Do Reflex Foam and Other Foams Belong in a Mattress?
Across the country, numerous foam converters provide the foam sheeting of various grades, depths and cuts to the mattress manufacturers to produce foam mattresses. A common misconception is that Reflex foam is a name used to describe any high density foam used in mattress construction. Reflex is actually the trade name of one of British Vita foam products. This error is so common it is exactly the same as the American mistake of using Hoover to refer to a vacuum cleaners in general.
The grade and quality of the foam itself will determine how it is used in mattress construction. For example, one-inch depth foam sheeting can be a buffer on top of an insulator pad. This provides a good foundation for the polyester wadding that makes up the comfort layer. Memory foam is at the high end of luxury foam mattresses that provides a full night of recharging sleep. However, a premium soft foam is often a viable and lower cost alternative that is more affordable and still comfortable to sleep upon.
The simple fact is that there are hundreds, if not thousands of possible combinations of different quality foams that can be used in mattress manufacturing for almost as many different purposes ranging from enhancing comfort to extending the durability of other wadding, to providing additional structural support.
Any kind of Foam, from memory to high quality synthetics all have a permanent place, and home in mattress manufacturing to ensure you have a good night sleep. If you want to increase the chances of picking a foam mattress which is suitable for you then use the following as a guide.
Sleep deprivation can lead to a feeling of tiredness and a lack of focus, which obviously has a negative impact upon your social life and your home life as well. It can prevent you concentrating at work and make you feel drowsy. Whilst some people suffer from insomnia and other sleeping problems, others can massively better their sleeping habits with a simple change in mattress.
Mattresses use lots of different fillings, and coiled springs, with many different types of technology employed in their construction. Memory foam, mini pocket springs, and foam fills that reflex, are all examples of contemporary mattresses and are to name but a few. Of course, the mattresses that are available have to be different, because no two people are the same, and what a person wants from their mattress can differ. What suits one person may not suit another, for instance. People with back problems tend to prefer foam or memory foam mattresses, whereas people who are buying mattresses for little ones may opt for a softer, more comfortable mattress. To find the mattress for you, you may want to use the guide we have put together for you.
1. Memory Foam Mattresses
How much memory foam is in the mattress dictates how much support it will give you, so if you have a lot of back trouble you will want one with a good deal of thickness in its filling. The more memory foam you have the more expensive the mattress will be, but with memory foam mattresses tending to cost quite a lot anyway, you should expect to spend a fair amount for this type of filling. Feel free to shop around though, as you may well get a better deal if you find a smaller retailer who can make you an offer.
2. Reflex Foam Mattresses
If you have an orthopaedic issue they you may wish to consider the benefits that reflex fillings can give you. Reflex foam mattresses are much less expensive than memory foam but still do a good job in providing back support as you sleep. You will want one particularly thick if you require a great deal of support, and obviously the size you buy is an important affecting factor too. The larger the size and the thicker the mattress, the more you can expect to spend. If you need help selecting the thickness of the mattress you might want to go for then you should always feel free to talk to the manufacturer.
3. Pocket Sprung Mattresses
Mattresses that use pocket springs are more of a conventional choice for consumers. Not only are they slightly cheaper (well, sometimes), but they come in all different styles and still provide a great deal of support for your back, whilst remaining perfectly comfortable. You can buy pocket spring mattresses in varying degrees of thickness and support so again, you should consult your manufacturer and ask for a guide. Some mattresses filled with pocket springs use a layer of memory foam on top so that they give an added layer of support to the user, although this adds on a little to the price.
The three mattresses above are amongst the most popular, but there are other types of course. It is important that you consider your budget, but also consider how much your sleep may improve if you spend that little bit more. Weigh up the pros and cons of each before you commit to a decision, and do not be afraid to try before you buy!