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What do you know about your mattress?

Your mattress is your best friend, there to comfort you in the evening, help you rest throughout the night and greet you as wake up, refreshed and ready to take on another day. But let’s face it, your BMF (Best Mattress Friend) was probably chosen based on looks (quilt fabric on the top), luxury and price. Mom’s old saying, “It’s what’s inside that counts” may not have been top of mind when you bought it.  

But mattress shopping is changing and what’s inside your mattress is just as important these days.

While you’re searching for a new mattress, you’ll hear lots of strange terms, lie on what feels like identical beds and begin to worry getting a good night’s sleep is just a pipe dream.

Mattresses today are built with high-tech components and designed to provide the superior support and comfort your body needs to relax and rest. Relieving pressure points, controlling temperature fluctuations and minimizing partner disturbance are just a few of things your mattress should be working hard at while you sleep.  

Mattress shopping & you

In a 2015 research study sponsored by Restonic and published in Furniture Today, consumers say mattress construction is key. “The best part about shopping is the variety of types, sizes and comfort levels,” said a 39 year-year-old shopper. Of the 750 consumers surveyed, 78% were very concerned with comfort, 65% with firmness/support and 53% with the construction of their mattress. The research also showed 8 out of 10 consumers enjoyed lying on the mattress before purchasing.  

Ready to learn mattress vocabulary to help with your next mattress purchase? Check out Restonic’s mattress glossary.

3 most popular types of mattress & their ingredients

TempaGel® by Restonic mattress

Restonic has taken memory foam to the next level by infusing gel directly into the foam, to help it dispel heat instead of storing it. This type of mattress is energy absorbent and responsive to heat, making it feel like sleeping in a soothing, comfortable cocoon. When you lie on it, the mattress conforms to your shape and allows your muscles to relax, which helps you achieve a deeper, more restorative sleep.

Learn more about a TempaGel® mattress now.

A TempaGel® mattress by Restonic may be right if you:

  • Are disturbed easily by your partner’s movement during the night
  •  Struggle to find a comfortable sleeping position
  • Suffer from chronic pain, which is relieved with heat

Latex mattress

Regardless of your preference for a firm or plush sleep, a latex mattress addresses many sleep and health concerns. While spring mattresses tend to push back and memory foam mattresses create an impression, latex supports all the contours of your unique body. Instead of forcing your spine into a straight line, the buoyancy of latex allows your muscles, joints and spine to relax naturally.

  • A latex mattress may be right if you:
  • Prefer to sleep on your mattress, rather than in it
  • Suffer from allergies – latex is naturally hyper-allergenic and dust mite resistant
  • Sleep hot and need extra support regulating your temperature throughout the night

If you’re curious about Restonic’s latex mattresses, our HealthRest® latex mattresses offer superior breathability and support.

Hybrid mattress

The term hybrid refers to the process of combining different components that will result in a similar but more improved product. Think of a hybrid car, powered by a combustion and electric engine. The improved result is less gas and energy efficient – not to mention good for your wallet.

Hybrid mattresses begin with a base coil system (pocketed or inner spring coil) with varying combinations of memory foam, latex and/or gel on top to create more resilient comfort layers. These diverse layers work together to provide significantly improved pressure point relief during sleep, which reduces tossing and turning. The spring base gives the hybrid its bounciness (good for your joints) and contouring support (good for your back).

  • A hybrid mattress may be right if you:
  • Want to sleep on cutting edge mattress technology
  • Prefer the buoyancy of springs but want the comfort of memory foam and/or latex
  • Struggle with temperature fluctuations throughout the night

If you’re curious about how a hybrid mattress can solve your sleep challenges, Restonic’s ComfortCare® Hybrid Signature mattresses offer an array of support options that will allow you to customize your sleep experience.

If you’re ready for a new mattress, we’d love to help you find the right one for you. Visit our Find a Retailer page and we’ll locate a store close by where you can lie on our mattresses and talk to a trained sales professional.

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This blog was originally published on Restonic.com and does not provide medical advice. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on Restonic.com. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.