Discover the inside materials of memory foam mattresses, that make you feel like you're sleeping on a cloud!
Memory Foam mattresses consist of memory foam layers and polyurethane material which conform to your body. The newest type of memory foam family is the gel memory foam.
A BIG misconception about memory foam mattresses is that all of them are soft. The truth is that the mattresses range from firm to soft. This is possible because of the different specialty foam layers and how they are stacked. Memory foam mattresses help balance your body temperature, and absorb movement so there is little to no motion transfer while you sleep.
Memory Foam beds do not have coils in them! This is great for those who prefer to settle into the mattress with less of a bounce factor. Since they don’t have coils, memory foam mattresses don’t need a foam encasement for edge support to hold the bed together.
What's Really Inside Of A Mattress?
Have you ever wondered what's inside of your mattress? You're not alone.
Here are some of the most common materials found in mattresses
Polyurethane Foam: Also known as polyfoam, polyurethane foam is a synthetic material derived from polyol and isocyanate petrochemicals. Polyfoam comfort layers were used in some of the first mattresses produced – particularly innerspring mattresses. In recent years, latex has become a more popular comfort layer option resulting in less polyfoam mattresses.
Memory Foam: Also known as viscoelastic foam, memory foam is a specialized polyfoam material developed by NASA engineers in the 1970s. Memory foam is designed to become softer when it comes into contact with body heat. This allows the material to conform to the sleeper's body closely, without sagging. When the sleeper gets up, the foam will return back to normal. One mis-concept of memory foam is that it is always soft. Memory foam is measured in density and can by super soft or even firm. Memory foam is considered one of the best comfort layer materials for sleepers with chronic aches and pains because it isolates motion transfer very well. A common disadvantage is off-gassing, as memory foam tends to emit more odor than other mattress materials and without cool gel technology it can get very warm.
Memory Foam Fact: Memory Foam was developed by NASA in 1966 to improve the safety of aircraft cushions and was publicly released in the 1980s.
Latex: Latex is created from the sap of rubber trees. It has a wide range of uses due to its natural softness and durability. Natural latex is blended with synthetic chemicals. Mattresses with small amounts of synthetic latex are referred to as 'natural latex mattresses,' beds that do not contain any chemicals are 'organic mattresses'. Latex conforms your body alleviating pain and pressure points and most latex beds are virtually silent when bearing weight. Latex mattresses usually have a longer than normal life expectancy but can get hot if they lack added on cooling features.
MINICOILS + NANOCOILS
Minicoils + Nanocoils: Minicoils and nanocoils are 1-4 inches thick. They are used in beds with foam or latex support cores, but are mostly common in innersprings and hybrids. This combination of coils in innersprings and hybrids is known as coil-on-coil construction. Minicoils and nanocoils usually offer stronger than average support, good air circulation and they reduce motion transfer/ noise.
Natural Fibers: Natural Fiber comfort layers have become popular in the last few years. Cotton, wool, hemp, horsehair and coconut coir are all natural fiber substitutes for latex and memory foam layers in mattresses.
Buckling-column Gel: This comfort layer was developed by brothers Tony and Terry Pearce in the 1990s. The Pearces went on to found Purple. Buckling-column gel is a dry-polymer substance that comes from mineral oil. It is then evenly distributed across a grid of rubber-like elastic polymer columns. The columns respond to compression by buckling. Mattresses with buckling-column gel are harder to find and mattress shoppers face a limited selection to choose from.
Choosing the Right Mattress Size
First things first, lay down on the mattress and try it out! You will be surprised by how many people don't lay down on their mattress before purchasing it. There are many layers in a mattress and just pushing down on the top of the mattress with your hand will not give you an accurate measure of comfort or support.
It is important to find the right size mattress so that you get the BEST sleep possible. There are six basic mattress sizes in the furniture industry. Mattress sizes are universal, but may vary by a hair (not enough for you to notice with the naked eye) depending on the manufacturer. Below is a sample chart that I made of the six kinds of mattress sizes.
Now, let's learn about each of the mattress sizes and the type of individual they are ideal for.
Twin Mattress Dimensions - 39" X 75"
Twin size mattresses are 39 inches in width and 75 inches in length. Sometimes they are referred to as "single" mattresses. They can accommodate one sleeper, although the length is sometimes too short for taller adults. Twin mattresses are used for bunk beds, children's rooms and smaller rooms.
Twin XL Mattress Dimensions - 39" X 80"
Twin XL mattresses are 39 inches in width and 80 inches in length. With an added five inches of length to your sleeping space, Twin XL mattresses can be a better choice for taller people wanting a twin-size option. You can find Twin XL's in college dorms and guest bedrooms.
Full Mattress Dimensions - 54" X 75"
Full mattresses are 54 inches in width and 75 inches in length. Full mattresses are also referred to as double mattresses. They provide more width for your sleeping area than twin mattresses. Full size mattresses are ideal for one person, but could fit two people.
Queen Mattress Dimensions - 60" X 80"
Queen size mattresses are 60 inches in width and 80 inches in length. Queen mattresses are the most popular mattress size in the United States. They are great for adults, teenagers, couples and children.
King Mattress Dimensions - 76" X 80"
King size mattresses are 76 inches in width and 80 inches in length. They are usually the best mattress choice for couples, giving each person a sleeping area equivalent to a twin xl mattress. King mattresses are also good for families and individuals who share the bed with their pet.
California King Mattress Dimensions - 72" X 84"
California king size mattresses are 72 inches in width and 84 inches in length. There size is good for tall adults or sleepers looking for extra sleeping length. Cal Kings are the most common mattress size used with adjustable beds.
2 Years Ago Chris nearly gave me a heart attack when he picked me up in the infamous “rocket truck” after being in Vegas for a week.
I knew at that moment that he was dead serious about starting Columbus Mattress Wholesale and that I was going to learn more about mattresses and bedroom furniture than I could have ever imagined.
I was excited for the store to open but knew it was going to take a lot of hard work and dedication.
Now, we’re celebrating the 1 Year Anniversary of Columbus Mattress Wholesale and many more to come!
Thanks to all of our family, friends and the Columbus Mattress Wholesale employees that have helped make this business what it is today! I’m so proud of you Chris!
Here lies the LEGEND OF THE MOTHSCOT.
For two-weeks straight Columbus Mattress Wholesale gained a new friend. Meet the mothscot, he's a pretty fitting mascot for the store...because he loves to sleep, just like we do.
When it comes to eating moth's use a tear-feeding mechanism known as lachryphagy. Meaning they eat tears as meals.
No tears were eaten during this two-week period.
Cbus Mattress Girl