Whenever you go, whatever you do, the place you always come back is your home. And the most favorite room mostly for everyone is bedroom. Have you ever thought why people love their bedrooms so much? What is the main reason? The answer is simple: the bed. It cannot exist and function without mattress. Your rested feeling strongly depends on the age of the mattress and its current condition. A good and comfortable mattress should relieve pressure on your body. But if the functionality of the mattress declines, and waking up you are exhausted, tired, or have some pain in your body, it means that it is time to change your mattress and to buy a new one. Buying a new mattress is exciting, as well as very reliable. Nowadays there is a big variety of multifunctional mattresses that may perfectly suit your sleep needs. However, before buying a new mattress you should determine which one will be the most suitable for personal needs. Here you may read the 12 of the most common mattresses in order to take a more informed purchase decision.
All the innerspring mattresses are famous for their coil support system. This mattress has a standard coil support system that consists of a number connected to a single unit coils. The innerspring mattress may have one or more layers of spring coils that provide body support and comfort. The more coils are inside the mattress, the biggest comfort it may provide. There is a big variety of spring shapes, coil gauges and the number of coils. The higher number of coils, the more support it will provide. Although for someone who uses newer mattress technologies this type of mattress may seem primitive, innerspring mattresses are still widely popular all over the world.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam mattresses use a moldable material that reacts to body temperature and weight, providing a supportive system of your mattress. It contours the shape of your body absorbs body weight and performs pressure relieving. Memory foam is hypo-allergenic. If you like softness and sinking feeling, soft hug, body shaping, pressure relief and body support, then a memory foam mattress may the most suitable for you. It is well-known that memory foam has a bad reputation as “sleeping hot”. Nowadays there are a lot of newer more innovative memory foams that are specially equipped with cooling features, providing cooler mattress comfort than traditional memory foams.
Latex mattresses are filled with latex foam. Latex is a breathable material that does not need flipping and provides minimal off-gassing. Latex has cooling properties, so that body will not overheat during the night sleep. In addition, it is a durable material, so latex mattress may serve you for ages. Latex is well-known for its good responsiveness, bounce, and comfort and cooling. Moreover, it does not include chemicals. Being provided with a plant or petroleum-based materials they are a good chance for allergies and asthmatics. Latex mattresses are suitable for those who prefer firmer beds. It is a perfect alternative for those, who want to buy foam mattresses but do not like to feel contouring and sinking.
Pocketed Coil Mattresses
Pocket coil mattresses are similar to innerspring mattresses, but there are some features that set them apart from each other. Pocked coil mattress is made from individual springs that are wrapped with special fabric cover. It allows each spring to move independently. They are more breathable than memory foam mattresses or latex mattresses but may include natural materials that can cause allergies (that is why choosing this type of mattress read attentively the product’s information). It may be a perfect solution for two people sleeping in one bed. Individually pocked coils work independently and pressure is concentrated in only one spot, so other coils will be not put into work. It helps to minimize motion transfer and provides a good sleep for you and your partner.
Gel mattresses use special foam that contains gel. The gel may offer you different levels of comfort. Gel mattresses have a comfortable level of support. They provide your body with cool night’s sleep.
For those who like to sleep in a particular body position for a long period of time, a polyfoam mattress may be the most comfortable for you. You should know whether your hybrid polyfoam mattress is made using the Dunlop or Talalay process. This process provides your body with a higher degree of breathability and maintains cool body temperature. It is a flexible foam that combines the use of a polyol and an isocyanate (components are non-toxic). The benefits of this mattress are: proper spine alignment, high level of relief from pain and allergies, encourage proper head elevation.
Pillowtop mattresses include soft upholstery layer sewn onto the top of the mattress. This layer can be made from various materials (cotton, fiber, latex, foam, wool, memory foam). This mattress can perfectly keep its shape (it has a bounce back) and provides cooling properties. When it used with innerspring or air mattresses, pillowtop ensures a comfortable level of support adding several padding inches. So, this kind of mattress may be a perfect find for those, who prefer more cushion comfort with a cloud-like support.
