Inside our natural and organic pocket sprung mattresses there are many individual springs encased in their own little pocket. Making a good organic mattress with these springs ensures there is no transferred movement from one side of the bed to the other. Perfect if you may have a partner that tosses and turns. The new range of springs we use delivers comfortable high-quality sleep whatever the individual body weight, shape or sleep pattern. Our range of natural organic pocket sprung mattresses are available in soft, medium or firm, and in any size, so you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for to support you properly. We only use natural, organic materials in our mattresses that have stood the test of time, and each natural mattress is finished with an organic cotton cover. A well-made, comfortable organic mattress will help give you a good night’s sleep.
FOUR GREAT REASONS TO BUY ORGANIC POCKET SPRUNG MATTRESSES
So why should you concider going natural with your pocket sprung mattress?
OUR NATURAL POCKET SPRUNG MATTRESSES ARE CHEMICAL FREE
Conventional pocket sprung mattresses use a wide variety of chemicals during the manufacturing process and adhesives are often used to glue the layers of a mattress together. Not what you want to be sharing a bed with! Organic materials are produced without the use of harmful pesticides, herbicides and insecticides, and all the materials we use in our natural sprung mattresses are either recyclable or biodegradable.
NATURAL & ORGANIC MATTRESSES ARE HEALTHY
In many cases, allergies and problems with the respiratory tract are aggravated by elements found in conventionally made pocket sprung mattresses, especially memory foam. We are at our most vulnerable in bed and don’t spend as long anywhere else from day to day. Investing in a natrual pocket sprung mattress that doesn’t introduce any of these foreign elements into our sleeping environment is a healthy option! People who buy organic mattresses often call us to say that symptoms like runny noses, sneezing, coughing, and skin irritations are either significantly reduced or eliminated within just a few weeks of sleeping on the mattress.
OUR POCKET SPRUNG ORGANIC MATTRESSES HELP REGULATE YOUR TEMPERATURE
Man made materials make for very poor temperature regulation. Memory foam, for example, often becomes very hot at night, whereas the organic cotton and wool in every Abaca mattress wick moisture away from the body and help your body achieve restful sleep.
POCKET SPRUNG ORGANIC MATTRESSES ARE SUSTAINABLE
As a certified organic company we are very conscious of our carbon footprint. Every year 7.5 million mattresses go into landfill in the UK alone, so producing natural & organic mattresses using materials that can be recycled is really important to us.
NATURAL POCKET SPRUNG MATTRESS FAQ
The first pocket sprung mattress was made well over a hundred years ago. It was the invention of an English engineer called James Marshall.
As the name implies, a pocket spring is an individual spring that sits in its own little pocket. The pocket itself can be made with a cotton fabric or with spunbond. An organic pocket sprung mattress is made using springs that are encased in spunbond because all cotton fabrics that are not certified as organic now contain genetically modified material. Sadly, it isn’t yet possible to buy the type of cotton fabric needed as an organic product. Each spring is individually made by machine and dropped into its pocket and sealed. The pockets are attached to each other, but when made up into a mattress the rows of pockets run from the top to the bottom of the mattress so that one person tossing and turning won’t affect the other. There is a perception that the higher the number of springs the ‘better’ the mattress, but this really isn’t true! A spring count is always based on how many springs there are in a 150 x 200 unit (King size) and can vary from 600 up to as many as 3000. The springs are tiny and higher spring counts are achieved by putting one on top of another, or even one inside another, but this can lead to distortion and an uneven surface. Pocket springs are what’s used as a base for most luxury mattresses in the UK, and an Abaca organic pocket sprung mattress is both luxurious and long lasting.
All pocket sprung mattresses have layers of fillings and a cover. Most mattresses are made by machine nowadays, but all our Abaca organic pocket sprung mattresses are made by hand. Layers of materials are built up on each side of the spring then hand sewn into place and a cover put on by hand. The long tapes that go through a mattress which are held in place by felt or wool ‘buttons’ are really important in a sprung mattress. They help hold all the layers securely, but also act like bulkheads inside the mattress so that the springs can’t move around. The layers inside a mattress that has a flat top are often glued in place.
First of all don’t get distracted by spring counts. We use 1000 count springs which are robust enough to give you a long-lasting mattress and which fit very neatly into a frame.
If the mattress you’re looking at is suspiciously light, then there probably aren’t enough fillings in there to protect the springs from the sleeper or the sleeper from the springs!
Do choose a mattress that has been tufted … that means it has buttons made of felt or wool and tapes that run through the mattress. It’s a much stronger construction.
A mattress made with organic natural materials allows your body to breathe and improves sleep quality.
A 100,000 mattresses a week end up in landfill in the UK alone, so when you’re choosing your pocket sprung mattress make sure that the fillings are recyclable.
Pocket sprung mattresses are often bought for beds which are non- standard sizes. So whether you’ve got a four poster or an awkward size bed that’s been built to fit in a particular space, a pocket sprung mattress can be made to fit. . It’s perfectly possible to make a pocket sprung mattress to any shape or size but it’s really important to get the measurements right. If the bed is a four poster or one in which the mattress sits within a wooden frame, then having the right shape and size mattress is crucial. Pictures are always helpful, an accurate drawing with the correct length and width even more so. Remember that if you’re putting your pocket sprung mattress into a wooden box frame that the mattress needs to be 2 centimetres or so smaller otherwise it’s really difficult to tuck a sheet in.
A pocket sprung mattress will sit quite happily on any sort of frame so long as it is properly supported. So if you’re using a slatted base, please make sure that the gap between the slats is no more than about 5 cms, ( 2” ). If the gap is much more than that and you want to keep the bed please give us a call as we have solutions. It’s always best to put a mattress made from natural materials on to a base that allows it to breathe. A slatted base is perfect, but if your bed has a box base or is a divan style then the materials inside may well be man-made and not breathable. You can prolong the life of your mattress by putting a wool blanket between the mattress and the bed base. That will give the mattress a better surface to sit on in the case of a divan type bed and will reduce wear if the base is made of wooden slats.
A pocket sprung mattress will last a long time if it’s looked after properly. The mattress ought to be turned regularly but carefully as folding them over or dropping them on their sides on the floor can cause rows of springs to be displaced. Protecting the mattress with a good protector is always recommended. All mattresses made with natural materials benefit from being stripped back and allowed to air once a week.