What is an Open Coil mattress?

An open coil sprung mattress, also known as a Bonnell spring mattress, is a type of innerspring mattress that consists of a system of metal coils, which are connected by wire and form a supportive layer in the mattress. The coils are typically arranged in rows and columns, with a thin layer of padding or foam on top for added comfort.

Open coil mattresses are a popular choice for many people due to their affordable price point, durability, and availability in a wide range of firmness levels. However, they may not provide as much support or motion isolation as other types of mattresses, such as memory foam or latex mattresses.

It's important to note that while open coil mattresses are often referred to as innerspring mattresses, there are other types of innerspring mattresses, such as pocketed coil mattresses, which feature individual coils that are encased in fabric pockets for greater motion isolation and support.

 

What are the benefits of an Open Coil Sprung mattress?

Open coil mattresses offer several benefits, including:

  1. Affordability: Open coil mattresses are generally less expensive than other types of mattresses, making them an accessible option for those on a tight budget.

  2. Durability: Open coil mattresses are constructed with a sturdy metal spring system, making them durable and long-lasting.

  3. Firmness options: Open coil mattresses are available in a range of firmness levels, from soft to firm, allowing for personalized comfort and support.

  4. Breathability: The open coil design of these mattresses allows for increased airflow, helping to regulate body temperature and prevent overheating during sleep.

  5. Support: The metal spring system of an open coil mattress provides a supportive surface for the body, helping to distribute weight evenly and relieve pressure points.

  6. Availability: Open coil mattresses are widely available and can be found at most mattress retailers, making them easy to find and purchase.

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It's important to note that while open coil sprung mattresses offer several benefits, they may not be suitable for everyone. For example, those with chronic pain or injuries may require a mattress with more specialised support, such as a memory foam or latex mattress. Additionally, those who are sensitive to motion transfer may find that an open coil mattress does not provide sufficient motion isolation.

 

Who should buy an Open Coil Sprung mattress?

An open coil sprung mattress may be a good choice for people who:

  1. Are on a budget: Open coil mattresses are generally less expensive than other types of mattresses, making them a good option for those who want a comfortable and supportive mattress without breaking the bank.

  2. Prefer a traditional feel: Open coil mattresses have been around for many years and have a more traditional feel than some of the newer mattress types. If you prefer a classic innerspring mattress feel, an open coil mattress may be a good choice for you.

  3. Are looking for a mattress with good support: The metal spring system in an open coil mattress provides a supportive surface for the body, helping to distribute weight evenly and relieve pressure points. This can be beneficial for people who need extra support for their back or joints.

  4. Don't mind some motion transfer: Open coil mattresses are not known for their motion isolation capabilities. If you sleep alone or don't mind some movement from your partner during the night, an open coil mattress may be a good option for you.

  5. Prefer a firmer feel: Open coil mattresses are often firmer than other types of mattresses, which can be beneficial for people who prefer a firmer sleeping surface.

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What support can I expect from an Open Coil Sprung mattress? 

Open coil mattresses offer excellent support for the body. When weight is applied to an open coil mattress, the coils compress and push back against the body, which helps to distribute weight evenly, which can help to reduce pressure points and prevent pain in the back, neck, and joints.  

Do Open Coil Sprung mattresses have a spring count?  

Yes, they do. The number of springs in an open coil mattress can vary, but they typically have between 300 and 600 springs. The thickness of the wire used in the springs can also vary, with thicker wire providing more support

If you’re after a traditional mattress, try the Deepsleep Kensington or if you would like something firmer and more luxurious, the Silentnight Elite Laila Eco Miracoil will tick the right boxes. Still can't decide? Then why not browse our whole range of Open Coil Sprung mattresses. 

We’re here to help, so if you're still unsure give our friendly team a call on 01642 686365 and ask for advice or take look at our other useful Mattress Buyer’s Guides below, to see if we can help you make the right mattress choice. 

 

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