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What is a Pillow Top Mattress?

What is a Pillow Top Mattress?

Shopping for a new mattress can sometimes feel daunting—there are so many different kinds, it’s hard to know which one is best for you.


While the industry is switching gears towards more innovative mattresses, like organic latex and polyurethane foam, many consumers choose to go for the classic pillow top beds.


What Is a Pillow Top Mattress?


Pillow top mattresses are inner spring and coil beds that simply have an extra “pillow” on top.


This pillow can be filled with different kinds of materials, like cotton, latex, or polyurethane foam among other things. This two-inch layer is what makes the beds so comfortable.


Why People Love Pillow Top Mattresses


Many consumers choose to buy pillow top mattresses because they offer a comfortable sleep for an affordable price.


Other beds known for their comfort, like latex and memory foam, are oftentimes expensive, making the pillow top mattress a perfect option for those on a budget.


These beds are also perfect for those who sleep on their sides. They lessen the pressure on your hips and shoulders when you sleep, so your circulation is never cut-off. The pillow top offers incredible spinal support, which relieves aches and pains that often arise during the night.


In addition to the terrific comfort these beds offer, you can expect them to last for a long time. Since the pillow top portion of the bed returns to its original shape after every night, the integrity of the mattress can keep for up to eight or nine years—depending on the level of use.


Pillow Top vs. Euro Top


Pillow top and euro top mattresses are very similar in build. They both have an addition layer of padding on top of the bed.


The only major difference between the two of them is in the way they are sewn. Pillow top mattresses look as though they have an extra layer on top, whereas euro top mattresses are sewn flush with the rest of the bed.


So, whether it’s a pillow top or euro top, you’ll be getting the same level of comfort and support.


For more information on choosing the right mattress, talk to one of our specialists at Majestic Mattress. We’re always happy to help you!