26 Jan Mattress Myths: Spring, Coil and Rotation
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the common myths that have arisen regarding mattresses over the years. Mattresses are enormously popular and common, for obvious reasons, and unfortunately this has led to certain areas of misinformation that have arisen within the mattress industry – even some that have become ingrained in popular culture despite simply being incorrect.
At 2 Brothers Mattress, we’re happy to provide not only a wide range of mattresses, from memory foam and latex to hybrid and innerspring options, but also expertise in several related areas. We’ve heard every silly myth there is with regard to mattresses and mattress purchases, and we’ll steer you in the right direction for any of these areas. Here are a few more to be aware of that you may have heard at some point.
You Absolutely Need a Box Spring
For many mattresses, a box spring will be an additional support feature that’s used to increase absorption and cushion. However, the simple reality is that for new modern mattresses and the materials they’re made from, a box spring typically isn’t necessary.
This is because modern mattresses are incredibly high-quality, and have easily enough shock absorption on their own. As long as you also have a bed frame that provides the right basic support, chances are you can save your money on a box spring.
Coil Count Tells All
Specifically for innerspring bed options, the number of coils present will often be one of the top characteristics considered by buyers. However, what’s actually important here is not how many coils are in the mattress, but the quality of these coils. Just because a given mattress has a ton of coils doesn’t necessarily mean these coils actually provide benefits. The type and quality of the coil should be considered closely, as should the comfort layers utilized on top of the coils.
No Need to Rotate
Certain mattress manufacturers may advertise their products as the sort that never need to be flipped or rotated, and for one-sided mattresses this is true. However, for double-sided mattresses, rotation is necessary even if the manufacturer recommends against it – this will increase the lifespan and make the bed softer over a period of time.
Higher Price = Better Mattress
Finally, just like in many other areas, you should not automatically equate a higher price with a better mattress. Certain mattresses are priced higher based on unique materials or setups, but that doesn’t necessarily make them “better” than others – many people may not need these unique qualities for a comfortable sleep, and will get great value and comfort from a less expensive option. The important thing is finding the ideal material and comfort profile for you and your sleeping habits.
For more on debunking common mattress myths, or to learn about any of our mattresses, adjustable beds or mattress accessories, speak to the staff at 2 Brothers Mattress today.