How to Compare the Spring Gauge on a Mattress
Buying a mattress can get confusing because there are so many choices on the market, and terms of mattress features are often erroneously interchanged. The spring gauges in a mattress provide "support." The layers of cushion material---mostly foam---arranged above the spring gauges provide the "comfort." That's what you feel when you lie on a mattress. Many consumers think a mattress must feel firm, or hard, to be supportive. Any mattress will feel softer than one with the identical spring gauge construction if it has more comfort layers on it. In reality, you will probably never see the internal structure of your mattress. But keep these facts in mind when you make your next bedding purchase.