Your best mattress depends on how it feels to you – but before you go trying them out in-store, familiarizing yourself with the basic definitions of mattress types will help to smooth out the decision-making process and narrow down your search.
Innerspring mattresses are made with layers of durable metal springs that can come in a variety of technologies, including “individually-wrapped pocketed coils” and “coil in coil” for zoned support.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam, also called visco elastic foam, is an adaptive type of foam made of polyurethane, a durable material recognized for its ability to contour and support. Those who favor a “sinky” feeling generally prefer memory foam mattresses over innerspring mattresses.
Merging foam and springs, a hybrid model offers a design that possesses both the steel support of an innerspring mattress and the contouring embrace of a memory foam mattress.
Bed in a Box Mattresses
Compressed to fit in a conveniently portable box that ships right to your doorstep, a bed in a box mattress is made with quality materials and long-lasting durability and comes in your choice of three different comfort levels – plush, medium and firm.