The Definitive Guide to Buying a Mattress
Shopping for a mattress has never been easier if you’re armed with this info.
Replacing your mattress can be exhausting. Navigating the stores and websites, debating between foam and springs, and determining how much to spend can leave you feeling like you need a good nap.
Instead, skip the stress and follow these tips from Lexie Sachs, Senior Textiles Analyst at the Good Housekeeping Institute, that will help you navigate the world of mattresses.
Where to Shop for a Mattress
Laying down in the store isn’t the only way to go anymore. New mattress-in-a-box companies have won over thousands of customers with convenient shipping and free trial periods. Online mattress buying has seen a serious boom, but it’s not right for everyone. Here’s what you need to know.
Shop in the store if.
Go the traditional route ifyouwant a greater variety and to feel them before buying.In a mattress store, you should never pay full price. Always shop the sales, and don’t be afraid to negotiate with the salesperson. Most stores will also offer removal of your existing mattress. The downside is it can feel overwhelming and it’s harder to compare prices to know if you’re getting a good deal. A big mistake is rushing the decision by quickly lying down on many different mattresses to find the one that feels best. If you’re going to invest in a mattress,take the time to recline for a while (at least 10 minutes)and make sure you don’t feel any pressure or pain.
Shop online if.
This newer route offers agreat alternative if you have trouble making decisions, since there are fewer options. Plus, you can shop from home!These mattresses generally arrive in a box at your doorstep within a few days and include free shipping and a money-back guarantee (even if you simply don’t like the mattress!) so there’s minimal risk. Online, the price is usually final, but it doesn’t include markups for being sold at a physical store. The downsides are that you typically have to set it up yourself and deal with getting rid of your old mattress.
Either way, always ask about the return policy.Not happy with your pick? You may get a partial refund if you bought it in a store, but online companies often arrange to pick it up for a local charity and will give back 100% of your money. Make sure you can test out a new mattress for a month risk-free; that way, you can get used to it before making a decision.
The Best Mattresses You Can Buy Online
The name Casper is synonymous with "mattress-in-a-box." Itsfour foam layers range from soft to firmto offer comfort and support, which our testers loved (especially the under-40 crowd). There’s both a less expensive version (with less layers) and a pricier one (with more).
Tuft & Needle was priced lowest among its competitors, but still stands out as atop mattress on Amazon. This simple model has two layers of foam: a firm, support layer on the bottom and a cushy, cooling layer on top. Our panel particularly liked the friendly customer service.
Unsure if you need a soft or firm option? This foam style gives you both: Justflip the mattress to change the support level. It has copper built-in to help keep you cool and avoid the overheating that is typically associated with memory foam.
Fill out a survey about your sleep habits, andHelix builds a "custom" mattress for youwith layers of foam, latex, and microcoils. They can even personalize each side, so you and your sleeping partner don’t have to fight about which mattress to get.
How to Choose Your Perfect Mattress
There are three common types of mattresses:innerspring, foam, and adjustable. There’s no one "right" material to choose, but in general, side sleepers need a softer mattress, stomach sleepers need a firm one, and back sleepers fall somewhere in between. Beyond the types of mattresses and firmness, you’ll need to think about a few other factors. From sleep style to negotiating with a bedfellow, here’s what to look for based on your needs:
If you like a bed with bounce
Traditional innerspring styleshave that familiar bouncy feel and may be firmer. Interconnected coils are extra-durable, but individual "pocketed" coils, each covered with fabric, reduce the ripple effect that happens when someone on one side of the bed moves.
If you prefer a firmer base
Memory foam optionshave less spring and offer more pressure relief. To determine quality, look at the density and thickness of the foam, which will determine how deep you’ll sink. The newer, online mattresses generally use several different layers of foam, with heavier ones on the bottom for support and lighter, cooler kinds on the top for comfort.
If you want a plush top
Innerspring mattressestypically have either a fiberfill or foam outer layer, covered in quilted ticking. But even if you want an uber-plush feel, don’t be swayed by a thick-looking pillowtop as it can compress over time. It’s often best to choose a firmer, well-quilted mattress, and then cover it with a replaceable mattress topper.
