Memory foam mattress vs. Spring mattress
This entry was posted on 24th December 2010.
Do you use Memory foam mattress?
We spend around one third of our lifetimes asleep so surely, it makes sense to invest in a good quality, long-lasting mattress that will withstand and support our body weight in an efficient and healthy manner?
Up until the mid-1850’s, we slept on wooden beds or at best, mattresses filled with horse hair. In the mid-1850s, spring mattresses were born, adding luxurious comfort to our lives. Spring mattresses became the standard type of mattresses that most, if not all of us, have been accustomed to, throughout our entire lives.
Many of us have also experienced the discomfort caused by a sagging mattress or a protruding spring in a traditional mattress. Memory foam mattresses toppers are far more comfortable than spring mattresses so it’s not surprising that they are now becoming the standard mattress within households, throughout the world.
Another major, advantage of memory foam mattresses is that they do not require any maintenance. Traditional spring mattresses need to be rotated every few weeks, to avoid uneven wear and sagging, whereas memory foam mattresses keep their shape and don’t lose their firmness. Traditional spring or coil based mattresses also need replacing every 5 to 10 years. The life span of a memory foam mattress is considerably longer due to the nature of its makeup, which reconstructs itself indefinitely.
Unlike spring mattresses, memory foam mattresses are sensitive to body temperature. This makes them especially cosy to sleep on. Adding a mattress topper to a spring mattress makes a bed more comfortable and receptive to body heat and can be a great alternative to replacing mattresses entirely.
Spring mattresses force the body to conform to them and because the body does not distribute pressure evenly, they can cause aches and pains, pins and needles etc. Memory foam mattresses conform to the size, shape and weight of the person lying on it and distribute pressure evenly eliminating aches and pains and allowing the user to have a truly restful night’s sleep.