What Dreams Are Made Of: 3 Parts of a Mattress


There's nothing like that feeling when you plop down on a bed after a long day. You stretch out and yawn, and feel the stress gradually disappearing as you melt into the sheets. But what exactly are the parts that make up a mattress? Peel back the layers to find out.

Ticking
This outer case of a mattress is also called quilting. Besides keeping the insides together, the covering also keeps the bedbugs out, thanks to the development of special fabrics. Water, insect, and allergen repelling properties are available in custom-made beds. There are also types of materials that are infused with fibers that can help you stay cool.  

Padding
This refers to the layers of stuffing that make a bed soft. There are many types of padding, each one possessing unique properties. Polyurethane foam, or polyfoam, encourages proper spinal alignment and blocks out dust mites. Resilience, flexibility, breathability are the other features that make this a popular option.

A modified version of polyfoam is memory foam. As the name implies, it adapts and retains the impression left by an object on its surface. This makes it possible for you to shift positions without interrupting the person sleeping next to you. For more contoured support, latex reacts to your every move, rising and sinking to perfectly fit your form.   

These foams, as well as other kinds not listed here, may be used in combination with one another. You can have custom beds built to fit your own definition of maximum comfort.  

Springs
In some mattresses, the paddings are supported by rows of coils. This gives a bed that 'bouncy' feel whenever you sit or lie on it. They can come in 4 varieties:

•    Open: these hourglass-shaped coils are one of the oldest and most used types in innerspring mattresses.
•    Offset:  this also has an hourglass shape, but its ends are flatter.
•    Continuous: it's composed of long pieces of curved wires that run from the full length of the mattress.   
•    Marshall: also known as the pocketed coil, each piece is encased in a fabric sleeve. 

The thicker the metal used, and the more coils are included, the firmer the mattress will be.


Now that you know the parts needed to make a mattress, why not design one of your own? Contact companies that create custom-made beds today for a relaxing and rejuvenating sleep at night.

Last updated:6/30/2019 6:28:23 PM

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