When you enter a mattress showroom, it can get overwhelming with hundreds of options and countless types of mattresses and mattress material configurations. Everybody understands that in order to reap the benefits of getting a full night’s sleep, finding the best mattress type is important.
Well, fret not; we have curated a guide that will help you understand the pros and cons of mattress types. Read on to narrow down your choices of different types of mattresses and pick the best mattress type for your body type.
Different Types of mattresses
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam mattresses are made from polyurethane foam, also known as viscoelastic foam. NASA first invented this material to cushion astronauts in spacecrafts for extra support against high pressure. The foam can absorb shocks and provide comfort in space.
However, memory foam is widely used in commercial applications like mattresses, pillows, and shoes today. Memory Foam beds have become hugely popular because the mattress material features the sinking-into-bed feeling while also providing excellent support to the body. Not just that, after a memory foam mattress conforms to your body shape, you will notice that it comes back to its original shape once you get off the mattress.
These mattresses can make the sleeper feel snug as it envelopes the sleeper. If you are someone who likes the feeling of sinking and being cradled to sleep, gel memory foam mattresses might just be the best mattress for you.
Best suited for: Side sleepers
ProsConsExcellent pressure relief.Few memory foams may tend to trap heat. So, not ideal for hot sleepersOffers spinal alignment.Too soft, some people may find it too soft for optimum supportOffers motion isolation that makes it the perfect choice for couples who toss and turnOff-gasses more than other mattress types, and the odor may stick around for a few days.These mattresses are very quiet, with no noise.Good resistance to dust mites.Excellent body contouring abilities.Works well with adjustable basesRange of options available at various price points
Our top recommendation for memory foam mattress is the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt is the ultimate TEMPUR experience. This mattress offers maximum pressure-relieving power, superior motion cancellation and one-of-a-kind cooling technology. All this combined with the ultra-conforming comfort of a new material which adapts to the body.
Not only that, but our TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt is one of our longest-lasting mattresses. So how long does a mattress last? Usually, mattresses last around 8 years but our high-quality memory foam mattresses can last from 7-9.
Innerspring mattresses have been there for the longest time. Innerspring or coil mattresses are constructed with steel coils that compress when weight is put on them. The size and the type of coil used in coil mattresses can vary from brand to brand. Coils present in an innerspring mattress offer support and a bouncing feel.
The reason why innerspring mattresses are popular is because of their affordability
Best suited for: Stomach and back sleepers.
ProsConsAffordable.Prone to saggingBounce like feelLimited durabilityConsumer friendly & familiaritySqueaky sound produced while movementProvides consistent comfort.Not as comfortable as its newer counterparts
Our top recommendation for an Innerspring mattress or spring mattress is the Kingsdown which is synonymous with luxury, elegance and quintessential comfort. Exquisitely handcrafted with the finest materials for astounding comfort and superior quality, the spring mattress is the best mattress for quality sleep on a budget. Plus, if you prefer sleeping on your stomach or back, this mattress might be best for you. State-of-the-art fabrics featuring Antimicrobial and Silk Touch technology promote a cool, healthy sleep. The wrapped coil system supports every inch of your body and also offers motion separation technology.
Hybrid mattresses are typically a combination of innerspring and memory foam or latex. This way, you get the support and bounce of an innerspring and the comfort and softness of either memory foam or latex.
In the Hybrid mattress category, there is something for everyone. Usually, it starts with a layer of coiled springs at the bottom, followed by comfort layers of memory foam or latex.
Best suited for: Back sleepers.
ProsConsPrecise support, just where you need it.More expensive than other modelsGreat combination of cushioning and support.Keeps the mattress cool due to air circulation.Offers stronger edge support than most foam mattresses models.
Our top recommendation for a Hybrid mattress is the Sealy Posturepedic Plus mattress. Treat yourself to a great nights sleep with this firm Hybrid Mattress with twice the cooling of our other models. This Sealy PosturePedic Hybrid mattress features Surface Guard and SealyChill Cover, A 1090 Response Pro Zoned HD Encased Coil System, DuraFlex Pro edge system and numerous comfort layers including layers of ComfortSense Premium Memory Foam Sealysupport gel foam.
Pillow Top Mattresses
Pillow Top mattresses are also called Euro-top mattresses. These mattresses have a layer of cushioning that can be up to several inches thick. The pillow top can be made of various materials, offering cooling, bounce, or enhanced comfort.
Absorbs motion and limits disturbance during the night.More expensive than other modelsProvides extra cushioning.
With so many types available on the market, there will be certainly one that is made just for your body type. Now that you are aware of the pros and cons of different types of mattresses, you can use this as a guide to your next mattress purchase.
Visit Mancini’s Sleepworld
If you are still confused, hop into your car and drive to your nearest Mancini’s Sleepworld store. Talk to our consultants before you buy mattresses online and they will help you find the perfect mattress for your body type whether it’s a soft or firm mattress. If you are someone who loves shopping online, check our website for a wide array of mattresses.
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