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Foam vs Innerspring Mattresses

Foam vs Innerspring Mattresses

What is the Best?

Mattress preference all comes down to personal likes and requirements. There is no mattress that is technically better than another one. They are all made different with different materials and different purposes in mind.

When you are considering your mattress choice you should focus on what your needs and preferences are. Memory foam mattresses are experiencing a long burst of popularity. The advancements in gel memory foam will extend the popularity for even longer. There is speculation that memory foam will not offer the same amount of support that you would get from an innerspring mattress.

Memory foam and gel memory foam mattresses have benefits that innerspring mattresses do not. A higher degree of pressure relief and longer average lifespan are two of the key benefits to memory foam over innerspring mattresses.

Warm Sleeper?

One of the negatives that often pop up in many reviews is that memory foam and gel foam mattresses tend to warm up your body. This can occur and can be solved with a thin mattress topper between the foam and your body. Newer gel foam mattresses are claiming that they have a cooling effect, but still manage to get mixed responses. This isn’t a problem you tend to have when you are using an innerspring mattress.

Contouring Comfort

A memory foam mattress literally engulfs your body when you lay on it. One could compare the feeling to melting into the mattress. When sharing a bed of memory foam, tossing and turning will not bother your sleeping partner, as the foam takes most of the movement.

On the negative side of memory foam, users have said that the memory foam makes it very difficult to move at all. There are complaints of the mattresses being too soft or thick mattresses being too firm, the same would apply to any mattress in actuality. The problem of a groove forming in the foam may occur as well if you sleep in the same position all the time. These are all issues that can be affected by the density of memory foam that you decide to use. Buying a memory foam mattress will take some research and is normally best when you can try a few out in a store first. Not all foam will feel the same.

Meeting in the Middle

When trying to decide between memory foam and innerspring mattresses, there is a way to meet in the middle. A hybrid mattress consists of both an innerspring system with memory foam layers on top. This way you are getting the comfort that a memory foam mattress provides with the core base that many sleepers appreciate in an innerspring mattress.

If you are having trouble sleeping at night and looking for different options, contact us here at We would love to work out what would be best for you to get a peaceful night of sleep.

If you need a bit more help picking out a mattress for your home, be sure to check out our Mattress Buying Guide here. It'll help you understand what features are best for each type of sleeper.

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