Spring mattress vs Pocket mattress – which one to choose?

The quality of your mattress determines the quality of your rest and the condition of your spine. Bonell, latex or high resilience foam? The choice can be easy if you understand the properties of each filling and know what to look for. So… read on!

A Bonell spring mattress

Bonell springs have been used in upholstery for a long time. They used to be covered with a thin layer of polyurethane foam, which meant that after some time they broke through the upholstery and came out. Today, bonell springs are covered with a protective layer to prevent them from coming out. This layer can be made of seagrass, horsehair or coconut fibre (often combined with polyurethane foam).

Bonel springs are linked together in coils. The more coils the thicker and more resilient the mattress. The most resilient mattresses have 5 coils.

When choosing a bonell mattress, pay attention to the quality of the wire. It can be confirmed by a special certificate (ISO 9001), but the main determinant of the quality is the thickness of the wire (the thicker the wire, the better the mattress quality). A wire diameter of 2.2 mm is a guarantee for a high-quality mattress.


The main reason why bonell mattresses are and probably will continue to be produced for a long time is their low price. Wire is cheap, so you can also buy a mattress for relatively little money,


A bonel mattress with a layer protecting the springs is usually firm (especially if a layer of coconut is used as a protector).

A bonell mattress has very little point elasticity. This is because the springs in a bonell mattress are joined together. Such solution is not very comfortable – the mattress does not adjust to the shape of the body. This has a significant impact on the comfort of sleep.

Pocket mattress

A pocket mattress is in essence a spring mattress. The springs (smaller diameter and cylinder-shaped) are placed in special pockets made of fabric. Thanks to the fact that they are not connected and each of them works independently, the mattress is more flexible and easily adapts to the shape of the user’s body.

The more springs in the mattress, the more flexible it is and the better it adapts to the shape of the user’s body. The number varies from 250-510 per m². Mattresses with a large number of small springs are referred to as “multipocket”.

When buying a pocket mattress, pay attention to the material with which the springs are covered (the so-called padding type). Polyurethane foams are relatively cheap but not durable, latex foams are more expensive, but also more elastic and durable.


A pocket mattress has good elasticity. As a result, it adapts perfectly to the shape of the body and supports the spine in every place with the same strength.


Pocket mattresses are quite expensive, especially when compared to bonell mattresses.

A pocket mattress is a good solution for two people. Because the springs are not connected to each other, each person, regardless of the difference in body weight, can rest comfortably.

Toddlers sleep most of the day and night, so a comfortable and healthy sleep is so important for them. Do you know what to consider when choosing a mattress for your child?