LUXURY SPRING & HYBRID
In 1899 James Marshall introduced the first individually wrapped pocketed coil spring mattress now commonly known as innerspring. Here in Southern California, innerspring mattresses are very popular; but over the last several years there has been a lot of interest, and some confusion, about what are termed ‘hybrid beds,’ which integrate both innerspring and high tech foam or even latex in the comfort layers. The core of the mattress, the innerspring, supports the body with, between 400 and 900 coils with 725 being about average for a queen size mattress. In cheaper mattresses what holds all these coils together to keep the shape of the mattress are interconnecting wires. The quality of the mattress increases with encased coils, which are not connected to one another, but rather the fabric encasement helps preserve the mattress shape.
We believe the original Marshall coil is superior to any other innerspring design and has been on the market for over 115 years. Marshall coils, also known as wrapped or encased coils, or pocketed springs, are thin-gauge, barrel-shaped, knotless coils individually encased in fabric pockets. Some manufacturers pre-compress these coils, which makes the mattress firmer and allows for motion separation between the sides of the bed. As the springs are not wired together, they work more or less independently: the weight on one spring does not affect its neighbors. More than half the consumers who participated in a recent survey had chosen to buy pocket spring mattresses.
Our story doesn’t end here. There is yet another option to consider. If the term “hybrid” defines “a thing made by combining two different elements,” then hybrid mattresses are a great example. First, a traditional innerspring mattress usually has a tufted surface, little indentations sewn down. In the case of a hybrid the top surface of the mattress is usually smooth and flat, that’s the foam, memory foam or gel memory foam component. The feel of the mattress is often described as something between the slow response of pure foam and the more energetic feel of pure innerspring. Some say the hybrid is better at contouring or cocooning than innerspring and others say it’s easier to move around on than with all foam. It all comes down to your personal decision. What feels best to you? Here at the iSleep Center we’re here to answer any questions and guide you to the most luxurious night’s sleep of your life. That’s our mission.