There are four different types of mattresses that you will find and the one you choose is totally up to your preference: latex, memory foam, adjustable air, and innerspring. The mattress you choose depends on your sleep style or your type of body. Here are some of the recommendations from Good Housekeeping Institute that you need to keep in mind.
It is best for those who want a bouncy feel in their mattress but don’t want to spend a lot of money on it.
These are classic mattresses that have metal coils inside with ticking near the surface. They go easy on your pocket. The size of the metal coils varies from 12 to 18 gauge. The higher the gauge number, it means the spring will be bouncier and the mattress will be thinner. Heavier people will prefer a thicker gauge because of their body weight.
It will be best to choose an innerspring mattress that has pocketed, individual coils so that you can restrict the movement of your partner in bed. The mattress will be covered in fabric so that there is limited movement from one side of the bed to the other. There are many innersprings that come with “pillow tops” but experts say that if the layer is more than an inch, the mattress will sag soon and your body will get unwanted indentations.
This is ideal for side sleepers and those who want to reduce the pressure on their hips and shoulders while sleeping.
These mattresses are popular to reduce the pressure on your body. They will provide a still feeling when you lay on it. You will sink into a standard cradled position in the foam. Although it may heat up some people while they sleep, the comfort level is quite high for a memory foam mattress.
The layer of foam used varies from two to six inches and the thicker the mattress, the deeper you will sink while sleeping.
If you are wondering about the chemicals used to make this kind of mattress, then you should choose from the ones that have passed the Oeko-Tex or CertiPUR-US testing which means it will not emit off-gas excessive chemicals. There are also mixed mattress styles like this Mattress 1 option.
This is best for those who require strong support and want natural materials in their mattress.
These mattresses are really soft, uplifting, and springy and this is why they are so unique.
It follows two types of manufacturing process: the Talalay, which is rather springier and softer and the Dunlop, which is firmer and denser.
Sometimes, both the methods are followed together. You should keep in mind that some manufacturers have the tendency to combine layer latex along with man-made foam and sell them as “latex” mattresses. Latex mattresses are slightly more expensive than other types of mattresses.
You will find these mattresses to be common in Europe and is being used by many in the US, especially after they are widely available online.
This is for couples who have different preferences on mattresses.
You can adjust the air pressure to give a softer or firmer feel whenever you want.
Consumers have given positive feedback for these air beds but make sure you avoid the ones that customers have suggested as the ones that have problems with mechanical failure, noisy, and tend to get mold.