Comparing Innerspring and Memory Foam Mattresses
Mattresses used to only come in one style with very little variation, but today, there are a variety of different mattresses on the market with styles for every kind of sleeper. Two of the most popular mattress designs are innerspring and memory foam, and while they both offer quality and comfort, they are not interchangeable. Which style is best suited to the way you sleep? This comparison will help you decide.
Innerspring mattresses have an inner core of steel coil springs that are surrounded by padding and other upholstery. The coils come in different shapes, sizes, and resistance levels. The differences in coils plus the differences in the types and amounts of padding used determine the level of firmness of the mattress.
Innerspring mattresses tend to be the most affordable, and they offer a great level of support for people who have issues such as back pain. A drawback for some people is that the springs don’t absorb any motion, so when a sleep partner moves around, you feel it. Innerspring mattresses can be a good choice for anyone, but people who are back sleepers tend to find them especially comfortable.
Memory foam mattresses are usually more expensive than innerspring mattresses. They are made up of varying numbers of layers of polyurethane foam, depending on the firmness of the mattress. The foam shapes to the body, creating a cradle-like feeling that many sleepers find comfortable. The foam also absorbs motion, so the movements of your sleep partner won’t disturb you.
One complaint that some people have about memory foam is that retains heat, so it may not be ideal for hot sleepers. Some people also dislike the feeling of sinking into memory foam as a matter of personal preference.
Which mattress is the right fit for you? Visit Mancini’s Sleepworld to try out a variety of mattresses from some of the leading manufacturers in the business, including Serta, Kluft, and Beautyrest. We have 33 locations in Northern California for your convenience, so visit one of our mattress stores or call (800) 647-5337 to learn more.