If you like to change it up
Consider anair-filled mattress, like Sleep Number, which has a remote that controls how much air is inside. Two side-by-side chambers allow you and your partner to customize the mattress firmness separately. There are also foam mattresses (like the ones from Layla) with soft and firm sides, so you can just flip it over as needed, and modular designs that let you move around the springs on the inside.
If you sleep on your side
You’ll want a surface that will support your body weight, and conform to your shape.Innerspringsmay have more pressure relief than some foam or latex mattresses, but asoft foam mattressor one with built-in pressure relief points around the shoulders and hips can work for side sleepers, too
If you sleep on your stomach
The last thing a stomach-sleeper probably wants is an enveloping memory foam — it would feel smothering! Instead, a firmer bed will provide the best support. Consider afirm foam, dense innerspring, or air-filled mattress.
If you sleep on your back
You’ll wantsomething in the middle— a surface that supports, but has some give so your spine is kept in a healthy alignment. You’ll find happiness with any of the mattress types, but you should do your best princess-and-the-pea impression to see what feels best to you.
If your partner tosses and turns all night
Consider aninnerspring mattress with pocketed coils, or memory foam, latex, or a dual-chamber air-filled mattress. Medium-firm picks will all have good "motion isolation." But remember, these models could actually be less comfortable on the body of a restless sleeper, as there’s little forgiveness against one’s movements.
If you and your partner’s preferences don’t match
Theair-filled mattresses with dual chamberscan help, or check out the online mattress company Helix. Each person can fill out a questionnaire and have a side customized based on the responses.
If you sleep hot
Manufacturers can get carried away with claims about cooling properties, especially when you consider all the layers (protectors, toppers, sheets, and so on) that go on top of the mattress. That said,foam or latexcan hold in body heat, especially if they’re very soft and a lot of your body sinks in. Newer technology helps alleviate this issue and you can always accessorize your bed with toppers and sheets that offer cooling benefits.
If you have allergies
Foam and latexare both inherently antimicrobial and resistant to dust mites and mold. If you opt for innerspring or air topped with fiberfill, be sure to encase it in an allergen-resistant cover to keep irritants at bay.
If you have back pain
Memory foam and/or latexis best for those with back pain since it molds to your body for support.
If you’re concerned about chemicals
Look forfoams certified by CertiPUR-USas well as certifications for other materials like GOLS for latex or Oeko-Tex for other fabrics to feel more confident about your purchase.
If you can’t decide what matters most
Some savvy manufacturers make ahybrid-style mattressthat combines the buoyancy of an innerspring core with the motion isolation of memory foam. It’s a best-of-both-worlds option that can satisfy many partner disputes and sleeping styles.
How To Choose a Mattress in 5 Easy Steps – The Definitive Guide
I think you will agree with me when I say that choosing the right mattress is no easy task?
First, you have to dispose of your old one and then go through a tedious process of selecting a new bed that will serve you well for years to come.
And having couple dozen options, manufacturers and handful types and materials doesn’t help, does it?
Luckily for you, you canfind out exactly how to pick a new mattressand most important thing to consider.
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Step 1: Do You Really Need A New Mattress?
Many people change their beds after just a few years, and that’s perfectly fine if you can afford it. The fact is, it’s not a small investment, so take a moment to determine do you really need a new.
Generally, after seven or eight years you will most likely need a new mattress. Of course, it depends on the quality and material (we will cover the types and materials later in this article). And if you feel back or neck pain it might, your bedding is a good place to start.
Here is the average mattress lifespan in years based on material and type:
Step 2: Determine your Budget
A bit of personal backstory here…
Several years back I went to a store and purchased amattress priced at $2500which was not even the most expensive one there. During the first year or so it was perfect, and I felt rejuvenated, and I slept like a baby during that time.
But, something happened.
