Mattresses – making the most of your sleep:
The difference between a foam mattress and a spring mattress might make all the difference if you’re having trouble sleeping. Did you know that the average person spends approximately 30% of their life sleeping? This means that the importance of a supportive mattress is imperative to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Why? How you sleep will directly affect how you feel and go about your daily activities. Therefore, it would be wise to say that you need to make the most of your sleep! Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of a memory foam mattress vs. a spring mattress;
Facts about spring mattresses:
- It seems that one of the main reasons that springs are still being used in mattresses is because it is very inexpensive!
- Spring mattresses only give the illusion that they are supportive and comfortable, but they not provide sufficient pressure point relief.
- Proper support with a spring mattress is not possible because one’s body does not push evenly on the coils.
- A spring mattress loses about 16% of its firmness within the first year, but they can last about 10+ years.
Facts about foam mattresses:
- With a foam mattress, pressure points are reduced, which in turn reduces tossing and turning – the leading cause of poor sleep. However, if you’re going to opt for a spring mattress, the firmer it is, the better.
- Memory foam mattresses do not need to be flipped unlike spring mattresses. There is no maintenance required.
- Allergies are significantly reduced with memory foam mattresses, as dust mites can only live on the surface and not on the inside of a solid block of foam.
- Memory foam mattresses are temperature sensitive – this means the foam takes time to adjust to your body. The colder the room, the longer the mattress will take to adjust or recover its shape.