The Difference Between Bedroom Mattresses and Travel Mattresses

On average, adults spend 7-9 hours per day sleeping. That means that in our lifetime, the average person will spend a total of 26 years asleep. Not only does sleep take up a large portion of everyday life, but getting quality sleep is one of the most important factors in living a healthy life. A good night’s sleep is essential in reducing stress, keeping your heart healthy, making you more alert, and bolstering your memory (among other benefits). Having a good mattress is essential to making sure you get that much needed, healthy sleep. But the question is, where are people sleeping and what types of mattresses are they sleeping on? There are two main types of mattresses that people use today. The first is your traditional mattress. This is the mattress that you will find in a bedroom, sitting on top of a box spring in a bedframe. The second type is a travel mattress, these mattresses are designed to be used in campers, trucks, and RV’s. Now you may be thinking “well, a mattress is a mattress,” but that is not the case. There are many similarities, but also many differences, between bedroom mattresses and travel mattresses.  

The main difference between a bedroom mattress and a travel mattress is their design. When looking for a bedroom mattress, consumers tend to look internally at who they are as sleepers, and choose a mattress based on that. For example, if you sleep on your back versus your side, if you sleep with a partner versus, alone, if you prefer a softer or firmer mattress, etc. Bedroom mattresses are designed to meet the sleep needs of the individual purchasing the mattress. Also, since bedroom mattresses remain stagnant in the room, they are typically thicker and heavier. Travel mattresses on the other hand are designed around the concept that the room or space that you are sleeping in, will likely be moving while you are trying to sleep. Travel mattresses use more of a memory foam base, to minimize motion transfer and movement to allow you to sleep through a drive. These mattresses are also thinner, lightweight, and often time foldable, to be able to be moved and stored in smaller spaces. 

While there are big differences between bedroom mattresses and travel mattresses, there are also many similarities. The first similarity being price. With most things, but especially with mattresses, you get what you pay for. Regardless if the mattress is staying put or on the go, it is not recommended for you to buy a cheap mattress. A cheap mattress can wear down, tear easily, and typically will not provide solid comfort or support. These mattresses are not going to be able to support you or the environment you are in. However, you also do not need to spend a fortune to get a good quality mattress. A solid mid-priced mattress can offer great comfort, support and flexibility, and allow you to get the sleep you need, wherever it may be, at a great price. A second similarity is convenience. Many companies, such as BedInABox, provide customers with free shipping, returns, and send their mattresses pre-rolled in easy to move boxes. This gives you the flexibility to set up your mattress wherever you want (in the bedroom or on the go) and return it if it does not meet your needs. A notable third similarity is health. Like mentioned before, getting a good night’s sleep is essential to your health. Being well slept can reduce stress, help with memory, and keep you more alert during the day. Not only are these important elements for day to day life, but also if you are going to be driving and on the road for a long period of time. That is why both bedroom and travel mattresses need to provide good support and comfort, to ensure that you are sleeping through the night and getting those health benefits. 

While most modern day mattress companies focus on the traditional bedroom mattress, BedInABox has great options for all types of mattresses, both bedroom and travel. They are the only mattress in a box company that manufactures all mattresses in the United States of America, and their expansive line of mattresses can meet all of your sleep needs. To explore and shop mattresses check out their website here: For travel mattresses, you can also check out their Sleepdog line here:

Whether you are at home or on the road, make sure you have a great mattress and are getting all the sleep you need to keep yourself happy, healthy, and awake!

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