The time has arrived for you to purchase a new mattress, so you prepare yourself for the barrage of choices. You will no doubt encounter numerous advertisements claiming to have the best mattress for your needs. Internet websites of various manufacturers are also an option to being your research. On their respective websites you will find the benefits and features of their product. However, they are likely to be biased when offering comparisons to other types of mattresses. If you decide to buy at a nearby store, there is no guarantee that the salesman will help you find the mattress that is best for you. To get fully informed of your mattress options, you definitely should not rely on just one source of information. Claims of "a perfect night's sleep" or "wonderful sleeping experience" sound nice, but don't tell you too much. Educating yourself in the various types of mattresses can help you navigate the options when you visit mattress stores. Following is a brief explanation of the different types of mattresses, which should help you focus your comparison efforts. Innerspring Mattress: These mattresses contain steel tempered coils that provide support based on tension of coil framework. Innerspring mattresses come in all support and comfort levels, depending on your desire and budget. Serta mattress is one of the more popular brands for innerspring mattresses. Pocket Coil Spring Mattress: Some types of mattresses take the concept a step further by individually wrapping the spring coils. The individually wrapped coils allow for more conformity of your body, and reduce motion transfer to your sleeping partner. Foam-Based Mattresses: These types of mattresses provide comfort and support using various types and/or layers of foam material. Mattresses comprised of foam-material offer benefits of reduced motion transfer and body conformity. Be sure to look for the heat-dissipation features, as some foam-based mattresses can sleep hot and disrupt sleep. Natural Latex Mattresses: Instead of a foam-material, these kinds of mattresses are made from latex rubber. Latex mattresses can be a viable option if you or your partner has an allergic reaction to other foam materials. Hybrid Mattresses: A hybrid mattress is a combination of an innerspring and foam base mattress. A hybrid mattress can offer the advantages of both types of mattresses, while limiting each of their respective shortcomings. Hybrid mattresses are now being offered by many of the top mattress brands. Tempur mattress, iComfort mattress and Beautyrest Black mattress have hybrid models. Boxed Mattresses: These types of mattresses are becoming more popular these days. This type of mattress arrives at your home in a medium box. You unroll a flattened mattress, and it expands into a fully sized mattress. They are made from various types of foams, so you can expect benefits similar to the more established foam mattress brands. Don't forget to try out your final selections in-store, so you have a better idea of how each one will feel. If you are thinking about a boxed mattress, you may not have an in-store option to try them out. By trying out another foam-based mattress in a local store, you can at least get idea if you like the feel and comfort of these mattresses.