Understanding Mattress Support Cores
Every mattress features an internal support system designed to improve spinal alignment and relieve pressure points throughout the body. This is known as the support core, and it works in tandem with the comfort layer to provide a suitable sleep surface. Like the comfort layer, the support core is an important consideration to make when looking at a new mattress ? and several different types of support layer are used in today’s mattress models. The five most common support cores are:
- Polyurethane foam (Polyfoam)
This article will examine the pros and cons for each of these support core types. These criteria include comfort, support, price, warranty, product lifespan, maintenance and eco-friendliness. For more information about mattress construction, check out our guide to mattress comfort layers.