Pocket sprung mattresses are so called because of the hundreds – or even thousands – of metal springs enclosed in individual fabric pockets. Because they’re in individual pockets, the springs respond independently, dispersing the body’s weight across the entire surface of the mattress and helping to align the spine, ease pressure and reduce back and neck pain.
Pocket spring mattress have been around since the technology was first patented in 1900. These days, you’ll see a large variation in price between different mattresses, less because of the quality of the springs themselves and more because of the type of fillings that surround them and how the mattress is made. Some manufacturers pride themselves on hand construction and natural fillings. Some interweave cotton and wool with memory foam or latex layers. And some include micro-springs – smaller springs that sit within or on top of the pocket sprung bed.
At Furniture Village we offer a huge range of pocket sprung mattresses. If you’re looking for a high-end, handmade mattress with all-natural luxurious fillings, take a look at our ViSpring mattresses and Hypnos mattresses. Two other British brands, Myer’s and Silentnight, also offer a good selection of pocket sprung mattress with something for every type of sleeper – back sleepers, front sleepers and side sleepers – and every budget. Not sure a pocket sprung mattress is right for you? Have a look at our selection of memory foam mattresses too.