What is a pocket sprung mattress? A pocket sprung mattress is simply a mattress that has individually encased springs. This individuality allows these springs to move independently of one another, creating a comfortable, supportive surface that only caves where pressure is applied.
Since the pressure is applied locally and only moves certain springs, movement on one side of the bed does not affect the other side. This is a great alternative for couples who may find their sleep disrupted because of a restless partner. The amount of pocket springs used in the design of the mattress can affect just how localized pressure is.
This kind of mattress design is ideal if you’re looking to straighten your spine at night especially if you like to sleep on your side. The pocket spring design allows for the hips to sink lower than the shoulder, but also keeps your hip from lowering your shoulders too far below your pillow.
With or Without Memory Foam?
Memory foam is a sought-after material. It rose to popularity because of its ability to bold to a person’s shape. However, the body heat each body creates is what allows the molecules in the memory foam to conform to a person’s body shape. So, while it provides a perfect fit regardless of your body type, you may not be able to fully appreciate memory foam if you’re a hot bodied sleeper. The memory foam would just continue to absorb your body heat.
However, there are several advancements that have been made with memory foam to allow it to be more breathable. These advancements have created a seeming ventilation system that can keep the memory foam from trapping warm air. This system combined with a breathable and water wicking or absorbing material that can dissipate sweat is the ultimate combination for memory foam to combat the self-induced warmth. Be sure to keep an eye out for these features if you know that you run warm at night.
Hand Tufted or Not?
Another option for your mattress with pocket springs is to get it hand-tufted. Hand tufted mattresses are simply a mattress that has a stitching all the way through, this provides extra support and helps keep the mattress’s filling in place. Hand tufts give the mattress the iconic buttoned appeal.
Hand tufted mattress can be superior to other mattress if you have issues with lumpy mattresses, or prefer the support it provides; however, some people may find these kinds of mattresses to be uneven and uncomfortable to sleep on. If you are adamant about the support but can’t stand the buttoned nature of these beds, a mattress cover or topper could easily fix the issue. Hand tufted mattresses do flatten out over time, so you may not need the mattress topper after you’ve worn in the mattress a little more.
How Does the Orthopedic Part Play In?
An orthopedic mattress is simply a mattress that is made with biology and skeletal systems in mind. The whole point of an orthopedic mattress is to use science to provide you with a better night of sleep. There are no set materials that make up an orthopedic mattress but the usual aspects of one consistent of a firm top that provides support to your body in a way that aligns your spine into a straight line.
Orthopedic mattresses are great for providing relief from stiff or achy joints and bones. If you consistently suffer from headaches or stiff neck, even aches in your neck and back from an inability to sleep correctly an orthopedic mattress may be what you need. Keep in mind if your orthopedic mattress has springs or memory foam you may get the extra comfort and support your individual body shape needs.