Getting a solid night’s sleep day-in and day-out is very important, yet many consumers are making it harder on themselves because they are sleeping on an old worn out mattress or simply purchased one that wasn’t best-suited for their particular needs.
Adequate rest is important for your health, both mental and physical. If you purchase a mattress without knowing what to look for and without doing a little bit of research it can lead to many years of uncomfortable sleepless nights.
Mattress prices range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, and there are many types, so you want to make sure you are buying the right one. Think of it as an investment in your health and happiness. In an effort to help you make a great purchase when it comes time for your next mattress, Chris Moberg, President of Slumber Search has explained the available options, which will help you make a great purchase decision and end up with the right one for you.
This is the most modern form of mattress available, constructed of memory foam, just as its name suggests. What makes this material so popular is that it responds to both the weight and temperature of the individual laying on it, creating a very comfortable sleeping environment.
When a mattress is able to mold to the body it evenly distributes the weight, which removes the pressure on areas of the body that are usually abused by mattresses, like your joints. The younger Millennial crowd tends to like this mattress, while the older demographic can’t always get used to the ‘sinking’ sensation.
This mattress style was made popular by companies like Purple and Casper, with their viral video advertisements and direct to consumer delivery method. One of the painful parts of buying a mattress is going to the store, trying several different ones and then arranging for delivery or transporting it home yourself.
Consumers love the fact that they can order this new generation of mattress online and it arrives in a couple of days. To help make them easier to deliver, they come fully compressed, and once opened they are ready for use in a couple of hours.
For those that like a very firm mattress, the latex options are a good choice, as they tend to stay rather cool since the entire inner portion is filled with latex. Many consumers like this foam because it’s breathable and it’s allergy-friendly, more so than traditional mattresses and won’t trap dust or pollen.
The one drawback to these is durability, as some will eventually develop low spots where the user tends to distribute his or her weight for the majority of the time it’s being used.
Open Coil (Spring)
The more traditional mattress, this features the metal coils that are responsible for the ‘springy’ feeling. The metal inner component is the main part and there are no fillers or material in the middle aside from the springs all coiled together.
Some foam or material is then placed on top and material holds it all together. This is a very economical mattress, and they do a great job, but there is not the level of support that a memory foam style mattress offers. This type of mattress also requires being replaced on a more frequent basis.
Similar to the open coil in terms of concept, these are a bit nicer, as each spring is its own section, placed in its own pocket of material. The open coil, on the other hand, is essentially one massive coil with multiple springs, all attached together.
This is considered to be a more luxury option, and the price can be far more than the open coil style. These mattresses also have several different firmness options, as they are able to do much more in terms of this due to all of the individual springs.
These will often feature several different components and materials and their cost usually reflects just how many different components are included. They will often start as a pocket spring style, and even some latex, with another layer of memory foam to really create a comfortable mattress.
These can be a good option for those that like different features of a particular mattress and want to try to locate something that has them all in one. Be prepared to spend a bit more if you want multiple components in one single mattress.
This content is sponsored by Slumber Search.