Advanced mattresses are those that use 'advanced' technologies, such as gel, latex or memory foam. These mattresses favour the specialised materials developed by brands such as TheraPur and Sealy over traditional springs. The resulting mattresses mould around the contours of the body to give support and ultimate comfort.
Advanced mattresses are different to normal mattresses as they use specialised materials instead of springs, such as layers of foam to give you a comfortable night’s sleep. While they differ by materials used, these mattresses can also be filtered by their size and comfort grade. So, whether you’re after a soft mattress or something sturdier, there’s sure to be a style suitable for you.
What is an advanced mattress?
Instead of a traditional mattress or a sprung mattress, which will usually contain a layer of springs, an advanced mattress consists of a variety of breathable materials. This includes gel, latex or memory foam, all of which offer maximum comfort and pressure relief.
What are the different types of advanced mattresses?
The main difference in advanced mattresses is the materials used. As stated, the most popular materials are gel, latex and memory foam.
Gel mattresses are made up of high-density foam and a layer of formed gel. These advanced gel mattresses are hypoallergenic and pressure relieving. Because weight can be distributed evenly, they are good for circulation. They can also prevent ‘roll together’ which is where you and your partner roll into the middle of the bed.
Latex mattresses are both breathable and pliable. They are made of a layer of high-density foam followed by natural latex meaning they are ideal for allergy sufferers. If your top priority is temperature control during the night, a latex mattress will help you keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Finally, advanced memory foam mattresses were created using NASA-developed technology. They mould to the shape of your body while you sleep. This alleviates pressure points and eases joint pain during the night while also feeling extremely comfortable.
What are the benefits of an advanced mattress?
One benefit of an advanced mattress is that they are extremely comfortable. The clever use of foam layers distributes your weight evenly across the mattress, meaning you'll be comfortable throughout the night and your pressure points will also be supported. On top of this, the materials used in a gel or a latex mattress are breathable, meaning you'll maintain a cool temperature all night.
Choosing the best comfort grade for you
Regardless of materials used in an advanced mattress, you can tailor your choice by comfort grade. This refers to how soft your mattress is and how easily you sink into it. While this largely depends on personal preferences, your sleeping position may affect your choice.
Soft mattresses cushion your joints and pressure points. So, if you tend to sleep on your side with your hips digging into the mattress, a softer mattress is better for you.
Medium mattresses help if you usually sleep on your back or your front. These mattresses are supportive enough to keep your spine aligned straight. However, because of the advanced materials, they also offer cushioning around your joints.
If you have any questions regarding our range of advanced mattresses, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, or for more information, take a look at our mattress types guide.