Difference pocket spring mattress and latex mattress

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Pocket springs or latex, what is the difference?

Not all mattresses are the same, and that's a good thing. After all, everyone has different sleeping preferences and needs, which means the perfect mattress is different for everyone. That is why making the right choice is not that simple. If you are unsure about choosing between a mattress with pocket springs or a latex mattress, this article will provide you with a lot of information to help you select your dream mattress.

The materials of a mattress

You cannot see the inside of your mattress and yet it is very important for your sleeping comfort. The core of a mattress can be made of different materials, each with their own typical properties. In this blog article, we compare mattresses that have pocket springs on the inside with mattresses that have a latex core. There are also other materials, such as cold foam and memory foam.

What is a pocket spring mattress?

Pocket spring mattresses have a unique spring construction that provides excellent support. A pocket spring mattress contains hundreds of individual steel springs, each of which is individually packed in fabric pouches or 'pockets'. The pockets are linked together to form a mattress. 

What are the advantages of a pocket spring mattress?

The great advantage of the composition with individually packed pocket springs is that each spring can move individually and respond to the pressure applied to it. This allows the mattress to dynamically adapt to the contours of your body in any sleeping position.

When you lie on a pocket spring mattress, only the springs that are directly loaded by your body weight will go down. This way, you get good support for your spine and joints, and the pressure is distributed evenly. The even pressure distribution creates fewer painful pressure points in your body. As a result, you will wake up feeling rested and pain-free in the morning. Even if there’s not just you in the bed, a pocket spring mattress is a good choice. Since the springs move individually, you and your partner will hardly disturb each other's sleep, even if you toss and turn a lot.

How comfortable is a pocket spring mattress?

You can certainly sleep blissfully on a pocket spring mattress. Of course, there are quality differences between the different pocket spring mattresses. In any case, the Ergosleep® pocket spring mattresses are extremely comfortable, as if you were sleeping on a cloud! The thermally hardened interactive pocket springs provide a soft and luxurious feeling and optimal support. In addition, the Ergosleep® pocket spring mattresses are divided on the inside into five or seven comfort zones for perfect pressure distribution and support for your shoulders, hips and other parts of your body. Ergonomically sensitive zones are also incorporated into an X and Y profile according to the width of your shoulders, waist and hips.

Most Ergosleep® pocket spring mattresses have a comfort layer of natural latex on both sides, which is wonderful to lie on. This makes them less heavy than latex mattresses, while providing the same ventilation and moisture-regulating benefits. You typically use the Ergosleep® pocket spring mattresses in combination with a box spring base.

What is a latex mattress?

A latex mattress has a core made of latex. If you want a high-quality latex mattress, make sure it is natural latex, sustainably extracted from the sap of the rubber tree. Natural latex is known for its resilience, breathability and anti-allergic properties. It is a very flexible material, which makes for an extremely comfortable mattress.

Natural latex or synthetic latex?

Natural latex cannot be compared to synthetic latex, which is produced using chemical processes. The cheaper synthetic variant has poor ventilation, so you’ll start sweating more quickly in bed. If you often feel too warm at night, that is definitely something to consider.

The latex mattresses from Ergosleep® are always made of 100% natural latex or the even higher quality Talalay latex, the natural latex that has gone through an extra high-quality production process making it even softer and even more ventilating and moisture-regulating. The open and even cell structure of Talalay latex is ideal for a pleasant sleeping environment and ensures good pressure distribution. This way, you will have fewer joint or back problems.

The advantages of a latex mattress

Are you looking for a latex mattress that perfectly supports your body? Do you prefer a slightly harder or softer latex mattress? In the Ergosleep® mattresses, the lumbar zone and the ergonomic zones are incorporated in an X or Y profile according to the width of your shoulders, waist and hips. Moreover, they are all available in three different levels of firmness.

A key advantage, compared to pocket spring mattresses, is the anti-allergic properties of latex. Natural latex mattresses are innately resistant to dust mites and mould growth, making them an excellent choice for people with allergies. Due to their exceptional ventilation capacity, they are also antibacterial. The luxurious Alpura covers that you can put around the Ergosleep® mattresses also contain probiotics, making them dust mite-free and anti-allergic. In addition, they are highly moisture-absorbent and antifungal.

Don’t sleep alone? Then a latex mattress is highly recommended. Latex mattresses typically produce little noise and minimise movement transfer between partners. If one of the two – or both – moves and turns a lot at night, the other will rarely notice anything, because the flexible latex absorbs the movements.

Choosing a new mattress: ask for help!

Will it be a mattress with pocket springs or latex? Are you still unsure about which type of mattress is the best choice for you? Visit an Ergosleep® distributor for tailor-made advice. We will be happy to help you find the ideal mattress based on your personal SLEEP DNA®. Our free SLEEP DNA® measurement maps the pressure points of your body in 8 minutes. This way, you know exactly which solutions are perfect for you.