The most common mattress type sold is the innerspring or traditional mattress, where the support portion is made from steel coils coming in different shapes and forms. All better mattresses nowadays use independently pocketed coils providing even support, better contouring of your body, reduced motion transfer and improved durability.
Even though it is still the most popular mattress breed, innerspring mattresses in general tend to have below-average durability due to excessive sagging – state when mattress develops deep body impressions (typically greater than 1.2”). The less expensive models lack in motion separation, are prone to making noises and could be very bouncy.
|Initial support and comfort||Sub-par owner satisfaction|
|Great value||Below-average durability|
|Heat retention||Inferior pressure relief|
|Traditional feel||Poor motion separation|
|Product variety||Prone to collect dust mites, allergens|
|Availability||Possible sounds from springs|