Myiconichome | Mattress Types

There are various kinds of mattresses available in the market today catering to different sleep positions, sizes, suitable for back pain, budgets and many more such preferences. Mattresses can be customized according to individual preference too. One must have an idea of the various types available before going for mattress shopping. The following is a complete list of the various types of mattresses available.

  • Innerspring Mattress: This one is crafted with steel coil support system. There are different kinds of spring systems like individually pocketed coils or those connected to a single unit. This innerspring is covered by padding or upholstery materials like foams or fibre. The greater the number of coils in this mattress, the better is the support provided to the sleeper.
  • Hybrid Mattress: This kind combines a steel coil support system with either polyurethane foam, latex foam or memory foam. They can be also combined with gel foams.
  • Waterbed: A very unique innovation, this kind of mattress uses a water chamber as a support system. There are two types of water beds: hard sided and soft sided. A soft sided one has a water chamber inside rectangular foam of rigid foam, zippered inside a plastic casing. The water chamber in turn is covered by padding or upholstery materials. A hard sided one has a water chamber inside rectangular wooden frame. The water chamber in both the types can be ‘free flow’ or ‘wave less’ to provide utmost comfort to the user. They look like conventional beds only and they can easily fit with the bedroom furniture.
  • Foam Mattress: In this type, polyurethane foam, memory foam, latex foam is used as a support system. The foam density can be customized according to customer preference in this type of mattresses.
  • Pillow Top Mattress: In this type, an additional upholstery layer is sewn on the top of mattress to look like a pillow. This enables one to sleep with the added comfort of a raised surface below the head and one need not buy pillows.
  • Gel Mattress: A special kind of gel is added in the foam used in the mattress’s support system. This gel is added to the foam using different kinds of technology and offers comfort, feel and heat dissipation features to the user.
  • Air Bed: There is an adjustable air chamber covered by padding or upholstery in this type of mattress. This type allows one to adjust the firmness and also allows each side of the bed to be controlled separately with a remote. Best for couples, this one is designed to meet individual sleep preference.
  • Memory Foam Mattress: This mattress has properties which contour closely to the shape of the sleeper. It is crafted with a memory foam or viscous elastic foam which is a high density polyurethane foam in the upholstery layer.
  • Latex Mattress: Latex derived from plant or petroleum based materials is used to make this latex foam. Latex mattresses use latex foam as the support system in the upholstery layer.
  • Adjustable Foundations: This kind of mattress can be controlled by an electric motor or manually and has dual chambers to suit the needs of both the partners. In this kind, one can bed, elevate or lower various part of the sleep surface to suit one’s requirement.

This huge array of mattresses allows one to choose one best suited to his sleep preference and have a sound sleep always.