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What's in a Mattress
Many of us take mattresses for granted – like those of us who forget that eggs come from chickens, not cartons, or that their computers contain microchips, not “magic.” There are many people who no longer think about the technology that is enclosed within the bed they sleep on every night. Nowadays, with so many types of mattresses to choose from, it is absolutely important to know the basic components of a mattress in order to determine what is best for you.
Here’s a quick rundown for those who wish to know the working parts of their bed:
These days, not enough of credit is given to the foundation, but this part of your bed can increase the life expectancy of your mattress considerably. A lot of people choose not to purchase a box spring or foundation to save money, but over time, you will notice a difference – the right foundation actually takes the brunt of the physical wear and tear that you put your mattress through on a nightly basis and prevents untimely decline in your mattress quality.
The inner workings of your mattress are most essential to your sleep experience. Whether the core is made of innerspring coils, memory foam, latex foam or air chambers, there is a varying scale of firmness based on the gauge of the coils, the density of the foam or the amount of air within the mattress. It is important to do your research about the quality and durability of the core in order to get the right amount of support for your body.
Also known as the upholstery, this top layer is what provides the immediate sensation when going to bed. Some people love to sleep on a hard surface, while others prefer the feeling of sleeping on a cloud. Whether you already know your preference or not, finding the best surface for you is best determined by trying out as many beds as you can.
These three sections of your mattress set work together in order to deliver the rest you deserve. By keeping this in mind, you should be able to conduct the research and make smart decisions about your next mattress purchase in no time.