What to expect when you switch from a spring to foam mattress
Linda Nguyen | Apr. 24, 2019
Changing your mattress can be hard on your body. Or too soft. Or too hot. Or too expensive. You get the idea. It’s a big deal and we get that you want to get it right on the first try.
The research and design behind foam mattresses has grown immensely, not to mention they’re also more conveniently packaged and delivered in comparison to traditional spring mattresses, which usually require the back of a truck or a lot of bungee cords.
We have to admit: Hoping your body will get used to a new mattress at the drop of a hat isn’t realistic for everyone.
Read our breakdown of things you should know if you’re about to make the switch from a spring to foam mattress.
PERFECTING PRESSURE POINTS
Well-designed foam forms to your body to relieve pressure points in the areas that need it most without disrupting the rest of your body. Spring mattresses, on the other hand, push back in the surrounding areas where your body weight is being applied. This unevenness causes improper body support, which can lead to aches and pains, not to mention restless nights of tossing and turning.
STAYING COOL AND COMFY
Foam gets a bad rap for being temperature sensitive, causing sleepers to sleep hot. Nowadays, foam has evolved to be temperature neutral to promote airflow so you stay cool and supported all throughout the night.
NO MORE MOTION COMMOTION
Foam is designed to limit or provide zero motion transfer, which means you won’t wake up whomever is sharing the bed with you. Because of how reactive springs are to pressure, you’re more likely to wake up your sleeping partner as you switch sleeping positions or make a midnight bathroom run.
SLEEPING > SCRATCHING AND SNEEZING
Spring mattresses can have plush polyester tops, but the empty space between the springs is the perfect home for dust mites to gather. Foam mattresses are a solid block, which means dust mites have no chance of getting through to call your mattress home.
QUALITY PAIRED WITH AFFORDABILITY
We spend one-third of our lives sleeping. That’s a significant portion of your life, so it should be good without costing a pretty penny. Spring mattresses don’t cost much to manufacture, but their support diminishes after one year of use. Don’t get us wrong — the most expensive mattress on the market won’t necessarily promise the most incredible sleep. It’s all about brands who focus on quality design that supports your needs.
Spring mattresses inherently have a shorter lifespan because of simple cause and effect: the coil design invites irreversible sagging due to regular pressure from body weight. Considering that modern spring mattresses layer a plush pillow comfort top, flipping to combat coil sagging is not an option. Foam mattresses only need to be rotating every six months to encourage its balance — less lifting and flipping means more snoozing.
We hope this information makes you more confident to bring foam into your home! If we’ve peaked your interest, click here to learn more about the Endy Mattress here.
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