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Bamboo Infused vs. Pocket Spring

Bamboo Infused

A bamboo infused mattress has one of two of the following properties: its cover is made of bamboo or it has a layer of foam that is infused with bamboo (generally bamboo charcoal) which provides added cooling similar to gel.

As there is a lot of hype around bamboo as a natural ingredient, there have been multiple brands that have included this ingredient for added product awareness.

However, it is important to know that bamboo infused memory foam and bamboo covered foam mattresses are still made of polyurethane, a synthetic blend of organic compounds that has a tendency to off-gas. If you are susceptible to lung issues, please do additional research on the quality of foams before purchasing.

Pros: Bamboo covers provide a cooler sleeping surface and bamboo infused memory foam similarly breathes better.

Cons: Off-gassing and durability problems with lower quality foams still exist despite being infused with bamboo.

Pocket Spring

Pocket springs are individually wrapped coil systems that are stitched into mattresses below a comfort layer of foam or other material. Unlike traditional innerspring systems that are interconnected, pocket springs are entirely independent allowing for added contour and pressure point relief than older innerspring models.

The general rule on pocket coil systems is the more coils, the more responsive and motion controlled the mattress is, while still providing support. This directly translates to more comfort.

In most pocket spring beds, there is a layer of memory foam or latex foam above the pocket spring array so that the sleeper gets both the benefits of contouring foam and the comfort of the pocket springs.

Pros: Durable materials and superior comfort to traditional innerspring systems.

Cons: Sleepers should be equally as interested in the foam that is wrapped around the coil system - if that is low quality, the bed still may be uncomfortable.


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Material Scores

Overall Score:
Bamboo Infused: 8.9/10
Pocket Spring: 9.8/10

Comfort:
Bamboo Infused: 9/10
Pocket Spring: 9.8/10

Softness:
Bamboo Infused: 9/10
Pocket Spring: 9.4/10

Cooling:
Bamboo Infused: 9.1/10
Pocket Spring: 9.8/10

Hypoallergenic:
Bamboo Infused: 8.8/10
Pocket Spring: 9.8/10

Odor:
Bamboo Infused: 8.7/10
Pocket Spring: 9.8/10

General Support:
Bamboo Infused: 8.7/10
Pocket Spring: 9.6/10

Eco-Conscious:
Bamboo Infused: 9.1/10
Pocket Spring: 9.8/10

Price Value:
Bamboo Infused: 9.2/10
Pocket Spring: 9.8/10

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