Foam Mattresses Vs Spring Mattresses

by Dylan Bowen May 04, 2022 2 min read

Foam mattresses vs springmattresses

Shopping for newmattressescan be a confusing process. Especially when there are hundreds ofmattressesto choose from. Fortunately, you can narrow your searches by focusing on the important question. Do you want a foammattressor an innerspringmattress?

Within this blog, we’ll focus on the differences between foammattressesand springmattresses.By learning about the two you can become more informed and make a more informed decision too.


Foammattressesare typically made using a blend of memory foam, polyurethane foam and other materials too.

Pros of Foammattresses

Excellent fitting

Particularly good motion separation

The material feels soft but still delivers good support

Good pressure relief in pressure points

Available from budget-friendly to ultra-luxury

Generally preferred by side sleepers

Cons of Foammattresses

Most foamsmattresses release an unpleasant odour when first set up

Some foammattressmaterials don’t cool down the body temperature

Foammattressesdo not have much bounce

Luxury models can get expensive


Spring mattresses are made with metal mechanisms or coils, which provide underlying support, as well as thin layers of foam.

Pros of Springmattresses

Generally inexpensive

Responsive with a bit of spring

Provides firm support

Excellent air flow for a fresher sleep experience

More encouraging than foam for heavier people

Cons of Springmattresses

Transfers more motion

Springs can make some noise

Sagging over time is common, particularly with cheaper models

Toughness varies extensively depending on the original quality of themattressand the size & weight of the sleepers

What are springmattresses?

Spring mattress are also, known as innerspringmattresses.They aremattresseswhich utilize hundreds of metal springs to provide a support layer. Springmattresseshave a softer plush material layer which increases comfort.

Some feel that springmattressesare more supportive in comparison to foam. This is true for individuals who are heavier in weight. 

There are several factors which influence how a springmattressfeels such as the coil counts. 

Coil count is a crucial factor as qualitymattresseswill have around 400 coils. The quality, material, and depth of themattresslayers can greatly impact the comfort and feel of themattress.

What are foammattresses?

Foammattressesare all-foam mattresses which are remarkably popular for online mattress consumers. They can be made from a variety of foam materials, and typically contain numerous unique layers. Foam mattresses can be soft or strong, budget or expensive, so there is a massive amount of variety within this category.

Foammattressesuse a variety of materials to provide support and pressure relief. There are many types of foams, and often manufacturers will make use of several materials in eachmattress.

Dylan Bowen
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