Find your Mattress Type Before You Go Store Shopping

The time has arrived for you to purchase a new mattress, so you prepare yourself for the barrage of choices You don’t have to look too far to find ads for dozens of types of mattresses that claim to be the best. Advertisements are filled with claims of superior support and exceptional comfort – vague marketing claims at best. Educating yourself in the various types of mattresses can help you navigate the options when you visit mattress stores. Following is a brief explanation of the different types of mattresses, which should help you focus your comparison efforts. Innerspring Mattress: These mattresses contain steel tempered coils that provide support based on tension of coil framework. When it comes to innerspring mattresses you can find all types of comfort and support levels. Pocket Coil Spring Mattress: Some mattresses provide an alternative support system that is comprised of individually wrapped coils. This type of mattress enhances the sleep experience with reduced motion transfer from your partner and increased body conformity. Foam-Based Mattresses: Instead of coil-based system, these types of mattresses are comprised entirely of a foam-based material. Mattresses comprised of foam-material (i.e. Tempurpedic mattress) offer benefits of reduced motion transfer and body conformity. Since some foam-based mattresses sleep hot, you should look for those that contain heat-dissipation options. Natural Latex Mattresses: These types of mattresses are comprised of latex rubber instead of a foam-based material. Latex mattresses can be a viable option if you or your partner has an allergic reaction to other foam materials. However, nothing beats a test-run, so head to a local mattress store and try them out to determine your final pick.