How is a Pocket Sprung Mattress Made?

Posted by Sarah Harris - Head of Design & Development on 5th Aug 2022

How is a Pocket Sprung Mattress Made?

If you’re anything like me, you’ll love knowing those tiny details about how things are made and yes, that includes pocket sprung mattresses. Wouldn’t it be great to know what goes into making your lovely new pocket sprung mattress and how each part is designed to give you a great night’s sleep?

There’s so much more to a pocket sprung mattress than meets the eye, and here you’ll discover what, and why, certain things are included in a mattress with pocket springs.

What are pocket springs?

Pocket springs are individually wrapped springs, encased in their own “pockets” of material. The springs are therefore independent of one another, unlike open coil springs that are joined together. This design minimises motion disturbance so that if you or your partner move in the night, you’re less likely to be affected. Pocket sprung mattresses are also great for being responsive to your movement and supplying support where it’s needed as you move across the mattress.

If motion disturbance and responsiveness are top of your list of requirements in a mattress (as they should be!), remember that the more pocket springs there are, the more support provided.

How are pocket springs different from open coil springs?

In a coiled spring mattress, a series of springs are joined together to form a framework of springs that work as one frame. Pocket spring mattresses contain individual springs, each wrapped and contained in a material.

How are the pocket springs in a pocket sprung mattress made?

The springs in a pocket spring mattress are created by tempering hot metal into coil springs – a process that ensures the springs are strong and maintain their coiled shape. These coils are then encased in their individual pockets which are usually made of polyester or cotton.

What else is in a pocket sprung mattress?

Contrary to what you may think, a pocket spring mattress can often include other elements and materials besides a pocket spring interior. Pocket sprung mattresses can also differ in design, with mattresses including a blend of mini pocket springs and full-size pocket springs, and pocket sprung mattresses with layers of memory foam, latex, and all sorts of other fibres and materials.

Pocket sprung mattresses may also include other features to help with not only supporting your body as you sleep, but to help in other areas of sleep too.

The pocket springs are placed at the centre of the mattress, usually on top of a foundation layer of base foam or other appropriate material. Comfort layers are then placed on top of the pocket springs. These layers can be latex foam, memory foam, and even natural materials like wool, cashmere and silk, as is the case with the Pure Tranquillity Mattress.

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Bespoke Pure Tranquility Mattress

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Why does a pocket sprung mattress need comfort layers?

While pocket springs help to support your body as you sleep and to help alleviate pressure, added comfort layers can accentuate these benefits. Specific comfort layers can also help keep you warm in winter, cooler in summer, and cosy all year round. These kinds of mattresses are known as temperature regulating mattresses.

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Temperature regulating pocket sprung mattresses

The iGel Advance 2500 Plush Top Mattress is a great example of how a mattress can incorporate pocket springs and other materials to create a super supportive and comfortable mattress.

iGel Advance Pillow Top Mattress Diagram

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This pocket sprung mattress has a whopping 2500 springs across two layers. These springs are then encased in Advant Edge™foam which provides edge to edge support, which is a great way of stopping you and your partner from rolling together as you sleep. And the awesome qualities of this mattress don’t stop there – oh no – it’s the iGel Graphene technology that puts the icing on the catnapping cake. The Plush Top layer of the iGel Advance 2500 Plush Top Mattress contains the renowned iGel Advance gel which absorbs heat and stores it until you need it should you be feeling a bit too cool.

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Can I buy a vegan pocket sprung mattress?

If, like so many people are these days, you’re keen to buy eco-friendly goods, our vegan pocket sprung mattress could be just what you’re looking for. The Slumberland Natural Solutions 2000 mattress includes vegan certified fillings of bamboo and organic cotton. This blend helps to regulate temperature and adds to the breathability of the mattress, making sure moisture doesn’t become trapped in the mattress layers.

Adding to its already impressive environmentally conscious credentials, the Slumberland Natural Solutions pocket sprung mattress also uses TrueComfort technology. TrueComfort is created using recycled materials and is an ultra-comfy sleep surface. So, not only can you enjoy a blissfully comfortable mattress, but you’ll also sleep soundly knowing you’ve made a more eco-friendly choice.

Is the Slumberland Natural Solutions Pocket Sprung Mattress hypoallergenic?

It certainly is!This vegan mattress features the soft-touch natural Tencel blend fabric which gives sleepers protection from allergens, bacteria and odours.

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Which pocket sprung mattress is best for a bad back?

First of all, if you find you’re suffering from aches and pains for a prolonged period of time, it’s important to consult your GP or other medical professional. If you find that your discomfort occurs only after a night’s sleep, it could well be that your mattress is the culprit. The good news is that we have pocket sprung mattresses in soft, medium, firm, and extra firm, so you’re bound to find the right one for you.

A great way to find out which comfort rating for you is to visit us in store and use sleeppro. This nifty piece of technology can determine which mattress would best suit your needs. If you can’t make it to one of our stores, check out our guide to using sleeppro online as well as in store.

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What size pocket sprung mattresses are available?

We supply pocket sprung mattresses in all different sizes. So whether you’re looking for pocket sprung mattress for a kid’s bed, or a king or super king pocket sprung mattress, you’ll find them all, right here online, or in store. For more information about any our pocket sprung mattresses, take a look at our entire collection.

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Sarah Harris
Head of Design and Development
Sarah has worked at Bensons for Beds for 16 years. As Head of Design & Development, Sarah uses her wealth of experience in design to ensure that Bensons for Beds' products use the latest innovation in technologies to deliver maximum quality products that really help customers' everyday sleep issues.
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