Mattress Info

Polyurethane Foam

Polyurethane foams are very versatile, and they’re available in a wide range of densities, so they can be made to feel very firm or extremely soft. Because of this versatility, polyurethane foams are the most popular choice in today’s mattresses. From inexpensive mattresses to luxury mattresses, polyurethane foams can be found in most of today’s mattresses.

Memory Foam

Memory foam was made very popular by Tempur-Pedic in the 1990s. Memory foam mattresses reduce pressure points and conform to the body. Less pressure increases blood circulation, resulting in better sleep. Memory foam also drastically reduces motion transfer, so if you sleep next to a restless sleeper, the memory foam helps limit how much of his or her motion gets transferred to your side of the bed.

Latex Foam

Latex is a natural, biodegradable foam that comes from the rubber tree predominantly found in the rainforests of South America. Latex foam contours to your body’s curves and moves with you as you move around in the bed, providing continuous orthopedic support. It’s also naturally anti-dust mite and anti-microbial, so it helps to promote a healthy sleep environment.

Gel Memory Foam

Gel memory foam also successfully reduces pressure points and diminishes motion transfer. The combination of gel and memory foam creates a substance that is even more supportive and durable than memory foam alone. Gel mattresses are also anti-microbial, anti-dust mite, and come with a long warranty. Gel mattresses are more resilient than traditional memory foam, so they’re a good choice for people who don’t like the quicksand feeling that some traditional memory foam mattresses produce.

Pocket Sprung

The pocket sprung mattress, is an individually wrapped coil system that does a better job of conforming to the body than the other systems. Since each coil is individually wrapped, these mattresses excel in eliminating motion transfer. This also makes the pocket sprung mattress ideal for use with adjustable bases or foundations given that each spring works independently.

Bonnell Coil / Sprung

The Bonnell coil has an hourglass shape, so the thinner middle part compresses with soft pressure, and the rest of the spring provides deep down support. The Bonnell coil system is the least expensive sprung mattress. This coil system is typically found in the more inexpensive mattresses. They make for good starter or guest room mattresses.  A mattress with a Bonnell coil is a good choice for children who will outgrow their mattress before the coil loses its supportive qualities.

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. Hybrid mattresses are often less expensive than complete memory foam mattresses, and they perform better than budget memory foam mattresses. The coils in a hybrid mattress will give more contouring support than the kind of foam core that’s found in lower end memory foam mattresses.