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What is Innerspring?

Innerspring systems describe mattresses made with coil systems. Traditional innerspring mattresses were made with interconnected coils, providing structure to the bed. In recent years, some have used 'innerspring' to describe newer pocket spring systems that are independent and offer greater comfort.

In general, most use 'innerspring' to describe the traditional mattress styles and those that purchased a mattress in the 20th century are very used to these types of beds.

The interconnected spring systems offer a high amount of durability and support, but there are complaints of aggravated pressure points and discomfort despite comfort layers of foams on the surface.

Pros: Durable materials and traditional even feel.

Cons: Pressure point discomfort and motion transfer issues.

Material Scores

Overall Score: 8.7/10

Comfort: 8.7/10

Softness: 8.4/10

Heat: 9.5/10

Hypoallergenic: 9.4/10

Odor: 9.4/10

Eco-Conscious: 8.7/10

General Support: 8.9/10

Price Value: 8.4/10

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Additional Innerspring Facts

How It's Made

Innerspring systems are manufactured by heating steel and bending it to the right dimensions, then interconnecting it and wrapping it in bedding (such as foam, packed cotton or wool).

How it is Used in Bedding

The innerspring system makes up the middle and lower layer of the mattress, usually below a comfort layer of latex foam or memory foam.

Compare Innerspring With These Materials

Coil Spring


Pocket Spring

Bonnell Spring



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