Pros and Cons of Mattress Options
Unlike several decades ago, these days, when mattress shopping, we find mattresses in assorted sizes, heights, and firmness levels. The mattress chosen has always depended on the size of a buyer's room, budget, and personal preference. However, now we also must decide if we want a spring mattress or one of the more modern springless options.
Springless mattresses are relatively new to the market compared to traditional spring mattresses. Both types have their pros and cons, and here we help you decide which model will best suit your sleeping pattern.
We can split mattresses into the following categories: spring mattresses, memory foam mattresses, or latex.
Manufacturers make spring mattresses by connecting metal springs to form a four-sided base. They cover the springs with foam and padding, then a textile outer cover. The springs come in diverse sizes, and the number of springs used also varies, along with the method of connecting them.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam is a synthetic material that moulds to the body shape of the sleeper. In some cases, a layer of high-density foam is placed under the top layer of memory foam for extra support. The comfort level of a memory foam mattress is determined by its thickness and how much foam is underneath.
You can buy latex mattresses made with both natural and synthetic latex rubber. To make latex mattresses, a thick latex layer is placed on top of high-density foam. Some manufacturers add extra foam or padding to customise the mattress's comfort and firmness level.
An important distinction between springless latex and memory foam mattresses is with latex, you lie on top of the mattress. In contrast, with a memory foam mattress, you will sink into the bed.
Mattress Types Positives and Negatives
Each mattress type has good points and bad points.
The latex and memory foam springless mattresses have increased in demand because the pros, for many, are a game-changer.
Unlike spring beds, which depend on spring's resistance for support, springless mattresses offer relief for the joints and pressure points. The thickness of the materials used provides support, and the mattress will shape itself to the sleeper's position. This is a great benefit for back pain sufferers, as it reduces the discomfort that pressure points can cause. Springless mattresses also aid blood flow, improving circulation.
Another advantage of springless beds is the hypoallergenic factor. The materials used are not favourable to dust mite survival and other allergens, so on changing to a springless mattress, allergy sufferers often experience relief.
Unlike with earlier designs, modern latex and memory foam mattresses will not need replacing more frequently than traditional spring models. Springless mattress technology has significantly advanced, and the beds will last just as long as their spring counterparts, if not longer.
There are very few negatives with springless mattresses, unless you are on a tight budget, as they tend to be pricier than the most affordable spring mattresses.
The benefits of springless mattresses mentioned above might seem to outweigh the disadvantages and put spring mattresses in a less desirable light.
But many shoppers still prefer spring mattresses. This could be due to habit; they prefer to purchase a bed they have experience with rather than a different type. Another reason is likely to be the cost, as spring mattresses are available at very affordable prices.
For other consumers, spring mattresses are more comfortable for their personal preferences. For users who want a very firm mattress, a spring mattress is likely the better option.
The most important thing to think about when mattress shopping is if your purchase will give you a decent night's sleep. The category of a mattress does not decide its level of quality. Even mattresses in the same category feel different, so taking the time to research and find a mattress that best suits your needs is the best way to ensure a comfortable night's sleep.