Sleep is an integral part of our life-cycle but due to increasing modernization and industrialization, our sleep decreased. Now to compensate these heavy hours of work the minimum amount of sleep we take should be at its best. And to make your sleep sound and comfortable you require a good double bed mattress.
Now the question which is popping in your mind is what type of mattress you should go for which compliments your comfort level?
Comfort is not the only factor, you should also look for one that provides proper spinal alignment as well while purchasing a mattress. Other factors we need to consider as well are its types, sleeping positions, size and your budget.
Mattresses come in a variety of materials catering to specific requirements. You can select one depending on your needs and preferences of sleep positions, comfort and budget. Here’s a list of types of mattress if you are unsure about the specific type you want.
Memory foam or all-foam mattress is a good choice if you are looking for “sink-in” or hug sensation. It conforms to your body shape relieving pressure points and provides healthy spine alignment. These are often visco-elastic with latex foam added, or a multi-layered system.
It is also hypoallergenic, which means it is ideal for those who suffer from allergies. It has little to no noise or bounces making it ideal for people with sleeping partners. Due to its dense material memory foam causes heat traps.
It is made up of coils that can either stand-alone or interlock with each other. The higher the number of coils, the more support it provides. The distribution of coils is also a very important aspect in providing support. Mostly these mattresses include a comfort layer, most likely to be made of gel for cooling sensations.
They lean towards the firm side and provides excellent breath-ability with the open airflow from the coils. It lacks pressure points relief and is noisy due to coils, but provides with adequate bounce.
This mattress is a combination of memory foam and innerspring. It uses coils as support and memory foam as comfort layers, thus combining bounce with comfort and softness. It also offers to contour the body shape with pressure points relief still causing heat traps during sleep due to its denseness.
Latex is a natural material acquired from rubber trees. It is eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, offers body contouring and a slight bounce. It comes under the luxurious mattress and is slightly expensive. It produces less heat, is natural in its content and produces more bounce. Latex is further bifurcated in accordance with its manufacturing – Dunlop and Talalay.
Talay has an extra step by the placement of rods in the material to create several holes for added softness and airflow. Dunlop offers support to heavy sleepers while Talalay provides pressure relief. Latex mattresses are ideal for those who are seeking for conformity of memory foam but with more firmness.
Airbed offers a more customized sleeping experience due to its adjustable comfort and support. Airbeds generally contains dual air chambers whose air can be added or removed according to the firmness level required by the customers. Some high-end Airbeds consists of six air chambers offering a zoned support system for the body.
They consist of two layers – air chambers and a comfort layer of memory foam or latex. Some drawbacks to these mattresses are noise from the electric air pumps, possible malfunctions that result in costly repairs and then, of course, its high price point.
This mattress is pretty much the opposite of Airbed. It conforms to the body shape and is soft and comfortable lacking the necessary support that your back requires. There are different surface feels of water beds – free-flow, semi-waveless and waveless.
Free-flow has no restrictions in movement, leaving the water to move around freely. Semi-waveless slightly restricts the movement whereas waveless completely prevents the movement of water due to foam bolsters, baffles, and fibre padding.
Before shopping a mattress you should decide on the size of the mattress. The greater the size, the higher is its influence on your budget. Another factor that determines the choice of the mattress is your body weight. which means that lightweights generally opt for softer mattresses whereas heavyweights go for firmer mattresses. Wider mattresses are ideal for those who stretch a lot in their sleep. Sleeping alone or with a partner also influences the choice for mattress sizes.
Sleeping positions can also determine the type of mattress you should buy. As the mattress which is in accordance with your sleeping position will result in good sleep and health.
If you are planning to purchase a mattress you should always have a good budget as it is a long-time investment. The budget is influenced by the size, material and extra features. So, opt the right one keeping in mind all the factors before investing. Sleep trials are also available to test a mattress completely before buying.
It conforms to your body shape and provides comfort by relieving the pressure points and supporting healthy spine alignment. It is super soft and gives you floating sensations with easy breath-ability due to ventilated foam. It is multilayered and uses high-density foam. The weight of your body is evenly distributed yielding ultimate relaxation.
