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Choosing the Right Spring Mattress: From Continuous Spring to Multi-Zone Pocket Spring

Choosing the Right Spring Mattress: From Continuous Spring to Multi-Zone Pocket Spring

When you’re in the market for a new mattress, understanding the various types available can help you make a choice that best suits your sleep needs. Spring mattresses, particularly those with different spring configurations, offer diverse benefits. In this post, we’ll explore the distinctions and advantages of continuous spring, pocket spring, 3-zone, 5-zone and 7-zone pocket spring mattresses.

Continuous Spring Mattresses

Definition: Continuous spring mattresses are made from a single piece of wire twisted into numerous springs connected into a mesh-like structure, offering a uniform feel across the mattress.


Cost-Effective: Generally less expensive than pocket spring mattresses, making them a good option for those on a budget.

Firm Support: Provides a stable and even support across the entire surface, which some people prefer for a good night’s sleep.


Motion Transfer: Higher motion transfer compared to pocket springs, potentially disrupting sleep for couples when one person moves.

Example of a Continuous Spring Mattress

Pocket Spring Mattresses

Definition: Pocket spring mattresses are made up of individual springs, each encased in its own fabric pocket. This allows each spring to act independently, adjusting to the weight and movement of your body without affecting the surrounding springs.


Individual Support: Provides tailored support by contouring to the body’s shape, which can help in maintaining proper spinal alignment.

Reduced Motion Transfer: Ideal for couples, as movement on one side of the bed does not cause significant motion on the other side

Durability: These mattresses tend to last longer because the individual pockets prevent the springs from getting worn out quickly.


Cost: They are generally more expensive than other spring systems due to the complexity of their design.

Example of a Pocket Spring Mattress

3-Zone Pocket Spring Mattresses

Definition: A 3-zone pocket spring mattress provides differentiated support in three key areas of the mattress to better support the head, torso, and feet.


Targeted Support: Offers firmer support for the heavier midsection and softer support for the head and feet.

Comfort: Helps in reducing pressure points by adjusting the firmness based on body zone.

Example of a 3-Zone Pocket Spring Mattress

5-Zone Pocket Spring Mattresses

Definition: Expanding on the concept of zoned support, 5-zone pocket spring mattresses provide even more specific support to different areas of the body, including the neck, shoulders, hips, thighs, and feet.


Enhanced Targeted Support: Fine tuned comfort and support to specific parts of the body, which can significantly improve sleep quality by addressing individual pressure points and needs.

Example of a 5-Zone Pocket Spring Mattress

7-Zone Pocket Spring Mattresses

Definition and Benefits: These mattresses offer the highest level of targeted support, with seven distinct zones designed to perfectly cradle each part of the body from head to toe.


Maximum Customization: Each zone is tailored to provide the optimum support and comfort for all areas of the body, helping in reducing the likelihood of waking up sore or uncomfortable.

Ideal for Varied Needs: Excellent choice for people with complex support requirements, such as those with multiple pressure point issues or chronic pain.

Example of a 7-Zone Pocket Spring Mattress


Choosing the right spring mattress depends significantly on your personal needs, budget, and sleeping habits. For those seeking advanced customization and reduced motion transfer, pocket spring mattresses, especially multi-zone options like 3-zone or 7-zone, offer superior comfort and support tailored to different body areas. For those on a budget or those who prefer a uniform feel across the bed, continuous spring mattresses may be a suitable choice.

Investing in a good mattress enhances sleep quality and, by extension, your overall health and well-being. Consider your options carefully, and pick a mattress that promises the best night's sleep for your specific circumstances.

Mattresses at Direct Furniture typically come with a 1 Year Warranty for continuous spring system and between 3 to 10 Years Warranty for spring mattresses. View the range of mattresses here:

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