Memory foam or innerspring? When purchasing a mattress, there are so many different options to choose from. How do you ever pick? We’ve laid out the 5 Different Types of Mattresses You Never Knew About.
Memory foam, also known as Visco Elastic foam, has the unique ability to mold and conform to your body while dispersing your weight evenly throughout the bed. This technology is what makes memory foam great for achy joint, morning pains and restless sleepers. The contouring effect of memory foam takes pressure off of your joints, while reducing pressure points to keep you from tossing and turning at night. Memory foam is also resistant to mold, bacteria, bed bugs, dust mites and many types of allergens.
The support structure of innerspring mattresses is constructed using wire coils and coils can be made for firmer or softer support depending on their gauge. Because the coils are place evenly throughout the mattress, and reinforced around the edges, an innerspring mattress has a strong border that prevents the “roll out” effect. The border wire attached to the perimeter coils help to retain the shape of the mattress and reduce sagging. Larger gauge, or thicker wire coils offer more support than smaller gauge coils, so keep this in mind when choosing a mattress based on your personal preference of comfort level.
Hybrid mattresses come in a variety of different combinations. There are regular innerspring mattresses with a memory foam or latex top, and there are mattresses made entirely of an alternative material such as Latex or Visco-elastic memory foam. Memory foam and Latex provide comfort and conformability that has been known to relieve muscle tension and morning aches from unnecessary pressure on key pressure points in your body. There are a multitude of benefits you receive when combining the traditional mattress construction with the added comfort found in Latex and Memory foam.
Latex mattresses have been around since the 1960’s, but because the technology had not been mastered, prices were much higher than regular spring mattresses. Since technology has allowed for more efficient production, all natural latex mattresses could be produced much easier. Latex mattresses offer the same kind of support you get from a regular mattress while also catering to those who are soft sleepers. Latex mattresses are great for couples that move throughout the night and are worried about disturbing the other person. Also, because latex mattresses conform to your body’s every curvature, relieving muscle tension, waking up in the morning is much less of a pain!
Foam mattresses utilize basic technology and are a cost-effective alternative to more sophisticated mattress options. Foam mattresses are designed to give support to the very edge of the bed, facilitating support and comfort from corner to corner.