The most expensive innerspring mattresses will set you back quite a bit, but what you did not probably know is that these mattresses cost almost nothing to manufacture. The same can be said for those expensive memory foam mattresses. In this article, we’ll take a look at the comparison between cheap innerspring mattresses and luxury memory foam mattresses
Spring mattresses often give an illusion of comfort through their plush pillow-tops. These mattresses, however, do not offer sufficient pressure point relief. This is because you mattress will push back against your body, all with the same force that your body weight is applying to the mattress. And because your body does not sleep evenly or offer the same pressure throughout the mattress, you’ll probably still wake up sore the next day, mostly due to an uneven sleep. Spring mattresses also lose up to 16% of their support in the 1st year alone.
Innerspring Mattress PROS
Low Cost – When compared to a memory foam mattress, innerspring mattresses are relatively cheap.
Durability – They are quite durable, lasting anywhere from 6 to 10 years.
Innerspring Mattress CONS
Loss of Support – You might find that your innerspring mattress will sag after a year or two.
Poor Back Support – They do not offer proper back support and an innerspring mattress will not properly align your spine.
Painful – Because these mattresses do not distribute your body weight evenly.
Not Hypoallergenic – Not the best thought when you are sleeping but the plush polyester top, as well as the empty space in-between the springs, creates a perfect nesting ground for dust mites.
Memory Foam Mattress
A good quality memory foam mattress will distribute body weight evenly. This means that the pressure is significantly reduced. In some cases up to 80%.
Memory Foam Mattress PROS
The Low Cost – Memory foam mattresses are cheaper than you might think, although they are still relatively pricey when compared to innerspring mattresses.
Pressure Distribution – It relieves pressure better than any other type of mattress.
No Motion Transfer – That’s right, no bounce means no transfer of movement.
Hypoallergenic – A solid block of foam means dust mites can only live on the surface and not inside.
Memory Foam Mattress CONS
Price – Top memory foam mattresses can be expensive depending on quality and brand name. In the case of memory foam, the cost is typically directly associated with quality because the materials are expensive.
Quicksand Like Feel – This is because a memory foam mattress will adjust to the contours of your body. Many people same that this gives them a sinking feeling.
Temperature Sensitive – Most memory foam mattresses rely on your body temperature to be able to contour to you. One of the problems here is that the mattress does not offer much airflow and you could wake up feeling slightly sweaty.
Smell – If you are buying a memory foam mattress made from poor quality foam, you might be faced with a strong smell the mattress is new. This will eventually fade away.