Memory foam mattresses have fast become the go-to choice of bed for people across the world. But why are they so much better than traditional spring mattresses?
While there’s countless benefits for choosing a memory foam mattress, for both your health and an improved quality of sleep, we’ve outlined the major differences between the two below.
Here are the 8 main differences between a memory foam and spring mattress.
1. Pressure Relief
Traditional spring mattresses concentrate your weight and pressure on your hips and shoulders, which can lead to aches and joint pains in the future. It promotes bad posture in bed which can lead to longer-term ailments and issues.
Memory foam accommodates your curves, moulding to your contours and spreading your weight evenly. That means no strained pressure points and a weightless feeling while you sleep.
If you already suffer with aches and pains in your neck or back, you can buy specially made medical grade memory foam or orthopaedic mattresses, which will help to relieve the strain on your problem areas even more than what a standard foam mattress would.
2. Motion Absorption
Do you struggle to get a full night’s sleep due to regular disturbances from a wriggly partner?
On a traditional open coil spring mattress, you’ll be able to feel the movements of your partner. The interlinked springs pass the motion across the mattress and it ends up ruining the sleep of many individuals.
However, memory foam absorbs motion and so your sleep won’t be affected by your partner’s movement. Plus, the pressure relieving qualities of a memory foam mattress reduce tossing and turning by up to 80%, so your partner will be wriggling around less anyway!
Traditional spring mattresses are not adaptive. They expect our bodies to adapt to them, and they push against us when we lie down, which can lead to a very uncomfortable night!
Memory foam is a temperature sensitive material which reacts to your body heat and moulds to your shape, cradling your curves and putting your comfort first. If you’re in search of the most comfortable mattress type on the market, you can stop the hunt now!
Traditional spring mattresses are prone to sagging and dipping after a few years, meaning you will have to replace your mattress every few years. Spring mattresses might be cheaper initially - but it will cost you far more in replacements in the long run.
Memory foam is more durable and long lasting – a luxury, high quality mattress can last you up to 15 years!
5. Full Body Support
Traditional spring mattresses leave your lower back unsupported. You’ll be able to feel a gap between your lower back and the mattress when you’re lying down.
Memory foam offers full body support, including your lower back. The memory foam moulds to your contours, providing optimal support from head to toe. You can also choose between a soft, medium firm or firm mattress to tailor the level of support to your requirements.
Traditional spring mattresses have to be flipped and rotated often to keep the integrity of the springs. This can be quite a tedious, heavy and fairly impractical task, especially for those living alone.
Foam mattress or memory foam mattress topper requires little to no maintenance at all!
Traditional spring mattresses often become noisy after a while, with the coils squeaking and creaking every time you move. No one likes to be woken up by squeaking coils now, do they.
Memory foam doesn’t ever get vocal. This soothing material will continue to quietly support and comfort you for years to come. Totally squeak-free.
8. Bed Bugs
Traditional spring mattresses are the perfect breeding ground for dust mites and bed bugs.
Memory foam is hypoallergenic and inhibits the growth of these bugs, due to its dense foam interior.
Pocket Spring Memory Foam Mattresses
If you’re wedded to the traditional feel of springs but want to experience the superior memory foam sleep experience – we have a solution. We have a range of hybrid mattresses in our range, which partner soothing memory foam with new and improved springs. These pocket sprung mattresses provide the coiled support that you’re used to, but without all of the negatives. This hybrid design could be your perfect match!
If you have any more questions about choosing a mattress or the benefits of sleeping on a memory foam mattress, get in touch with us! We’d love to hear from you.
Until then, sleep well…