The Most Popular Types of Mattresses

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So, you are thinking about spending money on a new mattress. Better sleep on it before making a decision. Also, reading this article might turn out to be really helpful.

First of all, I must stress the importance of sleeping. Whether or not you are getting enough quality sleep can have a huge impact on your health. How you feel and how good your body and brain function during the day, greatly depends on what happens while you sleep. Sleep deprivation can cause serious health issues, both physical and mental and we’ve all seen Fight Club, we know where that might lead.

There are many factors that affect getting a good night’s sleep, such as stress level, comfort, room temperature, and so on. However, a good place to start is always the base of the problem, in other words: the mattress.

Mattresses are specifically designed to support your whole body and provide the comfort needed for you to relax and rest. If you have been using your mattress for a long time, it is very likely that by now it has lost its structural integrity and it is time for you to buy a new one.

There are many different types of mattresses to choose from such as memory foam, pocket spring, bonnell spring, and much more, which we will discuss in more detail later on, but when it comes to the dimensions of the mattress king size is always your best choice because of the added space and comfort.

In terms of design, the following list will provide some basic information on the most popular types of mattresses currently available.

  • Recently, memory foam mattresses have been growing in popularity. They are made of multiple layers of foam with different densities which respond to weight and they adapt to the specific shape of your body, thus reducing pressure points and relieving pain. One of the downsides of this type of mattresses is that they are sensitive to temperature and can make you feel really hot during the night.
  • When it comes to materials the title of Mattress King goes to the latex mattress. Latex is considered to be one of the best materials. Latex mattresses are made from layers of either natural or synthetic rubber and they provide a firm and uniform support throughout the bed. Although these mattresses tend to be more expensive, they are much more resilient from other types and they are able to keep their shape for a long time.
  • One of my personal favorites is the pocket spring mattress. Unlike mattresses with a continuous spring or an open coil spring system, the pocket spring mattress is made from separate spring coils enclosed in fabric pockets and there is no mechanical connection between them. This allows each coil to stretch independently, so the mattress conforms better to the shape of the body, the pressure is distributed more evenly, it provides better blood circulation and increases the overall comfort during sleep. This mattress is also ideal for couples since it greatly reduces motion transfer so that they are much less affected by each other’s movements.

Of course, choosing the right mattress is a subjective process, but with the huge variety of materials and technology, you will certainly find one that meets your needs, taste, and budget.