Bedding Down in Comfort for Couples

Back in the 1950’s, TV couples slept in snug, closely wrapped, side-by-side single beds. Oh, how our times have changed! Sure, your parents and grandparents slept in big full beds, maybe even king-side or queen sided beds, even way back then, even if Lucy and Desi and the 50's bedsBeaver’s mom and dad were splitting their time in split beds.

When picking the perfect place for you and your partner, your husband and/or wife to bed down for the night, you’re going to face a few different types of mattress types, made from a variety of different materials. Let’s begin by reviewing the types.

The Inner Spring Mattress

This mattress is the workhorse of generation. It’s probably the bed you grew up on. The outer cover wraps around inner metal or another kind of spring to support you. Usually, the inner spring mattress sits on top of a box spring and both are usually covered in a natural fiber or synthetic fabric.

The Water Mattress

Oh, yea, the waterbed! It was the wave-forming, contour adapting marvel. Today’s waterbeds minimize wave-motion while maximizing stability. Some choose the waterbed because its synthetic cover minimizes allergens for sensitive sleepers.

The Inflatable Air Mattress

The former occupant of pop-up tents and campers, an air mattress can be a firm friend for a night’s sleep. The sleep surface might not be the most level, causing slippage. They’re generally made of a synthetic cover, and can leak air as the night goes on.

The Memory Foam Mattress

Memory foam is made of synthetic materials and is generally a good choice for a very stable platform for your night’s sleep. Potential downsides of the memory foam mattress include possible off-gassing early in your ownership, and a warmer-than-usual sleep from heat-retention.

The Latex Mattress

Some hear the word and think it’s an artificial substance, but latex is derived from a fluid found in a variety of plants. They’re generally quieter than other kinds of mattresses, but may have some heat retention because of the characteristics of the latex.

If you’re considering a new bed, you should talk to someone who works with beds for a living. Green Dream Beds in Durham offers simply designed beds from manufacturers committed to organic sleep solutions, like Savvy Rest ® and Naturpedic ®. Green Dream Beds are committed to delivering beds free of petrochemicals, fire retardants, anti-microbial or anti-fungal agents, glues, resins or toxic outgassing.


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