March 21, 2016 If you can’t reach us, why not request a call back and a member of the online team will call you at a time that best suits you. Amongst Dreams’ vast selection, you will find mattresses to accommodate those who prefer to sleep on their side, for those who need superior support or prefer to sleep in differing positions. Innerspring mattresses feature various foams and fibers on top to provide comfort at the surface. Similar to a standard innerspring mattress, Pocketed Coil Spring mattresses feature coils enclosed in fabric pockets. Gel Memory Foam mattresses have all the benefits of memory foam with the addition of gel swirls, beads, or layers that increase air circulation, creating an optimal sleep temperature. In addition to memory foam and latex, some mattresses are made of polyurethane foam, which ranges in density from soft to firm. These mattresses provide a firm, bouncy support that is uniform throughout the mattress. In Europe, polyurethane foam cores and latex cores have long been popular and make up a much larger proportion of the mattresses sold. First adapted from buggy seat springs of the 19th century, they are still prevalent in mid-priced mattresses. Memory foam mattresses use conforming visco-elastic foam over firmer polyurethane base foam. This type of mattress is good at relieving pressure on painful joints, but is usually more expensive than spring mattresses. Air mattresses designed for typical bedroom use cost about the same as inner-spring mattresses with comparable features. Air mattresses for camping are available which are filled with foam which itself provides little support, but expands when the air valve is opened allowing air to enter, so the mattress (nearly) inflates by itself. In our research, we learned a few interesting tidbits about mattresses and sleep itself. In general, firm mattresses are recommended for stomach and some back sleepers, soft mattresses are recommended for side sleepers, and medium mattresses are recommended for the majority of back sleepers. Mattresses deteriorate over time, and the lifespan of a mattress depends on a variety of factors, notably materials, manufacturing quality, care, and the vigorousness of use. Casper is an online retailer that has in ways helped paved the path to simple mattress shopping. The comfort layer is almost invariably the first area to fail, which is why mattresses are often double-sided, to extend the lifespan. Mattresses require a solid foundation which does not itself sag – a sagging foundation, such as by weak slats on a wide bed, will in turn cause the mattress to sag. Mattresses absorb fluids and stains readily, notably from nightly sweating (which results in a yellow stain) and other bodily fluids (sexual fluids or menstruation), in addition to accidental spills. For this review, we spent about 60 hours delving into everything there is to know about mattresses. After compiling statistics and reviews from dozens of trusted sources, scouring sleep data and studying correlations between quality sleep and your mattress, we found that the Saatva Luxury Firm mattress ($899) is the best buy. Comparing mattresses can feel like comparing apples to oranges, since everyone has a finely tuned preference for what sends them off to snoozeville. Innerspring mattresses do typically offer better edge support than foam mattress.