When it comes to investing in a mattress, one of the most critical considerations is construction material. The type of materials used in the construction will directly impact how you sleep – and what kind of sleeper you are. Whether you want to invest in an organic mattress or traditional memory foam, your new bed must match your lifestyle. Different layers and elements in a mattress define its quality, functions, and even the impact on our sleep.
The different layers in a high-quality mattress all have their unique functions and have configurations accordingly. For the most part, the higher the foam density, the better your mattress is, in addition to other factors. Not every layer (like the comfort layer needs to be breathable and not dense) needs to be high-density, but most layers of your mattress do. They need to be soft, help you sleep (the most crucial part) and last longer with minimum care as per the mattress type.
Layers in a mattress and their construction materials:
The material used will impact our sleep quality as well as how we feel every day. When you're in the market for a new mattress, it's essential to understand that there are many different types of mattresses with varying construction materials, and each has its own pros and cons.
- Outermost fabric layer: The outermost fabric should have high GSM fabric for durability, which helps with both aesthetics and mattress protection. It is a soft fabric that is gentle on your skin, quilted with foam for an immediate sense of comfort. The outermost fabric layer is intended to be soft on your skin and act as a protective barrier between the more rigid layers of the mattress and the outside world. The quilted material in this layer is designed to provide an immediate sense of comfort. This means that you don't have to wait for hours before you start feeling comfortable in your bed. Once you get into bed, it should feel like heaven and induce a sense of comfort and peace to your body and mind. The foam material in this layer provides natural plush comfort for your body. It lies on the mattress, relieving pressure points from between your shoulder blades to your hips, reducing tossing and turning all night long to get a better night's sleep. The outermost layer of a mattress is made up of quilted material and foam woven together with thread to create an outer layer that is soft on your skin.
- Comfort layer: The "top" layer is the comfort layer, which helps to provide that soft feeling on top. The comfort layer is what you will feel when you lie on the mattress. The top layer is typically made out of material like memory foam, PU foam, or latex foam in some cases. This layer has many functions and can help regulate body temperature while also helping with pressure relief in different sleeping positions. Memory foam is the popular choice for most mattresses' comfort layer as its ability to change shape provides more significant contouring for people. It is especially beneficial for people who sleep on their side or stomach since they don't need much pressure relief, if at all during those positions (and this makes them feel more refreshed upon waking). It should be made of either memory foam, latex, and polyester fibers for a robust support system. The primary advantage of this layer is that it provides pressure relief from your pressure points. It helps relieve pain from your superficial areas like your joints and muscles. Moreover, it enhances the quality of sleep, body contouring, promoting natural sleeping posture. This leads to better health benefits such as reduced stress levels and better sleep quality, among many others.
- Support layer: The support layer is the bottom part of a mattress, supporting all your body weight. The purpose of this layer is to soften the initial impact when you lie on it. Moreover, it also has to enhance comfort by offering contouring support from beneath. The support and comfort layers also work together to provide resilient resistance against any movement that may occur during sleep without compromising comfort. The density of the foam in this layer can be high or low density depending on how soft you want your mattress to be. The support layer usually consists of one thick and high-density foam layer made of different supportive foams. It can be high-density HR foam, high-density memory foam, or even high-density latex foam. It is also the layer that is the first barrier that prevents you from sinking into the mattress. Because of the contouring support, it helps comfort and supports your posture too.
- Core layer: The core or base layer is the foundation of a mattress. It provides support and stability in different sleeping positions. This layer is usually made from rebonded foam, innerspring coils (either Pocket coil or Bonnell), HR foam, or rigid foam. It needs to be ultra-high-density in its foam density configuration or have a robust innerspring system to support the upper layers and your body simultaneously. The core layer is also responsible for holding the mattress's weight together for years. The core layer may also rest upon the edge protection of the mattress in case of hybrid or ultra-luxury mattresses. The core layer of your mattress also dictates its purpose. For example, most orthopedic mattresses have super high-density spring systems and coil that focus on support. Pressure-relieving or hospitality mattresses have a core that focuses on contouring support to cushion your body while supporting. It comes down to the mattress used to tell what kind of core it may have. In dual-comfort mattresses, it would be present in the middle layer to support either side of the mattress.
