The first and most obvious difference between a pocket spring mattress and a memory foam mattress is what they are made of.
Pocket spring mattresses are made up of hundreds of individual tempered springs, standing upright inside individual sleeves or “pockets”. Layers of comfort foam padding sit on top of this spring system, making for a comfortable, supportive mattress.
Memory foam mattresses, on the other hand, are made up of treated polyurethane foam. The foam is dense and absorbs energy and bodyweight very well.
Who they help
Another difference to consider is what type of sleeper you are and how each bed may help you. Both mattresses offer firm, supportive options for many sleeping needs, but differ in how this support feels while sleeping.
Pocket spring mattresses are great for people who like supportive mattresses with a more firm feeling to them. The springs have a lot of positive response and feel like they hold you up more than many other mattress types.
On the other hand, the firm support from a memory foam mattress may be more comforting. Memory foam is just as supportive as a pocket spring mattress, but it supports by contouring itself to the sleeper’s body and relieving pressure.
How long they last
The average lifespan may be an important difference to some. While the individual coils in a pocket spring mattress allow for it to respond better to pressure, it also runs the risk of wearing these coils out faster. These coils may become depressed with the pressure over the years, and the mattress may sag and feel hard. Regular turning and avoiding things like jumping on the bed may help extend the lifespan a bit, but an 8-10-year-old pocket spring mattress is very old.
Memory foam mattresses tend to last quite long with proper care. It is not uncommon to see a 12-year-old memory foam mattress with good quality foam– though at that point the buildup of body oils, sweat, and other contaminants is still enough reason to get a new mattress. Ideally, a memory foam mattress should be rotated regularly.
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