Coil Springs Vs Memory Foam Mattresses

When choosing your next mattress, the options can be overwhelming. Budget plays a big role for many mattress shoppers, as do comfort, quality, and longevity. Traditional coil spring mattresses tend to be less expensive, but with recent advances in memory foam technology, prices are becoming more comparable than ever. When you come in to Mattress Warehouse and explore our extensive variety of options, you can choose from a number of mattresses that fit both your individual needs and your budget.

Pros of Coil Spring Mattresses

The biggest advantage coil springs have to offer is their lighter weight. Although coil spring mattresses are made with a steel frame and a number of heavy coiled springs for support, the overall product may be lighter than a dense memory foam mattress. Some sleepers report that coil spring mattresses also “sleep cooler” because they don’t tend to trap and reflect body heat the way memory foam mattresses do. Finally, if cost is looming large as a consideration, coil spring mattresses tend to be less expensive than their memory foam counterparts.

Pros of Memory Foam Mattresses

Memory foam mattresses are known for being malleable and molding to the body while you sleep, reducing or eliminating pressure points and allowing for a deeper, more restful sleep without a lot of tossing and turning. Advances in memory foam technology have produced mattresses containing special cooling gels that reduce the heat traditionally trapped by memory foam mattresses. Finally, memory foam mattresses tend to outlive their coil spring counterparts, lasting longer and wearing out more slowly.

Cons of Spring Mattresses

If you are a restless sleeper, your significant other may find that your shared coil spring mattress tends to transfer motion and may even be squeaky when you adjust positions in the night. Some sleepers prefer a more malleable surface for sleeping and find coil springs don’t provide the right level of support and comfort for a deep sleep. Coil spring mattresses may require more maintenance in the form of turning and flipping to maintain their shape.

Cons of Memory Foam Mattresses

Older memory foam mattresses tended to sleep “hot,” retaining body heat and creating a pocket of warmth that made sleep uncomfortable for some. Even with the advances in cooling gel technology, some sleepers find that the foam is still uncomfortably warm. Restless sleepers may find it difficult to move around in the night, as the mattress tends to mold to the body.

Whatever your budget and sleep style, come on down to Mattress Warehouse, where you can examine and try out dozens of mattresses and discuss the advantages of each with our experienced sales staff. We’re here to help you get your best sleep ever.