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How to choose your mattress thickness

If you’ve done your research prior to shopping for a mattress, you already know that specifications such as the size, material type, and foundation can have a great impact on the quality of your sleep. Did you also know that mattress thickness can also be an important factor? If you buy a mattress with a foundation layer of only 3 or 4 inches out of a total of 10 inches, then it’s probably not going to last very long. Insufficient foundational support often leads to sagging within a couple of years. Thicker mattresses, especially those with a thicker base, tend to enjoy a longer life and have longer warranties.

Consider the layers

Mattresses usually have between two to five layers; together, these layers come together to perform specific functions. The top 1-2 layers form the comfort layers and are where most of the initial feeling of your mattress comes from. These layers are responsible for features such as cooling and reducing motion transfer. The middle, or support layer, provides a balance of flexibility and rigidity to support proper spinal alignment. Finally, the foundation layer plays a major role in compression support for heavier sleepers as well as making the mattress durable.

Suggestions by weight

People weighing 225 pounds or less should expect to sleep comfortably on a 9-inch mattress for the expected lifespan of the mattress. People weighing between 225 and 275 pounds will find that a thicker mattress meets their needs better and that a 10-inch mattress is more suitable. People weighing in excess of 275 pounds may wish to consider a 12-inch mattress or up to ensure their continued comfort.

Pros and cons

A thicker mattress, especially in the foundation layer, will ensure a mattress will take your weight without compressing or sagging. Conversely, a thicker mattress will come with its own drawbacks. A 12″ queen size memory foam mattress can often weigh 100 pounds more if there are springs inside the mattress which can cause problems if your chosen bed frame is not suitable. A too-tall bed can be problematic for a user with mobility problems. Thicker mattresses tend to be pricier because they need more materials to make a bigger comfort layer and a thicker foundation. Lastly, thicker mattresses tend to require deeper or specialized bedding rather than just any random set of sheets.

Some of the basic considerations when deciding what mattress thickness is right for you:

  • Will you be sharing the bed with someone else?

  • Do you have a heavier body?

  • How long is an acceptable warranty?

It is also worth noting that not all mattresses have to be extra thick to meet your needs. For example, when comparing a foam vs. spring mattress, the latter can be thinner while still providing great support and durability. The staff at BoxDrop Corpus Christi has over a decade of experience in the business and can help find the perfect mattress for you with their many options.  Call us at 361-876-4445 to set up a mattress consultation appointment or visit us at 1251 Nile Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas.

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The Verdict on Innerspring Vs. Coil Mattresses

Spring mattresses are a staple in traditional style American mattresses and offer support to those that prefer a sleep with durable, long lasting support. Innerspring and Coil Spring mattresses are the two most widely known types and both offer support in their own ways. At BoxDrop Corpus Christi, we will always work to help you make the purchase most suitable to your needs.

Innerspring Vs. Coil Spring

Innerspring mattresses are a standard and can provide a comfort and sturdiness that provides a restful nights sleep for the user. The structure of the Innerspring mattress includes a wire frame interior that has a series of connected coils and a padded layer over along with a fabric cover. 

Coil Spring mattresses offer a more supportive network of coils, within the mattress, that are lined in cloth and fabric around the coil. There is an extra layer of comfort through the padding available around the coils and within the mattress that will offer relief by easing pressure points when sleeping.

Both mattresses offer support and durability that is sure to last and withstand many comfortable night’s sleep and you can sleep well knowing you’ve saved the most on your purchase.

BoxDrop Corpus Christi has a wide selection of brand name, quality, and luxury mattresses available at up to 80% off retail price. We offer financing through ACIMA with only $50 down and a 90-Day payment option; ask us about it when you stop by our showroom.

BoxDrop Corpus Christi is a locally owned, and veteran operated, mattress store that has over a decade of experience in the industry. We have assisted our clients with a long-term mattress investment and we hope to help you find your best mattress match and get you the comfortable sleep you deserve.

Check out our Facebook and Instagram for customer testimonials and promotional offers. Contact us today at (361) 876-4445 to set up a consultation to test our inventory at our store, located at 1251 Nile Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas.