With everyone showing love to memory foam mattresses we must not forget the benefits of a spring mattress. Memory foam is not for everyone and getting a spring mattress instead offers perks that only it can give.
So let’s put this hype for other mattresses away and let’s look at the incredible benefits of a spring mattress.
What Are We Comparing To?
Just so that we’re on the same page, to understand the benefits of a spring mattress we need something to compare it to. I’ll be comparing a regular spring mattress to a memory foam mattress.
I want to do this because it seems the whole internet is in love with foam. I don’t want to be apart of this hype train too much so let’s go over why a spring mattress is more beneficial compared to a memory foam mattress.
What Is A Spring Mattress?
Just in case you don’t know what I mean by a spring mattress… A spring mattress is a mattress with metal coils that give the mattress its support.
Often called “innerspring” these mattresses are the most popular mattresses around. They’re also the oldest kind too, and you more than likely have one now.
A spring mattress can come in different flavors like a pillow top, but the underlying tech is metal coils that support you while you sleep.
1.Doesn’t Sleep As Hot
Not sleeping hot is the biggest benefit for getting a spring mattress over memory foam or even latex.
Spring mattresses are less dense, so they trap less body heat. Something that most people don’t realize is that a spring mattresses coils act like weak heat dissipators. Metal transfers heat better than foam and this helps with keeping you cooler while you sleep.
On top of that, there is more air between the springs which helps a good bit too.
So if you sleep hot, like really sweaty hot, then a Spring Mattress might be your only option. If this is a real big concern for you, please talk to your doctor. You can also buy fans like the BedJet to keep you cool while you sleep, I use one myself.
Compared to a memory foam mattress or latex mattress, a spring mattress doesn’t have as much smells coming from it when you first get it.
This is not as much of a problem these days, but people super sensitive to smells will notice it.
No matter what I always recommend people get a mattress protector to add a barrier between them and the mattress. This can help with some odors but more importantly, help with warranties.
3.Don’t Have To Wait To Inflate
This is more of an issue with the mattresses you buy online especially the memory foam ones. The mattresses you buy online come compressed in a box.
A spring mattress compressed in a box inflates quite quickly where memory foam or latex can take up to 48 hours or more. Even worse is some (a small few) may not inflate at all due to a manufacturing defect, and you won’t know for a few days. Where a spring mattress will be more evident in less time if something is wrong with it.
This matters because when you get a new mattress, you want to sleep on it right away. It’s like getting a new toy; you want to play with it. With a spring mattress, you can sleep on it the first night where memory foam mattress you would have to wait a few days to allow it to expand.
To be fair, memory foam mattresses have come a long way, and many inflate quite quickly. But spring mattresses still inflate faster. And to this day you’ll still see memory foam mattress manufacturers recommend to let it inflate for 48 hours.
This can be a big deal to many couples, adult stuff on a spring mattress is so much better.
Foam is known for taking away the motions so you don’t disturb your partner when getting out of bed. But those motions are what makes adult time better.
5.Can Bounce Out
I currently sleep on a memory foam mattress, and when I made the switch, the first thing I noticed was that there is a different way to get out of bed.
With my old spring mattress, you would “bounce” out but with my memory foam mattress, it’s more of a roll out. Old muscle memory knows to do this to get out of bed but it won’t work with memory foam.
You’ll get used to the new way of a memory foam mattress in no time, but this still deserves to be pointed out.
Since spring mattresses have been around the longest, this has allowed them for years to become more affordable. This also means its been more perfected than memory foam too.
The price difference becomes more noticeable at the mattress stores. The memory foam mattresses at the retail stores are often way more expensive than spring mattresses.
When it comes to price, check out mattresses online. They have less overhead, and prices are way better compared to the physical retail stores. Check out my in-depth review on the Tuft & Needle Mattress here to see what I mean.
7.Tried And Proven
A huge benefit of a spring mattress is that it’s been around the longest of any type. Well, besides straw beds.
You might have one now; I’m relatively sure of it. It’s more common for people to switch from a spring mattress to a memory foam than the other way around.
Since so many people already have a spring mattress they don’t need to get used to a new feel as they would switching to foam.
Less hassle is often a huge perk for many.
Since spring mattresses are used everywhere, you won’t need to adjust.
I have a memory foam mattress, and I’ve noticed that most of the hotels or even friends houses still have a spring mattress. This can be hard to get used to if you’re used to sleeping on foam. Sure, with enough time I’ll get used to sleeping on a spring mattress again, but it’s not my “home” mattress, so I would have to adjust again when I get back home.
For the average person this is not a huge deal, but if you do a lot of traveling the constant changing of the style of the mattress can wear you out. If you travel a lot, I would say you stick with a spring mattress.
If you’re here, I’m guessing you’re looking for a new mattress. You’re wondering if you should go with a spring mattress or a memory foam mattress.
You’ve probably noticed that the whole internet loves memory foam. With so much love you must be wondering what the disadvantages are? I have a post here that goes over the disadvantages of memory foam mattresses.
Don’t forget to check out my other reviews too!