Buddy Knowledge on Micro coils and Nano coils
These are basically small coils placed
throughout the comfort layer. Micro coils range from 10mm to 3 inches long and Nano coils are usually no longer than three-quarters of an inch. By comparison, support core coils found in innerspring mattresses can be up to 10 inches in length. For this reason, Micro coils and Nano coils can be placed higher in the comfort layer without causing you discomfort. They are both made from flexible and durable metal wire to ensure bounce and shape retention. These coils are also wrapped in a thin foam or fabric layer to increase comfort and make them less noticeable. Most common in foam mattresses, they are also featured in innerspring mattresses for that coil on coil construction method.
some models feature more 8,000 individual coils and may also include as many as five individual coil layers. Each coil is designed to compress and conform based on your specific bodily dimensions, resulting in a customized fit that relieves pressure points and aids chronic pain. Mattresses with coil components usually have excellent motion isolation, as well.
In some mattresses, they will be affixed to the seams, allowing them to move from side to side, as well as up and down. This technique, known as ‘three-way stretching’, provides even more of a contoured fit. Coil comfort layers are feature ventilation chambers for better air circulation, which lets you sleep cool.
Models generally range between $800 and $1,200. These mattresses will cost more than most polyfoam models but are typically cheaper than mattresses made from latex, memory foam and/or natural fibers. And thanks to the resiliency of these coils, the mattresses tend to have a longer-than-average lifespan.
These mattresses represent a great middle ground option for many buyers. Durability with affordability, keeping you cool and retaining its shape; all things you want when you are buying a mattress.
Is this right for me?
Here are a few important considerations with these mattresses.
Micro or Nano?
- The difference will be insignificant to most, but some sleepers (i.e. heavy-set individuals) may be more comfortable sleeping on Nano coils.
Number of coils included?
- Test out multiple models to determine the right number of Micro coils or Nano coils for you.