A hybrid mattress combines a steel coil support with one or more types of foam. It may be polyurethane, memory or latex, gel or other materials. “Hybrid” means the combination of two or more materials that provide something new, maximizing the mattress’ benefits. So, you may choose the most suitable for you hybrids, that provide a higher degree of contouring ability and comfort. This kind of endless possibilities mattresses may be suitable for everyone.
Natural Fiber Mattresses
This kind of mattresses has a big variety of materials that are built-in the mattress’ construction (bamboo, organic cotton, latex, organic wool, hemp coconut coir). Since most of these products are created without the use of chemicals, you can be sure that you will reduce your carbon footprint with this option. Greenguard certification indicated that the mattress was carefully regarded and tested. It is difficult to say whether or not the natural fiber mattress will provide you a necessary body comfort. It depends on personal preferences. There are different forms and some of them, like horsetail, may be difficult to sleep on. So, before buying a natural fiber mattress, think attentively which kind of natural material you would like to invest in.
The characteristic feature of waterbeds is a water chamber that is used as the support system. Waterbeds include special barriers that can regulate wave to support individual back position. There are two types of waterbeds: hard-sided (have a water chamber inside a rectangular wood frame) and soft-sided (have a water chamber inside a rectangular frame of rigid foam) beds. Waterbeds are designed for bedroom furniture.
Airbeds mattresses use an adjustable air chamber, which is covered by upholstery materials. These materials can include various foams or fibers. Due to the use of PVC material, off-gassing is minimal even non-existent. Airbeds permits each side of the bed to be individually controlled, providing individual support for you and your partner. The ability to control the level of firmness can help you more effectively ease the pain.
For those who prefer watching TV and read a book in a bed, suffer from sinus pressure, excessive snoring, back pain or simply want to prop up their legs after a difficult day, the adjustable bed may be the most suitable choice. These adjustable beds can control the sleeping position of the mattress, elevating the upper and lower parts. Moreover, the adjustable bed performs a massage option for head and legs. Adjustable beds may be used with box springs and adjustable bases. It is also recommended in medical aims.
Buying a new mattress is not such an easy task as it seems. As it is well-known, a human spends a third of life in bed. It’s a lot. That is why if you have decided to buy a new mattress, choose it carefully. The exact size is the first step that will help you to avoid different troubles in buying a suitable mattress. The mattress should fit your needs and the room space, where it will be placed. Take into consideration your personal preferences in order to choose the right mattress dimension that will provide you with a comfortable sleep and rest. Moreover, if you want to replace your old mattress with the new one, be sure that the measurements of an existing bed and the new mattress are the same (in order to prevent undesirable overhangs).
Recommended room size: 7’ x 10’ or 10’ x 10’ for two twin beds
Twin size mattress, unlike its name, may suggest is made for one person (for a child or anyone under 5 ft5″ tall).This Twin mattress may be solved as 39″ wide x 75″ long. Generally, its size is the most suitable for one child or an adult. But it is a very common size in most children’s bedrooms. Such Twin mattresses are small and do not take a lot of space in the room. That is why they are best for small rooms, apartments, dorm rooms or for those who prefer to sleep alone or with some animal, like dog or cat.
Recommended room size: 7’ x 10’
Short twin mattress has is 34 wide by 75 inches tall. It is 5 inches narrower and 5 inches shorter than a twin mattress. If you like to travel a lot with your family or friends and use a camper or a motor home, where every inch is of special importance, this mattress will be the most suitable. In addition, if your own home is too small and there is not enough of space for a twin mattress, you may choose the Short Twin mattress.
Recommended room size: 7’ x 10’
This Twin XL mattress is about 39 inches wide by 80 inches long. It means that it is about 6 inches longer than a Twin mattress. Twin XL is the most suitable for taller adults (up to 6 ft tall) especially those, who prefer to sleep with a pet at the foot of the bed. Moreover, it is perfect for those who need much leg space for a comfortable night’s sleep.
Recommended room size: 10’ x 12’
The Full-size mattress includes 54 x 74 inches it means that it is about 15 inches wider than a twin one. It may be short for adults taller than 5’5” and uncomfortable for two adult persons. The best comfort this mattress may provide is for two growing children or smaller individuals. But if you like to roll over the bed in your sleep, the mattress size will be uncomfortable for your partner. This mattress also allows parents to cuddle next to their children, tell a story or simply lie down hugging them. In addition, this Full mattress may be suitable for the futon.
