Health farms, farmhouse holidays, organic food, yoga, shiatsu,
contact with nature, walks in the fresh air
day we decide what to do or buy for our physical well-being,
our skin etc. But do we know that sleeping soundly is just
as important ?
We try to safeguard ourselves against our frenetic lifestyles,
against noise, against pollution, etc
.We can also safeguard
the quality of our sleep by carefully choosing our bed. And
its components. The best choice ? A wooden stave bed base,
a suitable pillow, bed linen made of natural fibres, warm
blankets which allow our skin to breathe and an orthopaedic
mattress. Our mental and physical well-being depend greatly
on the quality of our sleep and one of the determining factors
for enjoying a restful night's sleep is the mattress we sleep
But just how careful are we when it comes to choosing a mattress?
Considering the fact that our day begins and ends there, it
is certainly worth the effort to dedicate some time to how
We spend about a third of our lives sleeping. Are we ready
to cheerfully face a new day with energy? If we are, then
we have chosen our mattress well. During sleep the body and
mind are restored. Our spinal column rests during sleep. It
also rests when it is not subjected to pressure, i.e. when
it is not under sagging pressure which occurs when the mattress
is too soft, or to surface pressure which happens when the
mattress is too hard. A mattress which distributes the body's
weight in an optimal fashion is defined as being orthopaedic.
Our vertebral column is only designed for the erect position
and the force of gravity means that other positions (sitting
or lying) may create problems. A hard surface, therefore,
forces our spine to contort itself, thus leading to circulatory
problems as well as the harm caused by incorrect posture.
There is an empirical but effective way to determine whether
a mattress is suitable or not for us: lying down flat and
trying to slip a hand between the mattress and the lumbar
region. If it slips in too easily, it means that the mattress
is too hard, if, on the contrary, the hand cannot slip through,
then the mattress is too soft and is "sagging".
A good mattress, therefore, must be capable of supporting
the spinal column in the correct manner, moulding itself to
the body's natural curves in a differentiated way to the various
parts of the body, without absolutely any sagging in the lumbar
region, just as a good pillow must be able to provide good
alignment to the cervical area and the spinal column.
Clearly it must be hygienic, anti-allergenic, easy to air,
cool in summer and warm in winter and be able to keep its
Each person must choose the mattress which is suitable for
his/her needs, making sure that we choose a quality product.
We can obtain this by employing high quality materials and
adopting rigorous ergonomic standards.
Generally speaking, our bed should e so structured so as
to enable us to release all the electrostatic charges which
we have accumulated during the day. The fact that PRIMAVERA
mattresses have no metal components ( unlike spring mattresses
which not only intensify these electrostatic charges, but
also exert uncomfortable pressure on the sleeper) coupled
with the fact that they contain no harmful expanders (Puralattex
is new generation elastomere which does not contain chlorofluorocarbons
CFCs ) means that it is ecological and that it guarantees
a restorative sleep during which can truly refresh us and
rid us of stress built up during the day.
To add a finishing touch to our preparations for a good night's
sleep, we recommend the use of wooden stave bed bases and
not to sleep near electrostatic sources such as TV and computer
screens, electric wiring and small domestic appliances.
The PRIMAVERA range offers products able to satisfy your every
need, guaranteeing a sound night's sleep!