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Mattresses – How Many Kinds Are There?

Buying mattresses can be complex. There are numerous types of bedding, including spring beds, memory foam, latex and even waterbeds (they have not gone out of style!) However, although preference may be one of the things you consider important when buying one of these, there are other things to consider, including quality, material and the overall comfort of the bed. Buying from a trusted manufacturer is an easy way to ensure you are getting a bed you will enjoy sleeping on.

Spring Mattresses

Spring mattresses are some of the most common beds in the home. They have wired coils within them to provide support. These beds are strong and their design helps them to retain their shape and to reduce any sagging. When buying this type of option, the number of coils is important. They may have any place from 300 to 800. However, keep in mind that coil number is not as important as it used to be, due to improvements. Individually wrapped coils are a good option.

Memory Foam Mattresses

The latest bedding style to come on the market is the memory foam bed. This product is made of a substance developed by NASA. A viscoelastic foam conforms to the shape of the body but comes back to its standard shape once pressure is removed. The weight of the foam is important. Densities range from 4 to 5 pounds down to as low as 2 to 3 pounds. The Indentation Loan Deflection or ILD rating will tell you how hard or soft the foam is. Also, look for a memory foam design with a high resilience rating for better durability.

Latex Mattresses

Another option to consider is latex, a new product on the market. These beds are very dense and provide quality latex cores that really make the mattresses long lasting. It may seem strange to think if a rubber bed but this innermost core is quite comfortable. Natural and synthetic latex options are available. Even better, if you want an eco friendly design, do go with latex since these are made from sustainable resources that are environmentally friendly.

Waterbed Mattresses

Waterbeds were very popular during the 1970’s and 1980’s, but today’s product has improved tremendously since that time. Waterbeds are easy to warm and they can be very comfortable, especially if you like a bed that will conform to your body better than a traditional option. Waterbed bladders are now sold as both hard sided and soft sided options. Since waterbeds do not allow for allergens to hide within them, mites and pollen are not present in the bedroom. More so, you can just wipe them clean. These are just a handful of the types of bedding on the market. From air mattresses to futon beds, you have plenty of options to select from. If you buy from a quality manufacturer, chances are good you will also find inexpensive beds that last for years to come and give you the comfort and support that you would expect them to.

Source by Ben Weissman

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