Recommended room size: 10’ x 12’ – 10’ x 16’
This Full XL mattress is about 6 inches longer but has the same width as the Full-size mattress. Its dimensions are 54 x 80 inches. These 6 inches of extra length give you more foot room. So, Full XL mattress is suitable for those, who need extra foot room but do not need more mattress width as Queen mattress has. It is a perfect variant for couples who like to sleep close to each other cuddling, for those who do not roll over the bed during the night’s sleep and do not need personal space or a separate bed.
Recommended room size: 10’ x 10’ – 10’ x 14’
Queen size mattresses are the widely-used today. It is about 6 inches wider but has the same length as the Full XL mattress. Its dimensions are 60 inches wide by 80 inches long. These 6 inches provide an additional body comfort for you and your partner. This mattress is suitable for those, who prefer to sleep closely. Queen mattress has enough of individual space for sleep at any desirable mattress’ eagle. Its 60 inches sharing onto two persons are enough to provide a comfortable night’s sleep.
Recommended room size: 10’ x 10’ – 10’ x 14’
Its dimensions are 80 x 66 inches, giving you additional 6 inches width. This Olympic Queen mattress is suitable for taller individuals who need much width. This mattress both with a room, that is longer than wider, will perfectly complement one another. Moreover, if you have a pet that likes to sleep near you on the edge or on foot of your bed, so, you may be sure that there will be enough of space even for this.
California Queen Mattress
Recommended room size: 12’ x 10’ – 12’ x 14’
California Queen is 84 x 60 inches. It is 4 inches longer than the Queen mattress. It is perfect for those who slip down the bed and need more foot space. This mattress is narrower than the Queen one, but couples like it. It has enough space for comfortable sleep. If you have a baby, you may easily lay it down the bed and comfortably sleep together. It is a perfect mattress size for those, who like sleep closely, having enough of free space, suitable for a little baby.
Recommended room size: 10’ x 12’ – 13’ x 13’
King Mattress size is 76 x 80 inches. Although the length is the same as California Queen mattress its width is approximately 16 inches bigger. This King Mattress is suitable for couples who prefer a maximum amount of sleeping space. Having a large sleeping space that is almost equal to the two Twin XL mattresses it may share its comfort with children and pets. The box springs are split, making it easier to navigate. It’s also the perfect size for homes with larger rooms. Moreover, if you prefer a lot of space and sleep alone, this mattress will provide you with endless possibilities.
Recommended room size: 12’ x 12’ – 14’ x 12’
Its size is 72 x 84 inches. It is 4 inches narrower than a King size mattress, but it is 4 inches longer, accommodating comfortably for people over 6ft 6″. It is perfect for those who like a lot of foot space and uses adjustable beds. If you have a child or a pet this mattress will also give plenty of room to sleep. It is still 6 inches wider than an Olympic Queen mattress, providing you and your partner with more space to sleep.
Recommended room size: 7’ x 10’
The crib mattress is about 28 ⅝ inches wide and 52 ⅝ inches long. It is specially designed for babies and cribs. It is no more than 6 inches thick. When your baby outgrows the crib, this mattress may be used for the toddler beds.
Extra Firm Mattresses
- Good for some back sleepers
- Too firm for stomach sleepers
- Too hard for side sleepers
A lot of people choose extra firm mattresses because they know that it helps to prevent the back pain. Mostly all people who used soft and firm mattresses have experienced, that firmer mattresses are better for the proper back alignment. Without taking into consideration the fact that medium-firm mattresses produce better body contact with the mattress, the most health professionals recommend firmer mattresses even though they may cause pressure points. Extra firm mattress ensures proper weight distribution and much support. In addition, these mattresses have minimal padding. This mattress is recommended only to back sleepers because side and stomach sleepers usually require more softness and padding.