My new and awesome mattress started sagging and losing support and needless to say my back and neck suffered.
Another two years had passed until I decided to buy a new oneonline at $850and this is the same one I’m using today after three years. Back to reality.
Not anyone will have the budget to walk into a store and buy something for several thousand dollars. Luckily, these days there are manyonline optionsyou can choose from rangingfrom $500 to $1200. There are also Black Friday bed deals (and Cyber Monday) that can result in additional savings as well.
Don’t get confused here. More money does not mean better quality. If you think that some of these online options are somehow worse than in-store ones, you are badly mistaken.Stores tend to inflate the prices as much as 1000%.
Here are some guidelines for you:
- Don’t always go with the cheapest option you find– This is a rule of thumb for most products you buy online. Spending less than $500 for a queen mattress simply because it means lower durability, more toxins and lower sleep quality in general.
- Higher Price does not mean Higher Quality– I bet you know this one, but it’s worth mentioning.
- Go with $1000 range for Queen size– This is usually where you will find the best bang for your buck.
- King / Cal King will cost slightly more– I would increase the budget for King and California King to $1400-1500 as you will have many more choices in that range.
- Now that you have your new budget set, I’m guessing you are asking yourself“what type of mattress is best for me?”Let’s dig in.
Step 3: Choose Your Ideal Type and Material
Ok, so this is where most people will go with their personal preference rather than anything else. If someone says “latex is the best,” I would not take this as final until I read other opinions and test it myself. Here are the most common options you will find these days.
This is the most traditional form of the mattress, and as of late, it’s received a bad rap. However, it is important to understand the potential benefits you could receive from going the traditional route, as well as the reasons why this option has lost its luster.
An obvious pro to purchasing a bed with springs is that it is one of themost affordable optionson the market, due in part to a decrease in demand and also in part to so many other options that have the potential to be more comfortable andbetter for overall health.
Another consideration is that these mattresses are known to last for decades. Spring beds are exceedingly durable. Being that the springs are typically made from different types of metals, they tend to keep their shape for many years.
Additionally, being that they are the most traditional style, they are also the most familiar. People recognize and understand what they are getting when they purchase a bed with springs. There is no guess work with this option like there may be with memory foam or other newer options.
The last notable advantage to this style of bed is that, because of the amount of space located between the springs, this option allows for the most circulation of air. This flow helps to keep the temperature down, allowing for acooler night’s sleep.
Example of the coil mattresses structure
Ideal for: People who want strong support, durability, cooling and great bounce. It also has an excellent edge support.
These mattresses are known for their fantastic cooling and comfort. Latex has a good bounce, responsiveness too.
Authentic latex foam is made from a tree called Hevea-Brasilenis tree, specifically from the white liquid extracted from it. Latex is harvested, and when the excess water is removed, you end up with raw material fantastic for various products, bedding systems being one of them.
It’s also great because you don’t get off-gassing and odors like with memory foam products.
Example of the latex bed structure
There are two types to choose from:
- Natural – More healthy option and environment-friendly. But it’s also more expensive so expect to pay around $2000 for a good natural latex mattress
- Synthetic – Made by mixing synthetic polymers with natural tree sap. Less expensive of course but less healthy in turn.
Latex is best forpeople who want good cooling, responsiveness, and bounce.
Memory foam was first developed in the 1970’s by NASA as a safety material for seat cushions to protect pilots and passengers during plane crashes. Since then, the material has blossomed into the burgeoning product employed by virtually every mattress maker.
Example of the memory foam bed structure
Why has it become so popular? The answer is that it is said to provide superior comfort and support for the entire body. Anyone who’s pressed their hand into this material immediately understands its appeal.
Memory foam uniquelyconforms to every inch of the bodythat is pressed into it. When you lift your body from the material, it slowly regains its original form, essentially making it perfect for every body type and every sleeper.
Another unique property of memory foam is itsmotion isolationcapabilities. You may have seen those commercials with a lady jumping on a mattress with a glass of wine at the other end. Miraculously, the wine doesn’t spill.
