07 Jun Different Types of Mattresses
Different Types of Mattresses
So you have decided that it is time for a new bed—perhaps you realized that your old bed was lumpy and uncomfortable, or starting to sag and not offering you the right support to help you get a good night’s sleep. When you start your search at 2 Brothers Mattress, it may seem overwhelming at first to try and decide which type of bed you want to get. There are so many options available today beyond the traditional innerspring mattress, from new building materials to construction techniques and technologies. Here is an overview of the differences between some of the most popular beds available today.
This is the classic, and was for a long time one of the only choices you had for a bed. Innerspring mattresses still account for about 4 out of every 5 beds sold, and are one of the most affordable options. They consist of coil springs that provide the support, then several options for the upholstery that separates the coils from the sleepers, including special mattress toppers (such as a pillow top or gel pad).
Benefits & Drawbacks: Some of the biggest benefits of an innerspring mattresses are availability and affordability. They come with a wide variety of “firmness” options so you can choose a bed that fits your comfort level well. However, they do not offer a customized solution for dual sleepers who have different firmness preferences, and they tend to have a lot of motion transfer, meaning that when your partner in the bed tosses and turns, you will likely feel it. These beds also do not usually last as long as some other bed options.
Memory Foam Mattress
Memory foam has only been around for a couple of decades (developed from technology used at NASA to send astronauts to space), but it has rapidly become one of the most popular new mattress materials. These beds are made of a dense foam material that has a delayed reaction conforming to your body, providing more support in areas where your body creates more pressure, and less support where it is not needed.
Benefits & Drawbacks: These beds, while more expensive, tend to have a very high level of owner satisfaction. They are more widely available than ever, with several competitors entering the memory foam market, offering more innovations and making prices more competitive. They also offer consumers an above-average level of pain relief, and because of the specialized materials, they do not transfer motion from one sleeper to another. On the down side, there have been complaints about initial odor in the bed, and off gassing is possible, which can be harmful to the environment.
The newest technology in mattresses is latex, which offers the same kind of support and durability that memory foam can, but the material does not have the same density so it recovers from your body’s contour more quickly, giving you better reaction when you change positions during sleep.
Benefits & Drawbacks: Latex offers many of the same benefits as memory foam, including pain relief and motion isolation. These beds are also made of all-natural materials, which reduces the chance of off gassing and is more environmentally-friendly than memory foam. However, they tend to be higher priced than some of the alternatives, and can be heavy. In some cases there is limited availability, but 2 Brothers Mattress has several latex beds in stock to choose from.