Benefits Of Memory Foam Beds Over Traditional Spring Mattresses
Posted on January 05 2018
There have been a comparison made between traditional spring mattresses and memory foam mattresses and a lot of consumers could testify that sleeping on a memory foam mattress is better.
For many people, memory foam beds provide a better night’s sleep. This has increased its popularity with consumers. Hence, you should consider them whenever you want to buy a new mattress.
Before we get started, let us talk about sleep and how important it is to human’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Getting sufficient sleep is vital to good living. Hence, to sleep with convenience, your mattress must provide a little bit of softness. Mattresses that are not as below standard provides interrupted and uncomfortable sleep sessions instead of the much-needed comfortable sleep.
Firmness is important for mattresses; however, too much firmness can result in an uncomfortable and undesirable sleeping activity. As a result, there won’t any difference between sleeping on a quality bed and on an empty ground. Thus, in order to sleep comfortably, your mattress requires a little bit of softness – a standard feature possessed by memory foam mattresses.
Traditional spring mattresses have been used for many decades but in recent years, the memory foam beds have become more popular because of the overall body support and irrefutable comfort that many consumers would find difficult to believe until they get a taste of it.
So what are the benefits of Memory Foam Beds over Traditional Spring Mattresses?
1. Memory foam mattresses are denser than traditional spring mattresses. This feature makes it more supportive regardless of how heavy it is. It falls between the comfort of a soft mattress and the stiffness of a firm one, making it a perfect compromise.
2. The foam covering of spring mattresses could shrink over time, and as these springs exert more pressure in supporting the weight, the mattress tends to get broken or lose shape over time.
3. Whenever weight is applied on a memory foam bed, the cells deform. These cells are made from a foam material that adjusts to the shape of a body and then reforms/springs back to its original shape once the body leaves the bed. Dissimilar to a traditional spring mattress, the springs exert pressure against your body weight but the cells in the memory mattress compress and distribute their air pressure to the connecting cells.
For example, when three users with different body weight and structure are lying over a memory foam mattress, the mattress will act based on the body weight of each user in the specific region where they lay. It will not provide similar softness to all the three users; it will only work according to their position and body weight. The unfilled regions will remain in their original shape.
4. In terms of maintenance, a traditional spring mattress must be rotated ideally once at regular intervals. This is done to spread the wear and it is also important that you avoid folding or bending the mattress. On the other hand, a memory foam mattress doesn’t require flipping or rotating; as a matter of fact, it requires virtually no maintenance.
5. The memory foam mattress should have a density that will range in between 3½ inches–5½ inches. But spring mattresses have a lower density that makes it less reliable and convenient than memory foam mattresses.
6. A spring mattress reduces the wear and tear of the mattress as it acts as a shock absorber. Hence, the fewer the coils in the mattress, the thicker the springs get, and the more uncomfortable the mattress get.
7. Another advantage of memory foam beds over traditional spring mattress is their ability to dampen the movement of users sleeping on them. This simply means you won't feel much when your partner leaves the bed or turn over, so you are less likely to awake in the middle of the night. This implies you will sleep for longer hours and get an improved night’s rest than you might if your spouse happens to be a restless sleeper.
8. The comfort of a memory foam mattress is dependent on its firmness. A memory foam mattress is firm to the extent of moving/ bending freely (readily adaptable). Since a memory foam mattress distributes your weight evenly, you get a firm feeling without your back, joints, and hips being compromised.
What's more, your body gets a cradling support because a memory foam mattress is flexible enough to adapt to your body heat. As a matter of fact, virtually every memory foam mattress is temperature sensitive. The memory foam bed is more viscous and firmer at lower temperatures while at higher temperatures, the foam is softer, more elastic, and comforting.
The mattress’s temperature sensitivity complements the foam’s molding effect and it’s responsible for the softening feeling you have whenever you are lying on it. This is another thing missing in a spring mattress. A spring mattress lacks the ability to react to the heat of your body.
9. Spring mattresses always have some type of foam or fiber that is placed over the springs. These coils only cause a trampoline effect and tend to twist internally whenever pressure is applied and this is done without fitting in with the body's curves and bumps.
The first step to living healthy starts with healthy sleep. If you have enough cash to spare for a memory foam mattress, you won’t be disappointed in what it’ll accomplish for you. Besides, with memory foam beds you get soothing sleep with magnificent support and comfort like never before.