In the past, mattresses were only made from materials such as springs and straw, and these materials came straight from nature. Now every mattress company is looking for ways to use other materials to innovate and add new features that have never been seen before.
From simple mattresses thrown to the floor, modern technology has proposed different types of mattresses, each of which has its own unique functions and benefits. Yes, these modern mattresses have many advantages, but the question is: which mattress suits your lifestyle? Which mattress is best for your home?
Following are the main types of mattresses currently available in the market. Read their descriptions to determine which one is best for you.
1. Spring mattresses Spring mattresses have dominated the mattress market for years. These mattresses were previously considered as the criteria for choosing mattresses for our homes. The internal spring mattress is easy to distinguish as it uses springs or coils to support it.
In the past, the common idea was that the more coils in the mattress, the stronger the support. Today we have realized that the number of coils may not be that important. Again, modern technology allows manufacturers to use heavy duty steel wires stronger than our parents to place the reinforcement coils.
Now mattresses usually have 300-800 coils. A bed with 800 rolls is considered strong and strong, of course, but there are many mattresses that only have half of it, about 400, and their strength and support are the same as 800 coil mattresses.
There are two common types of spring mattresses: open springs and pocket springs. Open-coil mattresses are the most common springs in the world, and their boundary lines keep the mattress edges firm and help maintain its shape. The sides are usually machine stitched. On the other hand, pocket sprung mattresses appeared much later than comparable products. Each feather is put in a cloth bag so that they can distribute the weight of the sleeper evenly. This is useful for couples who want to fall asleep without being affected by their partner’s training.
2. Foam mattresses Foam mattresses are relatively newer than roll mattresses. The feature of the memory foam mattress is that it can fit in the shape of a sleeper so that the sleeper feels melted in his / her bed. Even after a person gets up, the sleeper’s shape and contour remain in the bed for a while.
Using memory foam can help you distribute your weight and pressure points evenly, avoiding tension or pressure on the heavier parts of your body. This provides excellent support for your body and ensures a good night’s sleep. Your workout is not limited as the memory foam is shaped not only to your contour, but also to your workout.
Memory foam mattresses are also called viscoelastic mattresses. Sleeping on this mattress helps improve blood circulation and helps maintain proper body posture. Some people say that while using memory foam, you should occasionally turn the mattress so that the pressure is evenly distributed on all sides of the mattress.
3. The air mattress works according to the same principle as the built-in spring bed. Instead of a coil, air is used to pump the support to the bed. It is generally accepted that high-quality mattresses are adjustable. The amount of air in the mattress can be adjusted according to the sleeper’s preference for how firm he / she wants the bed to be.
Air mattresses are also said to be very helpful in relieving human body pressure, which is why this is the mattress of choice for hospitals and health clinics. The difference between an air mattress and an air mattress with a built-in spring or foam bed is that the air mattress not only takes the weight of the sleeping bed, but also replaces the weight of the bed, making the sleeping bed very light and floating.
Today the price of the air cushion is higher than when it was first marketed. In the past, only a few companies produced and sold inflatable mattresses, but now inflatable mattresses are well known and used, therefore, inflatable mattresses have become the staple food of mattress companies.
4. Latex mattresses Latex mattresses have been around for a long time, but have recently become popular again. Latex mattresses are technically the same as memory foam mattresses. However, unlike memory foam, it is different from memory foam: after being molded to the contours of the sleeper, it recovers faster and restores its original shape.
Offers the same support and durability as memory foam. Many people claim it has better flexibility
heat, which gives the user a better sleep.
As of now, the best kind of polymer available in the market is the Talalay latex. Big mattress companies have made Talalay latex its standard when making latex mattresses because of its durability and its hypo-allergenic feature.
5. Water mattress Lastly, the water mattress. Water mattresses had seen the peak of their popularity in the youth of our parents or around 1970s. Few companies however still offer water beds with constant changes and improvements from the time it first came out.
Water mattresses use practically the same principle as those of innerspring and air mattresses. Instead of wire coil or spring, a water mattress uses liquid to give it support and strength and retain its form. Because of the upgrades allowed by modern technology, most water mattresses nowadays closely resemble the strength and durability of innerspring mattresses.
Before, sleeping in a water bed can give someone seasickness because water beds were made soft, almost resembling real water. Now, many improvements have been made and water beds have become firmer. The user can now also choose whether to use hot or cold water for his mattress.