The wine doesn’t spill because the energy from jumping is not transferred to other parts of the mattress. This translates to better sleeping for partners, because the tossing and turning of one does not affect the other, a feature that is not found among any of the other options on the market.
One of the most common issues that people experience is that thematerial retains heat. If you are someone who requires a cool night sleep, the memory foam option may not be the best choice for you. While the manufacturers are coming up with new and better ways to keep the heat down, the jury is still out as to whether or not they’ve succeeded.
Ideal For: People who want body shaping, contour, pressure relief and good support.
The hybrid mattress is an unusual combination of both traditional spring and memory foam. Providing the best of both worlds, this option offers the contouring and lack of motion transfer of foam coupled with the support of springs.
Structure of the hybrid bed- example
The term “hybrid” is very loosely used to describe the combination we just mentioned. However, the amount of foam for these beds varies widely depending on the level of firmness desired. Some options employ less than 1.5 inches of foam, lending to the fact that they more closely resemble that of a traditional spring bed rather than the more modern memory foam option.
To find the most optimal version of a hybrid, it’s best to choose the one that hasclose to 3 inches of foam. Anything above that, and you might as well forego the springs all together.
One negative aspect of these beds is the fact that they are one of the more expensive offerings you’ll find. Purchasing one of these could put you in the multiples of thousands of dollars, a significant investment, but a worthy one if you plan to enjoy it long term.
Good For: People who want best all around product with good support, bounce, cooling and pressure relief.
And now the three less common but still important types:
These beds offer a unique ability tochange the sleeping positionbased on your preference. You can elevate the head or feet giving you more options than traditional products. These beds provide extra comfort for people suffering from chronic lumbar pain or just want to be slightly elevated to prevent snoring. They do look ugly though most of the time.
Perfect for: People with certain medical conditions like snoring, older sleepers and people with lower back pain.
These are usually coil, latex or memory foam beds buthave a layer of soft material sewn into the cover to make it more comfortable. These are also considered more luxurious and usually cost a bit more than standard options.
Good for: People who prefer more padding and softer feel.
A rather weird option, but sometimes very fun especially if you love waterbed sex. Some of the most common reasons for opting in for this type is a backache and arthritis relief. These beds are also great for people with allergies.
Good for: People with back pain, arthritis and allergies and anyone looking for something less conventional.
Step 4. Determine your Ideal Sleeping Position and Firmness
Most of us have a unique way of sleeping every night. No matter if you sleep on your side, stomach or back, or even if you switch throughout the night you will have to consider and choose the ideal type of bed based on your preference. So, take a moment and think, what’s your favorite sleeping position because that determines theideal firmness of your new bed.
The most important factor for back sleepers is firmness and support. If your mattress is too soft, your body will sink and cause back pain. You will need one that’s soft enough to provide pressure relief but still provides enough support. On a scale of 1-10, the perfect range would be 5-7.
According to The Better Sleep Council, only roughly 15% of people are back sleepers. Being that you are unique, it’ll take a special mattress to offer you the night’s rest you are seeking.
It’s the consensus that memory foam mattresses provide the highest level of comfort for people who sleep on their backs. This is because it provides adequate contouring to the spine while maintaining a longevity of proper support and structure.
Many people who often sleep on their sides, endure discomfort and pain in their hip joints and shoulders.It’s usually due to unsuitable bedding.
It’s advised that you go with a bit softer option than for a back sleeper as these they provide for an equal distribution of pressure while you’re sleeping on your side.
Ideally, you want to choose a mattress with firmness level of 3-6 (out of 10) which falls undermedium soft.
This is considered the worst sleeping position. The most important thing for stomach sleepers is to provide equal distribution of weight across your entire body as your torso will apply most pressure. If the mattress is too soft (not enough support) your spine will curve causing back pain.
You will want to look for something in 5-7 range, which falls undermedium to medium-firm. The good thing is that most options are in this range.
Step 5. Consider your Weight as a Factor
On first glance, you might be asking yourself,what does weight have to do with choosing a mattress?
