Mattress Types to Suit Every Need!

A good night’s sleep can make your day so much better – don’t you agree? It can make you more productive, more at peace and overall, improve your health. But for a good night’s sleep, you need a good mattress. Today, there are numerous mattress types available depending on the material(s) used, adjustability, firmness, etc. From memory foam mattress to latex mattress, here are mattress types you should know about:

Mattress Types

#1 Gel Mattress

This is a memory foam mattress but with an added layer of gel. A memory foam mattress is dense and traps body heat, making it extremely discomforting for many to sleep through the night. The layer of gel is like a support system that dissipates heat more evenly and effectively. In a place like the UAE where the weather can get really hot and humid, you would want something that keeps you cool at night.

#2 Water Bed

Such a bed design will have a water chamber and will be great for providing comfort and support to back sleepers. This chamber is padded with upholstery material (foam or fibres). Depending on the amount of support you water and if you find the flow of water distracting, you can choose between a free-flow chamber and a limited flow ‘waveless’ chamber. Nothing obstructs the water from moving from one end of the mattress to another in the former, but in the latter, the fibres limit the water’s movement.

#3 Memory Foam Mattress

If support and comfort are what you seek, a memory foam mattress is a great choice. Instead of latex foam, you will be choosing memory foam for your mattress. The best part of a memory foam mattress is that it conforms to your body shape. This is especially good for a side-sleeper requiring shoulder and hip support. Another benefit of choosing a memory foam mattress is it has multiple layers of foam that don’t allow the mattress to sag in the middle and hence, reduce the need of having to flip the mattress often.

#4 Adjustable Mattress

Adjustable mattresses are designed to be very flexible and provide comfort and relief however you need it. Such a mattress can be elevated to support your neck and head, raise your feet or even conform to your spinal cord to provide extra support. Adjustable mattresses are perfect for anyone ridden with sleep-related issues.

#5 Inner Spring Mattress

Innerspring (or coil) mattresses use metal springs and you can judge the quality of an innerspring mattress based on how many coils have been used. The design and distribution of coils will accordingly contour to your body shape. What’s more, only one type of coil doesn’t need to be used. Different shapes of coils and springs can be utilised, aimed at comforting different parts of the body. Back, side and tummy sleepers can find innerspring mattresses very comfortable.

#6 Air Bed

You’ve heard of floating on air and now you can sleep on air. Air beds have a design similar to that of water beds except that air beds have a chamber of air to act as the primary support. This air chamber is adjustable so you can adjust the firmness of the mattress. In some mattresses, there is the option of separately changing the firmness of each side. This is perfect for couples who prefer a different level of mattress firmness to sleep on. An air mattress is good for back sleepers.

#7 Latex Mattress

A latex mattress is made from natural or synthetic rubber and provides a firm and bouncy support. A latex mattress offers varying levels of firmness and plushness to accommodate all kinds of sleepers – side, back and tummy sleepers. It is also less dense than memory foam so it will not trap heat as much heat.

Good quality mattresses are an investment. You should always choose brands that provide high-performance sleep products that improve health and wellness. This is even more important for those people who suffer from backache, sleep apnea and other such sleep-related problems which can be treated with the right mattress.