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Foam Mattress vs. Spring Mattress

Humans spend 1/3rd of their life sleeping. That makes the mattress you choose to sleep on rather important.

Whether you’re shopping in New York or Las Vegas for a mattress, you’ll quickly find that unless you want a waterbed, you’ll be faced with choosing between either a foam or spring mattress. Both have their respective strengths, so here are some of the advantages of both types of mattresses.

Foam Mattresses

A foam mattress is best for people who suffer from chronic fatigue or muscle pain. This is due to the fact that foam mattresses shape themselves to the unique contours of your body. So when you’re tossing and turning throughout the night, a foam mattress won’t put consistent pressure on your stiff joints. They also reduce the overall amount of pressure points your body faces when laying on a mattress for eight hours a night.

If you sleep with a partner, foam mattresses are nice because they absorb movement – just like in the famous wine scene in the Jim Carrey movie Yes Man. If your partner tosses in their sleep frequently, or gets up multiple times a night, a foam mattress will reduce the amount of times you’re awoken due to their movement.

Spring Mattresses

Spring mattresses run the gamut as far as price goes, so they fit easily into your budget. Spring mattresses are still the most common type of mattress, and these days each coil is individually wrapped to help prevent the springs from wearing out – or worse, popping out of the mattress.

The nice thing about a spring mattress is that you can buy a foam topper for it – essentially creating a foam mattress that, while not as comfortable a full-foam mattress, is more comfortable than a standard spring mattress. This can be accomplished for a fraction of the price of a foam mattress as well.

Spring mattresses are also far more popular among those with back issues, or people who are overweight. That’s due to the firmer support a spring mattress offers. If you suffer any kind of back pain, a spring mattress is likely the one you’ll want to invest in.


Finding the best mattress for you is a lot like finding the right pair of shoes. You’ll have to try more than a few out, but once you find the right mattress, it’ll fit as comfortably as a new pair of tennis shoes. Come to a Best Mattress near you for the best selection and the highest quality.