Types of Mattresses: How To Choose The Perfect One For A Restful Sleep

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Princess and the Pea might have been a mere fairytale, but it sure is a relatable one. After all, how many times have you been denied a restful sleep because of the wrong type of mattress? Having a good night’s rest shouldn’t be a luxury only reserved for royals. Here’s a breakdown of the different types of mattresses so you can choose the best type and sleep like kings and queens! 

1. Latex Mattress

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Often plagued by a runny nose caused by dust mites when you wake up in the morning? We all know how irritating that can be! A latex mattress might be the cure. This type of mattress is made entirely with latex sap from a rubber tree, which makes them naturally resistant to dust mites and even mould. Thanks to its thick, cushioning material, latex mattresses are also good for supporting those with back pain.

Check out this natural latex mattress (available on Amour Furniture Official Store), one of the more eco-friendly types of mattresses out there! Made entirely from coconut fibre, it’s free from harmful synthetic compounds. Though latex mattresses are one of the most expensive options, they make up for it with their durability and can last years if cared for properly. 

2. Memory Foam Mattress

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Renowned for their contouring and body-hugging properties, memory foam mattresses are a great type of mattress for those with a bad back. The memory foam moulds to the contours of your body and relieves pressure points. This type of mattress also serves to isolate motion  — perfect if you’ve got a partner who can’t stay still in their sleep, as you won’t be affected by their movements.

This foldable sofa bed mattress (available on MYSEAT.sg) is a convenient and comfortable option when you have guests over. It’s available in three sizes and colours so you can definitely find one that matches your home decor!

However, memory foam mattresses tend to retain body heat, which may result in a warm and uncomfortable sleeping experience. Counter that by throwing this cotton mattress protector (available on Shopaz.sg) over your mattress — it’s highly breathable and will keep you cool through the night!

3. Innerspring (or Open Coil) Mattress

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Despite newer types of mattresses on the market, don’t be so quick to knock the traditional innerspring mattress! Innerspring mattresses consist of interconnected springs that provide great bounce and support. These springs are also extremely durable, which contribute to the longevity of the mattress itself.

If you’re an active sleeper, an innerspring mattress might be the one for you as they provide great edge support and you’ll be less likely to roll off the edge of the mattress! Furthermore, the spaces between springs allow for greater air circulation ensuring a cooling, comfortable sleep.  

Check out this 10-inch Vazzo spring mattress (available on Bed Specialist) hotel-grade mattress retailing at a highly affordable price. It even comes with a 10-year warranty period and a free mattress protector — what a steal!

4. Pocketed Coil Mattress

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Although similar to innerspring mattresses, the springs within pocketed coil mattresses are not connected. Because the coils are separate, they offer less motion transfer and more motion isolation — ideal for those with restless sleeping partners! The general rule of thumb here is that the more coils in the mattress, the more comfortable it’ll be, with your body pressure spread out evenly across the coils.

This 12-inch Suisu Roru pocketed coil mattress (available on casamueblessg) is an affordable and value-for-money option that comes in four sizes (single, super single, queen and king-size). It’s designed to mould to the contours of your body for restful sleep, especially for those suffering from backaches. Additionally, it even comes with anti-bacterial, anti-mite and anti-fungal properties to keep your bed free from these parasites!

5. Hybrid Mattress

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Losing sleep over sourcing for the best type of mattress? Get the best of both worlds with a hybrid mattress! Hybrid mattresses are a combination of two or more types of mattresses. However, most hybrid mattresses adopt a pocket coil system, topped with a layer of memory foam for maximum comfort — although there are also other combinations you can consider to better suit your sleeping needs!

This pocket spring mattress with a foam topper (available on Amour Furniture Official Store) offers orthopaedic comforts of a foam mattress as well as the silent bounciness and durability of a pocket spring system. It even features a layer of premium latex for added comfort!

6. Pillow Top Mattress

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Live the dream when you sleep on a soft, fluffy pillow top mattress! Pillow top mattresses have a layer of soft padding sewn atop the mattress base to provide additional cushioning and comfort. Additionally, the pillow top padding will even muffle sounds and reduce motion transfer due to the innersprings.

Tuck into this luxurious yet affordable 10-inch Euro top spring mattress (available on Bed Specialist)! As a type of pillow top mattress, a Euro top differs from the standard pillow top mattress in that its padding is sewn into the mattress itself, giving it a more integrated look.

7. Mattress Topper

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If your mattress still has a few years left in it, you can always invest in a mattress topper to prevent it from sagging and losing its shape. This foam mattress topper (available on Oculus Living) will also be able to give you the comfort of a memory foam mattress at a fraction of its price. Or, take a look at this hypoallergenic cotton tatami mattress topper (available on ologygroup) which features great breathability while being cooling! Other types of mattress toppers include wool, latex and even gel-infused options.

Spice up your bedroom with a spanking new mattress!

If you’ve been plagued by insomnia or bouts of restless sleep, changing the mattress you sleep on might just be the solution. With so many different types of mattresses available on the market, you’ll definitely be able to find one that suits your fancy!

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