Lytton Sleep is a newcomer to the bedding industry. Yet, that has not kept them from using some real old-world craftsmanship in their production. Lytton provided us with a sample of their Comfort Plush mattress for our review. We’ll take…
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The SpineAlign mattress was designed under the guidance of Dr. Jason Loth. His nearly 20 years of experience as a sports chiropractor gives the company a unique perspective. Dr. Loth’s expert understanding of proper spinal alignment was instrumental in developing…
Founded in 1870, the Simmons Company is among the most prominent and influential bedding companies in American history. In the early 1900’s, the company gained notoriety for making an innerspring mattress that middle class Americans could afford. Prior to this…
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Product Name: Essentials by Naturepedic Product Type: Certified Organic Hybrid Price: Standard Queen Mattress $1,899 Overview: Essentials uses only Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) Certified Latex and Global Organic Certified GOTS Certified Cotton and Wool in production of this exceptional mattress. Essentials is available in Extra Firm – Plush firmness levels. The wider comfort range … Read more
Product Name: Chorus by Naturepedic Product Type: Organic Certified Innerspring Mattrress Price: Standard Queen Mattress $1,999 Overview: The Chorus by Naturepedic is a 100% Certified Organic mattress. All Cotton and Wool used in production of the Chorus meet the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Rating: Buy it Now at Naturepedic.com *Best Slumber receives affiliate commissions … Read more
Brooklyn SignatureRead our Brooklyn Signature review…Brooklyn AuroraRead our Brooklyn Aurora review… Brooklyn Bedding is a family owned U.S. manufacturer who builds their mattresses within their own factory walls. Master craftsmen create each bed on demand. Being one of the few online companies to own their own factory is a distinct competitive advantage. Taking out the … Read more
Product Name: Eco Terra Product Type: Hybrid Mattress Price: Standard Queen Mattress $899 (See price for all sizes) Overview: Eco Terra manufactures their competitively priced hybrid in Los Angeles Ca. They market themselves as a healthier, more organic option. Like most companies vying for this demographic, they tout free delivery and easy no hassle returns. … Read more
Our My Green Mattress Review explores all three mattresses in detail…It’s not easy being Green! Just ask Tim Masters, owner of the My Green Mattress Company; I’m sure he’d aggree. It is after all, easier to build a mattress using synthetic foams and fabrics. It’s also easier using dangerous flame retardant chemicals instead of Natural … Read more
Product Name: WinkBeds Product Type: Hybrid Mattress Price: Standard Queen Mattress starting at $1,299 (See price for all sizes and comfort feels) Overview: One of the newest entries into the ever changing bedding landscape is WinkBeds. Proudly made in Wisconsin, this exceptional hybrid mattress is designed to compete with retail store beds that sell for twice … Read more
Innerspring mattresses provide support through the use of steel coils. The actual number of coils is less important than the method used in their production. There are four different types of commonly used coils.
Bonnell Coil Innerspring
This hourglass shaped coil is the oldest and still one of the most common in use today. They remain popular because of the low production costs. They are connected head to toe with helical wire and are less responsive than pocketed coils. If you have a sleep partner, you will also be more aware of their movement. Bonnell coils are not adjustable base friendly.
Offset Coil Innerspring
Offset Coils are hourglass Coils that have portions flattened at the top and bottom. The flattened portions are then hinged with helical wires. This hinging process make them more conforming. These units make less noise than than Bonnell Coils. Yet, motion transference is still an issue. Like Bonnel coils, Offset are not adjustable base friendly.
Pocketed Coils Innerspring
Pocketed Coils, (shown in above picture) are individual hourglass coils wrapped in fabric. This barrel shaped design is often referred to as a Marshal Coils. Their design allows for more motion separation than the Bonnell or offset coils. Individual coils are not connected and provide greater flexibility. Unlike Bonnell coils, Pocketed coils are suitable for adjustable bases. This style of innerspring is the standard in better quality coil beds.
Continuous Coil Innerspring
Continuous Coils are rows of coils each made from a single wire and shaped in a unique S shaped design. These coils are interlinked for durability. Serta Perfect Sleeper beds use this particular coil. It’s worth noting that their upper end I Comfort series upgrades to a pocketed coil. Like Bonnel and Offset coils, they are not suitable for adjustable beds.
- Pros: Innerspring mattresses are found in both brick & mortar stores as well as online. At least in the initial stages, they have better than average support potential. Edge support is more substantial than latex or memory foam.
- Cons: Sagging is a huge concern with Innerspring beds. Type, density and quantity of the coils affect durability and longevity of a mattress. Innersprings fare worse than spring free competition in both comfort and durability. Research has shown Innerspring beds grading at an uninspiring 67% customer satisfaction rate.
Innersprings are the most common mattresses sold throughout the US. These affordable beds are available almost everywhere. The emergence of memory foam and latex beds has introduced more consumer alternatives. Still, innerspring mattresses remain solid options at reasonable prices.
The term “Hybrid” gets tossed around a lot in the bedding industry these days. It’s an enticing catch phrase that marketers have presented as a new and exciting option. The truth is, there is not a whole lot of ground breaking advances here to talk about. Webster’s Dictionary defines “Hybrid” as something formed by combining two or more things. Hybrid mattresses combine traditional innerspring (usually pocketed coil) with Memory foam or Latex. This term describes a pretty large percentage of quality mattresses sold these days.
- Pros: Better quality foams add more conformity and pressure relief than standard innerspring offerings. They also tend to rank higher in customer satisfaction surveys.
- Cons: Cost of these beds jump considerably due to the expense of the premium foams used. Yet, durability and longevity issues still exist with traditional innersprings.
Ultimately, these beds are not significantly different from a standard Innerspring mattresses. If they meet your needs for comfort and support, do not rule them out. Having said this, we do caution not to pay too much because of a clever marketing pitch