There has always been some confusion between pocket spring mattresses and innerspring mattresses. People often wonder if they are the same thing by a different name, or what the differences are, as well as the pros and cons of each.
At MN Mattress in Parkville, we get a lot of questions like this. So, we’re going to answer all of those questions here, and more.
What Is An Innerspring Mattress?
An innerspring mattress is tried and true — these have been around for more than a century! These reliable units contain a network of interconnected springs under a comfort layer, which can come in a number of different materials.
What Is A Pocket Spring Mattress?
A pocket spring mattress is a newer invention than its relative and is different in structure. Each spring or coil is separate in its own small envelope of fabric. The number of coils differs and this will affect both the comfort and the price.
I have back pain, which is mattress should I choose?
One of the reasons pocket spring mattresses have grown in popularity is because of the added comfort that the individual coils add. Since they respond individually rather than as a unit, the pressure points of a person’s body are relieved throughout the night.
Whether it’s shoulders, hips or the back that feels sore most mornings, switching up the type of mattress might be an effective solution. A pocket spring mattress has added contour and pressure point relief than innerspring models, especially older ones.
I’m a light sleeper, which mattress is better for me?
One factor to consider is whether you sleep alone or with someone else. If you have a partner in bed, an innerspring mattress has more motion transfer, since all of the springs are one interconnected unit. If you tend to wake up because your partner tosses and turns, a pocket spring mattress might be better suited to your needs.
Why Is There A Price Difference?
Like most things, you get what you pay for, and this seems to be very true for mattresses. Even though innerspring mattresses might be on the lower-cost end, they are usually durable and long-lasting.
One thing to be aware of is the quality of materials. Pocket spring mattresses range in quality and it’s important to ask questions, especially about the comfort layer that will be helping support your body throughout the night.
Are More Pocket Springs Better Than Fewer Pocket Springs?
Not necessarily! As mentioned above, it really does matter the quality of materials. Just because a mattress has 2,000 pocket springs, doesn’t necessarily make it superior to a mattress with 1,000 coils. If the mattress with more springs has poorly made materials and weak springs, you might regret the decision. It’s best to come into a mattress store and ask questions because there are plenty of marketing gimmicks out there!
The type of mattress you choose can affect your overall health. If you are not getting good sleep every night because of the quality of materials in your mattress, it’s time to consider investing in a new one that’s right for you. If you are looking for a mattress in the Parksville area, we are ready and waiting to help you find the perfect mattress!