Mattress Type Guide
What mattress type is right for you?
ProsAvailable in a range of prices and comfort options. Provides a supportive, firm feel for pressure point relief.
ConsOverall firmer feel may not be right for those seeking softness. Not all innerspring mattresses are adjustable base compatible.
ProsMemory foam mattresses are great for partners who share a bed because of the low motion transfer and are available in all mattress comfort levels, from ultra-plush to extra firm.
ConsThe adaptive properties of memory foam that help it conform to pressure may feel too soft for some sleepers. Warm sleepers may also want to consider cooling memory foam mattresses or gel memory foam.
ProsBest mattress for side sleepers, back sleepers and stomach sleepers. Also a great option for couples looking for a compromise on mattress feel and firmness to fit their combined sleep needs.
ConsThe combination of mattress construction technologies, including foam and innerspring, can be more expensive. Memory foam layers may also be too soft for some sleepers.
ProsArriving straight to your door in a compact shipping size, box beds make maneuvering tight spaces like stairways and corners painless. Bed in a box mattresses offer convenience and simplicity at affordable prices.
ConsWhen first taken out of the box, the mattress may give a strong off-gassing odor that can take up to a few days to fully go away.
ProsFoams provide enhanced pressure relief by not "pushing back" against the body, which minimizes the number of pressure points and helps to alleviate associated pain.
ConsThe majority of all-foam beds have more expensive price points.
ProsAir mattresses are easy to inflate and deflate fast with electric pump.
ConsShorter warranties and subject to punctures.
Why Finding the Right Mattress Type Matters
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a pillow top mattress and Euro top mattress?
Which is better: innerspring coils or all-foam mattress construction?
High-quality foams provide advanced support to the sleeper by contouring themselves to the curves of the body, allowing the sleeper's spine to remain in a neutral position.