Innerspring Mattress Reviews, Ratings and Comparisons

About Innerspring Mattress

Pros Cons
Sex friendly Noise possible
Many firmness options Poor motion isolation 
Widely available with affordable prices Below-average durability lifespan

COMPETITION: See Mattress Type Comparison to get detailed reviews about how Innerspring Mattresses compare to other mattress types.

BASIC INFO: Innerspring mattresses mainly use coils to provide support. As to the Comfort layers of innerspring mattresses, regular foam, fiber or a slight amount of memory foam are the most common materials.


Price & Value

Innerspring mattresses are the most common type of mattress we see and use in daily life. Most innerspring mattresses charge very low with a good product value; only a few luxury brands set a very high price because of the handmade craft and rare materials they use. Innerspring mattresses span a wide range of prices from $80 to $7000.

Life Span

Innerspring mattresses have about a 6-year lifespan which is comparatively lower than most other mattress types mainly due to the high sagging rate. Because innerspring mattresses often consist of more than two kinds of materials, so this may give them a bigger chance of sagging.

Motion Isolation

Of all the different types, innerspring mattresses may perform the worst in motion isolation due to the far-too-good bounce. One person's movement will significantly affect the other one on the bed. Models with pocket coil and offset coil have a stronger bouncing than models with continuous or bonnell Coil.

Odor & Noise

Innerspring mattresses have comfort layers made of different materials including polyurethane, fiber, memory foam, latex, and mini coils etc. Models with memory foam layers may have a significant problem of off-gassing.  Softer models with thicker memory foam inside have a bigger chance of off-gassing.

Pocket coils tend to make a noticeable squeaking noise.

Conforming & Back pain reduction

Innerspring mattresses don't have a well-distributed pressure balance, so conforming ability is not a strength for innerspring mattresses.

Sagging problems may cause back pain for some users.

Sleeping hot    

Sleeping hot problem isn't a primary concern for most innerspring mattresses except for those softer ones with thicker memory foam inside.

Edge support  

Compared to most foam mattresses, the edge support of innerspring mattresses is above average.

Fast break in    

Users tend to get used to innerspring mattresses much faster than other types of mattresses.

Sex Friendly

A good bounce may produce an adverse effect on motion isolation function, but it's a huge advantage in term of sex suitability because a good bounce will help maintain rhythm.

Need for topper    

Firmer models may need to add toppers to improve comfort.

Large & Small people suitability

People with 230+ pounds tend to enjoy a better experience on low-priced models. People under 110 pounds may prefer softer models with a thicker foam layer.

Easy to move, transport    

The innerspring mattresses generally weigh 35-140 pounds varied by price, so the degree of easy moving varies.


Most innerspring mattresses are one-sided design with no flip. Rotating the mattress head to foot about three times a year will help resist sagging.


Innerspring mattresses overall have a warranty scope of 5-25 years which is about average. But a large number of innerspring mattress owners complain about the Lack of adequate coverage for sagging. Know more at Mattress Warranty: All You Need to Know

Brands Comparison

The tables below compare many popular memory foam mattresses from various perspectives.

Sealy Mattress Serta Mattress IKEA Mattress Simmons Mattress Aireloom / Kluft Mattress
Price $320- $2400 $290- $2500+ $80- $1000 $340- $2500+ $1300- $7000+
Firmness soft to firm soft to firm mostly firm soft to firm med-soft to firm
Thickness 8.5-15.5" 5- 16.5" 6-17" 10-18" 12-16"
Warranty 10 year 10 year 20 year 10 year 10-20 year
Purchase Channel stores, online stores, online ikea, online stores, online Macys, Bloomingdales
Outstanding Feature largest global mattress manufacture largest US mattress manufacture widely available and affordable long history luxurious comfort

Saatva Mattress Denver Mattress Duxiana (Dux) Mattress King Koil Mattress Kingsdown Mattress
Price $600- $1300 $130- $1900 $3700- $12k+ $250- $2800 $450- $3000+
Firmness med- soft to firm med-soft to firm mostly med soft to firm mostly soft or firm
Thickness 11.5", 14.5" 7.5-14" 9.25-12.5" 9-16" 11-17"
Warranty 15 year 5-15 year 20 year 10-25 year 10-20 year
Purchase Channel saatva .com Furniture Row, online Duxiana stores Sleepys Mattress Warehouse, Sit N Sleep
Outstanding Feature strong customer service great return policy prestigious assist from Intl Chiro Assoc. in-store diagnostic avail.

Stearns & Foster Mattress Spring Air Mattress Zinus Mattress Westin Heavenly Mattress Restonic Mattress
Price $1080- $3500+ $450- $2000 $121- $370 $800- $1900 $450- $2200
Firmness soft to firm soft to firm med to firm mostly med med-soft to firm
Thickness 13-17.5" 9.5- 16.5" 6-13" 13" 9.5- 17.5"
Warranty 10 year 10 year 5-10 year 10 year 10-15 year
Purchase Channel stores, online Sleepys Amazon, Walmart Pottery Barn stores, online
Outstanding Feature widely available and luxury handmade / ultra value hotel mattress /