Since we spend around eight hours every day sleeping, when it comes to buying a new mattress it is an important project. This is a piece of furniture that’s an investment and we don’t want to get it wrong.
With that in mind, here’s a simple guide to the different types of mattresses, to help you choose the right one for you to get a good night’s sleep.
Open Spring Mattresses
The most popular mattress design in the world, although not necessarily the best. These are usually found in the lower price bracket. Springs are arranged in rows, which are connected together on the top and bottom. The border wire gives the mattress its firm edge and determines how hard or soft it will be.
Pocket Spring Mattresses
Pocket spring mattresses are usually considered a better option than open spring, because the springs are individually housed in their separate fabric pockets, allowing for better weight distribution as the springs work independently. This is a good option for couples who are considerably different weights or heights as it minimises the ‘roll together’ effect.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam is a durable, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial material that responds to body heat and moulds around your body’s contours. The unique material provides support and eliminates pressure points created by more traditional mattresses. Ideal for those who suffer from back or joint pain and also effective at distributing weight, and so is good for couples who find they are disturbed by their partner moving during the night.
Latex mattresses are hypoallergenic and antimicrobial, making them ideal for those who suffer from respiratory problems and minimise the settlement of dust mites and bacteria. Like memory foam mattresses, latex mattresses conform to your body’s contours, helping to eliminate pressure points and they don’t need turning. Latex mattresses are breathable, so you won’t overheat while you sleep and the material has a quick recovery, unlike memory foam which can take a while to regain its shape.