With such an extensive range of mattresses on the market featuring various tensions and compositions, settling on your perfect mattress can be overwhelming. In this blog we talk about the similarities and differences between open coil spring units and PostureTech springs.

What’s The Difference Between PostureTech Springs And Open Coil Springs?

What is an open coil spring unit?

PostureTech springs, exclusive to Sealy, are an innovative variation of the tried and trusted open coil system that accompanies many mattresses. Therefore, to understand the difference between these two compositions, it’s important to understand what an open coil spring unit is.

Open coil mattresses are synonymous with ‘budget-friendly’ sleeping solutions. However, open coil mattresses are comfortable and supportive despite a cheaper price point. These mattresses feature a robust, rigid steel coil wound into many springs to form the mattress’s core. 

What’s The Difference Between PostureTech Springs And Open Coil Springs?

So, what’s the difference between an open coil spring unit and PostureTech springs?

Price points 

As referred to earlier, mattresses with PostureTech springs, also referred to as Posturepedic mattresses, are Sealy’s ingenious take on an open-coil spring unit. Therefore, many similarities can be drawn between the two compositions. As you’d expect with an open coil mattress, Sealy’s PostureTech sprung mattresses are cheaper than their pocket sprung options in the corresponding size. However, despite representing fantastic value for money, a Sealy Posturepedic mattress will likely be more expensive than an open coil mattress. 

Scientific research

A Posturepedic mattress functions similarly to an open coil mattress yet offers an enhanced night’s sleep. You can rely on correct alignment every night courtesy of the malicious detail and Scientific research that has gone into crafting these mattresses. One of the key differences between open coil mattresses and Posturepedic mattresses is that Sealy has worked with the International Orthopaedic Advisory Board, consisting of Orthopaedic surgeons, bio-mechanical engineers & medical scientists, to create affordable mattresses that offer incredible support.

Edge guard support

Our entire collection of Posturepedic mattresses features edge-edge support courtesy of a high-density foam layer that borders the mattress to prevent sagging and ensure greater longevity. Conversely, not all open coil mattresses will feature a similar support system. 

What else should I consider before making a purchase?

How important is tailored support to you?

If you’re actively looking for a mattress with a spring unit that offers targeted and tailored support, we recommend a pocket-sprung mattress. In contrast to an open coil or PostureTech core, pocket springs are individually enclosed within fabric sleeves and react to individual body movements to apply targeted pressure and help relieve minor aches and pains. 

What’s The Difference Between PostureTech Springs And Open Coil Springs?

Ideal for front and back sleepers 

Both open coil and Posturepedic mattresses are fantastic options for front and back sleepers. These support systems are renowned for their strong and rigid support, characteristics that are shared with firm and extra firm mattresses. However, our range of open coil and Posturepedic options can be relied upon for great comfort and support with any mattress type. If you need help deciding which mattress tension to opt for, check out our ‘What mattress tension do I need?’ blog. 

Whichever mattress you settle on, when shopping with Mattressman, you can rely on excellent comfort and support at a superb price.