Open Coil or Pocket Sprung Mattress? How to Choose...

Two recent articles published in the Odd Size Beds blog looked at the benefits of and differences between memory foam and reflex foam mattresses. In this article, we will be comparing open coil and pocket sprung mattresses, helping you to decide which one is right for you.

Though open coil and pocket sprung mattresses both incorporate springs, the way they are manufactured is quite different.

Open Coil Mattresses

The open coil method of creating a mattress has stood the test of time, being one of the most traditional and oldest methods of mattress manufacture. Containing an average of 300 springs composed of a single, continuous wire (which means they are sometimes called 'continuous coil' mattresses), an open coil mattress can be mass-produced in an extremely cost-effective way, making them ideal for people with a restricted budget or when used in spare rooms.

Open coil mattresses have a 'gauge' number, which represents the thickness of the wire used to create the springs. The lower the number, the thicker the spring wire; thicker springs give a firmer tension. At Odd Size Beds, our open coil mattresses benefit from extra edge support, which serves the twin purposes of keeping the mattress's shape and providing an extended sleeping surface. As they have a life span of approximately five years, open coil mattresses are ideal for children's beds.

Pocket Sprung Mattresses

Within a pocket sprung mattress, each spring is housed in its own individual pocket, which allows the springs to function independently from each other. This results in the mattress offering enhanced support as compared to open coil mattresses. Another effect of this manufacturing method is that the 'roll together' effect is reduced when two people are sharing the same bed.

Pocket sprung mattresses contain a substantially higher amount of springs than a comparable open coil mattress, giving improved support. Our collection of pocket sprung mattresses have been hand tufted and are made with premium-quality hypoallergenic fillings. A smooth, comfortable and supportive sleeping surface is guaranteed with a pocket sprung mattress from Odd Size Beds.

We invite you to browse our website to discover the complete Odd Size Beds collection of pocket sprung and open coil mattresses, which are all available in a wide range of different sizes. Sweet dreams!

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