Types of Mattresses in India – The Ultimate Guide (2023)

Do you know how many types of mattresses available in the Indian market?

7 common types of mattresses available in India.

All the mattresses are different from each other. Some give you relaxation while sleeping or some cost you less.

There are different types of mattresses for different kinds of uses.

Most of the time we prefer to buy a mattress from the offline stores. But that cost higher than online stores(online stores has a sale from time to time).

And if you buy a mattress from the store in past, then you know it very well how difficult to shift the mattress from store to your home!

Literally, it is a HEADACHE.

So, because of it, many people moved to shop mattress offline to online on the internet.

Types of Mattresses in India


Types of mattresses in India

(1) Memory foam mattress

What is a Memory foam mattress?

A memory foam or also known as ‘’viscoelastic” is a combination of 2 layers, one is memory foam and second is supportive foam or springs.

It is made from “polyurethane” chemical.

Who invented the memory foam mattress?

Memory foam was invented by NASA in the 1960s to improve seat cushioning and crash protection for airline pilots and passengers.

Types of the memory foam mattress

Basically, the memory foam mattress has 3 types

Traditional: It is a very old basic kind of foam mattress

Open cell: It is an updated version of the traditional mattress with better air movement inside the mattress.

Gel: It is a memory foam that has been pumped full of Gel.

Pros. of the memory foam mattress
  •  It relieves pain
  •  Optimal support and comfort
  •  Dust mite resistant
Cons. of the memory foam mattress
  • It is expensive
  • It is heavy
  • Not waterproof
  • Takes times to adjust to different positions
  • In summer it getting too hot

(2) Spring mattress

What is a spring mattress?

It is made from a group of steel coil(springs) which joints with each other throughout to the mattress. It is a combination of steel coils along with a layer of padding including various foam, and fibre.

Who invented spring mattress?

It was invented by Heinrich Westphal in 1871.

Pros. of Spring mattress
  • It gives the bouncy effect
  • Comfortable
  • Comes in both options: cheap and expensive
  • Works better for higher weight person
  • Durable
Cons. of Spring mattress
  • If you jump on the mattress and other sight light weighted person sit on it then chances are more than he/she can throw out from the mattress and hit on the floor!
  • You have to clean it for time to time

(3) Coir mattress

What is coir mattress?

It is made from a combination of coconut fibre along with memory foam or supportive foam.

Sometimes latex is also used along with coconut fibre and that called a Rubberised coir mattress.

Pros. of Coir mattress
  • Quite comfortable
  • Not much expensive
  • Eco-friendly
  • Safe to health
  • Require no or low maintenance
Cons. of Coir mattress
  • It is too firm
  • If the outer cover cut out then dust is easily clogging into the mattress
  • This mattress is not liked by every people
  • Not provide enough relaxation
  • Not durable

(4) Latex mattress

What is a latex mattress?

The latex mattress is made from pure latex which comes from the sap of a RUBBER TREE. The mattress is a combination of the latex layer along with supportive foam or springs.

Who invented the Latex mattress?

In 1929, latex mattress was invented by Dunlopillo.

Pros. of Latex mattress
  • Durable
  • Comfortable
  • Natural temperature regulation
  • Anti-allergic
  • Easy to maintain
  • Eco-friendly
Cons. of Latex mattress
  • It has heavyweight
  • Higher price

(5) Waterbed mattress

What is the waterbed mattress?

Do you ever SLEEP on water?

Waterbed mattress can help you!

A waterbed mattress is nothing but simple mattress which is filled up with water. The outer layer of the mattress is made of polyvinyl materials.

Who invented the waterbed mattress?

In 1833, waterbed mattress was invented by Neil Arnott.

Pros. of waterbed mattress
  • Easy to shift(if water not filled in it)
  • Works great for bedsores problem
  • Comfortable
  • Affordable
Cons. of waterbed mattress
  • Water can be a leak if mattress gets punctured
  • Have to change water from time to time

(6) Airbed mattress

What is the airbed mattress?

The mattress filled with air is known as Airbed mattress. The outer layer of the mattress is made from polyvinyl. Air is filled by the pump into the mattress.

Who invented the airbed mattress?

In 1889, Pneumatic & cushion company invented airbed mattress.

Pros. of airbed mattress
  • Travel-friendly
  • Eco-friendly
  • Not much expensive
  • Easy to shift
  • No sagging
  • Heat stability
  • Odour free
Cons. of airbed mattress
  • Air will be leakage if puncture on it
  • Not suited to all the people
  • Not for a longer run
  • Have to carry with a pump when you travelling with mattress

(7) Cotton mattress:

What is a cotton mattress?

It is made of cotton. It is one of the very oldest mattress type. Even today, in most of the houses cotton mattress, is the first choice.

Pros. of cotton mattress:
  • Not expensive
  • Made from pure cotton
  • Easily washable
  • Easy to shift
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
Cons. of cotton mattress:
  • Can be easily affected by dust mites
  • Not a waterproof

Mattresses brands in India

In the Indian market, there are tons and tons of brands available online as well as offline. Some brands are very old and replicable regarding their quality and services.

Here is the list of major brands of the mattress in India

  • Sleepwell
  • Kurl-on
  • Nilkamal
  • Wakefit
  • Sleepycat
  • Mattress
  • Sleepinns
  • Urban Ladder
  • Royaloak
  • Samradhi
  • Boston
  • Foams India
  • Solimo

Different brands have different quality and price. Some have better quality but pricing is high and others have medium quality but pricing is low.


There are different types of mattresses available in India. You have to choose any of them by your comfort level and budget.


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