Need a NZ mattress guide you can trust?
The range of bed mattresses to choose from can be overwhelming, and many people have no idea where to start when looking for a new mattress. We’re here to help! The team at Wispa have put together a mattress guide to remove the stress of choosing that perfect mattress.
Pocket spring mattresses
This type of mattress is one most of us are familiar with, and is still the most common type of mattress in homes New Zealand-wide.
So, what’s in a pocket spring mattress?
Construction of pocket spring mattresses is generally standard, and consists of mattress springs, or coils, which are all topped by a padding layer.
With pocket spring mattresses, it’s all about coils. When selecting the right pocket spring mattress for you, the general rule of thumb is the higher the gauge and greater number of coils the better support and reduced partner disturbance the mattress will give you.
There’s an array of mattress toppings that bed manufacturers place on top of the coils, ranging from foam, wool, latex or memory foam and these toppings vary in thickness. On top of that, a quilted layer of fabric is added – and again, this varies between bed manufacturer.
Pros and cons of pocket spring mattresses
Pocket spring mattresses are generally more affordable than other bed mattress types, and with such a wide choice on the market are great value for money.
If you suffer from ongoing back pain, then pocket spring mattresses don’t always provide the extra support you require. They don’t last quite as long as latex or visco elastic mattresses, so if longevity is important to you, then you need to look at other bed mattress options.
Natural latex mattresses
Most of us are familiar with latex and latex mattress are becoming more popular in homes all over the country. The increasing popularity of latex is mostly due to the fact that it is a natural product derived from the havea brasiliansis tree, and it gives sleepers protection from allergen-causing dust mites, mould, algae and bacteria.
Latex mattresses are also sought after as they provide quality comfort and support for most sleepers.
What’s in a latex mattress?
A latex mattress is just that – latex. Different manufactures use different types of latex – naturally derived or synthetic – but a true latex mattress should only contain latex. Simple!
Pros and cons of a latex mattress
Latex mattresses have a long lifespan, often 15+ years, and come with all the advantages listed earlier. All these great features come with a price tag, making latex more expensive than pocket spring mattresses. But when you add up all the great benefits, latex mattresses are well worth the investment.
Wispa stock the Natura Sleep range of latex mattresses, which are made from a combination of certified organic latex, bamboo, cotton and pure NZ wool. Individually, each of these products are great on their own, but when put together in one mattress, they create a truly superior product.
Visco elastic mattresses
When looking for a solution to the impact of G-forces on astronauts’ bodies, NASA turned to the humble sea sponge of all places, and developed visco elastic, also known as memory foam. This cutting-edge product provides the ultimate in comfort and state of the art technology.
What’s in a visco elastic mattress?
Made from a very simple construction, these mattresses contain a base layer of ordinary foam which supports the top layer of visco elastic or memory foam. Some mattresses may include layers of different foam with varying properties, such as gel-infused foam for temperature controlled sleep.
Pros and cons of a visco elastic mattress
As with latex mattresses, visco elastic mattresses cost more than pocket spring mattresses, but if your body requires extra support at night, then the extra cost is well worth it! It’s called memory foam because it moulds to your body, providing true support for natural alignment. People with back pain swear by their visco elastic mattresses, as they give a much better sleep and less pain.
They also last a long time, giving you many years of supported, comfortable sleep.
Wispa stock visco elastic mattresses from the Mazon range, and we highly recommend paying us a visit in our showroom to experience the superior quality and full-body support these mattresses have to offer.
If you have any queries, contact the friendly team at Wispa today!
Or, better yet, come and visit our showroom to try out our huge range of beds and see for yourself the benefits of the different types of mattresses we’ve talked about here. Our staff can give you advice and guidance on the best bed for you.