Mattress Types

Mattress Types Guide – Which One is Best for You?

The construction of a mattress is crucial when evaluating its comfort, support, and how well it suits your sleeping preferences. At American Mattress, we offer a huge selection of mattress types including memory foam, pillow top, hybrid, inner spring, and mattress in a box for easy setups. The choices can be overwhelming, but our sleep experts are here to help you make an informed decision on the best mattress for you. If you are left with more questions after reading, please contact us at 1-800-TO-DREAM.

 

Memory Foam Mattress

Memory Foam Mattresses

Memory foam mattresses are perfect for combination sleepers because they mold to your body and accommodate to the exact way you sleep. They are a great choice for couples with different sleeping preferences and styles. Whether you sleep on your side, back, or stomach, memory foam mattresses respond and isolate your individual motions without disrupting your partner. They are incredibly soft and supportive with the added benefit of alleviating your pressure point pain. Memory foam mattresses also support each part of your body evenly. They contour their shape to your curves to best support your lower back while keeping your spine aligned to better help you sleep peacefully throughout the night. Memory foam mattresses are available by many brands and in all comfort levels. From ultra-plush to ultra-firm, there is a memory foam mattress for you.  

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Inner Spring Mattress

Innerspring Mattresses

Innerspring mattresses are perfect for people looking for more support in their mattress. If you sleep on your back or stomach or experience frequent back pain, an innerspring mattress is a good option for you. Because of their affordability and adaptability, inner spring mattresses are still a popular option despite the advancements of other mattress types in the market. Modern innerspring mattresses offer many enhancements from their original models including an advanced innerspring system with a huge network of coils for strong support with a variety of mattress topper options offering more comfort including latex and memory foam. Innerspring mattresses come in a wide variety of brands, comfort levels, and price ranges making them a great option for people with diverse mattress needs.

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Hybrid Mattress

Hybrid Mattresses

Hybrid mattresses are perfect for combination sleepers and couples with different sleeping styles. They are comprised of two or more support systems to provide you with the best of multiple mattress types in one. They can feature soft memory foam, gel memory foam, and an innerspring system. Hybrid mattresses offer the advanced contouring technology and motion isolation benefits of a memory foam mattress while still giving you the traditional, strong support for an innerspring mattress. Like Innerspring mattresses, Hybrid mattresses are available in many mattress brands, comfort levels, and price ranges.

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Pillowtop Mattress

Pillowtop Mattresses

Pillowtop mattresses offer enhanced comfort for all sleeping styles. A pillowtop mattress is constructed with an innerspring or memory foam base with an extra layer of quilted padding for added softness and comfort. Pillowtop mattresses are great for side sleepers and individuals who enjoy plush mattresses. While offering an incredibly soft surface to sleep on, Pillowtop mattresses are also very supportive and help to alleviate pressure point pain for nights of restorative sleep. You can enjoy conforming back support while sinking into the soft, comfortable layers. Pillowtop mattresses are available by many brands and price ranges.

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Mattress in a Box

Mattress in a Box

Mattress in a Box is great for online shoppers with active lifestyles. This mattress style combines innovative technology with enhanced comfort. Mattress in a Box is a compressed mattress that's vacuum-sealed to be a fraction of the size of a usual mattress. They are sealed into a box and sent directly to you as an easy alternative to traditional mattress shopping.

They are available in different comfort styles and materials. Check out our selection based on popular sizes and thickness including 14-inch, 11-inch, and 6.5-inch. We carry an assortment of Mattress in a Box brands and Mattress in a Box accessories.

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Mattress Type FAQs

Memory foam is an open-cell solid structure created by feeding gas into a polymer matrix. This mattress type offers a supportive and forming feel by matching pressure applied against it.

An innerspring mattress uses a steel coil support system covered by padding or upholstery materials, including various foams, fiber, and even additional layers of smaller steel springs.

Memory Foam mattresses are commonly recommended for anyone suffering from back pain.

Hybrid mattresses often feature a soft memory foam layer, gel memory foam layer, and an innerspring system.

A pillow-top mattress is constructed with an innerspring or memory foam base with an extra layer of quilted padding for added softness and comfort.

A mattress in a box is a compressed mattress that's vacuum-sealed to be a fraction of the size of a usual mattress.

No, we offer a wide variety of mattresses in a box in an array of materials, sizes, and thickness including 14-inch, 11-inch, and 6.5-inch.

Pillow-top and several memory foam mattresses offer soft comfort. You’ll find a wide selection of soft comfort mattresses to choose from including the Eclipse Noble Pillow Top Mattress, Ortho-Pedic Supreme, Serta Brookton Plush, and more.

Foam, innerspring, and hybrid mattresses all feature brands offering several support options. Ask about the new Ortho-Pedic Ultra, AM 8" Memory Foam Mattress, and various Nectar Mattresses.

Foam and innerspring mattresses all feature brands offering several support options. From Ortho-Pedic Firm and Gold Bond Cambridge Firm Mattress to the Beautyrest Deerwood Firm Mattress and Sealy Impeccable Grace Firm Mattress, we offer a wide selection of firm mattresses for you to choose from.