If you want to improve your sleep quality, choosing the right type of mattress is key. There are several types of mattresses, each with its unique design, materials, and advantages. Learning about the special features of each type will help you purchase a mattress that suits your needs, whether you're looking for high-quality luxury mattresses, mattresses for back pain, or something else entirely.
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Once you know what sets each mattress type apart, buying one becomes much easier! Here's a quick rundown of a few types of mattresses that you'll find here at Mattress & Pillow Science.
Pocket Spring Mattresses
The key feature of this mattress type is its use of pocket springs. These individually wrapped coil systems are stitched into the mattress under a layer of foam. Unlike an innerspring coil system, pocket springs are independent of each other. This allows you to enjoy the foam's contouring without losing the springs' support, adding the benefit of reduced movement to enjoy your undisturbed night’s rest.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam mattresses usually consist of multiple layers, with softer foam at the top and firmer foam at the bottom. When lying on a memory foam mattress, you may feel like you're sinking into it and being cradled. For some people, this is extremely comforting and helps them achieve a good night's sleep.
Latex mattresses feel like memory foam, but tend to be more resilient. They provide gentle cushioning while still taking pressure off your joints. Natural latex foam is also quite eco-friendly and more breathable than other foams.
Gel mattresses are a newcomer compared to the other mattress types. Depending on the mattress, gel could be used as a standalone layer or be infused into the foam. Some people like gel mattresses because they're similar to foam mattresses but retain less heat. This has made gel mattresses a favourite among people who like a foam mattress's softness but run hot when they sleep.
Innerspring mattresses have a lot in common with pocket spring mattresses, namely their firmness, support, and use of coils. Innerspring coils don't act independently of each other, so the mattress offers more generalised support. This type of support is preferable for people suffering from back and neck problems.
An adjustable compatible mattress is any mattress designed to fit an adjustable bed. These beds have multi-hinged surfaces that allow you to adjust different mattress parts to suit your preferences. When paired with an adjustable bed, adjustable mattresses can offer back pain relief, superior comfort, greater independence, improved circulation, and more.
How to select the right mattress for you
Still trying to decide which mattress is right for you? Here are some important criteria to consider.
- Soft vs. firm — Do you prefer a soft or firm mattress? You may want an innerspring or pocket spring mattress if you prefer something firm. Check out our memory foam and gel mattress collection for softness and plushness.
- Preferred size — Our selection of mattresses is available in various sizes. We carry single mattresses, long single mattresses, double mattresses, queen mattresses, king mattresses, and king single mattresses.
- User's age — Are you shopping for mattresses for kids or mattresses for teens? If so, a firm or medium-firm mattress is ideal. Memory foam can be dangerous for babies and young kids. A firm mattress, on the other hand, can support their spinal alignment.
- Cold vs. hot sleeper — Hot sleepers tend to prefer the breathability of innerspring and pocket spring mattresses. If you're a hot sleeper but like the comfort of a memory foam mattress, consider a gel or latex mattress instead.
No mattress type is inherently superior to another type. It all comes down to your preferences with firmness, breathability, and other key factors.
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At Mattress & Pillow Science, you can shop a great variety of mattresses, pillows, quilts, toppers, and more. Since our founding in 2005, we've worked with back-care professionals to curate a collection of high-quality mattresses for our customers.
No matter what type of mattress you select, you can rest assured that you're buying something comfortable and durable. If you need help choosing a mattress or have any questions, please don't hesitate to call (03) 9576 8828, email email@example.com, or fill out our contact form.