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Which is better for you? Memory Foam or Innerspring Mattress
As adults, we tend to neglect our own rest because we’re always too busy. We start by cutting sleep off for the job, then we became parents and we forget what sleep actually is, and then we get in our senior years and we wonder why it’s so difficult to fall asleep and why the back hurts so bad.
Well, sleep is not just about putting your head down and closing your eyes. You have to create the right ambiance if you want to rest properly. And being rested is very important for your everyday activities from working to being a parent to having fun. When you’re rested, you’re more focused, energetic, and ready for cool things.
So, one of the most important aspects when it comes to your rest is the bed. After all, we spend one-third of our lives in bed so it might as well make it as comfortable as possible! Now, I know your mind went directly to luxurious linens and fluffy pillows, but at the base of all these there is the mattress. If the mattress doesn’t support your back the proper way, all the fluffy pillows in the world won’t do you any good!
When you first decide to get a new mattress, you’ll notice a rich offer with lots of designs and cool features. Still, in the end it all comes down to this: memory foam or innerspring? I’ve read some excellent reviews on memory foam mattresses and they do represent a modern product but the innerspring designs have some cool features as well. The most important is to choose a mattress that fits your needs and your budget so let’s take a look at some pros and cons for each.
The Memory Foam Mattress
The first advantage to memory foam is weight – this mattress is lighter and easier to maneuver than any innerspring! Even more, some memory foam mattresses are delivered in a box cutting the shipping costs and your effort to hoist it up the stairs, to your bedroom.
Next on the list of pros is the motion transfer. Memory foam is designed to absorb most movement so, when your partner will toss and turn, you won’t feel most of it. It’s also a surface that adapts to your body shape and distributes the weight evenly, so there won’t be any hurtful pressure points.
Finally, memory foam should be the first choice if you are a side sleeper. Because of its amazing properties, a memory foam mattress keeps the spine aligned and doesn’t allow for tension to be created in your body while you’re sleeping on the side.
This type of mattress is more traditional, but most designs today feature a modern inner structure with coils and springs adjusted for better sleep and support. While it’s true that the surface is more prone to motion transfer, a high-quality innerspring will be far from a bouncy castle (a comparison with old innerspring mattresses).
This type of mattress is also more durable and less expensive even when it comes with all the bells and whistles. On the other side, a high-quality memory foam mattress can be costly and you don’t really know how the surface will feel like until you test it a few nights in a row. Finally, innerspring mattresses are better for people who tend to sleep on their back as they offer amazing back support for this position. Overall, the only one who can decide which mattress is best for you, is you. So make sure to do some research and don’t let anyone bully you into buying an expensive product if you know you don’t need it.