Are you confused about spring mattresses and memory foam mattresses? If so, then you have found your way to the answer. After reading multiple reviews by customers of both spring and memory foam mattresses, we have come up with this comparison guide between the two types of popular mattresses.
Let us look at their chief features one by one.
Memory foam mattress
When speaking of memory foam mattresses, the USP we need to mention first is its ability to conform to the body shape of the sleeper.
Memory foam mattresses adapt to the body shape of the sleeper, contouring it perfectly. As a result, no pressure points are created in the sleeper’s neck, shoulders, and his or her hips. Also, the occurrence of joint pains is reduced drastically.
Apart from that, memory foam mattresses distribute the bodyweight of the sleeper uniformly. This prevents the formation of blood clots in the sleeper’s body. Also, you are unlikely to experience any restlessness when you wake up.
Orthopaedic memory foam mattresses are designed keeping back concerns in mind. These mattresses ensure that the sleeper’s spine is not bent in an unnatural way during sleep. Orthopaedic mattresses that offer medium firmness, are, therefore, most suitable for those with back issues. These provide relief to both the back and joints and prevent the formation of postural issues over time.
Memory foam mattresses are durable. These not only last for a long time (evident by the manufacturer warranty given by various brands), but also maintain their unique features throughout.
These mattresses are also hypoallergenic, which means they keep dust-mites, mould, bugs, and allergens away. To enhance this hypoallergenic feature, memory foam mattress brands provide two covers for their mattresses. While one is attached to the mattress and cannot be removed, the other external one can be taken off and washed. This helps the sleeper keep his or her bedding clean and hygienic.
The other literally cool feature of memory foam mattress is its temperature neutrality. These mattresses unlike traditional memory foam mattresses, include one or the other cooling technology into their designs in order to allow the heat to circulate through the mattress instead of trapping it. While some brands go for cooling crystals, the others have a gel memory foam layer. A memory foam with an open-cell structure is another effective way to ensure temperature neutrality. Some brands also rely on heavy quilting for this need.
The other feature of memory foam mattress that should be mentioned is the zero disturbance it offers. These mattresses are not only a single sleeper’s dream-come-true, but also a couple’s delight. When sleeping with someone, there are chances of motion, which can cause ripples and disturb the other person, right? Not with memory foam! These mattresses absorb the motion of one sleeper and isolate it completely so that the other sleeper can continue with his or her sleep.
Memory foam vs spring mattress
Usually considered a traditional mattress, since these preceded foam, spring mattresses are one of the most popular mattresses in the mattress world.
Spring mattresses have a layer of coils of differing density in the middle, which makes them unique. These coils give the mattress its structure. These also contribute to the mattress’ bounce and support.
From what type of spring is used for the mattress to the thickness of the spring metal, a number of factors come into play in deciding whether the mattress is worth it or not.
Spring mattresses are durable; however, foam mattresses beat them in this respect. This can be easily gauged from the warranty offered by foam mattress brands.
In terms of support too, memory foam mattresses, especially those designed for orthopaedic purposes rank higher than traditional spring mattresses.
In the earlier days, spring mattresses were considered the best mattresses when it came to allowing heat and air circulation. The foam had a bad reputation at that time. However, as mentioned earlier, with memory foam mattresses incorporating various cooling technologies into their designs, this anomaly has been overcome, giving the advantage again to memory foam over spring.
Accommodating various sleep positions is another factor that needs to be considered. Memory foam outdoes spring in this regard as well. Memory foam mattresses by contouring the body shape of the sleeper, allow every sleeping position. Whether you sleep on your stomach, or your sides, your back or you are a mixed sleeper, memory foam mattresses will not discriminate.
Which mattress have you been using? What has the experience been so far?