Foam or Spring Mattress: Why Spring Wins the Debate

Foam or Spring Mattress: Why Spring Wins the Debate

A foam or spring mattress; does it really matter? Yes, it matters a lot, actually. Purchasing a new mattress is a significant investment and can be quite daunting. With hundreds of beds to choose from across dozens of sizes and categories, it can make you feel like you need a lie-down! To ensure you choose the right bed, we will compare foam and spring mattresses to explain why we favour spring mattresses over all else.

How Does Your Mattress Support You?

Spring Mattress Support

Pocket spring mattresses relieve pressure points by varying weight distribution through zones of springs at different resistance levels. When you lie down, your body weight is not evenly distributed; pocket springs cater to this ensuring your whole body is supported throughout the night.

Foam Mattress Support

Where a spring mattress pushes into the body to support it, a foam mattress folds around the body. This cocoon effect from foam mattresses can be desirable for some, but we find it sacrifices far too much in terms of support. Foam mattresses simply can’t distribute your weight as effectively as pocket springs can.

How Does Your Mattress Regulate Your Temperature?

Spring Mattress Temperature

Spring mattresses have a more open structure allowing for superior ventilation. This design allows air to circulate more freely and prevents heat retention, resulting in a cooler, more breathable mattress.  With a spring mattress, you won’t have to worry about puddles of sweat or tossing and turning because you’re too hot. Its airy design will ensure you enjoy a cooler, more comfortable sleep.

Foam Mattress Temperature

Foam mattresses, on the other hand, commonly cause overheating. This is due to their thick layers of foam padding that act as a barrier next to your skin. The heat and sweat we generate overnight has nowhere to go, causing overheating and a restless night.    

How do you Sleep: Back, Stomach, or Somewhere In-between?

Spring Mattress

With the way pocket springs distribute weight evenly while sleeping, spring mattresses are great for any kind of sleeper. Whether you sleep on your side, stomach, or back, a good spring mattress will support your whole body. Pocket springs also ensure that the mattress holds its shape, even if you sleep in one particular position more than others.

Foam Mattress

If you’re a side sleeper, foam mattresses are regarded as the best you can get. The cradling, body-hugging feel of a foam mattress caters well to those who sleep on their sides. However, the mould to your body nature of foam mattress means you have to pick a position and stick to it.

Our Spring Mattress Comfort Promise