Shopping for a mattress is more challenging than ever before, with stores offering an arrary of brands and product types to meet consumer demand for both classic comfort and innovative features and styling.
In today's marketplace, mattress typically fall into three key types:
All Foam - These mattresses have no wire springs iinside and often feature the most innovative and current types of support and comfort layers. They are often the most conforming products available.
Traditonal Innerspring - This is the mattress that is most familiar to consumers and it remains a mainstay of the mattress industry. Whether single or double-sided, these sets provide the traditional support of springs, often coupled with innovative comfort layers. Traditonal innerspring mattresses are quilted, providing an added comfort layer between the sleeper and the support structure.
Hybrid Foam + Spring - "Hybrids" are taking the market by storm, and represent a new take on an old classic. Consisting of springs and foam layers like a traditional spring mattress, the Hybrid takes comfort ot the next level by placing key comfort layers immediately below a non-quilted suface. Many mattress purcahsers say this is the best of both worlds, the comfort of specialty foam, supported by the responsiveness of springs. Hybrid styled products are the fastes growing part of our industry.
Mattresses are designed to provide the support and comfort you need to relax and rest. If you have had your mattress for a while, you may be wondering if it is time to buy a new one. Research shows that people sleep better, suffer less back pain and experience fewer symptoms of stress when sleeping on newer beds. In general, your sleep quality improves if your sleep surface relieves pressure on joints and other areas of the body. Matching your specific comfort needs with the right product is a very subjective process. Mattresses are made with a variety of materials and technologies to deliver support systems that meet the broad array of consumers’ needs, tastes, and budgets.
Mattresses should be evaluated every seven years for quality and support. If you haven’t shopped for a new mattress recently, there are many options to choose from. The following link will take you to a site that contains basic information on the different types of mattresses available today so that you are better equipped to choose a mattress that meets your needs.
The Better Sleep Council has written the deifnitve guide for distinguishing amongst the different types of mattreses that are available in the United States.