Gone are the days when you didn’t have many options in the mattress area and you can choose nowadays from so many models. From the firm mattresses, the plus mattresses, to the euro-top (aka the box-top), or the pillow-top mattresses, it’s impossible not to find the perfect model that fits your needs and budget.
Back in the days, you could only find the coil spring mattresses and it wasn’t like you had to spend much time for choosing. There is an impressive variety of options on the market today so you need to spend more time and energy for selecting the right model for you. You also need to give a thought about all of its attributes and see for yourself if that’s the right model for you or not. Do you want your mattress to be firm or soft? Would you like better a plush or a pillow top? Should you go with a traditional coil-spring or get a memory foam types?
You don’t have the compromise when selecting a mattress as you need to feel comfortable in it so you do get a good sleep until the morning. Getting the right mattress is fundamental for your sleep, too.
The types of mattresses
Most of the mattresses out there today are made with memory foam. First used by NASA, memory foam ensures great support to your body as it’s made to respond to your body heat and shape. Therefore, it’s going to soften in the areas where they’re warmer and the foam that touches the cooler parts is going to remain firmer. Some people also get a floating feeling when using this type of mattress.
The memory foam mattress brings comfort to any back problems, alleviates painful joints and sustain an optimal spinal alignment.
As for the coil springs mattresses, they are a talk of the past, but they are going to be forever the first type of mattress that gave back support. They contain coil springs that are supportive for your back. The higher the coil count, the firmer your mattress is going to be.
Let’s not forget the latex foam mattress that is durable and may be custom made so that it fits your body shape perfectly. A latex foam mattress isn’t the cheapest option to get so don’t go shopping on an empty wallet.
The pillow top and the plush
Despite of some may think, they’re not the same thing. A plush mattress has one to 4 inches of extra-layers on top of a firm mattress. The more padding it has, the softer it’s going to be.
A pillow-top mattress is not as firm as a plush mattress, but it’s rather soft. Unlike the plush that features additional layers, the pillow-top mattress comes with a cushion-like pillow top that protects the mattress.
If you’re only planning to add more softness to your mattress, a plush mattress is the best option to try. When you’d rather go with a fluffy bed, you may want to go with a pillow-top.
For those of you who are looking for more back support, the plush mattress is a better choice.
Keep in mind that pillow-top mattresses aren’t as cheap as the plush ones and you can’t flip them over for extending their lifespan. You may also need bigger sheets since they’re quite thick also.