This is the most important question to ask when buying a new bed; pocket sprung, hybrid or memory foam? It can be quite difficult to make an informed decision with the overwhelming magnitude of information that’s out there. All have their benefits, that’s why we’ve laid it all out for you so you can choose the perfect mattress for you.
Ultimately, with any bed you need to try it out first before you buy, so call us on 0800 999 2781 to try out your new adjustable bed today!
Pocket Sprung Mattress
The mattress that you know and love, a pocket sprung mattress does what it says on the tin. It’s a mattress that is filled with individually pocketed springs encased in sumptuous fibre fillings. It perfectly contours to your body to help you drift off to sleep.
- Pocket Sprung mattresses follow the innate contour your body and, therefore provides perfect orthopaedic support. The reason for this is that the springs can move independently. A pocket sprung mattress contains 100s and 1000s of individual springs encased in soft fabric pockets and each spring works independently as you lie on it. This mechanism also works with two sleepers. The mattress will support each person, without creating a dip.
- Another advantage is that the individually pocketed springs reduce roll together.
- Some pocket spring mattresses have denser springs at the edge to prevent this roll-off and different spring densities to support different parts of the body.
- There are different types of densities available. This means you can choose between a soft, medium and firm mattress depending on what you need.
- Pocket spring mattresses are long lasting, sturdy and cost-effective.
- The spring system is normally concealed in layers of plush padding. These can be natural materials like wool, cotton or silk, or synthetic material like polyester.
With all things, there are disadvantages as well as advantages. Here are some of the disadvantages to help you weigh up all the options…
- Spring mattresses, because if their moving parts, can wear more easily and last for a shorter time.
- Due to the airflow through the mattress, pocket spring mattresses are susceptible to dust mites and other allergens. If you do suffer from allergies a memory foam mattress might be the better choice for you.
- Although technology has improved and pocket spring mattress rebound has improved, you might still feel disturbances when your partner moves in the bed.
Our mattresses explained
We have three choices of pocket Sprung mattress to choose from and the choice depends on your own preference.
- Our Pocket Spring 1000 is filled with 1000 springs. This soft mattress is filled with polyester so is perfect if you’re on a budget. This mattress is comfortable and supportive for people who weight up to 13 st.
- The Pocket Spring 1200, having 1200 springs, sits in the middle of our firmness scale. This mattress is suitable for people who weigh up to 18 st. This luxurious mattress is filled with sumptuous wool, cotton and silk to help you drift away into a serene sleep. These fibres are ideal for wicking away sweat and heat keeping to warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
- If you need a firm mattress our Pocket Spring 2150 is our firmest mattress with 2150 pocketed springs. It is also filled with cushioning wool, cotton and silk. This mattress is ideally made for people who weigh up to 25 st.
Latex/ Hybrid Mattress
Our Hybrid mattresses are made up of a combination of pocketed springs and layers of latex. Latex is a foamy, natural material and combined with springs creates the perfect supportive yet comforting sleeping surface.
Due to the advance of Hybrid technology mattresses are getting better and better. Here are the advantages laid out for you to make an informed decision.
- A hybrid gives you better body contouring than a traditional pocket spring. This means it’s great for side sleepers because it supports and cushions your body equally.
- Hybrid beds have a great bounce response. This assists you out of bed when a foam mattress sometimes won’t.
- Hybrid mattresses have better breathability compared to a memory foam mattress because of the ability for air to flow through the spring layer.
- Having springs and latex memory foam reduces the problem of sinking and being overheated which sometimes happens in a foam mattress.
- With hybrid, you get the best of both worlds! Feel the support of memory foam latex and the springy comfort of pocket springs
- They are often heavy and hard to move.
- Due to the layer of memory foam, there can be some heat retention, although this is less than a standard memory foam mattress.
Our mattresses explained.
- Our Oak Latex mattress is made from a combination of latex and springs. You will get the ultimate support of pocket springs and the sumptuous sinking feeling of a foam mattress. This mattress has a medium firmness and is filled with 1000 pocket springs and 50mm of latex layered on the top for that spongy, relaxing feeling that will send you off into a sumptuous sleep. This mattress can hold a person up to 18 st.
Memory Foam Mattress
A memory foam mattresses use your body heat and weight to perfectly mould to your body, supporting all your joints and pressure points. Also known as visco-elastic foam, memory foam is made from polyurethane. Originally made by NASA for spacecraft travel to absorb the extream pressure astronauts faced, this modern invention has become a well-known favourite in most of our bedrooms. It perfectly remembers our sleeping position, only to return to its original shape once we’ve left the bed. Here are are the memory foam advantages and disadvantages laid out for you to help you find your perfect bed.
- Memory foam mattresses last for years and years because there are no moving parts. This means there is less potential to wear and tear and because it returns to its original shape there is no mattress sag.
- They’re easy to clean and because of the material, it’s very hard for dust mites and allergens to settle in this type of mattress. Therefore, it’s perfect for allergy sufferers.
- Memory foam contours exactly to the shape of your body, therefore, it perfectly supports your joints and aligns your spine.
- If you have a sleeping partner, memory foam mattresses are the best for absorbing motion transfer. You won’t even know they’re there when they move around in the night.
- It can be difficult to move around in a memory foam mattress because there is no bounce. This can be uncomfortable for some people if you struggle to get out of bed easily.
- Memory foam can also get quite hot, due to the fact that there is no air-flow. However, now most memory foam mattresses have a layer of cooling foam to mitigate this.
Our mattresses explained
We have two different types of foam mattress in our Oak Tree range. Both mattresses have a Coolmax sheet for added comfort and so that the mattress does not overheat. It also makes the mattress moisture-wicking and breathable.
- The Oak Standard is a firm reflex foam mattress suitable for users who weigh up to 25 st.
- The Oak Memory is similar but it has an added 80mm of memory foam layered on top of the reflex foam. This is our most popular mattress because it fits best with our K-frame adjustable bed frames. This mattress is also able to take up to 25 st of weight.
Interested in a new bed?
If any of these mattresses are right for you, take a look at some of our Adjustable Beds. We can make any of these mattresses fit our adjustable bed frame so you can sleep in ultimate comfort all night long.