Posted April 21st, 2016

Nanocoils: The smallest mattress coils so far

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Nanocoils: The smallest mattress coils so far

Nanocoils: The smallest mattress coils so far It used to be that the shortest mattress coils were the 4" Bonnell coils in a sofabed mattress. The reason they were so short, when most coils were 7 or 8 inches high, was so the mattress could be folded to fit inside the sofa under the seat cushions. With the introduction of pocket coils, the trend was for innerspring coils, at least the wrapped coils, to become taller, up to 9 or 10 inches. This allowed greater conformabiity and more...

Minicoils or Microcoils?

   Minicoils or Microcoils? A previous blog article, Microcoils, covered the use of coils in mattresses that are significantly smaller than innerspring coils. In this article, I noted that some of these smaller coils are much smaller than others, and that there has not been a concensus on terminology. Until now, the whole category of small springs has been classified as microcoils. But now several manufacturers are placing two layers of these coils above the support core of a mattress....

Mattresses, Beds, and How We Sleep

by Wesley Vaughn   [caption id="attachment_342" align="aligncenter" width="397"] Sealy Mattress and Box Spring[/caption]   It is common knowledge that we need sleep, and that—for the most part—several factors determine whether and how we sleep. Among these factors are time of day, how tired we are, physical condition, medication, diet, amount of light, noise, vibration and motion, warmth and cold, pain and comfort. Even knowing this much, it is easy for many people to...


[caption id="attachment_199" align="aligncenter" width="242"] Leggett & Platt "Softouch" Microcoil[/caption] Definition Microcoils (or minicoils) are coils which are smaller than standard innerspring coils.  Innersprings are usually 6” to 8” high.  Some microcoils are 4” high, but most are much shorter, usually 1” to 2½” high. They are also narrower and made with lighter gauge wire.  Some microcoils are only ¾” tall.  At least one supplier calls the shorter ones...

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