I’m sure that you’re well aware of my intense love affair with memory foam, but is it for everyone? No, unfortunately not. I’ve had a few customers ask me which is better for them, and I must admit, sometimes its…gasp…not memory foam for all of them.
So, to promote fair and balanced analysis, I’ve decided to step back from my pro-memory foam stance, and give you a list of pros and cons of each bedding medium. This will help to select the best mattress out of both based on your health, sleeping habit, posture and many other aspects.
If you’re a young person, and like the feel of memory foam, I say go for it. It will benefit your health and your wallet in the long run.
If you’re an older person who may have arthritis or circulation problems, memory foam may be the better option. Just make sure that you can move around on it easily. Additionally, it can be used with an adjustable base down the road, if you need it! If memory foam is too hard to get out of, or it’s not comfortable for you, innerspring will work too!
If you’re a person on a budget, innerspring may be the way to go. Less expensive memory foam is less dense and won’t last as long as comparably priced innerspring beds. They will also sleep hot.
If you’re a couple who like different feels, try out a memory foam mattress. They are often the happy medium, since each partner is supported according to his or her weight. Additionally, you won’t get the hump in the middle of the bed, and won’t feel like you’re rolling into each other.
If you like a bouncier feel, or sit on the edge of the bed a lot, innerspring is your option. The edge support is much better, and nothing bounces like a steel coil!
Hopefully this helped you find decipher what is good and not so great about memory foam and innerspring. The last piece of advice that I have is to try them out. The feels are very different, and your body may prefer one over the other. If that is the case, go with whatever feels the best to you, and disregard the rest. However, if you’re indifferent, remember that memory foam offers superior support, durability, and value in the long run. Sorry, I just couldn’t resist!!!