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Only you can determine which mattress is your ideal type of mattress. And the only way to do that is by going to a mattress store like Pucci’s and trying one out. Of course, unless you have several hours in the day to lie down on a multitude of different mattress types to find the one that’s just right for you, it certainly does help to have a bit of guidance before you go to the mattress store. Read our mattress buying tips below for suggestions on what you should look for when shopping for a new mattress.
When it comes to mattresses, there are two major types: innerspring mattresses and memory foam mattresses. Their different constructions and materials mean that each type of mattress has its own set of unique characteristics. These small, but important, variations will help you determine which is right for you.
The oldest of the two types of mattresses is the innerspring mattress. Long considered the standard, an innerspring mattress with its many coils offers the most spine support. Typically speaking, the more coils, and the more tightly wound they are, the firmer the mattress, and thus the best support. The downside to an innerspring mattress is the high motion transfer—with all those springs, any adjustment made to a sleep position on one side of the mattress will transfer to the other side. For couples, this can be a problem, especially if one person is more prone to tossing and turning than the other.
Memory foam mattresses are the latest contender in the sleep system industry, and since their innovation, have been steadily vying for the attention—and dollars—of today’s consumers. Your typical memory foam mattress will be made of several layers of foam in different thicknesses and densities, providing a wealth of comfort levels. The major drawback to the memory foam is that it has a tendency to trap heat, although there are gel foam mattresses available that are designed to assist in better circulating heat and air.
As stated earlier, the best way to shop for a new mattress is to give it a try in the store. Bring your pillow, wear some really comfy clothes, and chat with one of our mattress sales experts to find the innerspring or memory foam mattress that is right for you.