A Review Of Restonic ComfortCare Mattress

Published: 18th July 2008
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Perhaps not as well known as companies like Serta, Simmons and Tempurpedic, Restonic makes mattresses that compete in terms of quality and cost with the bigger players. What's more, the company makes all the major types of mattresses including, innerspring, air, latex and memory foam; something that not all the bug players can offer. However, its core business remains innerspring and what follows is a review of the ComfortCare mattress from Restonic.

Probably in order to survive in this competitive market place, Restonic has been keen to align itself with the latest technical innovations in producing specialist mattresses. This has certainly helped to give it a large share of the market in certain types of mattress. For instance, it currently offers the consumer an air mattress as well as the Restonic Sleep Odyssey Magnet mattress - Simmons can also offer the consumer the Luxaire air mattress, but none of the major players offers a magnetic mattress.

But, like all manufacturers, its core business is still the innerspring mattress and currently it offers the Restonic ComfortCare mattress. There's a lot of jargon thrown about by all manufacturers and pseudo technical words and other meaningless terms are obfuscating what's on offer. Whether this has been deliberate or is the result of marketing hype is debatable. But let's try and makes sense of what the consumer is really getting.

The ComfortCare comes with what the company claims is its very own devised 'Marvellous Middle System' that provides an additional 25% support in the middle of the mattress where it's needed the most. This is nothing new; all good innerspring mattresses come with more springs in the middle. The Sealy Posturepedic mattress is just as guilty in confusing the consumer. Sealy tells us that the Posturepedic comes with orthopedically correct support and 'senses body motion and responds with increased support' - the description almost makes one believe the mattress has an onboard computer.

Another term used by Restonic is the '5-Zone Sleep System'. Again, springs are strategically aligned to provide the best support for areas like hips, neck and shoulders. Likewise other manufacturers make 'correctly aligned' springs.

What is interesting is the SpiraLok Technology used in the Restonic mattress. Basically, it's a tight steel weave that locks the coils together. It's claimed that this reduces motion transference and thus decreases partner disturbance. In total contrast, the Simmons Beautyrest mattress uses pocketed coils - springs that are not joined together but are kept separate in their own fabric pocket. So, who's correct? In my view I can't see how a traditional innerspring mattress can claim to reduce motion transference; pocketed coils help but they have drawbacks. If you really want to eliminate motion disturbance, you need to opt for either latex of a memory foam mattress - which both Simmons and Restonic offer.

Companies make such a big deal about the edges of mattresses. Restonic uses 'Super Edge Plus Technology' to ensure a firm edge; Sealy uses 'Unicased Edge Design'; and Serta uses 'Advanced Encasement Design'. What each of these manufacturers is trying to tell you is that they all use a piece of high density foam wrapped round the edge of the mattress to encase the springs - that's it and nothing more.

So, how does the Restonic mattress compare to other makes? Well, in terms of springs and materials it's actually no different - over 90% of mattresses made use springs from just one manufacturer, so no matter what mattress you buy you're getting the same springs. True, the numbers used can vary, but all quality mattresses use around the same number.

All manufacturers are guilty of seemingly offering a confusing variety of mattresses. The mattresses may have different names from one retailer to the next but the mattresses are essentially the same. Restonic ComfortCare mattresses come in three basic models; Firm; Plush and EuroTop - Firm being the hardest and EuroTop being the softest.

Personally, having tried out both a Sealy Posturepedic mattress and a Restonic I could not say one was more comfortable than the other. Also, having done some research about consumers who bought both, it was impossible to say which was better over the long term.

There was only one point that was better about the Restonic mattress; it was fractionally cheaper. The ComfortCare is a good mattress and does offer value for money but I couldn't, hand on heart, say it's the best innerspring on the market.

Follow the links for more information and prices on a Restonic ComfortCare mattress. You can also get mattress reviews on leading brands like a Sealy Posturepedic mattress.

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