Pocket Coil OR Innerspring Mattresses?
What is Pocket coil mattress?
A pocket coil is known by many names: pocket spring, wrapped coils, encased springs, or Marshall coils.
Pocket coil mattresses are the most popular type of innerspring mattress available.
Pocket Coils Date Back to 1899
In 1899, an English engineer by the name of James Marshall invented the Marshall Coil, which is more commonly known as a pocket coil.
He received a Canadian patent for his invention in 1900. Later, he started his own business, called the Marshall Mattress company, which used pocket springs.
Pocket coils are springs wrapped individually in a fabric sleeve. This allows them to react to pressure independently instead of all together, which minimizes movement and allows for a more buoyant feel.
A pocket sprung mattress is made from individual pocket springs. Each pocket spring is enclosed within its own fabric pocket. Working independently from each other, each spring reacts only to the pressure applied to that area. This results in a greater level of personalised support and response for each person sleeping on the mattress.
Pocket springs don't move as a whole unit, unlike more traditional open coil mattresses. This helps to prevent "roll-together", and reduces the transfer of movement to other areas of the mattress. Each pocket spring works individually to correctly support your body. Because of this, a pocket sprung mattress is particularly beneficial if:
you and your partner are of different weights.
You tend to toss and turn throughout the night.
This approach allows the individual pocket coil mattress to contour to your body better and doesn’t transfer motion as much as a traditional innerspring mattress. This technology could save your relationship one day.
Why People Choose Pocket Springs
Pocket sprung mattresses provide many of the same benefits as memory foam. They contour to the body, but without the stuck feeling, some people report with memory foam. They help avoid motion transfer more than innerspring mattresses, and instead of absorbing pressure, it reflects it, which offers solid support.
Because of the airflow through pocket spring mattresses, which allows these beds to sleep cooler than memory foam, dust may sneak into the mattress, which can upset allergies.
The Workings of an Innerspring Mattress
A traditional innerspring mattress, or open coil, has a network of metal coils that are all connected. This means that when pressure is applied, the springs all react together. This transfers motion, so if your partner moves you'll feel it. You and your mattress similar like a whole.
Additionally, because the coils all move together, traditional innerspring mattresses provide less comfort and don't spring back as easily. They also don’t contour around your body as much as a pocket coil mattress and according to your body curve to support your sleep.
Foam Mattress vs Pocket Coil
The pocket coil mattress may be the most popular innerspring mattress, but it has a fierce competitor in the foam mattress. Ultimately, the right mattress for you comes down to personal preference.
Why People Choose Memory Foam
Memory foam is known for contouring around the body, preventing movement at night, avoiding motion transfer, and absorbing pressure.
However, memory foam can sleep hot since it absorbs body heat, and may lead to a sinking feeling that claustrophobic people especially want to avoid.
The memory foam and the pocket spring are the best fit, which can support your body vigorously and will not make your mattress too hard and too soft.