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Guide to make the right mattresses choice

You're in need of a new mattress, but the question is, which type should you opt for? Should Should it be a spring mattress, a foam mattress or a latex mattress?

At JYSK, we have a wide range of different mattress types, all of which can give you a good night’s sleep. But we are all different, both in how we sleep and how we are built. And we all have an opinion on whether a good mattress should be soft, firm, or somewhere in between. 

Having the right mattress is important for your quality of sleep, which in turn affects your overall health and well-being. That's why it's important to pick the mattress that works best for you and your needs. Below, we offer a mattress guide with an overview of the different types of mattresses. 

Overview of mattress types

To help you make the right mattress choice, we’ll take a look at:

  • Spring mattresses
  • Foam mattresses
  • Latex mattresses
  • What are the different types of foam?

What is a spring mattress?

A spring mattress is a mattress that can be set on a bed frame or a continental bed. A major advantage of some spring mattresses is that usually they can be flipped over. Regularly flipping the mattress will help maintain its elasticity and prolong its lifespan.

What characterises a spring mattress?

Spring mattresses consist of one or more layers of springs topped by a layer of padding.

This combination adapts to the contours of the body, ensuring optimal comfort. The air between the springs also allow for better air circulation and help release excess body heat. That is why sleeping on a spring mattress can feel less warm than sleeping on a foam mattress.

Springs make up the core of spring mattresses. At JYSK, we have two types of springs: Pocket springs and bonell springs: 

  • Pocket springs: Mattresses with pocket springs are known for their multiple support points. This allows a pocket spring mattress to adapt to the body's different support needs. Different comfort zones are created by varying the thickness of the wires that make up the springs. The mattress feels firmer where the wires are thick, and softer where the wires are thinner. This is because the thinner wires are more easily compressed than the thicker ones. The interplay between the comfort zones creates outstanding support. Every individual spring is enclosed in a small cloth pocket that reduces wear and thus extends the life of the mattress. A mattress with pocket springs forms itself to the contours of the body, resulting in a relatively lively sleeping surface. This type of mattress will usually cost more than a mattress with bonell springs.
  • Bonell springs: Bonell springs cover a larger area that gets pressed down together, so you do not get quite the same nuanced support as you do with the multiple comfort zones of a pocket spring mattress. Bonell springs are hourglass-shaped springs made of thick metal wire. A mattress with bonell springs gives you a firm surface with great stability, as well as a long life at an affordable price.