Here is a quick overview of the different spring mattress types.
Open coil mattresses
Open coil mattresses (also known as Miracoil, continuous coil, or standard coil mattresses) are the most common type of spring mattress.
The core of the mattress is made up of an interconnected spring system.
Open coil mattresses are the most affordable due to their traditional production process. 🤑
They can be mass-produced in a factory setting, thereby incurring the lowest production costs.
The usual open coil mattress has around 300 coils in it.
Open coil mattresses tend to have a lot more bounce than the modern pocket spring mattresses.
However, after prolonged use, they usually develop a dip in the centre - or other areas.
Moreover, as they are interconnected, movement on one side of the bed can be felt on the other side.
They are good for children but need to be replaced every four to five years. 👶
Bonnell spring mattresses
Bonnell spring mattresses are often referred to as traditional spring mattresses.
Bonnell springs are hourglass-shaped springs with open round ends on both sides.
These hourglass-shaped springs are interconnected at the core of the mattress and thereby prevent any individual movement of the Bonnell springs.
Bonnell spring mattresses are strong and durable.
A huge plus they have is that they're one of the cheapest mattresses available in the market.
However, there's not much elasticity on offer here and won't offer too much pressure relief.
One side’s motion also gets easily transferred to the other side, so these mattresses are not ideal for couples (or for siblings who share the bed). 👫
These are also not apt for people who sleep on their sides.
The Amore Medico is a great Bonnell spring mattress.
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Pocket spring mattresses
Pocket spring mattresses are a new type of mattress.
The springs in these mattresses are individually covered in fabric pockets.
Unlike open coil structures, these coils or springs are not connected to each other.
Hence, they can move independently. 🙌
This unconnected system provides better point elasticity and motion isolation.
Motion from one section of a pocket spring mattress does not get transferred to the other side.
Two people can share the bed without disturbing each other’s sleep.
Evidently, they are perfect for couples. 💑
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Barrel pocket spring mattresses
The barrel pocket spring mattresses are very similar to the pocket spring mattresses.
The only difference is in the shape of the coils.
The shape of the spring in the barrel pocket spring mattress resembles a barrel - the springs are wider in the middle and narrower towards the ends.
They also have certain added benefits over pocket spring mattresses. 👍
Due to the shape of the springs, they are slightly more comfortable and they feel softer.
From an orthopaedic point of view, they can be very beneficial for the patients.