How to Pressure Map Your Body

Buying a new mattress is something that everyone must do once in a while to maintain good sleeping patterns and, thus, a healthier lifestyle. It’s like going to the doctor when you have a sore throat but, instead, you might be facing an aching back or many restless nights where you can’t seem to get comfortable. Many people visit the mattress store in San Diego so that they can invest in a mattress that will serve peaceful nights with lots of rest.


When you go to sleep, you allow your body to recover after a day of stress and strain. That is why a supportive sleep surface from the mattress store in San Diego can be a powerful form of medicine. Data from the American Sleep Research Institute has revealed that many Americans feel that a better quality mattress results in a better night’s sleep; however, half of America’s population sleeps on an inadequate and uncomfortable mattress.

How Do Pressure Points Affect Your Mattress And Your Health?

When a mattress is made, the manufacturer accounts for pressure mapping, which is how the weight is distributed across the surface of a mattress. It is a science as well as an art. 

Everybody sleeps differently; some of us curl into a tight ball while others stretch limbs wide open to each corner of the bed. Also, there are the side sleepers, back sleepers, tummy sleepers, sleepers that bend their knees to form a tent with the bedsheet, and sleepers that let their foot hang over the edge of the bed. Overall, sleeping positions are as unique as our fingerprints. 

When a mattress is created, the first task is mapping out the areas that will support the individual (or individuals) using it. When a person lies down, the heaviest part of their body is from their buttocks to their shoulders, which is essentially the torso, whereas the head, knees, and feet are the lightest. 

Every mattress has a special set of features that are designed to support and comfort the different areas of the body, so people who sleep in a tightly curled ball are as comfortable as those who sleep like a starfish.

Nowadays, mattress manufacturers realize that comfort and support are both as important. Also, it is important to pay attention to the layer of materials inside the mattress that help support the spine and joints while consequently providing pressure-point relief to the whole body. Needless to say, some mattress manufacturers are better at pressure mapping than others. 

What’s The Comfort Layer Of The Mattress? 

When you initially lie down on a mattress, you instantly feel either a cushy or firm feeling that comes from the materials used in the upholstery layers which are directly above the core support system, which could be innerspring, latex, or memory foam. Presently, hybrid mattresses are a very popular choice in today’s market since they are designed with a variety of advanced comfort foams and fibers that intensify cushioning and deliver pressure-point relief. 

On average, a person moves about 75 times a night. While in the deepest phase of sleep, which is REM sleep, movements can happen 6 to 8 minutes. The body moves while we sleep as a protective mechanism to avoid issues developing from prolonged pressure, for instance, reduced blood flow to specific parts of the skin.

A mattress that provides pressure-point relief in the comfort layer lowers the chance of tossing and turning throughout the night, which lets you get a deeper, more restorative sleep. If nothing is aching, you won’t feel the urge to move as much. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to sleep on a mattress that made you move less and enjoy a deeper, longer sleep? 

What’s the Support Layer Of The Mattress? 

The support layer of the mattress is usually made up of coil innerspring, latex, or memory foam, or even a combination of all of them. When you have a good quality mattress, it will support your back which allows it to relax into its natural “S” shape while you sleep. 

Latex and foam mattresses let you stretch your body across a resilient surface that supports lighter and heavier parts of the body evenly. The unilateral support across the mattress allows you to stay in one position for extended periods without feeling that you have to move around. When you do roll over, the motion isn’t rendered across the mattress to your partner. Indeed, the bounce factor on a latex and/or foam mattress practically does not exist, which helps to prevent pesky kids from jumping on your bed!

When you sleep on an innerspring mattress, the number of coils depends on the mattress manufacturer and is based on the size of the mattress itself. Without a doubt, a twin mattress will have fewer coils than a king-size but coil count is not at all as important as the construction. In general, how the coils are produced and the strength as well as the flexibility of the steel are a better gauge of the quality and longevity of your mattress. 

Everybody’s bodies are built differently, and we all have different medical ailments. So, you should come down to the mattress store in San Diego to check out our latex, memory foam, and hybrid mattresses for a great night’s sleep that will make you wake up feeling just right!