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Which Kind of Mattress is Right for You?

Which Kind of Mattress is Right for You?

Sometimes it’s not easy to get a good night’s’ rest. Stress, pain, and other ailments can lead to lack of sleep. Also, so can an uncomfortable mattress. So maybe it’s time for a new one but where to start.

There’s no such thing as a one size fits all bed. Only you are going to know what type of mattress feels good to your body. There are beds that are firm. Some beds are soft. And some have foam and some have springs. So what’s the real difference between them all? Let’s figure it out.

Here we are going to discuss six styles of beds:


Traditional spring (Innerspring) mattresses have been around over 100 years. These beds are the most popular style of mattress due to their affordability and support to a variety of sleepers. The basic design of an innerspring mattress is metal springs covered by padding and materials. Another style of innerspring mattress is a pocket coil. Pocket coils are springs wrapped individually in a fabric sleeve. This allows them to react to pressure independently instead of all together, which minimizes movement and allows for a more buoyant feel. There are some drawbacks to an innerspring mattress. They do have a tendency to sag, short lifespan, noisiness, and lack of motion isolation.


A hybrid mattress combines a pocketed coil support system with one or more types of foam, such as polyurethane, memory (viscoelastic) or latex, as well as foams that contain gel or other materials. If you are thinking about switching from an innerspring to a memory foam, this style of mattress would be something more inbetween.


Latex foam mattresses are highly comfortable, which is a big reason they’re so popular. They’re springy and bounce back once pressure lifts off of them, but they also contour to the body. Aside from being eco-friendly and extremely comfortable, latex mattresses are naturally cool.


An airbed uses a chamber filled with air as the primary support. The air chamber is padded with foam or fiber upholstery. The air chamber is also adjustable, allowing you to adjust the firmness of the mattress. Some brands allow you to adjust each side of the mattress separately. Air beds are great for back sleepers and couples with different firmness needs.

Memory Foam

If you enjoy the feeling of sinking into your bed and being enveloped and cradled to sleep, then a memory foam mattress may be just what you’re in the market for. These products are known for their ease in contouring to the body and slow restoration to original form when pressure is released. As the memory foam pushes down and fits around your body, it can ease pressure points and aching joints.

Speciality Foam

This foam bed differs from traditional memory foam due to the fact that it’s proprietary in nature. For instance, Tempur-Pedic has developed their own Tempur material foam that is more stable than traditional memory foam and is more pressure relieving. Tempur-Pedic beds come in a variety of comfort levels and some even offer advanced cooling materials.

The SleepZone Mattress Centers have been serving Tri-Cities for 25 years. We feature all of the above mattress styles to fit any sleeper’s needs. Please come see us at either or Johnson City or Kingsport locations to find which style of mattress is right for you.

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