Do you wake up groggy, cranky, and in pain? Does no amount of coffee seem to fix the situation? Maybe you need to buy a new mattress for better sleep.
To help you in your search for a better bed mattress, we thought it would be helpful to give you a run-down of the types of mattresses that are available on the market. The sleep industry has changed a lot through the years, and even though the coil mattress springs are still available, there are other options you may want to consider as well.
Here are the top five best mattresses that may give you better sleep.
1. Coil Spring Mattress
Since we just mentioned coil spring mattresses, let’s begin our list of mattress varieties by discussing this common type.
Coil spring mattresses have been around since the 1870s. This type of mattress is made of basically three parts.
The bottom layer is the foundation. It provides a structure for the bed and holds the springs.
The middle layer holds the springs. This layer varies significantly in structure from brand to brand. Some companies use a higher number of coils, which generally means that the mattress is of higher quality. Some companies individually encase each coil.
Finally, the top layer is the upholstery. It can be made up of a variety of fibers — but they all are designed to provide comfort.
The benefit of purchasing a spring mattress is that they are generally one of the more affordable options. One common problem with spring mattresses is that they may wear out faster than other types.
Spring mattresses, although based on older technology, have evolved a lot through the years. One should not equate spring mattresses with the old, squeaky bed that your grandma had in her spare room.
2. Memory Foam
Memory foam mattresses sprang into the scene in the early 1990s. Some say that NASA developed the technology behind memory foam, but we have learned that Tang was not really NASA’s creation, so who knows what is real?
For those who have never touched an item made of memory foam, it can be described as giving one the sensation of sinking. A memory foam mattress seems to wrap itself around your body. Once you get up, the mattress returns to its regular shape.
One of the benefits of using a memory foam mattress is that they are generally more resistant to allergens and dust mites. They also isolate motion, so if your sleep partner tosses and turns, you are less likely to feel it.
One disadvantage of a memory foam system is the problem of maintaining a consistent temperature throughout the night. At first, the memory foam mattress may seem cold (and hard). As your body warms up the mattress, you begin to sink in, and you may become hot.
3. Pillow Top
We know it’s not particularly fair to list pillow-top mattresses as their own type of mattress. Most of the time, the extra layer of cushion is found on top of a coil spring mattress. Since there is a lot of talk in the mattress community about pillow-top varieties, we thought it deserved a special mention.
Adding a pillow to the top of a spring mattress can create a cooler, more comfortable sleep experience. They can also increase the durability of the mattress. The drawback of a pillow top mattress is that the addition may require you to spend more money on your bed.
4. Gel Mattresses
Since we live in a world where “good is not enough,” mattress developers are still working hard to create products that fix the problems with the ones from an earlier generation. Gel mattresses were made to answer the complaint that memory foam mattresses get too hot throughout the night.
Gel mattresses feel like memory foam, but they are injected with a gel-like product that supposedly keeps the mattress cooler.
The benefit of a gel mattress is that they allow for more movement over the basic memory foam variety. The con of the gel mattress is that some people find it uncomfortable, and they can be rather pricy.
5. Organic or Eco-Friendly Mattresses
One would think that no company would make a mattress out of harmful materials or items that are bad for the environment. But when you are shopping for an eco-friendly organic mattress, you need to do careful research on the products you buy.
Look for mattresses made with organic cotton and wool. Make sure that the mattress is free of polyurethane-based foams. You also want to avoid a bed that includes harsh chemicals.
Hopefully, this guide will help give you a better night’s sleep. If buying a new mattress doesn’t work, maybe you could see if you can get your morning coffee through a continuous IV drip.
Hopefully, this will help you find the best mattress brands for you.