Reflex Foam vs Memory Foam
There are a lot of mattresses on the market, and we mean A LOT, so it can be difficult knowing which mattress is best for your needs. When comparing mattresses there are many things to consider such as price, density, depth, material and construction. Here we will compare the two leading types of mattresses in today’s market, Reflex Foam vs Memory Foam, to find out which one really is best for you!
Benefits of Reflex Foam vs Memory Foam
What is Reflex Foam?
Reflex Foam is used within the majority of Memory Foam Mattresses however it is available for purchase on its own as a Reflex Foam Mattress. Why would you want to buy the base of a Memory Foam Mattress without the Memory Foam Technology? Well there are many benefits to choosing only a Reflex Foam Mattress instead of a Memory Foam Mattress.
Benefits of Reflex Foam
- Suitable for Heavier People – The structure of Reflex Foam Mattresses makes them more suited to those of a heavier build. When choosing a new mattress it’s important to factor in your body weight as the mattress density works with your body weight to support you. If a mattress density is too low for your body weight then you won’t feel supported and may find that it’s quite uncomfortable to sleep on. Similarly, if the mattress density is too high for your body weight then you may find the surface is too firm when lying on it. Reflex Foam Mattresses are firmer than Memory Foam which makes them more supportive and firm therefore better suited to those of a heavier build.
- Cheaper Than Memory Foam – Reflex Foam Mattresses are more often than not quite a lot cheaper than other mattresses such as Memory Foam Mattresses. Foam Mattresses are made from polyurethane which is also the base used within Memory Foam Mattresses, however Memory Foam Mattresses also include a top layer of temperature regulating Memory Foam. Because the Foam Mattress don’t include this additional layer, it makes them a lot cheaper to produce and therefore cheaper for the customer.
- Superior Support – Reflex Foam Mattresses are a lot firmer than other mattresses which makes them popular among those who suffer from upper and lower back pain. Firm mattresses such as Reflex Foam are often used within the healthcare industry because of their supportive yet relaxing benefits.
What is Memory Foam?
Memory Foam Mattresses are constructed using a polyurethane base (Reflex Foam) with an additional layer of memory foam on the top. The memory foam layer softens up the mattress and can be as firm or soft as you like. Memory Foam Mattresses come in a range of depths which is dependent on how thick the layer of memory foam on top is. A thicker mattress will allow you to sink in deeper however thicker mattresses may retain more heat than a thinner mattress. There are a long list of Health Benefits of Memory Foam, here are just a few of those benefits.
Benefits of Memory Foam
- Pressure Relieving – The main benefit of a Memory Foam Mattress is its ability to mould to shape and support your body. This supportive sleeping surface reduces any pressure points and stress on the body meaning you feel relaxed throughout the night and don’t wake up with any aches or pains which is common when sleeping on a traditional mattress.
- Durable – Memory Foam Mattresses are known to last longer than traditional coil mattresses due to their high density. Memory Foam Mattresses have a unique selling point which is when pressure is placed onto the mattress, the mattress will mould to that shape and then when pressure is released, the material goes back to its original shape. With a coil mattress, with continuous pressure placed on one area over time the mattress will start to sag and this will continue to get worse whereas Memory Foam keeps its fullness. A Memory Foam Mattress can last you anywhere between 8 to 10 years.
- Improved Quality of Sleep – Memory Foam Mattresses are very popular among couples for its ability to absorb movement. A problem which is often faced with couples is that when one partner’s turns in the night the other is consequently woken up due to the mattress moving. Memory Foam absorbs the surface movement meaning your partner can toss and turn all they like and you won’t be woken. However sleeping on Memory Foam has been proven to reduce tossing and turning by up to 80% so there won’t be the need to turn in the first place! Less tossing and turning means that you are able to get a deeper sleep which improves quality of sleep and makes you feel refreshed when you wake up in the morning.
Reflex Foam vs Memory Foam: Which is Better?
When it comes down to it, it’s not a case of Reflex Foam vs Memory Foam, it’s a case of considering what you need from your mattress. If you are looking for a firm and supportive mattress which is more budget friendly then consider a Reflex Foam Mattress. However if you are looking for a mattress which can benefits your health, improve sleep quality and last longer then a Memory Foam Mattress is your best option.
If you simply can’t decide which is best – Reflex Foam vs Memory Foam then there are options so that you can experience all of these benefits combined in one mattress. Memory Foam Warehouse offer a range of Orthopaedic Memory Foam Mattresses which will reduce stiffness, strains and improve sleep. There are also many firmer Memory Foam Mattresses which will provide you with the required support whilst experiencing the full range of benefits which memory foam has to offer.
For more information on our mattress ranges browse through our Buyers’ Guides including A Guide to Our Mattress Ranges and A Guide to Finding Your Mattress. All mattresses from Memory Foam Warehouse include a 60 night trial guarantee which allows you to try out your mattress at home to ensure you have chosen the best mattress for your needs. Buying a mattress can be a big decision and we understand that you may have a few questions pre-purchase, if you do feel free to browse through the Memory Foam Warehouse blog which offers answers to customer FAQ’s as well as providing information and benefits for a range of our mattresses, alternatively feel free to contact our friendly sales team.