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Some Traditions are Worth Keeping: Find Your Best Traditional Mattress

Traditions come and go, but when it comes to mattresses, there’s a type that never goes out of style — and that is traditional mattresses. What is a traditional mattress? A traditional mattress is an innerspring mattress made up of steel coils surrounded by fabric and comfort layers. Let’s explore what you should consider the best traditional mattress, so you can say hello to snoozing the night away.

As we said, an innerspring mattress is made of steel coils, and these coils absorb your body weight while holding your spine in healthy alignment. This makes innerspring the ideal choice for back sleepers, so you can avoid waking up with back pain. A traditional innerspring mattress can be made of many different types of coils, including Bonnell, continuous coil, offset coils, and pocket coils. Before choosing an innerspring mattress, note that the higher the number of coils, the more support there is.

A pocket coil mattress takes the magic of innerspring up a notch. In a pocketed coil mattress, the steel coils are individually wrapped, which makes them respond independently to pressure. What that all means is that pocketed coils help increase motion isolation and adjust better to your sleeping position by filling in the gaps.

So, how do you choose the best traditional mattress? Well, the debate between innerspring mattresses vs. pocketed coil mattresses depends on your needs:

  • Innerspring mattresses are available in almost every brand at budget-friendly prices, provide a durable and cool sleeping surface, and have ideal body weight distribution.
  • Pocketed coil mattresses reduce pressure points while supporting your spine, isolate movement so you don’t disturb your partner, provide a cooler sleep surface, and last longer.

Some traditional mattress brands include Sealy, Stearns & Foster, and Kingsdown. If you’re looking more in the high-end market, check out a traditional Stearns & Foster mattress or a Kingsdown pocketed coil mattress. Or learn more from our guide on exploring the top mattress brands for more comparison. And if Sealy is the brand you trust (we trust it, too!), see our blog on how to find the perfect one for your sleep.

Once you’ve narrowed down a traditional mattress type and brand, make sure to consider comfort level. The right comfort level for your sleep depends on your sleep position:

  • If you’re a back sleeper who suffers from constant back pain, then a firm traditional mattress will support your sleep.
  • For stomach sleepers, the optimal comfort level is a medium or medium firm.
  • As for side sleepers, plush or ultra plush comfort levels will have you deep in slumber.

No matter what you need in your mattress, you’ll find the best traditional mattress in our selection. We carry innerspring and pocketed coil mattresses from the brands you know and trust in the comfort and support levels you need. And if you want to explore beyond traditional mattress shopping, see how our patented BedFIT™ diagnostics makes all the difference. Have any questions? Give us a call or stop by a Mattress Land near you for your one and only sleep fit experience!