November 22, 2013
This is a fallen world. Nothing is perfect. It’s very rare that the definition of something will become perfectly absolute. Beauty is relative. It’s in the eyes of the beholder. Truth is relative, and can only be defined by something that can only be more absolute than what our relative perspective of what something “absolute” is: something that can be the embodiment of truth. Adjectives are mere approximations of how we put things into agreement. But how can we know if something really is something, as it is? What is comfort? And what’s comfortable for you to sleep on?
Before we get distracted by such exciting philosophical questioning, we need to remember that this is an article series comparing different kinds of mattresses. But the idea still stands: some people have different needs, and a lot of things in this world (although they are essentially the same) are all different and unique in their own way. So if you’re looking for a good mattress that will suit you, I hope that this will enlighten you and condense your search a bit.
The Innerspring Mattress
It’s the most common one. When any person says “mattress”, this is the kind that they usually have in mind. It’s pretty self-descriptive. An innerspring mattress is made of mostly metal springs inside it – that’s what makes it bouncy. But is it really as comfortable as most people think?
1) Well, it’s the most common type of mattress. A lot of people have it in their homes, and a big chunk of the population has it as their main mattress. This is due to the fact that it’s the easiest to find.
2) The commonness and mainstream aspect of this type of mattress allows for a wide selection of available sizes in the market. It’s easy to find a single, double, and other mattress sizes in a furniture store.
3) It’s standard, traditional, and has been used for decades as the “default” mattress. If being used for decades by people tell you anything about its being comfortable, or “tried and tested” then go ahead and conclude, but of course, consider the next part as well.
1) There are many reasons why people don’t prefer innerspring mattresses as well. Although it’s true that that a lot of people use it, it doesn’t mean that it’s the best mattress type out there. Innerspring mattresses have a tendency to sag due to age. That’s why flipping it will become a burdensome responsibility in maintaining its life.
2) Metal coils are basically the “heart” and core of the innerspring mattresses. What keeps you from it is a layer of relatively thick fabric and other components. But, as the wear-and-tear of age advances, it’s very common for the metals springs poke through and become a literal “pain in the neck” and other parts of your body. You don’t ever want to lie down on sharp metal now, do you?
3) Just like everything else in nature, which includes your face and mine, innerspring mattresses sag, unfortunately. And in the case of mattresses, uneven sagging is the worst. It adds insult to injury. Metal is pliable and malleable your body weight won’t exactly perfectly flatten the thing, huh? It sags and becomes ill-advisedly uncomfortable in places you don’t want it to.
So if you’re up to sticking to the normal, the default, and the tried and tested, go ahead with suiting yourself with an innerspring mattress. Just make sure that there are lots of other choices out there for you, and you better consider them all before you make a move.