MATTRESS BUYING GUIDE

Innerspring Mattress

Innerspring mattress is the most common type of mattress in the market. It consists of spring coils interlink together with spiral helical wires (or interconnecting wires) at the top and bottom. The tension of the coil will determine the firmness of the mattress.

Basic insulation and padding will be used to cushion off the feel of the spring when lying down. The types of upholstery used will thus decide the comfort level of the mattress.

Most innerspring mattress will be priced among the budget to mid range.



Pocketed Spring Mattress


Pocketed spring mattress is where all the coils inside the mattress are individually pocketed. Each individual pocketed spring will then be glued together at the centre portion which allows the springs to operate independently. 

Pocketed spring responds to different contour on the mattress individually thus provide better support and in return reduce unnecessary pressure on the body sleeping on top. Another advantage of pocketed spring is that it allows 2 person to sleep together undisturbed by the movement from the other. It also protects against roll over if the weight and size of 2 persons sleeping together is different.

Pocketed spring mattress normally are priced a little more premium depending on the type of toppings and upholstery used.



Latex Mattress


Latex is a natural product from the sap of rubber trees. Latex has good elasticity and resilient which provides good pressure relief and back support. Turning of the mattress is also not required.

Latex is also hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial and anti-dust mite and it is beneficial for people who has respiratory and skin allergy problem. Latex is also able to 'relieve heat' and thus the person sleeping on it will not experience 'hot spot'.

The price of latex mattress will depend on the height and density of the latex used which in turn decide the firmness and comfort level. The average range will be at mid high to high.



Memory Foam (Visco Elastic) Mattress

Memory foam which initially is designed for the astronauts, is gaining its popularity in recent years among the beddings industry. It is design to elimate pressure and stress on the body as it moulds and conforms to your body according to your weight and temperature which slowly spring back to its original form after you move away. This provides the maximum comfort level and support a person feels when lying on it which in turn reduce toss and turn.

Memory foam is suitable person suffering from back pain or postural problems. And because memory foam is anti-dust mite, it is also suitable for people who suffer from asthma. Another added advantage is that this mattress is turn-free.

The price of memory foam mattress is normally at mid high to high depending on the specification of the entire mattress.