The Essentials of Beds – The Basics
The Types of Mattresses
One of the most traditional types of mattresses is the pocket sprung mattress. If you use this kind of mattress, you will be given a bouncy, springy feel because of springs sewn into individual fabric pockets. The springs are available with different levels of tension. Support and durability are what you get with spring mattresses. In order to meet your needs, you can put different materials inside pocket sprung mattresses. Wool is an example of material that you can pit in your pocket sprung mattress. Your mattress will be comfortable and breathable with other materials used for your pocket sprung mattresses. Unlike latex and memory foam, pocket strung mattresses don’t mold to your body or warm you are night.
If you want something that does not have much spring but molds to the shape of your body, then you should go for memory foam. Memory foam is good if there is someone sleeping beside you at night because even if you keep on moving, the other person will not be disturbed. They are well-shaped and keep their shape. During hot days you will feel hot and clammy since memory foam holds body heat.
Latex mattresses have more spring but are much like memory foam. You can choose between natural latex and synthetic latex mattresses. If you buy natural latex mattresses they are very much superior to synthetic latex mattresses. What is great about natural latex mattresses is that it has antimicrobial properties and is resistant to molds and dust mites. You can choose between heavy and dense latex mattresses and lighter and soft latex mattresses. The lifespan of latex mattresses is more than 20 years.
If you want a mix and match version of different mattress types then you should get hybrids. An example of a hybrid are mattresses with pocket-sprung core with a foam top layer.
You also have the continuous coil or open coil mattresses. A continuous coil mattress is made from a single looped wire while the open coil is made from single springs fixed together with one wire. Compare to all mattresses, these two types are the most inexpensive types of mattresses. However, they are quite uncomfortable because you can feel the coils and when you move, the whole bed moves so you can disturb someone sleeping beside you. It easily wears out and it sags in the middle after a long time.
You should buy a mattress that gives you the amount of support that you need for your sleeping position.
For side sleepers, they will need a mattress with plenty of pressure relief for parts that push down the most. Don’t get firm mattresses but pocket sprung with a soft top is best.
Pocket sprung mattresses can also work well with front sleeper because it supports you in all the right places.
Good spine support is best for back sleepers.