Mattress Terminology 101

Finding the right mattress can be critical for keeping you comfortable throughout the night and promoting restful sleep. If you’re preparing to purchase a new mattress, then knowing some basic mattress vocabulary might make it easier for you to find the right one for you. Keep reading for an introduction to mattress terminology.

Innerspring

Innerspring mattresses are the most commonly purchased bedding variety. These mattresses use tempered steel coils to provide support, and the spring unit is covered with layers of upholstery to add insulation and comfort.

Memory Foam

Memory foam mattresses, also called viscoelastic mattresses, are temperature-sensitive and made from a much denser material than a typical foam mattress. Memory foam is made up of tiny cells that allow the mattress to mold to any shape and then revert to its original form. Also, this material is resistant to dust mites, mold, and mildew.

Airbeds

The airbeds of today resemble standard mattresses in appearance and rely on an air-filled core for support, rather than springs.

Futons

Futons are flexible mattresses that can serve as beds at night and sofas in the daytime. The mattress, as well as the frame, must be designed to fold in the center. For this reason, futons are typically made of synthetic fibers, cotton, or foam, or a combination of these materials.

Adjustable

When a bed is described as adjustable, this means that the head and foot of the bed can be adjusted to provide the individual with a more comfortable position.

Foundation

Also known as a box spring mattress, a foundation adds comfort to the bed and absorbs a lot of the wear that’s put on the mattress. When replacing your mattress, it’s recommended that you replace the foundation, as well.

Are you ready to find your new mattress? If so, then come and see us at Mancini’s Sleepworld, where we carry a wide selection of mattresses in San Francisco for you to choose from. Call (800) 647-5337 learn more.