Nothing can refresh you better than a sound sleep. Bed mattress indeed is the most important factor in a sound sleep. Speaking of its types, It is not just limited to spring and foam as most people would guess. The types available are different in different parts of the world. However, considering the general market trends in the country, a bed mattress in Bahrain can be from one of the following major types.
- Mixed or Hybrid
- Gel infused
Most mattresses are multi-layered. Single layered mattresses are very rare these days except for some specific purpose beds. The categorization above is based on what material is used majorly in making the different layers of a mattress. Even though the outer cover material too contributes to the feel a bed can generate, It is not considered while discussing these types. Foam mattresses are those with only foam as the base or with a major portion of bed base formed by foam. Foam is a highly aerated sponge structure providing the soft feel on bed. It is available in different levels of hardness and thickness. Be it any type mentioned above a couple of foam layers will be there at either face of a bed mattress.
Foam type mattresses are great for forming according to the shape. According to the material of foam used the conforming level of the foam beds will differ. Foam beds are available from budget to premium range.
Memory foam is the most sought-after type in recent days. The conformation of the mattress is sustained for a longer period in this type. Memory foams are advantageous in several aspects like less motion, better body to bed contact area and support for joints. However, for those who prefer bouncy beds, this type won’t be suitable. Generally, memory foam mattresses are at higher price tiers.
There are more types of foam mattresses with various levels of comfort, conformation, firmness and thickness. Prices of foam bed mattress in Bahrain ranges from around 150 BHD to 1200 BHD.
Spring type or innerspring type are the mattresses that contain one or more layers of spring packets within the bed base. Springs in mattresses can be of two types. Bonnel and pocket. Bonnel type consists of two wired mesh with metal frames separated by springs at regular intervals lengthwise and widthwise. These types of springs are rarely used these days as the conformation level is limited.
Pocket spring is a system in which identical springs are packed in individual cloth sacks and spread evenly as a layer within the bed base. Due to the individual packing in design, they allow better conformation of the bed. This makes pocket springs a preferred type. Pocketed spring bed mattresses cost within the semi-premium range. They are available from sub 300 BHD range for kids to around 600 BHD range.
All beds are kind of hybrid these days. As mentioned before, at least a thin layer of foam will be present at either side of the bed base, no matter what type of bed it is. This holds true for almost every bed mattress in Bahrain. However, by simple definition hybrid beds are those capable of functioning as foam bed and spring bed with the special arrangement made within the mattress base. This is made possible by concentrating the spring layer distribution only to one side of the bed. Thereby at one side the mattress acts as a spring bed and at the other side it acts as a foam bed.
Hybrid beds are normally thicker than other types. They cost semi-premium to premium level. They are available from sub 250 BHD range to 1100 BHD range.
This type of mattresses consist of a latex layer sandwiched between foam layers of equal thickness. The semi-rigid but flexible nature of latex provides a natural and comfortable support to the spine. Latex bed mattresses are not very common. However, they are available at a higher tier of semi-premium price range. You can avail it from around 400 BHD to 800 BHD.
Gel Infused Type
This type of mattresses consist of a layer of gel foam within. Gel foam is a semi elastic foam with beads of gel infused in it. This design provides thermal properties too along with the extra support when compared to that of otherwise similar memory foams. The conforming is less in gel foams making it better in bouncing. The optimum level of conformation and bounce makes gel foams a better favorite. As said for latex type, it is rare to find gel foam bed mattresses type too. They are priced at premium levels from sub 800 BHD range to sub 1600 BHD range.
American Beds is the leading bed mattress and adjustable bed supplier in Bahrain. They are well rated for product quality and services. They also provide bed accessories and various customization options.