You can never judge a book by its cover, and the same is true for your mattress. Just because it has a nice fabric covering it doesn't mean it is the right mattress for you. What's inside is so much more important, as it's the internal structure that offers you the support while you sleep. So here's details on what's inside our mattresses.
What types of springs or fillings are there?
|Name or Type||Price Brand||Price Band||Price Band|
|Bonnell or Open Coil||£149 - £599||Wide choice||Medium Firm|
|Pocket Sprung||£399 +||Wide choice||Softer Support|
|Memory Foam||£199 +||Wide choice||Medium Firm|
|Pocket Memory||£399 - £499 +||Wide choice||Medium Firm|
|Latex||£339 - £500 +||Wide choice||Medium Firm|
Bonnelle or Open CoilBudget and entry level supporting mattresses tend to use Bonnelle or Open Coil springs. These designs have been around for a long time and are reliable and cost effective products.
When it comes to Pocket Springs, consumers will find that a mattress containing between 1000 – 1600 pocket springs will meet their support and comfort needs adequately. These are the most popular spring counts too.
Latex is a natural product which displays similar features to memory foam. Tanalay Latex in particular, is considered to be the best and most responsive of all Latex fillings and is used in high quality mattresses. Not all mattresses use the same type or amount of memory foam or latex, so it is essential to base your purchase decision on the comfort and support that a mattress provides for you personally.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Undoubtedly, the most radical innovation in sleep solutions and mattresses is the advent of Memory foam and Latex fillings. Traditionally, luxury mattresses have featured (and still do) upholstery with sumptuous amounts of lamb’s wool, silk and cashmere as the means of providing comfort and protection over the springs. Memory foam originated as a protective and supportive material in the chairs used in the cockpit of the NASA space shuttles.
Designed to absorb the massive G Forces as the astronauts hurtled through space, scientists discovered that the supportive qualities of Memory foam could be adapted for other uses and it caught on very quickly as a means of adding warmth, comfort and support for mattress coverings/toppers.