Mattress Types: Which Mattress is Right for You?
The average person spends a third of their life sleeping, so it’s very important to choose the right mattress suited for your needs. Your mattress needs to be supportive, comfortable, and long-lasting while fitting your budget.
The traditional mattress with a system of springs networked throughout the bed, innerspring mattresses are usually the most budget-conscious options on the market. They offer sufficient support for back, side and stomach sleepers. Innerspring mattresses are typically cooler due to increased air flow between the springs.
Older mattresses of this type however may begin to sag and become noisy after prolonged use. To increase the lifespan of your mattress, a box spring is required to reduce wear and distribute your body weight evenly.
- Greater airflow for a cooler sleep
- Pressure point relief
- More affordable
These coil mattresses feature individually wrapped springs which provide more support and minimizes movement transfer compared to a traditional innerspring mattress. Each coil is wrapped in fabric which allows each spring to move independently offering pressure relief to help reduce back pain.
A high coil count indicates the coils are a smaller gauge giving a plusher feel. Modern pocket coil mattresses may also contain memory foam layers that combine the benefits of both types.
- Low motion transfer
- Offers pressure relief to help reduce back pain
- Also contain memory foam layers
Made with materials that offer support and bounce, memory foam layered together provide exceptional comfort. Memory foam minimizes motion transfer for restless sleepers and conforms to your body as you sleep to reduce pressure. Certain types of foam offer layers that regulate heat to keep your body cool as you sleep. Since there are no metal springs, memory foam mattresses are more durable and quieter than innerspring mattresses. Other great benefits include resistance to dust mites and allergens, as well as being compatible with adjustable beds.
A box spring is not required when paired with wooden slat foundations, platform or adjustable beds. However, a box spring is needed when using a metal frame in order to distribute your body weight.
- Ideal for side sleepers
- Best for pressure point relief for joint pain relief
- Low motion transfer
- Reduced dust mites and allergens
These are compressed or rolled mattresses that fit in a box for convenient shipping. Made from memory foam, these mattresses arrive at your home ready to be expanded to their final shape. Once removed from its sealed packaging, these mattresses re-inflate within minutes. However, as soon as these mattresses are expanded, they cannot be re-compressed back into its box for later transport.
- All the benefits of memory foam mattresses
- Easy transport