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What is a Pocket Spring Mattress?

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.

Material Scores

Overall Score: 9.8/10

Comfort: 9.8/10

Softness: 9.4/10

Heat: 9.8/10

Hypoallergenic: 9.8/10

Odor: 9.8/10

Eco-Conscious: 8.7/10

General Support: 9.6/10

Price Value: 8.4/10

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Additional Pocket Spring Facts

How It's Made

Pocket spring systems are created by tempering hot metal into coil springs. Depending on the specs of the bed, these may have more or less diameter. The coils are then individually wrapped in a cotton or polyester sheath and stitched in to the mattress.

How it is Used in Bedding

The pocket springs make up the middle layer of the mattress, usually below a comfort layer of latex foam or memory foam, but above a base foam or foundational layer.

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