When you enter a mattress showroom, it can get overwhelming with hundreds of options and countless type and material configurations. Everybody understands the need to own a good mattress for great sleep. 

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 and pick the best mattress for your body type.

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 mattresses have become hugely popular because it features the sinking-into-bed feeling while also providing excellent support to the body. Not just that, after it 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, memory foam mattresses might just be the one for you. 

Best suited for:- Side sleepers 

Pros Cons
Excellent pressure relief. Few memory foams may tend to trap heat. So, not ideal for hot sleepers
Offers spinal alignment. Too soft, some people may find it too soft for optimum support
Offers motion isolation that makes it the perfect choice for couples who toss and turn Off-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 bases
Range of options available at various price points


Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt Soft Mattress 13"

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.

Tempur Pedic TEMPUR Luxe Adapt

Innerspring Mattresses 

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 can vary from brand to brand. Coils present in the mattress offer support and a bounce feel. 

The reason why innerspring mattresses are popular is because of their affordability

Best suited for:- Stomach and back sleepers.

Pros Cons
Affordable. Prone to sagging
Bounce like feel Limited durability
Consumer friendly & familiarity Squeaky sound produced while movement
Provides consistent comfort. Not as comfortable as its newer counterparts


Kingsdown Vintage Sycamore Grove Firm Euro-Top Mattress 15"

Our top recommendation for an Innerspring 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. 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.

Kingsdown innerspring mattress

Hybrid Mattresses 

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. 

Pros Cons
Precise support, just where you need it. More expensive than other models
Great combination of cushioning and support.
Keeps the mattress cool due to air circulation.
Offers stronger edge support than most foam mattresses models. 


Sealy PosturePedic Plus High Point Firm Mattress 14"

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.

Sealy Posturepedic mattress

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 models
Provides 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 type of mattresses, you can use this as a guide to your next mattress purchase.

If you are still confused, hop into your car and drive to your nearest Mancini’s Sleepworld store. Talk to our consultants and they will help you find the perfect mattress for your body type. If you are someone who loves shopping online, check our website for a wide array of mattresses.