When perusing the selection of mattresses at your local furniture store, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the sheer number of mattress choices available. Pillow top, quilted, foam, spring, hybrid mattress, innerspring mattress, the list seems to go on and on for the mattress type. Which mattress will both fit your budget and give you a great night’s sleep? Spring vs. foam mattress? The answers depend upon your individual needs. At No Bull Mattress, our knowledgeable staff is here to help answer your questions, but without the sales pressure that you may encounter at other mattress stores. We are here to sell you the right mattress for you at the right price for your budget.
Sleeping Style and Other Questions to Ask
Do you tend to sleep on your stomach, side, or back? What are your sleep positions? Are you a restless sleeper, turning often in your sleep? Do you sleep with a partner, or alone? If you sleep with a partner, does your movement in the night disturb him or her? Do you have motion transfer? How important is price point in making your final buying decision? All of these questions will help you decide which type of mattress is best for you when choosing between spring vs. foam mattresses.
An inner spring mattress is built on a frame, using a system of steel continuous coils for its support. The size of the springs, the gauge of the wire, coil count and type vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. In general, a lighter gauge coil will provide a softer sleeping surface, while a heavier gauge will be firmer. This is important for pressure relief and body weight. Memory foam mattresses are made of a dense polyurethane foam. Some mattresses include a cooling “gel” to better disperse body heat and improve comfort.
Which One is Right for Me?
Spring vs. foam mattress? While both inner spring and memory foam mattresses come in a variety of price points and qualities, each has unique qualities. Memory foam mattresses tend to be softer, which reduces pressure points while you’re sleeping. Denser foam mattresses provide better support and may last longer. Memory foam tends to “sleep hot,” due to the tendency to collect body heat, but some models have cooling gel.
Inner spring mattresses come in a range of firmness. They may not dampen the movement of a restless sleeper like a memory foam mattress will. Coil spring mattresses tend to be more budget-friendly and may last longer than a memory foam mattress in a similar price range.