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The Anatomy Of A Pocket Sprung Mattress

Anatomy Of Pocket Sprung Mattress


Knowing what’s in your mattress and how each material provides support or helps you is important. This helps you decide which mattress is best suited to you and your needs. Here we are looking at the anatomy of a pocket sprung mattress, and the use of each individual layer that makes it up.

The pocket sprung mattress is a resilient and yet flexible mattress. The pocket springs in it’s interior work independently of each other absorbing the movement and reacting individually, whilst shaping to the body as to not create unwanted motion anywhere else on the bed. This helps to not disturb any other sleepers on the bed if you toss and turn at night.

The mattress has layers of fillings that surround these pockets, such as resilient foam. This layer sits on top of the pocket springs, adds extra support and comfort whilst still contouring to the shape of your body.  

The rest of the fillings are made up of a variety of layers such as cotton and wool blends. This layer is usually a mix of some sort of natural fibres, adding to the softness of the mattress.

The mattress is then topped with padding for that final layer of cushioning and comfort.

The mattress is then refined with side stitching, which adds to it’s structure, preventing the mattress from loosing its shape around the side.

A final aspect of the mattress, which can often be seen as a sign of quality, is the tufting.  This is an important element of the mattress, as it prevents the fillings from shifting whilst keeping the pocket springs compact and in their correct place at all times.

This analysis of a pocket sprung mattress is subject to change depending on which type of mattress you decide on. With the amount of fillings or quality of fillings changing depending on the price and manufacturer of the mattress.

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