What’s In A Mattress – Understanding What Your Mattress Is Made Of
Your mattress is probably the most important piece of furniture that you own. You spend more time on your mattress than any other piece of furniture. Understanding what your mattress is made of is important to make sure that you choose the right mattress. After all…it’s what’s inside that really counts.
What is the most basic component of a mattress set? The mattress frame. Only choose those bed frames that are made of strong wood, metal or both. You can get an adjustable frame that fits a twin bed, a queen sized bed or a king bed. If you use casters with your bed frame, the casters should be at least two inches wide and have a high weight capacity rating. In order to choose the right mattress set, you need to start with the basics. Choose a good quality mattress frame.
Box Spring Mattress/Foundation
It is important to choose the right foundation for your primary mattress. Whether you choose a box spring or a foundation, make sure it is high quality. Box spring mattresses are more popular but foundations are increasing in popularity.
Bedding manufacturers recommend buying a box spring that coordinates with the top mattress you buy. You don’t HAVE to do this, but it may make a huge difference in the quality of sleep you get. What makes up a good quality box spring? Well, it should have a wooden frame with a strong coil system. It is typically more stiff around the edges, with more ‘give’ in the middle (this give makes room for comfort).
When deciding on what type of mattress to get, you may only be concerned with the top mattress. This mattress can be filled with air, water, memory foam, steel coils, latex, etc. This mattress is the most important part of your mattress system.
Whatever mattress you choose, it needs to have the correct support system for your body, especially your spine. Your mattress should align the spine while you sleep. Memory foam mattresses and latex mattresses offer the best support system for your spine and can increase your quality of sleep drastically.
Some people don’t consider what type of mattress padding a mattress has. But, this is another important mattress feature. It is the uppermost layer of the mattress and is there to offer an additional layer of comfort. Mattress padding can be made of wool, foam or cotton. A firm mattress has the least amount of padding. A pillow-top mattress has the most padding.
It is important to know and understand the different components of a mattress system to make sure you get the best mattress you can. It’s what’s inside the mattress that will make or break the quality of sleep that you get.