A mattress may be described as a large pad or a cushion mat, used as a bed. The word mattress is derived from the Arabic word ‘matrah’. The Arabic method of sleeping on mattresses on the floor descended through the ages and has been adopted in the modern world.
Mattresses consist of fastened cushions or box type cushions fitted with springs. The pads used to make the mattress consist of foam, feathers, cotton, straw etc. It may also be filled with air or water.
Mattresses are usually placed on top of a bed base, the frame of which is made of solid wood. The frame of the bed may also be made of metals like aluminium, steel etc.
The construction of a mattress consists of two main sections, a core which consists of the padding, and the upholstery which is the cover of the mattress. Upholstery of the mattress decides the comfort and cushioning level of the mattress.
If you are looking for the best mattress brand in India, you won’t have to look far as there are many retailers selling popular mattresses. Some of the best brands entrust these retailers with selling their product. Be careful of shop owners preaching to sell the best brands, some of them are fake and cannot be trusted. Consumers are advised to follow trusted channels.
Retailers keep a variety of mattresses and sell them at reasonable prices. If you are unsure of the kind of mattress you would like to purchase, the retailers will be glad to guide you through the selection process. They carry detailed information of different types of mattresses. All you have to do is post a query with them and they will get back to you immediately.
The different types of mattresses are as follows:
1) Foam Mattresses: Foam Mattresses use memory foam or latex foam as fillings.
a) Memory Foam: Memory foam is usually more comfortable than spring mattresses, and is usually more expensive than spring mattresses. It is affected by temperature, in a cool environment it will feel firmer as compared to a warmer environment. It generally takes the shape of the person resting on the mattress, but has trouble regaining its original shape when the person changes positions.
b) Latex foam: Latex foam is constructed using the Dunlop process, and are also known as Dunlop mattresses. These are the more traditional kind of mattresses. Dunlop is usually a more tougher foam.
2) Bladder Mattresses: Bladder mattresses are usually made from some kind of skin and filled with air or water.
a) Air Mattress: Air mattresses employ one or more air cavities to support the padding, instead of springs or fillings.
b) Water mattresses: Water mattresses are those paddings which are filled with water. These are the more popular kind of bladder mattresses. It is good for those who have a back problem as it takes the shape of the person resting on the bed. They are well known for providing support to the spine while resting on the bed.
These are a few types of mattresses available in the market these days. Consumers are advised to do thorough research while purchasing their mattress. Customer service is always available to guide you through the selection service.