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What's the Difference Between a Memory Foam and Spring Mattress?

January 18, 2016


The difference between a Memory Foam and a Spring Mattress

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to facing the new day feeling fresh, well-rested and energised.  A great deal of your comfort depends on the type of mattress you choose for yourself, and we all have different mattress needs and requirements based on our body types and sleeping preferences

Choosing the right mattress can be a tricky business, especially if you aren’t fully aware of the pros and cons of the options available to you. Typically speaking, spring mattresses have been around for the longest. They are affordable to manufacture and to buy and have remained a popular choice for many years. There are several other types of mattresses to choose from though, including the following:

  • Memory foam mattresses
  • Spring mattresses
  • Hybrid mattresses
  • Pillow top mattresses
  • Latex mattresses
  • Foam mattresses

We take a look at the differences between memory foam and spring mattresses:

  • Memory foam mattresses – a technology originally developed and used by NASA in space crafts, a memory foam mattress will contour to your body’s natural shape and provide ultimate spine support. These mattresses offer important pressure point relief which can help to alleviate most back, shoulder and neck aches and pains. Memory foam – denser than other foam mattresses – reacts and moulds to your body heat, absorbing the tossing and turning of a partner, but the temperature sensitivity can make the nights warmer. The firm nature of the mattress is great for someone who struggles to get comfortable during the night. Superior quality materials are used during manufacturing and as a result, you will receive a good warranty on a memory foam mattress.

  • Spring mattresses – these mattresses are well ventilated which means that you won’t find yourself overheating. The coiled inner springs, mostly individually enclosed in today’s mattresses, are designed to facilitate comfort and support and reduce the “bounce” effect of the original spring mattresses. Additional benefits include pressure point relief and good weight distribution support, particularly good for partners of different body weights. The wide range of innerspring mattresses on the market means that there is an option to suit almost any pocket, and most innerspring mattresses come with a warranty of up to 10 years.

Choosing the right mattress can be almost as exhausting as sleep deprivation. If you suffer from back problems, aches and pains or generally struggle to get comfortable at night, the professional team at Bed King will gladly assist you in choosing the right type and style of bed for your unique habits. Take the time to browse through our wide range of mattresses online, from Memory Foam to Spring mattresses, Latex Foam or even High Density Mattresses, and sleep confidently knowing that with the right advice you will soon be getting a good night’s rest with the help of the Bed King team!


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