Springs: Hidden Heroes
Springs often constitute an essential element of even the most sophisticated design and engineering projects, and here at European Springs we know firsthand the wide ranging applications of spring technology. From the suspension in our cars to the locks on our doors you can find springs almost anywhere.
However, often overlooked is the fact that springs can also have an impact on our lives in a more indirect fashion. Here we take a unique perspective on one way in which springs can have a significant impact on our lives without us even knowing it.
It is estimated we spend approximately 1/3 of our lives asleep and there is growing recognition of the importance of sleep for both our physical and psychological wellbeing. Consequently it is important to be aware of the fact that poor quality sleep can have serious consequences and a significant impact on our daily lives.
Essential to achieving a quality night’s sleep is a good mattress. Indeed according to a national opinion poll Conducted by the National Sleep Foundation in 2011, 92% of respondents felt that a comfortable mattress is an important factor in getting a good night’s sleep. A recent article published in the Huffington post also revealed that a good mattress may also have the ability to reduce stress levels.
A crucial aspect of ensuring the utility of any good mattress is the degree of support it provides. Correspondingly the unsung heroes of any mattress are undoubtedly the springs inside. The core of a typical mattress acts to support the sleeper’s body and characteristically consists of a number of steel coil springs; the gauge of these springs, a term which refers to their thickness and firmness, is one of the primary factors responsible for determining the firmness and support provided by a mattress. There are also a number of different spring types used in mattresses, such as Bonnell coils and pocket springs, each of which has a particular unique design feature.
Here at European Springs we are experts at producing a range of top quality products such as die springs to suit your requirements. If you have any questions, or for more information about our range of products and services, please do not hesitate to contact us here at European Springs and one of our knowledgeable team will be happy to assist you with your enquiries.