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Mattress Types

What's your type? With so many types of mattresses available today, it's good to do your homework first.

There are many different types of mattresses in the world, and the process of choosing one can be quite difficult, especially if you don’t really know what to look for. The only true way to know exactly what you need is to come to one of Mattress Express’ numerous locations and test them for yourselves.

However we know that sometimes taking the time and making the trip is easier said than done. So to make your life easier, we’ve developed a Mattress FAQs page to break down and explain the structure of each one and it’s benefits.

Innerspring Mattress/Pocket Coil Mattress

The Inner Spring Mattress uses innerspring coils for its core support. If you’re someone that likes a bed with a little bit of bounce, this might be the mattress for you.

There’s a few different variations of springs a mattress can have involving the number of coils, design, gauge and shape. The innerspring is protected by layers of padding including fiber, different foams and sometimes even more smaller coils. The more coils therefore, the more support and bounce. The inner spring mattress also tends to be less expensive than the others, so if you’re someone who likes the sound of the Inner Spring and on a budget, this could be the one for you!

Latex Mattress

The Latex Mattress is great for someone who is all about support and comfort. It is made up mostly of latex foam, used as the support and in the fabric layers.

The latex is derived from either petroleum or plant based materials and it is a heavier and more dense mattress than most;  however, this is a great quality for someone with perhaps chronic back pain or aching muscles. At a higher price than most other mattresses, it’s well worth the investment for a great night’s rest!

Memory Foam Mattress

The Memory Foam Mattress uses a high density foam of polyurethane as its support and often in the fabric layers as well.

Like the Latex Mattress, it’s also great for someone with back pain as the foam conforms to the shape of your body. This is beneficial as it provides support to all of your pressure points and encases the curves of your body to provide a relaxing and comfortable night’s sleep.

Adjustable Mattress

Not sure you can commit to one mattress? No problem! Adjustable mattresses, also referred to as adjustable air beds, use a patented air bladder for the core support layer of the mattress.

This air bladder allows you to adjust the support layer as needed – basically, you can cover the spectrum of Ultra Plush to Ultra Firm with just one bed. And what’s even better? Most models allow for separate adjustment for each side of the bed! There is no doubt that Smart Bed is revolutionizing the sleep industry. Of course the quality of your comfort layers is also important.

Gel Memory Foam Mattress

The Gel Memory Foam Mattress is similar to the memory foam, however gel foam is inserted into the mattress’ support system and often into the fabrics layers.

This is a good choice for someone who wants to redeem the benefits of the memory foam mattress while also sleeping on a mattress that stays cool. The gel helps to dissipate body heat while also offering support and relief to the spine and other pressure points. The gel properties of this mattress also give it more bounce than your typical memory foam mattress.

Hybrid Mattress

The Hybrid Mattress is a combination of both innerspring and one or more variations of memory foam, often latex or polyurethane.

This is the kind of mattress for someone who’s right in the middle. It offers stable support as well as some bounce back that while sturdy, conforms to your body like a memory foam mattress would. While the Hybrid varies in price, it is also a great investment for someone who wants the best of both.

The only way to truly know for sure which bed works best for you though is to travel to your nearest Mattress Express and try them for yourself! Our knowledgeable and understanding associates will be able to provide a thorough and detailed description of each mattress and help you find the right one for you!

How to Choose The Right Mattress for You

Choosing the best mattress for you will come down to many factors. Some of those can include budget, health issues, sleep preference and lifespan. Each sleeper will have their own preference, this can even be the case for two people on the same bed.

Since you will be spending more than a third of your life on your mattress, you should view it as an investment. The return that you receive will be less pain, more sleep and increased energy. If you choose well.

If you are in the market for a new mattress, it’s okay to be unsure of the types of mattresses that you’re interested in. Give the experts at Mattress Express a visit to learn more about the most common types of mattresses. We offer easy financing and options to fit the needs of every type of sleeper.

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