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Open Coil Mattresses – Get a Great Night’s Sleep for Less

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Open spring mattresses are sometimes advertised as continuous coil or standard coil mattresses. They are a traditional mattress model that has been popular in the UK for many years, and if you are of a certain age, this is likely the type of mattress you slept on while growing up.

Because open spring mattresses are mass-produced, they have a low manufacturing cost, so they are a great option if you are on a budget.

When shopping for an open coil mattress, you will likely see the 'gauge' of the mattress mentioned in the description. This number relates to the width of the spring's wire—the lower the gauge, the thicker the coil wire, which represents a firmer mattress. So, a 12-gauge coil mattress is firmer than a 13.5-gauge which offers a softer sleeping surface.

Pros and Cons of Open Coil Mattresses

As one of the cheapest mattresses on the market, there are a few cons with open coil beds. One con is they do not last as long as other mattress designs, and after prolonged use, you might find the mattress dips in the middle, causing couples to roll together.

Another issue for couples sleeping on an open coil mattress is motion transfer. Because the coils are connected, the other may be disturbed by the movement when one person moves.

However, an open coil mattress is perfect for sole sleepers where motion transfer is not an issue. An open spring bed provides great support and are a good choice for children. Although less enduring than other types, children often need a new mattress after a certain period anyway, due to growing, spillage, night time bathroom accidents, etc.

Open coil mattresses are often used to make orthopaedic mattresses due to their stability. They weigh less than pocket sprung mattresses, so they are easier to turn.

An open coil mattress combined with a memory foam mattress topper will give you an excellent level of comfort.