Mattress Types Explained

There are so many types of mattresses available in today’s marketplace that the process of mattress shopping can feel overwhelming. Don't let the selection get you down. Our Sleep Experts have the knowledge and experience to help you find the right mattress.

Here is a breakdown of the most popular types of mattresses available:

Memory Foam

Visco Elastic Memory Foam was developed by NASA for the space program almost 50 years ago. Memory Foam was introduced into the mattress market in the early '90's and has been constantly evolving since then. Memory Foam is a dense, supportive temperature sensitive foam designed to contour your body's unique shape to relieve pressure points. This pressure relief allows you to reach the deep REM sleep, which is the stage of sleep that is most restorative for your body and mind.


The iZone Mattress is the Ultimate Hybrid of Air, Water and Memory Foam, combining the best components of these popular mattress types into the ultimate hybrid mattress. The iZone Mattress features seven zones on each side of the bed, which are Individually Adjustable by Firmness to provide outstanding comfort and support. iZone is clean and hygenic, temperature neutral and designed to last.

The iComfort Hybrid Mattress is a combination of the traditional Innerspring mattress and the EverFeel® Triple Effects Gel Memory Foam. The iComfort Hybrid collection features the Duet Coil Individually Wrapped Coil in Coil Support System for enhanced contour and support and models are available in Firm, Plush and Pillow Top.

Latex Foam

Natural Latex Foam is incredibly responsive, breathable, and conforming. Natural Latex® Foam adjusts immediately as you change position in bed, unlike memory foam which is a dense, slow moving foam. This responsiveness provides a consistent support and feel from the moment you lay down until the moment you awaken, allowing your body to rest deeply. Natural Latex® foam is very breathable, which means that air circulates through the latex foam, keeping the sleeping surface at a consistent temperature for your body. The IntelliTemp™ Phase Change Technology, built into the cover of the Thomasville® Latex mattresses, allows the cover fabric to heat up or cool down in response to your body temperature, providing consistent comfort all night long.

Air Beds

Individually adjust the comfort and support on either side of the mattress in the Lumbar section as well as the Head and Feet. The Lumbar Adjustment on the Thomasville Six Chamber AirBed allows for more precise control of the support in the lumbar region of the mattress. This 6 Chamber Technology enables each sleeper to control the firmness in the Head, Lumbar, and Feet sections of the mattress. Two ergonomic LCD Hand Controls make changing the firmness or softness of the mattress as easy as the touch of a button. Firmness levels range 100 to 1, allowing more precise control of the firmness or softness.


Also known as coil mattresses or spring beds, innerspring mattresses are constructed with a coil spring system and layers of foam on top that are quilted into a firm top, plush top, euro top or pillow top.


Waterbeds offer outstanding pressure relief and conforming comfort for a great night's sleep. Waterbeds can assist in easing lower back pain by providing contouring support in the lumbar region. Side Sleepers can find improved pressure relief for shoulders and hips because of the way the waterbed mattress contours to their body, allowing their shoulders and hips to push into the mattress. Waterbeds are great for contouring to each individual's shape providing targeted support where you need it most.

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