Pros and Cons of Bonnell Spring & Pocket Spring Mattresses

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If you’re in the market for a new mattress in Singapore, you might have come across the terms “Bonnell spring mattress” and pocket spring mattress” while doing your research online. What exactly are mattress springs and what are the similarities and differences between these two spring types? Is one type better or bouncier than the other? If these are the kind of questions you have in mind, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog, we’ll go into detail on all you need to know about Bonnell spring and pocket spring mattresses.

Similarities & Difference Between Both Mattresses

For starters, both mattress types are categorised as spring mattresses. This is opposed to other mattresses made solely out of a different type of material, for example a 100% latex mattress. Spring mattresses are what we traditionally think of when a mattress is mentioned. The springs, also known as mattress coils, support the weight of the person while resting, and provide the mattress solidity against wear and tear. Most spring mattresses can be found in single, super single, queen and king sizes.

Where they differ is how they are assembled inside a mattress. Bonnell springs are interconnected with a wire mesh whereas pocket springs are individually wrapped into “pockets” and stitched to the mattress.

Pros & Cons of Bonnell Spring Mattresses

The Bonnell spring mattress technology was invented in the 19th century as the earlier of both mattress coil types. Bonnell spring mattress will provide a firm, even surface for sleep and is till this day the entry-level mattress type chosen by many homeowners in Singapore. The longevity of this technology speaks for itself. If you’re looking for a mattress that gets the job done, this is it.

However, there are some cons to Bonnell spring mattresses. Firstly, Bonnell spring mattresses are more motion-sensitive due to the mesh connecting all the mattress coils together. This means that those who are sharing their bed with another person are likely to feel the other toss and turn at night. As such, a Bonnell spring mattress might be a more practical option for a single or super single mattress for one. Additionally, the interconnected spring system means that there is less support for different contours of the body. Regardless, the durability and accessible price point of Bonnel spring mattresses make them a favourite option for many people.

Pros & Cons of Pocket Spring Mattresses

A huge advantage of pocket spring mattresses are the reduced motion-transfer issues in comparison to Bonnell spring mattresses. This is because the individually pocketed springs act on their own according to pressure without affecting other parts of the mattress. This makes pocket spring mattresses a good choice for couples seeking to share a queen- or king-sized bed.

You can further opt for a 3-zone pocket spring mattress like the Four Star Grand Sovereign CoolMax Natural Latex 3 Zoned Individual Pocketed Spring Mattress, a 5-zone pocket spring mattress like the KingKoil Sonata 5 Zoned Individually Pocketed Spring Mattress, or even a 7-zone mattress. The different zones correspond to different sections of the body when lying down. Pocket spring mattresses also provide a greater amount of orthopedic support as different springs or zones of springs will conform to different pressure points. This means that you’ll have a more comfortable sleep and wake up with lesser aches and pains. Pocket spring mattresses generally cost a bit more, but The Mattress Boutique offers our products at direct factor prices, allowing our customers to save on costs.

Buy Pocket & Bonnell Spring Mattresses in Singapore

Now that you’ve gotten an overview of the similarities and differences between these two mattress types, you’ll have what you need to make an informed decision about the best choice for you. Will you go for a single mattress for one or a queen mattress for two? Will you choose a mattress with 3, 5 or 7 zones? If you would like some help deciding on the perfect mattress for your needs, consider paying us a visit at one of our three showrooms conveniently located throughout Singapore. Our friendly staff will be available to answer any questions you may have.

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