Because of the vast technology today, most people do their work on their computers. Photo editors for example spend so much of their time staring at the computer working on every detail of a picture. Almost all computer workers have bad posture due to this type of work and most of them do not get optimum sleep after doing so. This is a bad lifestyle for anyone to be living because it increases the risk of many heart diseases or even stroke. What these computer workers need to invest on is a good quality mattress that will help relieve their stress build up and enhance their energy levels so they can do more work. Most people think that they can sleep 3 to 4 hours a day and it’s already enough for another day at work. However, studies show that lack of sleep leads to worse conditions. Shopping for a good mattress may be confusing because there are different types of mattresses available in the market. To help you understand better about the type of mattresses, here is a simple guide.
Innerspring, Coil, Pillowtops
A spring mattress is composed of the mattress springs, boxspring base and layers of padding. Different types of innerspring mattresses have metal coils for its support system. The different types of support system include connected Bonnell coils and independent pocketed springs. The quality of a mattress is usually based on the number of coils that the support system has. The idea is that the more coils there is, the better the mattress can support the sleeper and contour their body shape. Besides using coils, manufacturers also add foams and padding to provide softness and give the sleeper enough comfort level for a better night’s sleep.
Memory foams started as a NASA project for their astronauts to get a good night’s sleep when they are on a mission. These kinds of mattresses have the memory foam part on the upper layer, and it can range from 2-8 inches thick. It is supported by its base foam that is denser and does not have the memory foam properties. This kind of mattress has multiple layers of different foams, and some have air channels for heat reduction. Different memory foams have different density and type. The most common density is between 4 to 5 pounds. Some memory foams come with plant-based formulation or gel infused foams to make it cooler. Memory foams are known to be good for back pain.
Latex mattresses have the simplest construction of all types of mattresses. It contains only latex for its support core and its comfort layers. The foam is manufactured to be cured, cut and layered to make a bed. The layers of this type of mattress may not be stitched together, and the cover can be made of cotton, wool or other types of material. You can distinguish a latex mattress through the manufacturing process and the type of latex used. The Dunloop process produces a firm mattress while the Talalay process produces a more consistent and customizable product.