Mattress firmness is a subjective term. A mattress may be soft for one person and hard for another person, depending on their weight distribution or pressure points that they put on the bed. Firm mattresses offer greater back support since they can stop your body from sinking too deeply into them. However, this same lack of giving can also make it uncomfortable to move around when you're in deep sleep cycles and lead to pain if your hips don't align correctly with the bed's surface. Soft mattresses are more responsive but provide less resistance than firmer ones do; instead, they let you sink deeper, so there's less compression at your joints.
- Extra Soft: The top layers of the bed stack up to provide comfort and support for your body while you sleep on it. Most mattresses have a foam layer that provides cushioning and pressure relief. Still, some also include pillow-tops made from soft foam designed to cradle the head and neck and relieve pressure points. There is more 'give' with this type of mattress, so your joints can get into any position without feeling pain when sleeping. This means there's less chance of backaches which leads people to enjoy their sleep time longer than they would with a firmer mattress. Extra soft mattresses may not offer the same back support as other firmness levels do, but some have extra layers on top of the mattress and pillows that help align your spine while sleeping. This helps if pain occurs due to misalignment, which is common with heavier individuals when they lie down at night. It's also helpful if there are problems like arthritis because it provides relief from pressure points during sleep time without compromising spinal alignment. However, this type of bed doesn't provide enough resistance against sinking deeply into its foam construction, making it difficult for someone weighing more to get out of bed in the morning without assistance.
- Soft: Soft mattresses are known for providing a more soothing, comforting feeling. They do not offer much support to your back or joints and may be better suited for those who experience pain when they sleep on their back or stomach (due to the lack of pressure relief). Soft mattresses have less density than Medium firm/soft mattresses and are usually ideal for people with average body weight. Soft mattresses are often recommended if you have an active lifestyle as it may be more challenging to get out of bed and perform activities like running or cycling.
- Medium-Firm: A medium-firm foam mattress falls between soft and hard mattresses in terms of comfort levels. It offers enough support so that you can feel comfortable sleeping on your side without feeling too stiff while still giving some give if you move around during the night, which allows you to remain comfortably cool throughout the night. A medium-firm mattress is a popular choice for many people due to its comfort, supportiveness, affordability, and durability. It's the most common type of mattress found in homes today because they strike a balance between providing enough pressure relief while still being supportive. The design also helps alleviate pain associated with arthritis by distributing weight evenly on both sides of your body (shoulder blades, hips). Medium-firm mattresses offer adequate assistance when transitioning from lying down to sitting up in bed and are a good choice for people with chronic pain as they help reduce the chances of developing pressure points.
- Firm: A firm mattress is designed to be supportive and offer back support while you sleep. If your spine has been injured or feels sore when you wake up from lying down, this type of mattress may work best for you. The design also helps alleviate pain associated with arthritis by distributing weight evenly on both sides of your body (shoulder blades, hips). It can provide relief to those who suffer from fragile/paining backs because it will push against the natural curves in your back and is less forgiving than softer mattresses which allow more movement around these areas due to their lack of resistance.
- Extra Firm: An Extra Firm mattress is the firmest level of construction and provides your body with maximum support. This design can help if you suffer from chronic back pain. It will push against the natural curves in your back to provide relief for those areas while also offering better assistance when transitioning from lying down to sitting up in bed. It's also a good choice for heavier people because it will not give or sink in as much when weight is applied. This is a good option for people who need extra back support and those that suffer from chronic back pain. They also provide enough assistance when changing positions to ease movement. It is ideal for people who need a special orthopedic mattress, and a doctor's prescription is ideal before you invest in an extra-firm mattress.
Materials used in premium mattresses:
It is crucial to use premium materials in a mattress. One reason why it's so important is that there are many different types of mattresses, and each one has its own unique properties that may be better for certain people than others, but they also have some standard features. For instance, the most widely-used type of mattress material on the market today is memory foam which can last longer due to its density and composition. When choosing a quality product from your retailer, other qualities such as density level or pressure point relief levels need to be considered. It's always best to look into these factors before making any purchase decisions to avoid regretting anything later down the line.
