When it comes to a good night’s sleep, choosing the right mattress is essential. With a plethora of options available in the Australian market, finding the perfect mattress can be overwhelming. To help you make an informed decision, let’s take a look at the different types of mattresses and the key differences between each one.
#1 – Innerspring coil Mattresses:
Innerspring mattresses were traditionally the most common mattress type and they are still widely available. They are constructed with a steel coil support system. The number, shape and gauge of the coils can vary, affecting the firmness and support. These mattresses provide good airflow, keeping you cool during warm Australian nights.
Innerspring mattresses come in various firmness levels, catering to different sleep preferences. The traditional design has evolved in recent years and some premium innerspring mattresses feature individually-wrapped coils, reducing motion transfer and ensuring a more undisturbed sleep.
#2 – Memory foam mattresses:
Memory foam mattresses are known for their contouring abilities. The majority of memory foam mattresses are made offshore and as such are an inferior product to a locally made mattress.
They do respond well to body heat and pressure, conforming to your body shape for personalized support. These mattresses are also good for relieving pressure points, making them ideal for individuals with back pain or joint issues. Traditional memory foam retains body heat, but some pricey modern versions have been engineered with cooling technologies to mitigate heat retention. Keep in mind it can be very expensive to source a quality memory foam mattress that is locally made. It really comes down to what you are willing to pay for your mattress.
# 3 Latex foam Mattresses:
Latex mattresses are crafted from natural or synthetic latex foam. Latex mattresses are not as widely available as other types of mattresses.
They offer a buoyant and responsive feel, combining the contouring benefits of memory foam with a bit more bounce. Natural latex mattresses are eco-friendly and hypoallergenic, making them a popular choice for environmentally-conscious consumers. However it is important to note that some consumers report that latex mattresses retain too much heat, making them too warm at night. Further, while they are generally hypoallergenic, some people may still have a latex allergy, making them an unsuitable choice. Latex mattresses are solid so not suited to those who prefer a softer mattress. They can also be hard to move due to their weight.
Mattresses-in-a-box are are usually made of foam or foam-like materials. 90% (or more) of mattresses-in-a-box are made offshore, making them an inferior quality to a locally made mattress. They are delivered compressed in vacuum-sealed packaging, however are shipped in bulk, meaning their materials may be compressed for up to 6 months. This can affect the foam quality and many find that their mattresses don’t fully inflate as they should. They are generally cheaper than conventional mattresses and as such don’t provide the same level of comfort, or comfort level options, as a premium hybrid mattress.
#5 - Hybrid mattresses:
Hybrid Mattresses combine the very best of a memory foam and innerspring mattress, with all the bells and whistles from these styles of bedding, plus some added luxuries. They are a perfect mix of memory foam and spring mattresses and blend different materials, usually combining innerspring coils with memory foam. This combination aims to provide the best of both worlds – the support of innerspring and the comfort of foam. Hybrid mattresses are versatile and can be customized to ensure an exceptional sleep experience and cater to a wide range of sleepers with varying preferences for firmness and support. The innerspring core offers robust support, while the top layers provide cushioning and contouring for pressure relief.
All Dusk&Dawn mattresses are hybrid and each and every mattress is tailor made-to-order and carefully handcrafted by our skilled mattress makers at our headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. When your mattress is ready to leave the warehouse, our complimentary White Glove Delivery Service ensures you don’t need to lift a finger, we even take your old mattress away!
Fun facts: Did you know our Signature mattress has an additional layer of mini pocket springs, providing an extra layer of comfort and support? With over 1000 individually encased springs, our unique double decker pocket coil system features Iso-Coil combined with Iso Mini. The dual coil formula is the ultimate in total body support.
Further, all the comfort foams used in Dusk&Dawn mattresses are Global Green Tag certified, ensuring our range is not only better for you, but better for the planet too.
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How to choose your comfort type!
Plush (Firmness scale is 3-4)
Our softest and most plush mattress, cushioning the body and giving you a luxurious sleep whilst still supporting your body throughout the night. Plush is perfect for side sleepers.
Comfy Medium (Firmness scale is 5-6)
Our most popular feel. Comfy Medium offers the perfect blend of support and comfort. Allows your hips and shoulders to sink in a little while still offering plenty of support to your back, neck and spine. Perfect for those who sleep on their back.
Firm Support (Firmness scale is 7-8)
A little on the firmer side. Firm Support is designed for those who prefer a firmer feel but still enjoy comfort. Ideal for those who sleep on their stomach.