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New from M&R Mattress is the personal travel pillow complete with its own fully washable cover
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Common questions we get.....
Q: What are the different types of Mattresses?
A: There are basically three different types of mattresses.
They are Coil Springs,Foam and Hybrid.
The Coil Spring mattresses come in two types; Innerspring and Pocketed. Foam Mattresses come in three types; Polyeurothene, Memory Foam and Foam Latex. Hybrid Mattresses are a combination of both spring coils and foam.
Q: What Is A Spring Mattress?
A: Spring mattresses support the body by pushing back with a similar amount of pressure that the body applies. One potential drawback with this construction can be that the body does not apply to same amount of pressure evenly across the mattress. Thus, the areas of the body which press down the hardest of the bed (typically the chest, hips and head) will get the most push-back.
Q: What is the difference between innerspring and pocket coil?
A: A traditional innerspring mattress, or open coil, has a network of metal coils that are all connected. ... Additionally, because the coils all move together, traditional innerspring mattresses provide less comfort and don't spring back as easily. They also don't contour around your body as much as a pocketed coil mattress. They both offer a lot of bounce, good temperature control, and come in a wide variety of prices. They can both offer a lot of support, particularly for heavier people or those with back ailments.
Q: What are pocketed coils?
A: Coils that are wrapped inside their own, individual pockets. Offering true body conforming comfort and unprecedented motion separation for you and your partner.
Q: What Is A Foam Mattress?
A: Foam mattresses rely on air trapped within aerated substances (rather than springs) to offer support and bounce. Foam mattresses generally consist of three broad types: polyurethane foam, memory foam and foam latex.
Polyurethane (“Poly”) Foam
Polyurethane foam is commonly the uppermost layer in an innerspring mattress. A single layer of polyurethane can be constructed into part of a polyurethane foam mattress. It’s chemically similar to memory foam, but without the added viscosity boosters — meaning it’s much more bouncy and springy feeling than memory foam. It’s also lightweight, making it one of the easiest mattresses to maneuver.
Memory foam mattresses are made of multiple layers of different densities of foam. The foam is made of polyurethane. There are three types of Poly foam, and memory foam consists of more high density than the other two types.Memory foam molds around the contours of the body and has a slow bounce back (meaning it retains the body’s shape for a few seconds after being indented). It can be great for those suffering from back or joint pain, as it relieves pressure on these areas of the body.
Foam latex is created by aerating a sap-like substance in order to create air bubbles. The result is a firm but bouncy support, which is uniform throughout the bed. Unlike memory foam, latex “pushes back,” meaning it offers superior firmness and pressure relief. Foam latex also has an environmental benefit over memory foam, as the raw materials are natural and the production process can be extremely clean.
Latex mattresses can be natural or man made, depending on the raw materials. Natural latex comes from the foam of a milky substance produced by the rubber tree, whereas synthetic latex is an artificial replica. Dunlop and Talalay are two different ways of manufacturing foam latex, Talalay being the superior way.
Hybrid mattresses combine the use of coils with a layer of either memory foam or foam latex. They were initially conceived for those who were unsatisfied by both pure spring and pure foam options – claiming to offer the best of both worlds. These mattresses allow the customer to feel “on top of” the mattress, while still giving them the support and pressure relief of foam.
In a hybrid mattress, the spring type is typically a pocketed coil, which offers the most hugging and contour a spring mattress can offer. The spring type is topped by a fairly thick layer of foam – be it memory foam or foam latex. The foam layer minimizes the bounce back and noise making of the springs, while the springs allow the customer to feel supported, on top of the mattress, and still able to move around – which is ideal for those who dislike the sinking feeling of some foam mattresses.
Q: What is a Hybrid Mattress?
Q: What are the differences between the coil spring and foam mattresses?
A:There are benefits and drawbacks to either choice, depending on what matters most to the consumer. Here are the different categories where the differences between the two become apparent.
Support: Those with severe back pain are generally pointed in the direction of a memory foam mattress. Memory foam supports the natural curvature of the spine, and keeps the spine in alignment.
Bounce: Innerspring beds still offer the bounciest feel. Foam mattress are more shock absorbing, meaning they return comfortable to their natural position, rather than springing back quickly. There is significant variability between the bounciness of different foam mattresses, and foam latex is much bouncier and more immediately responsive than memory foam.
Movement Absorbency: If you share a bed with a restless sleeper, a spring mattress may become an issue. When they move, the springs will likely bounce back, causing you to move, too. A foam mattress is generally better able to absorb the movement.
Temperature: One of the biggest complaints against foam mattresses is their issues surrounding temperature control. Memory foam in particular is particularly prone to trapping heat, because it relies on the heat of the body to become more malleable. It then retains this heat, which can be very uncomfortable for those with body temperature issues or those living in a hot climate. Spring mattresses are still generally a cooler option than foam, however, there are many foam and hybrid options with features specifically included to cool the sleeper.
Sleeping Position: Stomach sleepers should favor something firmer, like a foam latex mattress. Side sleepers generally prefer something softer in order to indent for and cushion the shoulders and hips, so memory foam may work better. Back sleepers tend to like a firm to soft hybrid.
Personal Preference: Ultimately, a lot of the decision when it comes to choosing your best mattress comes down to what you like. Spring mattresses may lack uniformity, but the enveloping feeling of foam can equally be a turn-off. We suggest coming in or calling one of our stores where our friendly, knowledgable salespeople can help answer any questions you may have and you can try a large selection of all types of mattresses.
Q: What are the different layers in a mattress?
A:The coils are encased in a foam layer with varying types of upholstery to add comfort. The mattress core of springs is the “support layer” while the upholstery is the “comfort layer.” The upholstery layer is made of three sections: the insulator, the middle upholstery, and the quilt. The insulator keeps the mattress core in place, and is usually made of fiber or mesh. The middle upholstery covers the insulator, and can be made of various types of foam or fiber pads. The quilt is the outermost layer of the mattress. Made of light foam or fibers stitches to the inside of the fabric cover (or ticking), it determines the superficial feel of the mattress.
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