- Foam: Premium mattresses use higher density foams in general and consist of materials like sleep-grade PU foam, Bonded Foam, HR Foam, and Memory Foam. The foam in most high-quality luxury premium mattresses is also prepared in-house to ensure quality. High-quality foam not only lasts long but feels more comfortable because of the higher density. If you're buying a mattress in India, the first thing you should check is the quality and density of the foam. Since you'll use a mattress for years, it is best to check the quality and experience in person. Latex foam is usually best when sourced organically with minimum chemical additions. Latex foam may be either Talalay or Dunlop and is usually 2-3 inches thick. The higher the density of the foam used in your mattress, the longer it lasts, and the greater you can expect it to cost.
- Innerspring system: The innerspring system can be made with either Bonnell Springs, Pocket Spring, or Micro-pocket springs. The springs are usually made of steel which ensures quality by undergoing heat tempered double manufacturing process to keep them from breaking down at an early age and ensure durability and longevity. Premium innerspring systems have a higher spring count. Usually, we use steel coils that ensure quality by undergoing heat tempered double manufacturing process to keep them from breaking down at an early age and ensuring durability and longevity. A premium innerspring system also has a density level that is greater than traditional models. This is because it uses more coils per inch for increased support and stability throughout various body parts, including shoulder blades, spine, hips joints, etc. This results in better comfort and helps reduce tossing and turning while sleeping on your side.
- Fabric: As mentioned earlier, high-quality fabric is a signature of a premium mattress. It should have a high-density configuration yet remain soft enough to comfort. Here are the different types of fabrics used in premium mattresses at KingKoil.
a. Jacquard: Jacquard is a specific fabric weave that is used in high-quality mattresses. It's woven with wool and cotton, which gives it resilience from wear and tear- the material doesn't break down quickly. Jacquard provides both softness and warmth to sleep on through its insulation properties. The weaving of this type also makes it very durable, so your mattress will last longer.
b. Viscose: It's derived from wood pulp and has high elasticity, making it soft to sleep on and durable for longer wear. The weave of this type gives warmth and insulation properties that keep you warm during the winter months with its thickness. In addition to being highly breathable so air can flow through the material quickly, viscose provides some water resistance too while providing all these benefits at a cost lower than other fabrics would be otherwise priced at. That means your mattress will last longer because there's less chance of rips or tears occurring due to use over time- saving you money when replacing it earlier than necessary.
c. Damask: It is a fabric weave type that comes from high-quality cotton. It's woven with silk, which gives it the benefits of being warm and durable for more prolonged use. While not as soft as other types, the damask provides warmth to sleep on during colder months in addition to its breathability- making you less likely to wake up due to night sweats or hot flashes because your body feels cooler when wearing this material! You'll also find that the water-resistance property resists stains, so there's no need to worry about spills around your home while maintaining all these excellent features at an affordable price compared with others. So, if you want both comfort and durability but don't want the higher cost associated with some fabrics, this is the one for you.
d. Adhesives: If you've ever seen a mattress up close, then you know that it is composed of many different layers. And most of these premium mattresses have adhesives holding them together. The importance of adhesives in a premium mattress cannot be overstated. The importance of adhesives in a premium mattress cannot be overstated. For example, the adhesive used to hold together materials such as cotton and latex needs to withstand moisture without breaking down or allowing fluids to seep through its seams - qualities that are not shared by all kinds of glue! A high-quality, heavy-duty industrial-grade adhesive can make all the difference. The glue also helps your fabric coverings to last for years with proper care at your end.
The suitable material can make all the difference when it comes to comfort and longevity, not just for you but for your children as well! That's why KingKoil uses only high-quality materials that are designed to provide relief from pressure points while being durable and comfortable enough for any age group. We're proud of our selection because we know they'll last longer than other mattresses out there on the market today. It is always a good idea to try your mattress before buying, and we can help you with it. You can try our in-home demo service by contacting us or experiencing our collection in-person in stores pan-India.
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At KingKoil, we only use the best materials in our mattresses, developed with international standards in place. We ensure high-quality, healthy sleep with accreditations from ICA (International Chiropractic Association) and FCER (Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research). Moreover, our mattress warranty ensures your luxury mattress lasts a minimum of 7-10 years or more, depending upon the mattress type. It all comes down to the type of materials we use in our premium mattresses and can ensure longevity and quality in your sleep and our mattress's life for years to come.