Should you choose a spring or non-spring mattress

About one-third of a person’s life is spent in sleep. In addition to affecting sleep quality, an unsuitable mattress will also cause problems such as spinal injury. Therefore, the choice of mattress is very important!

At present, mattresses on the market can be divided into two categories: spring mattresses and non-spring mattresses.

Spring mattresses use springs as support, which can provide better support and support for the human body. Overall, the feeling of sleep is hard. The well-known Simmons mattress belongs to the spring mattress.

Non-spring mattresses do not have springs, and rely on the characteristics of the mattress material to determine the sleeping feeling. For example, the raw material of the brown pad is plant fibers with excellent toughness, and its sleeping feeling is hard, which is between a hard bed and a spring mattress. The pure latex mattress is foamed from rubber stock solution. It feels soft but has excellent resilience. It can support the curve of the human spine. It can be said to be moderately soft and hard.

Next, I will share with you some specific purchases of these two types of mattresses.

Spring mattress

Spring mattress is the most mainstream mattress on the market. It consists of support layer (spring) + comfort layer (sponge, coconut palm, latex and other fillers) + fabric. The quality and value of a spring mattress are determined by this. Three aspects to decide.


The quality of the spring determines the supportability and service life of a spring mattress. The key to spring selection is the spring structure. At present, the mainstream includes whole mesh springs and independent pocket springs.

The springs of the whole net spring are connected by threaded springs, which have good support and flatness. Because the cost is not high, they are widely used. Many brands use this kind of spring. But this kind of spring structure is a whole. When a person turns over during sleep, it will affect the entire bed surface. If your sleeping habits are not good, your bed partner will be affected.

Independent pocket springs are individually packaged with non-woven fabrics for independent springs, and then integrated into a whole mattress. For example, the area of ​​a 1.8m*2m mattress is 3.6㎡, and there are generally 900 independent pocket springs in this area. The areas do not affect each other, and when the two sleep, they will not disturb each other when they turn over, and the experience is very good.


The filling of the spring mattress is related to comfort. At present, the mainstream fillings include hard cotton, high-resilience sponge, fluffy cotton, coconut palm, and latex. When purchasing, pay attention to the type of filling in the product details.

The filling of a mattress is only hard cotton (hot-pressed fiber cotton, non-bonded cotton), which means that the mattress is hard.

The filling of a mattress is only coconut palm, which also means that the mattress is hard. Coir is better than hard cotton because the raw material is more natural and the price is relatively higher.

The filling of a mattress is hard cotton + high resilience sponge + fluffy cotton, which means that the mattress is moderately soft and hard. Some brands will add a latex layer on this basis, which is a better product with moderate softness and hardness. Prices will also be high.

A mattress is filled with latex and coconut palm, which means that the mattress is soft and hard.

Which one you choose depends on your sleeping needs.

Non-spring mattress

The structure of non-spring mattresses is relatively simple, consisting of fillers + fabrics. The fabrics are still the same point of view just now. There is no need to pay too much attention to them. The main thing is to look at the fillers.

At present, there are two main types of non-spring mattresses: brown mattresses and latex mattresses.

Brown pad.

The coconut palm mentioned in the spring mattress just now is a kind of palm pad, and there is also a mountain palm. Coir is made from the fibers of the outer layer of the coconut husk, and mountain palm is made from the fibers of the palm tree.

Coconut palm can be made into “soft coconut palm” and “hard coconut palm” according to the process. Hard coconut palm is an inferior product bonded with glue. Most brands on the market are mainly soft coconut palm, and soft coconut palm is generally used as a spring mattress. The advantages of mountain palm are moderate softness and hardness, and at the same time, the toughness is very good. Most of the palm pads on the market are mainly mountain palm, which is between hard bed and spring mattress, and is suitable for those who like a hard bed. For users, the mountain palm mattress is very suitable.

When purchasing, it should be noted that there are three types of coconut palms: ordinary coconut palm, 3E coconut palm, and 3D coconut palm. Ordinary coconut palm will have the harm of formaldehyde volatilization in summer. It is recommended to buy 3E and 3D. 3E coconut palm is mainly made of coconut shell outer fiber, and the inner core material is polyester fiber; 3D coconut palm is mainly made of brown fiber of coconut tree, and the new 3D material and jute fiber are added to make the inner core of the mattress ; Compared with 3D coconut palm, the two have better air permeability and elasticity.

Mountain palm is divided into two types according to different processes: hand-woven (original mountain palm pad) and modern process pressing (elastic mountain palm pad). The price is also higher.

Latex mattress.

Latex mattress is a popular mattress product in recent years, because it is foamed with rubber tree sap, which has the characteristics of high elasticity, shock absorption, compression resistance, good bearing capacity, comfort and durability.

The quality of a latex mattress can be judged according to the latex content, latex thickness, latex density and latex origin.

Latex content: The higher the natural latex content, the better the air permeability and resilience of the latex mattress. At present, the natural latex content of latex mattresses is between 80% and 95%. Generally speaking, the natural latex content is above 85%. Even if it is good.

Latex thickness: The common thicknesses of latex mattresses are 5CM, 7.5CM, 10CM or more, and 5CM is suitable for users who already have mattresses and want to add latex mattresses to improve comfort on this basis; 7.5CM can be added to the mattress, also It can be directly laid on the bed; if it is more than 10CM, it is definitely not recommended to install it on the mattress. This thickness can be adapted to beds of various structures.

Latex Density: Latex density represents the distribution of latex in the mattress. The higher the density, the stronger the support at the same size. The smaller the density, the softer. At present, the latex density of the mattress is between 60D-90D. This unit refers to It is the weight of latex per m³ of the mattress, for example, 90D represents 90kg of latex per m³. It is recommended to choose a density between 75D and 85D, because less than 75D will be too soft, and greater than 85D will be harder.

Origin of latex mattress: mattresses from Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand and Sri Lanka are the best.

In addition to brown mattresses and latex mattresses, non-spring mattresses also include 3D mattresses, memory foam mattresses, water beds, air beds, and hybrid mattresses. These have a small market share and will not be introduced one by one.

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