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Why Innerspring Mattresses are Right for You
Just because some people may be extolling the virtues of the latest and greatest technology, it doesn’t suddenly negate over a century’s worth of research and development. In the case of mattresses, innerspring coils have been a part of a restful night’s sleep since the 1930’s, and the technology has been refined to an extent that it would take decades for newer products to catch up. Before you decide on a Tempurpedic mattress or Sleep Number bed, make sure to consider how far innerspring mattresses have come.
The basic principle of innerspring mattress systems is the core network of steel coils – anywhere from a couple hundred to a thousand can be found within a mattress. Coils come in a variety of thicknesses (also known as gauge) and strengths, which control the firmness and ‘give’ of the sleep surface. Also, the more coils there are the more the bed can contour to your individual weight and shape. Today’s coils are made of durable steel or titanium, which can be interconnected through a complex and carefully designed framework, or even come individually wrapped in fabric and work independently of each other.
The biggest advantage of innerspring mattresses is the variety. You can find everything from the affordable to the luxury, a range of sizes and thicknesses as well as mattresses that are topped with a multitude of upholstery materials for every taste and need. In terms of sleep, this is a comfortable and familiar surface that most people don’t need to get used to, offers better breathability overall and also features a springiness that solid foam mattresses cannot provide.
Most longstanding companies like Sealy, Serta and Simmons are also combining their tried and tested coil systems with the materials that make brands like Tempur-Pedic so popular. Buyers can purchase mattresses that offer regular to high-density innerspring mattresses with latex or memory foam tops in order to get the proven support of coils with the conforming sleep surfaces of these newer technologies. These days, you can indeed have it all by sticking to what you know.