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What's in a Mattress?

Part of your mattress education is understanding the different components of your sleep set. We all know what a mattress and a box spring are, but what's really going on inside? And most important, how does what's inside help you sleep? Once you know what goes into building a Serta mattress, you'll be able to select the one that's right for you.

What's in a Serta Mattress?

Comfort Layers

The feeling you get when you first lie down on a mattress comes from the foams and fibers used in the upholstery layers above the innerspring. Serta mattresses use special fibers complemented by responsive, body-conforming foams to ease pressure points along the body. These mattress comfort layers reduce tossing and turning, promoting a better night's sleep.

Comfort choices vary by mattress collection. Many Serta mattresses offer a variety of comfort choices that allow you to choose your ideal sleeping surface, such as Firm, Plush, Euro Top, Pillow Top, Cushion Top, and Super Pillow Top mattresses.

Ultra-Fresh is an antimicrobial treatment applied during the foam manufacturing process. It actively discourages and destroys many of the bacteria and fungi that create unpleasant smells and staining, keeping items cleaner and fresher. Ultra-Fresh treatment even controls dust mites which are a trigger for allergens and asthma. Every article that carries the Ultra-Fresh brand has undergone and extensive period of testing to ensure the article is being treated correctly to inhibit bacteria, fungi and dust mites.

Support System

Serta makes its innerspring systems from twice-tempered steel. The "coil count," or number of coils in a mattress, varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Of course, it also depends on size of the mattress. However, for comparison, actual coil count is generally based on a queen-size mattress. (In other words, queen mattresses will have fewer coils while kings will have more.)

You might have heard a rumour that the more coils in an innerspring, the more supportive the mattress will be. While this can be true, coil count is not nearly as critical today as it once was. These days, the combination of coil count, coil gauge and the construction of the coils is a much more important factor in determining the overall comfort and support of the mattress. For example, Serta's continuous coil innerspring systems can provide greater support than other coil systems with similar coil counts because of the unique construction.

Serta features the most durable and advanced innerspring and non-innerspring systems in its products, including many exclusive and patented sleep systems.