If you are in the market for a new mattress, look no further than a memory foam mattress. The following are five reasons why a foam mattress is a better option than a coil mattress.
1. Peace for Restless Sleepers
If you share the bed with an active sleeper, you know that when they toss you will end up turning. This can lead to a rough night's sleep for both parties. Unlike a spring mattress, movement doesn't transfer through a foam mattress. This means that you will barely feel the other person moving next to you, thus it is much easier to enjoy an unbroken night's sleep no matter how much your partner moves in the night.
2. Avoid the Mattress Trough
Those that rarely change position end up with a different issue -- the mattress trough. A coil mattress will develop weak springs where stress is often applied, which results in dips or troughs at the stress points where your hips or shoulders lie. This can become quite uncomfortable. Foam mattresses spring back as soon as you move, so a trough never develops.
3. Improved Back Support
Aches and pains aren't always relieved by a good night's sleep — sometimes they simply become worse after laying on a less than ideal mattress. Memory foam mattresses cradle the body, giving support where you need it the most while still allowing for the natural curvature of the spine. The result is often a better night's sleep with less back and neck pain in the morning. When combined with an adjustable bed, you may be able to eliminate overnight back pain entirely.
4. Ideal for Adjustable Beds
Adjustable beds allow you to adjust the head and foot height, along with the firmness of the mattress. Some are quite simple, while others have hundreds of settings to choose between. There are even split adjustable beds that allow each person in the bed to choose their comfort settings. A coil mattress will eventually become compressed and the springs will warp if you try to use them on an adjustable base, but memory foam works perfectly with these beds.
5. Safe for Allergy Sufferers
Most foam is already hypoallergenic. The foam is also dense enough that it is less likely to absorb and harbor common allergens, like dust mites or mold spores. Further, you can place a cover over the mattress to further prevent allergens from taking up residence in the mattress.
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