The truth is, support, hug, feel, sinkage and even cooling will depend on your body type and weight. Another harsh truth is that there is no “best” mattress for every one of us.
Let’s take a look at the following guidelines how to choose an ideal firmness level based on your weight:
- Light (Less than 150 pounds)– You will want a medium firm bed around5-6 firmnessthat doesn’t sink too much. If you are lighter than 150 lbs, you can even go with four since most beds are rated for average sleeper of 180lbs.
If you want a softer feel or if you are a side sleeper you can opt for 3-4 firmness range. These are soft orplush options.
- Average (150-200 pounds)– Like with the previous category you can choose industrystandard of 5-7, providing perfect support and comfort.
Some sleepers will want to opt for more softer beds, and that’s perfectly fine, just go with 3-5 range if you sleep on your side and you are all set.
- Heavier Person (200+ pounds)– Heavier people can cause more pressure points on their back, and ideally you want to choose a firmer option to adjust for sinkage. If you are having problems with cooling, you ought to consider coil mattresses.
Ideally, choose a thick (12”) or thicker bed. This will provide good support and soft feel.
How to Select the Right Mattress for You – Summary
Hopefully, you have finished reading the above but even if you haven’t these five steps will ease your task of choosing a mattress for you or your family.
- Do you need a new mattress?– If your current bed is over eight years old, I’d consider replacing it no matter what. If you are having trouble sleeping or experiencing back or neck pain I would start searching.
- What is your current budget?– Don’t go with the cheapest option you find. Aim for $700-1200 range for a standard queen size bed (see top options). Of course, if you are buying smaller ones for your kid or teenager, the price will be considerably lower. Don’t spend less than $400 though. The quality drop-off is huge.
- What are your ideal type and material?– This is hands down the biggest challenge. Memory foam offers good contour and hug but sleeps hot. Traditional coil ones provide good bounce and cooling and are generally more durable. I recommend foam or hybrid to most people except for heavier sleepers who should opt for innerspring.
- What’s your preferred sleeping position?– This determines your ideal firmness level. On a scale of 1-10 (one being soft and ten being very firm), back sleepers will want to opt for a medium firm (4-7), side sleepers for more softer option (3-5) and stomach sleepers will need more support to avoid sinking (6-7 range).
- What’s your body type and weight?– Lighter sleepers (150lbs or less) will want a 1-2 points softer mattress to get the same feel like an average (180lbs) person. On the other hand, if you are a heavier person you will need more support and thicker mattress to support the weight.
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How To Choose The Best Mattress To Suit Your Sleeping Needs And Beat Body Aches
Looking for a good night’s sleep? Whether you’re plagued by insomnia or if you wake up with body aches all the time, the issue could be with your mattress. It’s recommended to change your mattress every eight to ten years. In fact, a good quality mattress can literally be the foundation to undisturbed, restful slumber.
In celebration of World Sleep Day, here are six handy tips to help you choose the best mattress for your sleeping needs and to wake up happy:
Optimal comfort is the ultimate goal here, but there are other questions you should ask yourself, including:
– What’s my usual sleeping position?
– Does my spouse and I have different sleeping needs and concerns?
– How big is my bedroom?
– What’s my budget?
– Do I have sleep issues I want to correct?
There are four common ones: innerspring, foam (including memory foam), latex and air mattresses, all with varying degrees of firmness. Here are some general guidelines to help you out:
Innerspring: These bouncy mattresses provide support with the use of steel coils submerged under layers of comfort materials like latex, memory foam and pillow. Make sure to get good-quality ones as cheaper ones may not have enough cushion and you might feel the coils poking through over time.
Memory Foam: Made with different layers of foam, this mattress type actually reduces pressure points as they conform to the contour of your body as you lie down, which makes it great for relieving pain and provide more comfort. It also absorbs movement, so you’re less likely to be disturbed by your partner’s tossing and turning.
