In recent years, more and more attention has been focused on the importance of sleep as part of a healthy lifestyle. If you are one of the vast number of Americans who are not getting enough sleep, then one thing that can help is to replace your old mattress. However, our team here at Brawley Furniture understands that shopping for mattresses can be a daunting prospect. To make it easier for you to navigate this process, we have put together this brief guide to some of the most common types of mattresses:
- Innerspring mattresses are one of the oldest varieties available on the market today, using technology developed in the 1800s. An innerspring mattress uses a network of interconnected steel springs to provide support and comfort to the sleeper. While other technologies like memory foam have gained popularity, many people still prefer standard spring mattresses because they don’t create the sensation of sinking into the bed.
- Pocket Coils. One of the most popular varieties of mattress available today is known as a pocket coil mattress. As the name suggests, these mattresses use springs or coils to provide support, but each coil is encased in a separate fabric pocket and is not connected to the rest of the network. This allows the springs to move up and down without transferring the motion to their neighbors, making it easier for two people to sleep without waking each other up.
- Memory Foam. Memory foam is a material that was developed in the 1970s by NASA. Also known as viscoelastic, memory foam is distinguished by the way it conforms to the shape of your body and provides comfortable support to your limbs and spine. In our experience here at Brawley Furniture, many people prefer memory foam mattresses because they don’t irritate pressure points on the body, and thus prevent tossing and turning to provide better sleep.
We at Brawley Furniture hope that this information helps you get started on your mattress shopping. If you have further questions, please just give us a call.