Mattress 101

The mattress is the most important part of your sleep system. It creates the foundation that supports, comforts and cools your body while sleeping, helping to create the perfect environment for restful sleep.

The average mattress life is 7 to 10 years. A high quality mattress should last between 10 and 15 years under normal use and wear. Understanding what your mattress is made of, and how those components work together to promote healthy restful sleep is essential to selecting the right mattress for you.

The typical mattress is composed of three layers

  1. The Comfort Layer
  2. The Support Layer
  3. The Base Layer

The support layer is responsible for supporting your body in the appropriate position for sleeping. This level can include pocket coils, continuous or innerspring; latex foam and visco-elastic/memory foam materials are used, either singularly or in combination, to provide support and to promote spinal alignment.

The comfort layer provides the pressure relief and regulates the firmness or softness of the mattress, as well as the movement dampening most people have come to expect. This layer can include dacron, foams, latex, visco-elastic/memory foam, gel and wool are used individually or blended together to provide different levels of comfort, from a softer, plush feel to a firmer, more supported feel.

Make sure that when you are testing a mattress, you are evaluating it based on a variety of different attributes. Not just how firm or soft it is, but how supportive it is, how much movement you expect in the bed, the durability of the materials used in the mattress. All of these factors play a part in finding the perfect mattress for your sleeping needs, and only the mattress experts at Erie Shores mattress can help you find the perfect fit.

A better sleep and more restful nights start today at Erie Shores Mattress.