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Mattress Types: Guide and Comparisons

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Mattress Types: Guide and Comparisons

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Now that you’ve decided on the mattress size you’ll need, it’s time to determine what style of mattress will meet your requirements. But where do you even begin? How exactly does the firmness or softness of a mattress affect the quality of your sleep? Maybe it’s time for a remote-controlled adjustable base to raise your head and feet? Do you have specific needs that need to be met to help alleviate medical issues? Have you used the same old style of mattress for years, and now your neck and back are begging for a change? Or maybe, you happened to recently buy another mattress at that other store, but it’s not quite all they made it out to be. No one wants to spend hours of their free time in a store laying on mattresses, even if they ARE comfortable! BoxDrop Corpus Christi offers brands such as Sapphire Sleep, Beautyrest, nature’s sleep, and more all in house at the best prices in town. Read below for some quick comparisons on a few popular mattress types.

Memory Foam

Memory foam mattresses have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their comfort factor. Foam mattresses are made of a material that softens in response to heat and pressure. This response to heat means the mattress conforms to your body, providing pressure relief and reducing pressure points as your weight is more evenly distributed across the mattress surface. Long-term use has even been shown to reduce chronic back and neck pain. There is no sagging, and no need to turn or flip to maintain its shape. Better still, there are no squeaks or creaks, and low to no motion transfer means you won’t disturb your partner while shifting during sleep.

Memory foam retains heat, which can be a big problem for someone who already sleeps hot. Cooler temperatures are proven to be more conducive to more consistent sleep. Gel memory foam mattresses and pillows can help alleviate this issue. BoxDrop also offers Nordic Chill cool gel “snow pillows” to help disperse heat. Low-quality memory foam mattresses tend to be manufactured using toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde and contain isocyanates, which have been shown to cause issues such as asthma and skin irritation. CertiPUR-US ® products meet standards for content, emissions, and durability.

Inner spring

Innerspring mattresses are the most common type of mattress sold. They are constructed of steel coils that compress when you put weight on them, and coil mattresses tend to be popular due to selling points such as flexibility, durability, and price. Coil count is an important factor for this type of bed. Higher numbers of coils tend to signify better quality and comfort. An innerspring mattress is also very good for people who like to have several options for sleep positions, supporting side, back, and stomach sleepers with the right levels of comfort as well as support. Innerspring mattresses can be made with different types of padding on top of the coils to provide a comfortable layer such as latex, a pillow top mattress, or even gel memory foam. The main types of coils include hourglass coils, pocketed coils, and continuous coils.

However, innerspring beds tend to wear out faster. While you’ll experience more springiness and bounce, you may find that you’ll need to replace an innerspring mattress sooner than you would another type of mattress. You may also experience audible squeaking when you move around on the bed, which is less than ideal.

Hybrid mattresses

Hybrid mattresses combine the best of both worlds. They provide the support and bounce of an innerspring mattress, with the comfort and softness of latex or memory foam (and motion isolation to boot). Beautyrest introduced the first hybrid mattress, and now offers a range of products to provide a more custom experience. They also boast better contour abilities compared to latex and other mattresses.

Hybrid mattresses are often heavy and difficult to move and can feature high motion transfer with the wrong construction. Since there is higher complexity and demand for hybrid products, you can often expect to pay a higher price than you would otherwise pay for mattresses of similar quality.

Whatever style you’re interested in exploring, call us at (361) 876-4445 to set up a consultation with our knowledgeable staff in store located at 1251 Nile Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas. The BoxDrop Corpus Christi team has over a decade of experience in the industry and offers some of the best customer service in the Coastal Bend. Inventory includes items such as adjustable bases, platforms, box springs, headboards, pillows, and protectors for all of your shopping needs. Don’t miss our Facebook and Instagram for news, satisfied customer testimonials, and promotional offers!

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