What Are Different Types of Mattress? A Guide

Buying a mattress is nothing short of an investment. So, a lot of thought goes into the process; that’s a given. However, to make it easier for you, we bring you the most popular types of mattresses available in the market.

Nevertheless, if you wondered how to choose a new mattress? This will help you narrow it down and purchase your dream mattress. Keep reading to know more.


Memory Foam 

Did you know? NASA invented memory foam in 1966 in order to enhance the safety of aircraft cushions. However, today, memory foam is widely available and is one of the most popular mattresses. If you like the sinking feeling a mattress provides, then this is your answer. Some of the benefits of the mattress include;

  • Works very well with adjustable beds
  • Provides spinal alignment
  • Low motion transfer
  • Pressure point relief Image Courtesy: Nectarsleep.com


Latex Mattress 

If you are looking for an affordable organic mattressthen latex is your best option. Firstly, this is an eco-friendly mattress made of all-natural materials, which means, if you are someone who suffers from allergies, this mattress helps keep them away and ensure you enjoy a good night’s rest. The material is quite similar to the latex mattress and provides contouring and pressure relief. However, it has more bounce when compared to the memory foam mattress. If you want that sinking feeling a bed offers, you should stick to memory foam. However, if you like the bounce and want a mattress to retain less heat, latex is your best bet.

Image Courtesy: awarasleep.com


Innerspring Mattress 

One of the oldest types of mattresses is the innerspring, which has been around since the 1900s. So, if you are looking for a traditional bed, then innerspring is your answer. Constructed using steel coils that go down when you put your weight on them, they have also been known as coil mattresses. One of the main advantages of this mattress is that it is affordable. However, it is not as durable as the other mattresses. The number of coils also plays an important role here because the more the coils, the higher the quality, and comfort.


Gel Mattress 

One of the major complaints people have with memory foam is that it traps heat. Why? Because the foam is dense in order to provide the contouring. However, gel mattresses helps provide a cooling effect by trapping the heat in itself. So, if you tend to feel hot or sweats a lot at night, a gel mattress might be a better option.


Hybrid Mattress

Hybrid mattresses are gaining a lot of popularity these days because you get the best of both worlds. It is generally made by combining innerspring and memory foam or latex. So, you get the bounce and support from the coils and also the comfort from the foam or latex. It gives you a more customized experience. For instance, if you want to keep yourself cool at night, you can also go for gel along with the memory foam according to your preference.


So these were some of the most popular types of mattresses. Hope it helps you in making the best choice! 

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