History 101: Different Types Of Mattress Materials

History 101: Different Types Of Mattress Materials

Since the earliest humans laid down the earliest bedding made out of leaves and grass, mattresses have come a long way. After all, we spend a third of our lives sleeping and our sleep quality is heavily dependent on owning a good mattress

With such a vast range of mattresses available online such as natural latex or cool gel memory foam, it can be mind-boggling to choose one for your home.

In this blog post, we will delve into the common mattress materials you can buy in Singapore and how did they come about. 

1. Innerspring 

Also commonly as a bonnell spring mattress , the innerspring has been around since the 1800s and is one of the oldest types of modern mattresses you can buy

An innerspring mattress is a type of mattress that uses springs to support the sleeper. The springs are encased in fabric and are usually connected in a series of coils. The springs provide support and bounce, which can be beneficial for people who like to sleep on their stomachs or bounce around in their sleep.

Although many other newer materials are gaining traction, bonnell spring mattresses remain one of the most popular and widely sold online in Singapore. Check out our popular innerspring mattresses from King Koil.

2. Memory Foan

A memory foam mattress is a type of mattress that is composed of multiple layers of polyurethane foam. The top layer is a very soft and plush foam, while the bottom layer is a denser foam. 

This material was originally developed by NASA in the 1970s to improve the safety of aircraft cushions before being adapted for use in mattresses and becoming popular worldwide in the early 1990s.

Thinking of buying a firm memory foam mattress online in Singapore? Our collection of MaxCoil mattresses include the MaxCoil FORREST Amethyst III that harnesses the natural, therapeutic properties of amethyst to eliminate negative energy, relieve fatigue, and offer all a perfect night’s sleep. 

3. Latex

Since the first 100% natural latex mattress was invented by Dunlopillo in the early 1900s, good latex mattresses have been perfected over the years.

There are many benefits to using latex mattresses. Latex is a natural material, so it is environmentally friendly and biodegradable. It is also hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites, which makes it a good choice for people with allergies. 

Latex mattresses are also durable and long-lasting. They conform to your body's contours, providing support and comfort, especially for side sleepers. 

Looking to buy a natural latex mattress in Singapore online? Our quality latex mattresses will have you snoring like a baby in no time! 

4. Waterbeds

Waterbeds are made of heavy vinyl and filled with water. These types of mattresses have been around for centuries, with one of the first recorded mentions of one in China in the year 220AD. Originally made from bamboo, they were filled with water to help keep the sleeper cool in the summer months.

Waterbeds then grew popular in the late 1960s and 1970s. However, they rapidly lost their appeal since waterbeds are difficult to keep clean and they can be a breeding ground for mold and mildew. 

5. Airbeds

Although both are filled with air, airbeds aren’t air mattresses, which are designed for short-term or temporary use. On the contrary, airbeds can be more expensive than bonnell spring, latex, or memory foam mattresses. The firmness of airbeds can be customized, with individual chambers that can be as inflated as you want.

Airbeds with dual-firmness settings allow two sleepers to customize their side of the bed according to their individual preferences. 

Get The Right Mattress With The Mattress Boutique

From memory foam  to 100% natural latex, whatever your preference or budget, we’ll have the perfect mattress for you. 

Looking for a quality mattress in Singapore? The Mattress Boutique has all of the top brands and models, plus knowledgeable staff who can help you find the perfect mattress for your needs. Come visit our showrooms or browse our collection online at The Mattress Boutique – you won’t be disappointed!

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