Pocket spring or a hybrid foam mattress? How to find the best mattress for you.
You might have landed here because you are confused by all the different kinds of mattresses. Shopping for a mattress can be overwhelming. We’ve put together an easy guide to each mattress type and what it’s made of, so you can ultimately decide on which is the best mattress for you.
Spring, or mattresses that contain coils, are the most common mattresses in Australia. And within this innerspring mattress category, you’ll find different types of spring systems such as continuous coil mattresses, pocket spring mattresses or open coil. Generally, these types of mattresses contain the spring system at the heart of the bed with comfort layers on top. Our Serta Perfect Sleeper is an example of a spring mattress.
An Open or Bonnell coil mattress has coils shaped like an hourglass. It’s a design that provides great initial support but they tend to wear faster than other coil types.
Offset coil mattresses are made in a similar way to the open coil but have a square head that is aimed to contour your body better.
A pocket spring mattress is individually wrapped coils contained within fabric pockets. Each coil is separate - which helps with minimal partner disturbance because each coil isn’t disturbed by those surrounding it. Serta makes its coils from tempered steel for added durability. And in some mattress ranges like the Serta Avante Garde - there is an additional layer of mini pocket springs that combine to give your mattress extra support and stability.
Continuous coil mattresses have rows of advanced coils made of a single continuous wire. Itcworks by sharing the weight across several innersprings which results in a system that is both strong and supportive.
The beautifully soft feel of sustainable latex is popular for its luscious feel & its hypoallergenic properties. It’s commonly used as a comfort layer in bed ranges such as the Serta Mattress Avante Garde( Verbier & Rococo models ) but it can also be used as a support core instead of a spring mattress. Latex being rubber is very resilient and breathable and this helps wick away heat that’s typically associated with a memory foam mattress. It provides a high level of support and comfort to help with proper spinal alignment while you sleep. A Serta latex mattress is also naturally antimicrobial, dust mite resistant and hypoallergenic.
Memory Foam Mattress
A memory foam mattress, like a latex mattress, delivers both comfort and the foam acts as a support system in lieu of a spring mattress. Memory foam or viscoelastic foam comes in a number of different feels and densities. For a support core to help your spinal alignment, the foam is usually a higher density. At Serta we’ve also developed added technology that works with our memory foams called Kulkote. It helps with your temperature regulation in bed through a series of microcapsules that store, absorb or release heat depending on your body temperature on the sleep surface. You can find Kulkote in several Serta mattress ranges including Serta Sustain and Avante Garde & Serta Perfect Sleeper. Find a store near you and discover your next Serta mattress.