of simulating a person sleeping on the mattress for 8 years. The height of the compression zone is not less than 90% of the original height before it is qualified.
You can think of this as the minimum life of a qualified mattress and the replacement cycle of most mattresses -- if you have an eight-year old mattress, or if you are not satisfied with two or more of its comfort, support, anti-interference and durability, then you should consider getting a new mattress.
▲ What does the old mattress look like with more than 7 years?
Knowing the standard of good mattess, the next problem is how to check.
Given that our bodies take a long time to get used to a brand new mattress, the best way to test a mattress's quality is, in theory, to sleep on it-not for ten minutes, not for one night, but for a month or so.That's why some brands offer free sleep tests ranging from one to three months to make it easier for customers to find the right mattress for them.
But do you have to try it out for a long time to get the right mattress?
Not quite.According to a study by consumer Reports, a leading NON-PROFIT organization in the US, consumers who tried to sleep for a month or more rarely changed their impressions after the first night.So, if possible, you can choose to sleep for one night. If not, you can lie down for ten minutes.
If you don't have ten minutes, this post is for you.Not only do we try them out for you, we take them apart to see if the brand promotion is real or not.
Some items can be examined without being taken apart, so let's start with them.
Comfort is a subjective and broad concept, but we can still get a relatively objective experience in terms of hardness and softness.
Let's start with hardness.
Weighing 85kg, I can make an 8cm pit on the Lolly mattress, while the Intercontinental can make an 11cm pit.
In contrast, the soft and hard of This Lorelei is moderate, while the sleep feeling of the same intercontinental is soft. You can refer to your preferences for soft and hard to buy.
We drop a salted egg from 50 cm high in the air. The Lorelei has a rebound height of 19 cm, while the Intercontinental has a rebound height of 24 cm.
The more cushioned the mattress, the lower the salt-egg bounce, and the Lorelei appears to have a better cushion.
After lying down, the first feeling is that both mattresses can feel wrapped and supported to the body, especially the waist.
But to be fair, I asked my colleague Y, who has more obvious lines, to try to lie down. As you can see, both mattresses fit the physical lines of the body very well, with no obvious difference.
We also measured the edge support, and neither of them had a sedentary slide.While edge support isn't the main thing most people look for when they buy a mattress, I'm sure no one will mind multiple bonus points.
As can be seen from the pictures, the cups were not poured in both tests.
Considering that we use the extreme test method, the pressure on the mattress from a normal sleep roll is much less than that from a fat man weighing 85kg jumping up and down, so the difference in anti-interference between the two is negligible.
After the three tests, the biggest feeling was that although there was a difference of nearly 10,000 in price, the difference between the simple test results and the short sleep trial experience was not that big. The only difference at present was in the hardness and softness.However, it's too early to tell. More details about the materials and workmanship will be revealed later.
All right, don't say a word. Open it!
In the bed there is an unwritten law, is the thicker the mattress, the heavier, the higher the quality.This sentence is not entirely right, thickness should be in the foundation that stratify is reasonable just have meaning, so the mattress of a high quality won't be too thin for certain, but more important is to be able to provide sufficient support and comfortable reasonable stratification certainly.
On the thickness, the Lorelei model is 26cm, and the Intercontinental model is 30cm.
The Lorelei has six layers, including a top and bottom layer of protection, a top and bottom layer of cushioning, and a core of two middle layers -- a latex layer for comfort and a spring layer for support.
As can be seen from the following figure, the spring in front of the empty part is actually 5 cm thick sponge edge protection, its presence can better ensure the mattress edge support.
▲ Luo Lai sponge edge protection
The Intercontinental, on the other hand, has seven layers, and the difference is more in the arrangement than the Lorelei.
Symmetrical arrangement is adopted: protection layer - buffer layer - comfort layer - support layer - buffer layer - protection layer.
The Intercontinental, on the other hand, puts more cushioning layer on top of the comfort layer, and finally forms an arrangement of protective layer - cushioning layer - comfort layer (latex) - cushion layer - cushion layer (3D wave sponge) - support layer (independent bag spring) - protection layer.