- Good for most back sleepers
- Good for some stomach sleepers
- Too firm for side sleepers
If you like the firm feel rather than soft, this type of mattress may be suitable for you. It is well-known, that the firm mattresses promote a good spine alignment for those individuals who suffer from back pain. In addition, it depends on personal preferences, because many people prefer the feel of a hard mattress support rather than sinking into a plush bed. A firm bed provides perfect comfort for back sleepers and for some stomach sleepers. For side sleepers firm mattress is not recommended (it is too firm for them). That is why side sleeper should try softer mattresses.
- Good for many back sleepers
- Good for most stomach sleepers
- Good for some side sleepers
A medium-firm mattress provides a comfortable level of support, especially for back sleepers. For the back sleepers, the medium firm mattress is more suitable than the firm one, because it better adjusts to the body and provides more natural spine alignment. It also provides necessary support for hips and shoulders. In addition, the medium-firm mattress is good for most stomach sleepers and for some side sleepers. Medium range mattresses have an excellent combination of softness and support that is why they work well for almost all sleeping positions.
- May work for back sleepers
- Too soft for stomach sleepers
- Good for side sleepers
Soft mattresses may be the most suitable for side sleepers, because they perform a perfect contouring of the body, supporting all the curves. It may work for back and stomach sleepers who like a plush mattress they can sink into. For stomach sleepers, it is not very comfortable, as the soft hug of the mattress may create a lack of necessary support and sagging along the middle part of the body, that may cause the lower back pain. Moreover, this type of mattress is also suitable for those, whose weight is 150 pounds and less.
- May work for some back sleepers
- Far too soft for stomach sleepers
- Good for some side sleepers
Plush mattresses provide a soft surface comfort. It is a balance between firm and pillow top mattress. That is why plush mattresses are optimal for back sleepers, providing necessary lower-back support. In addition, plush mattresses may be good for some side sleepers (it depends on personal preference), but they are too soft for stomach sleepers.
Ultra Plush Mattresses
- Too soft for back sleepers
- Far too soft for stomach sleepers
- Good for some side sleepers
Stomach sleepers avoid this mattress category as well as back sleepers, who need more back support. But ultra plush mattresses may be suitable for side sleepers or for those, who roll over the bed during the night’s sleep. This mattress will provide a necessary hip and shoulder support, ensuring the correct back alignment and softness.
Zinus is a company, located in San Leandro, California. It does everything in order to satisfy consumer needs. In 1979 it started as an outdoor products producer. In 2003 Zinus was oriented on indoor furniture and has quickly become a famous indoor producer of mattresses, pillows, toppers, beds, bed bases, modern furniture collection. It pays a big attention to customers’ needs that is why all the efforts are aimed at increasing valuable competencies. Having a deep industrial experience, Zinus offers a large assortment of current design products that are healthy for life and necessary for home. Zinus is an extensive quality control organization, testing each innovation and producing the highest quality products for a worldwide market. It produces cozy and qualitative products, ensuring everyone individual comfort and support. Moreover, it pays big attention to all the details, starting from the bed support up to the top cover material. The mattress height ranges from 5 to 14 inches.
LinenSpa is registered and owned by Malouf Marketing, Inc. of Logan.
LinenSpa includes mattresses, mattress toppers, mattress protectors, bed frames, pillows, sheets, pillowcases. LinenSpa includes 10 regular mattresses and two folding mattresses. The bigger part of its production belongs to the memory foam mattresses. The cover fabric is usually bamboo, cashmere, custom velour, “quilted air layer,” and silver infused. The support layer is based on the high-quality foam. LinenSpa sells its products primarily online. They offer a “30-day Money Back Guarantee”, trial period and a 25-year warranty for the mattress and cover that may be caused by manufacturer defects.
Tuft & Needle
Tuft&Needle was founded on July 19, 2012, by Daehee Park and John-Thomas Marino. It is based in Phoenix, Arizona. This company offers mattresses ranging from twin to California King. Each mattress has a 10-year warranty. The mattress is made of proprietary foam, but it feels more similar to latex than memory foam. This gives a necessary comfort but is not too soft, that prevents you from sinking into your bed. Tuft&Needle mattresses are not firm, although for some sleepers it is an opposite point of view. So, mostly all of Tuft&Needle mattresses will be suitable for those who prefer firm mattresses. Its construction is quite simple, it does not have frills. Most of all it pays attention to core mattress quality, rather than outside décor. Being much longer in the mattress industry, T&N has a number of customer reviews, which is an important part of the shopping process.
