R&B Bedding gets asked a lot of questions like “Which one is better mattresses?” What is better: a pocket spring mattress or a memory foam (foam only), mattresses? Today I’ll break down the pros and cons of each type of mattress so that you can choose which one works best for you and/or your partner.
For a long time, foam and pocket spring mattresses have been available. These two types of mattresses have the same purpose, to provide good support and comfort for quality sleep. However, there are important differences that you should consider before you choose one.
Pocket spring mattresses are made up of hundreds of individual tempered coils. Each coil is placed inside a pocket, which makes them pocket springs. It will often have comfort padding layers at the top to make it a supportive and comfortable bed.
Foam mattresses are made from polyurethane foam. The foam mattress will have two layers: a thicker, firmer layer and a softer, more comfortable top. It is a comfortable mattress that absorbs energy and bodyweight well and makes for a great place to sleep.
Which is better?
Each mattress is capable of doing its job, so it is important to identify your type of sleeper. If you’re a 100kg male, and are mostly a stomach sleeper, or a 50kg woman and are primarily a side-sleeper, then this will help you choose the right mattress type for your needs. Your type can help you choose the best mattress for you.
The pocket springs mattress has many pros
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Pocket Springs mattresses are perfect for those who want a traditional, firm, and supportive mattress. Springs respond to our bodies in a variety of ways. It feels more like the mattress is supporting us than other types. The pocket spring mattress is a good choice if you like a firm, supportive bed but prefer to be able to move around during the night. Temperature is another important difference when you’re on a pocket-spring mattress. Pocket spring mattresses have an open structure. Airflow is more efficient than thick foam-only mattresses. The pocket springs are also an option for warm sleepers who are concerned about mattress overheating.
The cons of pocket spring mattresses
A Full memory mattress is the best for “zero disturbance” in terms of motion transfer and partner disturbance. Pocket sprung mattresses have very little motion transfer. However, foam mattresses are still the best in this area. Comparing pocket spring mattresses to memory foam-only mattresses, a pocket spring mattress’s average lifespan is slightly shorter. This is because pocket springs respond better to pressure but also because it has the potential to wear these coils more quickly. A pocket spring mattress can last between 10-12 years, whereas a dense memory foam could last as long as 15 years if properly cared for.
The foam only mattress has the most pros
The Foam-only mattresses excel in partner disturbance and motion transfer, as mentioned previously. Foam-only mattresses perform better than pocket springs mattresses if partner disturbance is a concern. Foam-only mattresses will feel fundamentally different from traditional mattresses. A firmer, more dense foam mattress, on the other hand, may feel more comfortable and conform better to your body. The bed will gently sink into your body, which will allow you to feel the “hugging” feeling. You may prefer a soft, more comfortable mattress if you are thin and light. This mattress could be more comfortable than a pocket spring mattress. Memory foam mattresses can last up to 10 times longer than pocket springs. Although it is not unusual to find a memory foam mattress that is 15-16 years old, we recommend that you replace your mattress every 8-12 years. The buildup of body oils, moisture, skin cells, and other substances could cause the mattress to become soiled.
Cons of foam mattresses
For some, the advantages of a foam mattress can be a problem. You might feel restricted in your movements during the night due to the mattress’s ability to sink. You might feel trapped if you do not move throughout the night. This “hugging” sensation might not suit everyone. Some people find foam-only mattresses too hot, even with all the latest technology. It can be difficult to move. It will be heavier than a pocket spring mattress and may be more difficult to roll on.
There you have it. This article should help you choose the right mattress. R&B Bedding is a leading manufacturer of pocket spring mattresses. For more tips on bedding, please visit our Facebook Page. Take care, and we’ll see you next time :)R&B Bedding receives a lot of questions about which mattress is best. Which is better? A pocket spring mattress, or a memory foam (foam-only) mattress? Today, I will discuss the pros and cons of each mattress type so you and your partner can decide which mattress works best.
For a while, both foam and pocket spring mattresses were in use. Although both types of mattresses serve the same purpose: to provide quality sleep, there are significant differences between them.
What is in your heart?
Pocket Spring mattresses consist of many individual tempered coils. Each coil will be placed within a pocket. The top will have comfort padding layers, making it a supportive and comfy mattress.
A foam mattress is made from polyurethane foam. A foam mattress will typically have a layer made of dense, firmer foam with a layer made from softer, more comforting foam at the top. It makes a comfortable mattress and absorbs body weight and energy well.
Which is better?
Each of these mattresses is capable of performing its tasks well, so it’s important to understand what kind of sleeper you’re. You might be a 100kg male who is primarily a tummy or a 50kg female who is primarily a side sleeper. It is important to know your specific type so that you can choose the right mattress type.
There are pros to pocket spring mattresses
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Pocket Springs mattresses work well for people who are looking for a firmer, more supportive mattress. Springs can respond to body weight in different ways, so it feels like your body is being supported more than any other mattress. Pocket spring mattresses are great for those who prefer a supportive mattress but like to move around in the middle of the night. The temperature will also be a significant difference in a pocket spring mattress. Because a pocket spring mattress is open-structured, airflow is much more efficient than that of a dense foam-only mattress. You can also use pocket springs if you are worried about your mattress heating.
The downsides of pocket spring mattresses
Full memory mattresses are the best when it comes to motion transfer and partner disturbance. Although pocket spring mattresses are now less likely to transmit motion, foam mattresses excel in this area. Comparing pocket spring mattresses with memory foam-only mattresses, the average lifetime of a pocket spring mattress is slightly shorter because pocket springs respond faster to pressure. However, it also has the risk of being worn out more quickly. Pocket spring mattresses last an average of 10-12 years while memory foam-only mattresses can last up to 15 with proper care.
There are pros to foam-only mattresses
As mentioned, foam-only mattress excels at “motion transfer” as well as partner disturbance. Foam only mattress is better than a mattress made from pocket springs if partner disturbances are a major concern. The traditional mattress will still feel the same, but a foam-only bed will be fundamentally different. Contrary to this, a dense, firm foam mattress might be more comfortable and molds better to the body. The “hugging”, or firm feel of the mattress will allow your body to sink into it. If you’re thin or light, you may prefer to sleep on your side. This is a more affordable option than the pocket spring mattress. A memory foam mattress that is well maintained can last longer than a pocket-spring mattress. It is not uncommon for memory foam mattresses to be 15-16 years old. However, your mattress mustn’t last longer than 8 – 12 years. This is because of the possibility of moisture and body oils building up.
The cons of foam mattresses
The pros and cons of foam mattresses can sometimes be disadvantages for some people. The mattress can limit your ability to move during the night, for example. If you don’t move, you may feel trapped in one spot for the rest of the night. It might not be the right feeling for you. Foam-only mattresses can still be too warm, even with modern technology and materials. It may be difficult to move. A dense memory foam mattress is heavier than a mattress made from pocket springs. It can be difficult to roll around on your own like a large piece of jelly.
So now you know what type of mattress is best for you. I hope you found this article helpful in choosing the right mattress. R&B Bedding specializes in creating high-quality pocket spring mattresses. Follow us on Facebook for more bedding tips. Take care and we will see you again 🙂