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The Benefits of an Innerspring Mattress

The Benefits of an Innerspring Mattress

How Are Innerspring Mattresses Made?

Innerspring mattresses are the most popular and oldest technology used in mattresses. Both plush and firm innerspring mattresses use a steel coil support system. Innerspring mattresses offer exceptional support and have been a tried and true staple of mattress construction for several years.

One of the myths of the innerspring mattress is that the springs can cause uncomfortable pressure points on the shoulders and hips, which in turn causes back pain in the morning and tossing and turning during the night. If you weigh over 250 lbs or are sleeping on an old or poorly crafted bed, this can be true. Newer innerspring mattresses and those with better quality padding on the top, usually don’t cause these pressure points as much. However, laying on one will be the only way to tell if you like how the springs feel.

Additionally, that padding or upholstery material, including various foams, fiber, and even additional layers of smaller steel springs, have been improved over time to offer that cushioning comfort most people want. There are several types of spring systems, including those with springs connected into a single unit and units with individually-wrapped, pocketed coils. The spring shapes, designs, coil gauge and the number of coils can also vary.

When using an innerspring mattress, you can benefit from a firm layer of responsive support and a cushioning layer on top. This responsiveness in addition to the greater airflow available in an innerspring mattress are two of the most appealing benefits of an innerspring bed. These mattresses tend to help a person sleep cooler and the responsive, or bouncy, feel allows for easy maneuvering in the bed and a feeling like the bed is adjusting to your position instantaneously.

What are the Advantages of an Innerspring?

Variety and Selection

One of the biggest benefits of an innerspring mattress is that there are several on the market. Innerspring mattresses, especially those with pillowtops, can provide a variety of comfort levels from ultra firm to ultra soft. From high-end luxury to very affordable, you'll find quite a few innerspring options on the market and more are coming every day.


With such a good selection of mattresses to choose from, you can also get a great deal on an innerspring, and there are also several thicknesses and mattress toppers available. You can also find options that offer financing. Sealy has quite a few of these.

Options and Additions

With the rise of the new mattress types, such as memory foam or latex, the innerspring industry has adapted, providing the tried-and-true technology of steel springs that utilize upper sections of memory foam, polyurethane foam, fiber, latex, and more to provide that conforming feel. An example of this is the Stearns & Foster line.

A Familiar Choice

The innerspring mattress is also so familiar. People know and understand these types of beds and because they have been around for so many years, they are easy to buy, easy to find, and easy to understand what you're getting when you buy one.


If you need or like a firm bed, innerspring beds can be a good choice. In many cases, an innerspring bed is a healthier option than a hard foam bed. This firm support is also provided while maintaining a bouncy feel. If you want the bed to bounce you up a bit as you move, whether you need the help to roll over because of any ailments or you simply enjoy the sensation, an innerspring mattress will be best.

And there you have it! If you'd like to shop Innerspring Mattresses, click here. If you still need assistance with choosing a mattress, check out our Mattress Buying Guide here. It'll give you the answers to all your purchasing questions.

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