Foam Mattresses vs. Spring Mattresses
At Somzi, we’re in the business of providing a restful night’s sleep. If you’re looking for a mattress that will provide comfort and support, there really is no comparison when it comes to the foam vs. spring mattress argument — foam comes out on top.
The Somzi foam mattress, in particular, is built with high quality durable materials that provides support for people of all body types and sleep positions.
We find that most people are seeking that ideal mattress that is neither too hard nor too soft. They want a mattress that falls right in the sweet spot where it provides cushion for your body while remaining firm enough to support you.
Mattresses that are too soft provide inadequate support resulting in sinking and poor spinal alignment. Mattresses that are too firm push back on the hips and shoulders resulting in pain.
Let’s look at the differences between spring vs. foam mattresses.
Pros and Cons of Spring Mattresses
If you haven’t purchased a new mattress in years, you most likely have a spring mattress. There are pros and cons to consider when comparing foam and spring mattress. Spring mattresses have been around for decades, and the technology has not changed much — coiled springs provide the support beneath a fluffy mattress top.
Pros of Spring Mattresses:
- Lower cost. For a couple hundred dollars, you can buy a new spring mattress.
- Very firm support (at first). If you like very firm mattresses, the coiled springs are designed to push back against your body to provide very firm support.
Cons of Spring Mattresses:
- Decreasing support with use. Over time, the springs lose their cushioning properties, and your mattress becomes saggy. Your spring mattress may conform permanently to the contours of your body leaving bumps or ridges.
- Poor weight distribution support. As all springs tend to push back at the same strength, your hips, shoulders, and back may be in pain when you wake up.
- Non-hypoallergenic. Studies have shown that the spaces between the springs can become a habitat for dust mites.
A Closer Look at Foam Mattresses
Foam mattresses are designed to cushion your body and distribute weight more evenly for a better night’s sleep. However, not all foam mattresses are created equal. Having a poorly-made foam mattress may be worse than buying a higher quality spring mattress.
Pros of Standard Foam Mattresses:
Those with allergies can sleep better with less dust build-up on foam mattresses.
- Superior weight distribution. For those with sore backs and joints, a foam mattress provides the right amount of comfort and support.
- Less motion transfer. If you’re sharing a bed, you’ll notice virtually no movement as your partner shifts around.
Cons of Standard Foam Mattresses:
- Traps heat. Many standard foam mattresses can get “too hot” as heat becomes trapped. (Somzi mattresses feature a gel-swirl memory foam layer which keeps you at a more optimal temperature.)
- Smell of latex. Cheap foam mattresses release unpleasant smells. (Somzi mattresses contain no latex and have virtually no odor.)
- Not enough support. Many foam mattresses are too soft and create a sinking feeling. (Somzi mattresses have two durable support layers to provide support for all body types and sleep positions.)
Still deciding between a foam or a spring mattress?
We believe that based on the type of materials a premium foam mattress is made with and the quality of sleep customers get, a memory foam mattress is the superior type of mattress.
That's why we chose very specific types of foam to build our mattress with. As experts in the bedding industry (we've been making bedding since before spring and foam mattresses were ever used) we're confident we have the best quality mattress at the best price for you.
Try the Somzi memory foam mattress for 100 nights and you’ll be happy you made the right choice in choosing a high quality foam mattress.