Latex: Made from natural or synthetic rubber, these mattresses are also good for relieving back aches and pains as they’re firmer than memory foam mattresses but provide similar body support. There’s a bit more “spring” involved.
Air: Not to be confused with blow-up mattresses, air mattresses contain chambers filled with air instead of coils. They’re typically used for those with spinal injuries and have to lie down for a long time, and the firmness can be adjusted.
Nowadays, many brands sell hybrid versions for greater versatility and target your sleep needs even better.
When you get to the store, make sure to actually lie down on the beds for at least 10 to 15 minutes each, and in your usual sleeping position. This will increase your chances of selecting the best bed for yourself.
It’s wise to shop with your partner or a trusted friend. Lie down on the mattress and ask them to observe the position of your spine – is it neutral, sagging or curved? Keep searching until you find one that keeps your spine in a neutral alignment.
Especially if you’re getting a really expensive one, you want to make sure that you’re getting your money’s worth when you get back home.
For added luxury and even better sleep, opt for a mattress topper that provides an extra layer of comfort, such as this one from IKEA (it’s the TROMSDALEN mattress pad, $399).
Now, check out five mattresses with advanced technology to give you a good night’s sleep:
The latest range of mattresses from Tempur features four distinct collections: Contour, Cloud, Sensation and Hybrid. There’s something for everyone – whether you need a firmer or softer feel, or a mattress that lets you toss and turn with ease. Available at Tempur boutiques and selected major departmental stores.
To celebrate World Sleep Day, the brand’s unveiled a limited edition mattress that features its signature Posturepedic technology for greater support and comfort. Available at all Sealy stores until 26 March.
If you’re looking for some relief from body aches, Simmon’s Beautyrest Silver Series has a unique AirCool Gel Touch Foam which promotes freedom of movement and pressure point relief that could help in relieving tense muscles. It also maintains exceptional airflow for a cool, comfortable sleep environment. Available at Simmons islandwide.
This Gaultier mattress provides even, high precision support for the body due to the excellent resilience of latex. It has an improved ventilation and shows a reduction in the risk of allergic reaction. Available at Home-Fix stores.
5 essential tips for choosing the right mattress
Did you know that the source of your neck, back and body aches could be related to the mattress you are using?
According to sleep experts, not only does an average adult spend up to a third of his life in bed, but each person’s body type also requires a specific level of support. Home-grown bedding specialist European Bedding understands that not all beds are made equal. The brand caters to the growing demand for a sleeping system that offers ample back support and comfort. Here are five tips to keep in mind when looking for a mattress that is right for you.
1. Go natural
When shopping for a mattress, it’s essential to find out what material it’s made of. Bear in mind that you may be in close contact with the material for as long as eight hours every day, so always insist on natural materials instead of synthetic ones or mattresses made using glue or chemicals. European Bedding specialises in high-quality latex mattresses and pillows, which are fully natural. The Heveya Range, in particular, is one of its best-selling mattress ranges that’s made from 100-per-cent natural organic latex. The price of a king-size, full natural organic latex mattress is $3,988, making it an affordable and worthwhile option.
2. Ensure it supports you
The right mattress should provide ample support for your back and respond to each section of the curvature of the spine. The mattresses from European Bedding are designed to ensure natural spinal alignment while you sleep. There are seven specific support zones in this latex mattress to provide just the right amount of support for your back and to contour your shoulders.
3. Size it up
Before buying a mattress, lay down on it to make sure that it fits your body size. For tall people, the Singapore mattress length of 190cm is actually not long enough for a comfortable sleep. Moreover, if you sleep with a partner, opt for a King size mattress for a less disturbed sleep. For the discerning homeowner, European Bedding also offers custom mattress sizes.
4. Adjust the density
Aside from back support, a good mattress should also provide the right comfort. Each individual has a different body size and preferences and therefore requires a different mattress firmness for that good night’s sleep. For couples sharing a bed, it is recommended to combine mattresses of different densities (firm, medium, or soft) in one king-size bed. This ensures that each individual enjoys his or her preferred firmness for the best rest.
