Nowadays, everyone is talking about getting a memory foam, latex, hybrid, or polyfoam mattress, but what about the innerspring mattress? Some years back the innerspring mattress was the only mattress available, and it was great. Fast forward to today, this mattress has been refined and perfected with numerous benefits and it still remains a great old school mattress for your bed. Its design provides your entire body with consistent support and comfort and it responds very well when you want to change sleeping positions at night.
An innerspring mattress is made up of thousands of springs and coils that have different strengths and thickness. Your mattress will be firmer if the coils are stronger and the more coils in your mattress the greater the support for your body’s individual contours. While in the olden days the innerspring mattress would wear out quickly and sag because of weak coils, the innerspring mattress of today is made with titanium or steel coils that are individually wrapped for durability.
However, before purchasing an innerspring mattress you need to look for one that is highly durable, sleeps cool, and available at a good price. You also need to understand its features so that you can make the best choice.
The comfort layers are important because they will determine how well you’ll enjoy your mattress. While innerspring mattresses aren’t the most comfortable to put in the comfort layer, the microcoils are specifically designed for the comfort layer. They’re made from thinner and flexible wires and have a coil count of at least 800. Most of the products will have a thin foam layer on top of the microcoil layer to prevent you from feeling the individually wrapped coils. Microcoils are more comfortable and offer pressure relief than other innerspring, cheaper than foam and latex, durable, and very elastic.
Quality of foam encasement
Your spring mattress can have several layers of foam on all sides which are mostly low density and high-density foam layers. High-density foam helps to support your back and makes your mattress feel solid and firm. The low-density foam gives you a comfortable and plush feeling.
Easy to clean
Cleaning your mattress is a healthy practice that preserves health and helps you sleep soundly. Pocket coil mattresses don’t have hypoallergenic properties, but they can be constructed in a way that helps you in cleaning. A washable removable mattress cover should help and you can vacuum your mattress with the upholstery fixture.
Quality of the types of support coils
The Bonnell coil has an hourglass shape with a thinner middle that compresses with soft pressure. Bonnell coil products are least expensive and least durable and because they can be made from different wire gauges they have different firmness levels to choose from. They’re good for small children and guest innerspring beds.
The continuous coil is a simple and inexpensive option made using a continuous wire made into rows and attached with helicals. It provides support in the middle of the mattress which is great for people suffering from lower back problems.
The offset coils are of higher quality and use a hinged and shaped wire at the top which has a hinging effect when soft pressure is applied. When more pressure is applied the main body of the coil is engaged.
The pocketed coils are wrapped individually and work more or less independently of each other for more support and motion isolation.
Benefits of innerspring mattresses
Provide targeted pressure relief
Innerspring mattresses that have a combination of springs and comfort foam layers are the most versatile beds. They provide targeted pressure point relief and a well-balanced support structure for your spine while still keeping the coils in place.
Eliminates motion transfer
The pocketed coils are wrapped individually in their own pocket of fabric that allows each spring to provide isolated support to every part of your body without interfering with any other spring around it. This is the excellent mattress for couples because it eliminates motion transfer so that you and your partner can sleep uninterrupted throughout the night.
Different firmness options
Innerspring mattresses come with different firmness options ranging from soft to firm which is perfect for all types of sleepers. For light-weight body types, the soft comfort level provides your body with a body-hugging feel which is ideal for side sleepers to provide relief on your shoulders, waist, and thighs. The luxury firmness level is the medium firmness that is neither too soft nor too firm which is an ideal comfort level for medium back sleepers to relieve their back pains. The extra firm level is excellent for heavier body types or stomach sleepers to make sure your spine is well supported and provide even pressure on your neck and stomach.
Compared to foam and latex beds, innerspring mattresses have better air circulation and tend to retain less of your body heat which leaves you cooler throughout the night. Air is able to circulate between the coils leaving you cool and comfortable making it an ideal mattress for sleepers who aren’t a fan of memory foam mattresses because they retain heat causing you to sleep hot.
Excellent edge support
A traditional innerspring mattress like the saatva mattress doesn’t adjust or feel different according to your body temperature. The top layer mostly has a comfort foam made of an inch of base foam to keep the coils in place and a 5-inch layer of foam around the bed to provide edge support. Innerspring mattresses have a coil-based support core which provides adequate support around the edges to prevent sinkage when you sit on the edge. The Bonnell coils support the core to help maintain a flat and even bed surface and reinforce the edges to minimize sinkage when you sit on the edges.
Innerspring mattresses come in different types with different comfort layers. You can take advantage of the budget-friendly options available and the innerspring technology that provides you with superior comfort and added features that make you sleep better. This will boost your productivity and make you feel energized during the day.
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