The pocket spring mattress is mostly known for its grid of springs which is located in a separate fabric pocket for each of them. Other names for it include encased springs, wrapped coils, and encased coils. Each of the springs operates independently as they are not wired jointly.

The reason why this mattress is considered a great product to buy is because the surrounding areas of each spring are not affected by the weight on any one of them. The main idea behind the manufacturing of these spring mattresses is to provide the best and appropriate support concerning motion transfer suppression when there is more than one person sleeping on the bed.

It is also great to note that because the pocket spring mattress is a well-made product, the satisfactory level of wadding or firm pad on the underneath, makes it suited to be used on slatted base.

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Construction

There are some basic things to consider when choosing this mattress. These include the fact that any regular type of mattresses contains 325 springs. However, this particular type of mattress has a minimum of 1000 springs and can have a maximum of 3000 springs. The requirement for a mattress over 2000 spring though, is if the weight on it is more than 30 stone.

Usage

The mattress with 1000, 1500 or 3000 springs is considered to be firm and of good quality. A common problem that people have is back pain and most times this is as a result of unfavorable sleeping conditions. Unlike the standard innerspring mattresses where every disturbance is felt because of the continuous wiring, the separately encased springs serve to effectively reduce motion transfer. In addition to exercise and good nutrition to take care of the body, quality sleep will allow the body to repair, cleanse and rejuvenate the mind and body.

Advantages

  • Exceptional spinal support
  • Adapts to the movement and contours of the body
  • Responsible for completely undisturbed sleep
  • Best choice for durability, comfort and support
  • Allows the regulation of moisture as well as air circulation to avoid heat build-up

Disadvantages

  • Tendency to sag after about a year or two of use
  • The maximum warranty of the pocket spring mattress is 10 years
  • Not much support for spinal alignment or the back
  • Pressure points are unavoidable as each spring has the same push back force and body weight do not spread evenly

Lifespan and cleaning

Like any other mattress, overtime the pocket spring mattress tends to get softer. However, this type of mattress is designed to take care of the body for a long period so one can last for up to ten years. It is important to keep the mattress clean and protect it from liquids by using a mattress protector of good quality.

If the mattress should get soiled there is a particular way to clean it. The one cleaning method that is recommended is vacuuming. Lightly apply cold water and a mild soap if cleaning a stain. It is never a wise move to soak any mattress. Using chemicals or fluids for dry cleaning can cause damage to the comfort level of the materials used to upholster it.