5. Test it at home
It’s difficult to decide on a mattress just in the store, so European Bedding offers a free trial of 100 nights, to test the mattress’ density. This way, you can rest easy knowing that you won’t end up with the wrong choice. Any changes in density (firm, medium, or soft) can be made within 100 days at no extra cost.
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TYPE OF MATTRESS
Bonnel spring is also known as inner spring, and is shaped like an hourglass. The springs are joined together at the top and bottom by spiral wires to form the spring system. In this system, all the springs are interconnected and because the springs are interconnected, it can cause more motion disturbance to you when sleeping.
Mattresses that use bonnel spring tend to feel more bouncy and are more affordable.
INDIVIDUAL BARREL SHAPE POCKET SPRING
Individual pocket springs are barrel shaped and each spring is placed into a woven pocket. The springs are laid out in a grid to form an individual pocket spring system. In this system, each spring is free to move independently as it is not connected to its neighbouring spring. This means that the weight placed on one spring does not affect the surrounding springs and this helps to minimise motion disturbance when sleeping.
Our collections have two types of individual pocket spring systems:
Non spring mattresses are usually made from Memory Foam, Natural Latex, Cold Cure Foam, Polyurethane Foam, or Rebond Foam.
Memory foam is also known as visco-elastic foam, and is a temperature sensitive foam that molds to the contours of your body as your weight shifts. Memory foam is known for reducing pressure points and relieving pain.
Memory foam mattresses will usually feel more cosy as the foam molds to the contours of your body. It also absorbs movement and helps to minimise motion disturbance.
Natural latex provides a firm and bouncy support that is uniform throughout the bed. It provides comfort that is similar to memory foam, but unlike memory foam, the natural latex pushes back, providing a firmer support.
Natural latex mattresses are cooling and help to regulate temperature, providing you with the most comfortable sleeping experience without compromising on support.
COLD CURE FOAM
Cold cure foam is also known as moulded synthetic latex. Cold cure foam is a dense and hard-wearing foam that has excellent resilience to flattening, and if able to keep its shape and support much longer and better than other types of foam. A unique property of cold cure foam is that it has a layer of ‘skin’ that prevents air from escaping, giving the mattress structure, which helps to keep its shape even after heavy use.
Foam based mattresses are suitable for those who want all round comfort without compromising on support. The softness of the foam provides pressure relief and allows the spine to align to its natural position.
Rebond Foam is made from shredded foam that undergoes a gluing process, forming a solid piece of foam. It is very dense and provides a firm support base that is able to withstand heavy use while maintaining longevity.
Polyester is a preferred choice for those who are looking for a no-frills fabric as a mattress cover.
Damask fabric is easily identified by its threaded, slightly shiny appearance, and slightly rough texture. Damask is a very durable fabric and has been used as a mattress cover for many years.
Knitted fabric is a newer fabric in the market that is thick, soft, slightly stretchable, and breathable.
Our collections have four types of knitted fabric:
N anobionic biofunctional technology has been built into the Cairfull fabric. Nanobionic is a ceramic-infused coating applied onto fabrics that enables the conversion of body heat into far infrared rays. Far infrared rays encourages better blood circulation and thermoregulation within the body. The outcome is an improved state of well-being, reduction in appearan ce of cellulite, and better quality of sleep.
Did we also mention that Nanobionic helps to combat free radicals?
A foam encasement or box up around the spring unit of a mattress provides edge support and offer edge-to-edge comfort across the entire mattress, helping the mattress retain its shape and provide long lasting comfort. A foam encasement can provide additional sleeping area on the mattress and helps to reduce the chance of mattress edge sink (typically caused by sitting on the edge of the mattress) over a period of time.
PILLOW TOP / PLUSH TOP / EURO TOP
Pillow tops, plush tops, and euro tops provide an additional upholstery layer at the top of the mattress, over the support system of the mattress for plush comfort. This additional layer can be made from polyurethane foam, natural latex, and memory foam.