Innersprings vs All Foam...Which Is Better?

Innersprings vs All Foam...Which Is Better?

memory foam vs innerspring, roanoke mattress

There is no right answer to the question, "What is the best mattress type?"  Choosing a mattress is all about personal preference. Mattresses are designed to provide the support and comfort you need to relax and rest. If you have had your mattress for a while, you may be wondering if it is time to buy a new one. Research shows that people sleep better, suffer less back pain and experience fewer symptoms of stress when sleeping on newer beds. In general, your sleep quality improves if your sleep surface relieves pressure on joints and other areas of the body. Matching your specific comfort needs with the right product is a very subjective process. Mattresses are made with a variety of materials and technologies to deliver support systems that meet the broad array of consumers’ needs, tastes, and budgets.

memory foam vs innerspring, roanoke mattress

The Innerspring Story

An innerspring mattress uses a steel coil support system. Manufacturers offer several different types of spring systems, including units with springs connected into a single unit and individually wrapped pocketed coils. Spring shapes, designs, coil gauge, and number of coils in a mattress can vary. The innerspring is covered by padding or upholstery materials, which can include various foams, fiber, and additional layers of smaller steel springs. Coil count can be more arbitrary, but the idea is that the greater the number of coils, the more points of support and greater distribution, thus the better the bed can contour and support the sleeper.

The Story Behind Foam

Foam mattresses use one or more types of foam as the support system. The foam may be polyurethane foam, memory (or visco elastic) foam, or latex foam, and can contain gel or other materials. The foam used in such mattresses can be manufactured in a variety of shapes and densities to offer consumers a mattress that has different comfort, feel and heat dissipation features.

You Won't Know Unless You Lay On It!

 Once you are in our the store, follow the S.L.E.E.P. test. Remove your shoes and lie down on several different models in various positions. (It’s best to go mattress-shopping in comfortable pants so you can move around.)

At Roanoke Mattress we always encourage our guest to take their time when choosing a new mattress. It's the reason why we say take a "Free Nap". This is to ensure that the mattress you leave with, is one that you can sleep with! So, whether you are choosing an all memory foam mattress or a model that is double sided and can be flipped, the best thing to do is take a load off and let your back tell you which is best!