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Types Of Different Mattresses.

Posted by Goh Tjoei Kok on

There are so many types of mattresses out there in Singapore. Hundreds, even thousands. So how do you determine which is right for you? 

We break down the main different types of mattress, so you don't need to crack your head so much.

INNERSPRING / INDIVIDUAL POCKETED SPRING MATTRESSES

The standard spring mattresses are made using a steel coil support system. While many may very well remember sleeping on this type of mattresses. But have less likely seen what they look like on the inside. Well, these products use springs that are connected into a single unit or in individual pockets, and, as the number of coils increases, the higher the quality of sleep.

Although the standard spring mattresses can seem primitive to those who have since moved on to take advantage of newer mattress technologies, the fact remains that they are still the most popular. And there are many good reasons why this is the case.

 

PROS

Aside from the fact that they are incredibly consumer-friendly when it comes to affordability, they also:

  • Have a variety of firmness options

  • Cool sleeping surface

  • Bounciness suitable for intimacy 

  • Are widely available

  • Are easy to transport

  • Cheap and Affordable

CONS

However, it’s important to be aware that there are a few setbacks., while these types of mattresses are easy on the budget,

  • Low contour ability

  • Poorer pain and pressure point relief.

Why Innerspring Mattress?

There are a number of reasons why you might make the decision to invest in a standard innerspring mattress. Whether a new mattress is necessary and you have a limited budget or you appreciate that they do offer considerable overall support at a low price, it can be the right choice for some.

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LATEX MATTRESSES

Latex Mattresses are gaining popularity among consumers, with the fact that they are made from a natural resource. Their affordability and durability made the most out of the investment on a mattress.

Most people might be familiar with latex, but probably not aware that not all latex is made the same way. There are two distinct manufacturing processes that are applied in the creation of all latex products that result in different qualities. Being aware of the differences in these options can help you decide on a product that delivers the level of quality you expect. 

a) DUNLOP

During the Dunlop process, a thick sap is whipped up after being extracted from trees. Once they are appropriately formed, the sap is baked into its final configuration.

b) TALALAY

Talalay latex involves removing air with a vacuum and then instantly freezing the latex before baking. Ultimately leading to the development of columns with which air can more easily flow. Think increased breath-ability. Consumers are able to enjoy an increased ability to sleep cooler.

 

PROS

  • Extra comfortable

  • Promotes pain relief

  • Low motion transfer

  • Long lasting

  • Reduce carbon footprints

  • Don’t use chemicals

  • Free from allergens such as molds and dust mites

  • Don’t require flipping and rotation as much

  • Environmental friendly

  • No metal, therefore no amplification of electromagnetic radiation

CONS

  • More expensive than Innerspring Mattresses

  • Availability may be a concern

  • Heavy, more difficult to move

  

MEMORY FOAM

Foam mattresses are highly popular, and there’s a good chance you’ve at least sampled some type of relaxation tool utilizing foam technology.

Famous for its ability to envelope its user and make them feel snug. Consumers who enjoyed the feeling of sinking into the bed and being enveloped and cradled to sleep, then a memory foam mattress may be the right choice. These products are known for their ease in contouring to the body and slow restoration to original form when pressure is released. Think of the material that, when pressed on with your hand and released, leaves an impression for a few seconds.

Many may not be aware that its origins can be traced back to NASA. It was in the early 1960s when scientists began working with a material known as viscoelastic. This soft and energy-absorbent substance serves to offer protection to pilots as it is incorporated in the manufacturing process of airplane seats.

Originally intended for safety measures, memory foam is able to effectively distribute body weight in response to heat and pressure, it Is also energy absorbent, providing the added degree of support necessary in the event of high impact collision, such as in an airplane crash. Thus, minimizing injuries or even death.

However, it quickly gained a reputation for providing comfort. Shortly after its initial introduction in the aerospace industry, it was also being used in the production of:

  • Safety helmets

  • Footwear

  • Prosthetic

  • Seating pads for the disabled

  • Automotive

  • Furniture

Memory foam mattresses and pillows took the world by storm, and it is now one of the most popular mattress materials on the market.

 
PROS
  • High level of pressure point relief

  • Can help not only in pain relief but also prevention

  • Low motion transfer

  • Reduced dust mites and other allergens

  • Durable, lasting as long as a decade.

However, that’s not the only reason you may want to consider the purchase of a memory foam product. The main concern you should carefully consider is it’s density and temperature sensitivity.

 

CONS

  • They can sleep hot

  • Low quality and density form lacks durability

  • Lacks bounciness

  • soft bedding traps [carbon dioxide] and increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) deaths."

  • Temperature sensitive, dense memory foams take longer to recover to their original shape

 

HYBRID MATTRESSES

Hybrid mattresses combine two or more support systems, usually memory foam layers along with an innerspring system. Hybrid mattresses are a great way to experience the pressure relieving benefits of memory foam while retaining the classic feel of an innerspring mattress.

In order for a mattress to be called the hybrid, it must have some kind of specialty foam used with a high-quality innerspring system, probably featuring something like a wrapped coil system. However, it can also be a combination of two or more different kinds of foams, for instance, combining latex and memory foam.

 

Hybrid Theory

A lot of sleepers are curious about the benefits of memory foam and gel memory foam mattresses, but they just can't make the jump to an all foam mattress.

For these consumers, a hybrid mattress is an ideal choice. Hybrid mattresses combine an innerspring system with a memory foam (or latex) to deliver the benefits of both technologies. Hybrids allow sleepers to enjoy the perfect blend of sturdy support and contouring comfort.

As with any type of hybrid, however, there is always the possibility of structural weaknesses due to the combination of different properties. In order to decide if this is going to be an issue for you, it’s often a good idea to look for a product that offers an initial trial period or at least go to a store to try out the different innerspring hybrids available to see if there are any evident issues you should be aware of.

 

PROS

  • Experience best of both world

  • Responsive sleep surface

  • Offer extensive comfort and contour

  • Bouncy and suitable for intimacy

  • Good motion isolation

  • Available in all range of firmness

  • Can accommodate to different sleepers

 

CONS

  • One of the most expensive options

  • Heavy and difficult to move

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