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A coil sprung mattress uses steel coils to provide body support, with the coil cores contained within the mattress, designed to absorb the weight of a body in recline.
As part of our mattress type series, we take a deeper look at the coil sprung mattress and its construction.
The original modern mattress, the coil sprung mattress is probably the most common and it is the one from which most modern sprung mattresses evolved from. This mattress provides a firm, but springy foundation for sleepers and when it comes to cost is generally on the cheaper end of the price scale.
A conventional mattress type, coil sprung is the oldest mattress construction and typically consists of 3 parts:
You may see the word 'gauge' mentioned by retailers when describing a coil sprung mattress. This refers to the thickness of the wire from which the springs are manufactured.
Keep this in mind when assessing your options.
The average lifespan for a coil sprung mattress is around 5-6 years.
Coil Sprung mattresses represent good value for money and are a great choice for those looking for a firm, supportive mattress at a low price point. Be aware that at 5-6 years, coil sprung mattresses have one of the lowest lifespans of any mattress. For those that sleep with a partner, if either of you toss and turn during the night, the other WILL feel it...
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Check out our Choosing the best mattress article to learn more about mattress types and how to choose the right one for your specific needs