▲ Intercontinental Section drawing of the same design
The Intercontinental is thicker than the Rolls-Royce because of the extra cushioning.However, in terms of layering alone, the most important layer of egg-shaped sponge (3D wave sponge), latex layer and independent bagged spring layer are basically the same.
▲ An egg-shaped sponge as a buffer layer
It is worth mentioning that the protective layer of Loblai is made of antibacterial cotton. According to the test report on the product details page, the antibacterial rate of staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, candida albicans and other common bacteria is more than 90%, which is very practical for families with pets or babies.
Next, let's take a look at one of the two most important layers in a mattress: the comfort layer.
Both mattresses use latex as a comfort layer.Material aspects, luo lai this commodity details shown on the page using the import Thailand latex concentrate, latex content over 90%, and the intercontinental in same commodity details page wrote only "with characteristics of honeycomb latex" breathing, no specific indicate the origin of close observation, the two colors are partial white some part, smell is not no taste at all, but rather sending out the light of emulsion flavor, touch feel there is a close to the skin smooth.
We also took part of the latex from each of the two mattresses and soaked them in water for 24 hours. The water did not change color significantly, indicating that the latex had not been dyed.
In addition, the difference between the two is also reflected in the thickness and zoning.
The latex layer of Lorelei is 3cm thick, which is a high thickness for this price, while the thickness of its intercontinental counterpart is 2cm.
In addition, as can be seen from the picture, there is another special feature of Lorelai, that is, there are both large holes and small holes in the latex layer. This is because in addition to providing ventilation function, the holes of different diameers are also responsible for providing the support of the 7-zone, which fits the human body curve better and makes sleeping feel more comfortable.
After looking at the latex layer, let's compare the spring layer again.
To some extent, the spring layer that determines the support is the most important component of the mattress.How long a mattress can last and how comfortable it is are largely related to it.
According to the product details page, the spring of Lorelai is made of high-strength carbon steel, and its durability has passed 50,000 rolling tests, nearly twice the national standard (30,000 times).The intercontinental's details page, by contrast, contains little information about the spring, and we can only make a rough guess at its durability from the "10 year warranty".
After being taken apart, it can be seen that although the two mattresses use separate spring bags, this one of Lorelei has made 7 divisions for the whole spring layer:
Use springs with wire diameters of 2.0 mm (bottom left) and 2.15 mm (bottom right), respectively.The naked eye may not see much difference, but when I press down with the same force, the right hand feels significantly more resistance.
▲ Left: fine wire diameter spring right: thick wire diameter spring
The intercontinental also USES two springs with different wire diameters, but instead of dividing the mattress, it adds two rows of stiffer springs to the left and right sides of the mattress (blue bag in the image below).
In contrast, the Lorelei has 7 different zones for both latex layer and spring layer, so different areas of the mattress have different hardness and softness. Therefore, it is better to wrap and support the body than the intercontinental type.
At this point, the two-day evaluation session is over.
In order to make it easier for you to see the evaluation results, we simply graded the evaluation items.Out of five stars in each category, three pass.
First of all, I have to admit that there is a reason to be expensive.Only from the experience of trying to sleep for the two mattresses almost no obvious shortcomings, just the right degree of hardness and support can absolutely meet the majority of people's demand for high mattress, buy any one will not be wrong.
But after reviewing all the factors, I decided to get a mattress.The reason for this is simple -- the sleeping sensation of a star-rated hotel, and the following features that go beyond the competition:
The antibacterial fiber was used, and the antibacterial rate of the protective layer was over 90%.
Thicker latex layer, and latex content of more than 90%, more comfortable;
The latex layer and the spring layer are divided into seven zones, which can better catch the human body turning over;
Through 50000 roll test, the durability is stronger;
Adopt coil assembly to send, distribute and install more convenient.
So, if you're a practical person and want to upgrade your mattress, consider a mattress.At half the price of a similar mattress at an INTERCONTINENTAL hotel, the experience is more affordable than any double 11 offer.