Buying a Mattress and how to Compare Mattresses

There are many types of Mattresses out there…

Our Mattress Styles Guide will keep you from feeling overwhelmed when you compare mattresses and consider buying a mattress.

Innerspring mattresses, the most traditional type of mattress set, typically use systems of open coils or metal springs layered between padding. When shopping you’ll hear the term “Coil Count.” Typically, the higher the count, the more support you’ll get.

Pocketed Coil® spring mattresses, created by Simmons®, (creator of the beauty rest mattress) feature an advanced innerspring system. The springs are individually wrapped in a fabric cover, enabling each coil to adjust independently to your body. Because these springs move individually, if your bedmate rolls over, the motion won’t disturb you. This feature alone has been known to save relationships.

Hypoallergenic memory foam mattresses are constructed of high- density polyurethane and conform to the body to reduce pressure points and provide natural body alignment. Memory foam mattresses are very popular with brands like TempurPedic or Urban Loft Ice. Memory foam mattresses are temperature sensitive and conform as your body warms it. Latex foam mattresses are not sensitive to temperature and is available in many different densities. While you research your purchase, keep an eye out for the next generation of foam, as new types are always being developed.

Latex mattresses are made of all-natural latex rubber (from rubber trees), consisting of the finest materials. These mattresses offer the longest lasting support and retain 98% of their shape after 20 years of usage. These would be considered the “best of the best” for durability in mattresses.

Hybrid mattresses combine layers of foam and coils. This gives you the comfort and support you’re looking for from each type of bed. And, if you’re undecided about foam vs. coil, it gives you a nice option.

Air mattresses use air chambers as their primary support. A quality air mattress will mold to body contours. Some models come with adjustable air chambers, which allow you to change your bed’s firmness whenever you like.

Water mattresses come in several varieties but are all designed to conform to the body and reduce pressure points. Built for stability, today’s waterbeds have done away with the wavy feeling you might remember.