When you're investing in a mattress, you make a long-term investment in your sleep quality and health. Yet, with so many different types and options, knowing which is best for you can be confusing. Take a look at our handy list to explain your memory foam from your open coil, and ensure you know which mattress is best for you.
Open coil spring system
An open coil spring system's traditional design is a series of interlinked springs. These springs form the shape and contouring, while the filling offers comfort and luxury. They are great for orthopaedic support due to their firmness. However, due to the interconnected structure of the springs, the whole mattress moves when you move, so you'll need to flip them approximately every three months. Turning them will make them last for longer and help you get the best out of your mattress.
Pocket sprung spring system
Feel supported and comfortable without the worry of pressure building up with a pocket sprung spring system. These mattresses have lots of individual springs contained in their own 'pocket'. Unlike the open coil spring system, which moves the whole bed when one person moves, a pocket sprung mattress is better for couples. This design means the springs move independently of each other, offering a 'no roll' effect. Like the open coil, you need to turn them around every three months to increase the mattress's longevity. They're great for accommodating two people of different sizes or one person who tosses and turns a lot in the night.
Memory foam mattresses
Contouring to the shape of your body, memory foam mattresses are the best for targeted support and spinal alignment. Unlike the spring systems, the material is high density meaning it conforms to an individual's body weight and can support heavier loads. Any mattress with memory foam, even if the memory foam is only a topper for a spring mattress, should not be turned. Memory foam's multi-layer design means the top layer tends to be more supportive and durable than the base, offering you the best support.
At Reinforced Beds, we design durable, heavy-duty mattresses. We use luxury fillings in our pocket sprung mattresses and heavy-duty materials on all spring systems. Our Reflections mattresses provide a Coolmax cover on our superior memory foam to help give you a cooler night's sleep. For more information, get in touch with our team today.