Gel-infused foam mattresses are breathable and help you sleep in proper temperature. The foam well adapts your body shape, weight and temperature. The gel material improves durability with its excellent breath-ability and resilience than compared to other ordinary memory foam. The top layer supports your body weight and maintains its perfect shape to rest.
Hybrid mattresses combine both memory foam and innerspring mattress. It provides you with comfort, softness and breath-ability with the traditional bounce. The memory foam conforms to the shape of your body and minimizes pressure points.
The coils of the innerspring mattress offer support and durability. Thus the structure helps in proper distribution of body weight for greater support.
Being a hybrid mattress it offers comfort with bounce. The innerspring provides firmness to the bed making it apt for the alignment of your spine. Though it is firm, it never compromises on the softness of the bed.
The density of the memory foam though breathable produces heat traps is suspended by gel infusion for a comfortable sleep.
This one is perfect if you are looking for some bounce on your or your kids’ beds. It consists of tempered steel coils which provide exceptional support and breath-ability to your body.
It is rather affordable than other mattresses out there in the market. You can either go for quilted foam or gel-infused top layer for better comfort and good support.
You may wonder how can an Airbed Mattress actually function practically? But yes these mattresses offer great comfort and customize the support to your body. It contains a network of interconnected air pockets that allows smooth airflow.
There is a built-in, high powered electric pump for hassle-free inflation and deflation. The firmness by the air chambers can be adjusted according to your requirements. Though a bit expensive, but the comfort they provide is all worth it.
Personally one of my favorites, this waterbed has a free flow of water within it. This free flow will endow you with free movement without any restrictions. The fluid suspension imparts you with mid-body support. It’s low tension design contours your body well releasing all the pressure points and relaxes it.
Latex being my most favorite mattress is all-natural, hypoallergenic and endows you with the perfect amount of firmness required for our body. Unlike memory foam, you will never experience any “sinking” in the mattress. Latex foam contains tiny air chambers which leads to the free flow of air throughout the foam.
It is one of the best durable mattresses present in the market and is often known for being totally natural. You should never go for synthetic latex as it is manufactured with chemicals and destroys the whole purpose of latex.
A pillow top mattress will offer you both comfort and durability at the same time. It consists of coils underneath which are individually wrapped giving a superior comfort feeling than traditional coil system. It provides you with individualized contouring and motion separation for undisturbed rest.
It is covered with a beautifully detailed quilted pillow top for proper comfort and support.
This multilayered innerspring mattress is best for you if you are suffering from shoulder and back pain or if you are looking for extra comfort with a luxurious feeling. The pocket coil system is topped with memory foam material accompanied by a pillow top.
These luxurious layers of all the best in one mattress will relieve you of all the stress and enrich you with sheer comfort and pressure relief.
A standard double bed mattress is 4 feet 6 inches wide and 6 feet 3 inches long (137 x 190 cm). This is the most common and widely available size for all bed variants in the UK. A standard king size mattress is 5 feet wide and 6 feet 6 inches long (150 x 198 cm).
Within hotels, the innerspring coil mattress is still the leading type of mattress used. Nowadays innerspring mattresses feature a foam pillow top for extra comfort. Many of the hotels such as Marriott or Hilton have upgraded to foam mattresses.
A full-size bed is called a double-bed or simply a full bed. It is bigger than the twin bed i.e. a single bed and smaller than a queen-size bed. A full-size bed is 54 inches wide and 75 inches long while queen size beds are 60 inches in width and 80 inches in length.
The basic sizes of the American beds are Twin, Full, Queen, and King in ascending order. The sizes for British beds respectively are Single, double, King, and Super-King. Single and double beds are understood and used respectively but they are not the precise bed sizes there.
Hope this article was helpful enough to guide you with the best type of mattress as per your requirements. Now that you are well equipped with all the information, grab your favourite mattress for a comfortable sleep.