Olee Sleep is a new brand joined to the market in 2006. It manufactures spring and foam mattresses, metal foundations, toppers, pillows, and accessories. For those, who are searching for an economic mattress, Olee Sleep offers cheaper options. All Olee Sleep models were added to the market in 2016. Its production is sold only on the internet. The mattresses are imported from China (that is why they cost less) instead of being made in the USA. That explains the fact why they still don’t have the Certipur-US seal. Olee Sleep mattresses include multiple-layers of foam. These multiple-layers mattresses are suitable for all sleeping positions. The support foam is not thick enough, that has a negative effect on mattress durability. It is a new brand but has already improved an excellent customer service.
Best Price Mattress
The Best Price Mattress provider is one of the most popular on the market, mainly because of inexpensive mattress models. It has 3 types of mattresses: memory foam, gel memory foam, and iCoil Spring. Each of these types has an individual level of support, firmness and, undoubtedly, inner construction. Memory foam mattress provides motion transfer, providing with undisrupted night sleep. All the foam layers are CertiPUR-US certified. The iCoil spring technology includes of individually wrapped coils and 2 layers of soothing plush foams that provide perfect sleep. The mattress in this collection is encased with premium fabric cover. Gel-infused foam layer includes sleep cool system that prevents your body from overheating or sweating. Best Price Mattresses have a long-lasting durability. The Best Price Mattresses advantage is that the mattress models are cheaper compared to other brands.
Live and Sleep
Best Choice Products
Best Choice Products was established in October 2002. The company began from selling pool tables then it was engaged in selling musical instruments and patio furniture. Best Choice Products has a large variety of products from outdoor products, home products, children’s facilities, musical instruments, pet products and a lot of other everyday household items. Best Choice Products has a big variety of mattresses, mattress toppers, bed frames, jewelry armoires, bedroom storage headboards. Mattresses are divided into a different size, color, and category. You may choose the most suitable for your mattress as there are memory foam mattresses, folding mattresses, gel memory foam mattresses.
Swiss Ortho Sleep
Michael Fux is the founder of Sleep Innovations and the maker of memory foam pillows and mattresses. The company includes a big variety of foam mattresses, memory foam mattress toppers, pillows, furniture, utility mats, kitchen and bathroom mats. Sleep Innovations is a leader in the production of consumer-oriented foams, which provide comfort and relaxation. With the help of extensive clinical and consumer testing, Sleep Innovations has found that their high-quality production help to improve the quality of consumers life. The Sleep Innovations is considered a good provider of necessary back support and proper body alignment which aims are to reduce back pains.
Dream Foam Bedding
Simmons – Beautyrest
The well-known brand of mattresses Sealy Corporation is marketed and sold by Tempur Sealy International. Sealy has provided a comfortable sleep system that offers your body necessary body support, both with a superior level of comfort and pressure relief. It has a handcrafted of the latest quality materials ordered in Australia. Its construction helps to provide the correct alignment of the skeletal system and pressure relieving comfort. It provides proper relaxation of the muscles during sleep. Sealy spring units give the perfect body support and alignment. In addition, coil system creates proper circulation, relieves pressure points, conforming to the body’s shape and distributing body weight. Vigorous testing of raw materials may guarantee that all Sealy mattresses have long-term durability.
Carpenter – Sleep Better
Dynasty Mattress was founded in the State of California in 2011. Dynasty Mattress is one of the new mattresses producing company. It deals only with CertiPUR-US®-certified and high-quality memory foam mattresses that provide comfortable and unforgettable night sleep. The Dynasty Mattress Company offers a big variety of mattresses that are less expensive. Moreover, the company is known as a budget orthopedic memory foam mattresses seller. The company may bring you a variety of comfortable memory foam mattresses that are made of visco-elastic quality material. Dynasty Mattress company has a large retailing experience of memory foam mattresses all over the country.