People often ask us to explain the differences between the different types of mattresses. It can all get rather technical and boring. In this post, we have simplified it into a few basic mattress types and the Pro’s and Cons of each option:
Bonnell Spring Mattresses:
Pro: Affordable, good weight distribution on mattresses for bigger folks.
Con: Many cheap models on market. Unless it’s a heavy duty double tempered spring, it won’t be as durable as other kinds of mattresses. You will feel your partner moving since springs are connected.
Pocket coil mattresses:
Pro: Provide good support for side sleepers, no motion transfer between partners, Pressure point relief.
Con: Might wear out sooner with heavier weights because the coils do not distribute weight evenly.
Infinite coil mattresses:
Pro: Distribute weight evenly and maintain mattress shape.
Also tends to be very affordable option.
Con: Movement is felt across the whole bed
Layered Foam mattresses:
Pros: Durable and Firm Support, Hypo Allergenic, No Motion transfer
Con: Heat retention, might be too firm for lighter sleepers.
Memory Foam mattresses:
Pro: Luxurious comfort as it cradles body and contours.
Con: Retains heat more than other mattresses.
Latex Foam mattresses:
Pro: Hypo-allergenic, eco-friendly, buoyant feel
Con: Some kinds of latex foam are low-quality, check if it’s made from Natural or synthetic latex.