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Types Of Mattresses: Innerspring, Foam, Hybrid

The No Bull Mattress Team

The No Bull Mattress Team

This article was written and fact checked by the team at No Bull Mattress & More.

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When it comes to mattress shopping, it seems as if the types of mattresses available are endless. For budget-aware shoppers, it’s important to understand the different types and the pros and cons of each, to help ensure you get the mattress that will offer the best comfort and durability for your dollars. When you come to Mattress Warehouse armed with the information you need, we can help you find the right mattress for you at the right price for your budget.

Innerspring Mattresses

By far the least expensive of all the mattress types, an innerspring mattress is made up of a series of coiled springs inside a steal frame. All innerspring mattresses have a pad covering the coils. The quality and firmness of the mattress will depend upon the gauge and number of springs. A higher priced mattress should have more or thicker springs. The more springs and the heavier the gauge, the more firm the mattress will be. Some firm mattresses have a thicker pad, alleviating any potential pressure points while providing strong support for your back and joints.

Foam Mattresses

Memory foam is a popular choice for sleepers who prefer a softer, but still supportive mattress. Considered by many to be a “high-end” choice, memory foam prices have come down in recent years. The dense foam cradles the body, eliminating any potential pressure points and providing a comfortable rest for all body types. Some people find that memory foam tends to retain body heat, a feature which allows the foam to mold to the body. Newer memory foam mattresses are infused with “cooling gel” which helps reduce the heat retention and improves comfort. Memory foam mattresses are best for sleepers who prefer a soft surface and wish to avoid motion transfer.

Hybrid Mattresses

A hybrid mattress is an innerspring mattress with a memory foam cover. Hybrids are typically less expensive than other types of mattresses, and offer some of the benefits of both inner spring and foam mattresses. The motion transfer is greatly reduced by the foam cover, which mimics memory foam’s lack of pressure points. The spring frame provides a firmer support than an all-foam mattress, and reduces the price.

When you come into the Mattress Warehouse, our knowledgeable staff will help you find the mattress that best suits your needs and budget.

Frequently Asked Questions

The lifespan of a mattress can vary depending on the type and quality of the mattress, as well as how well it is cared for. In general, innerspring mattresses tend to last around 7-10 years, foam mattresses can last up to 10 years or more, and hybrid mattresses typically last around 8-10 years.
When choosing a mattress, it is important to consider your personal preferences and sleeping habits. Factors to consider include your preferred sleeping position, your weight, and any specific health concerns you may have. It can also be helpful to test out different types of mattresses in a store to determine which one feels most comfortable to you.
Hybrid mattresses provide the best of both worlds, with the support and durability of an innerspring mattress and the comfort and pressure relief of a foam mattress. They can also be a good option for people who prefer a firmer sleeping surface.

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