Innerspring Mattress VS Memory Foam Mattress

It’s the debate as long as there were memory foam mattresses on the Canadian mattress scene. Good old traditional innerspring mattresses, around since the turn of the 20th century, or the new hotness that is the memory foam mattress. Which one is better for Canadian mattress fans? Which mattress gives the best sleep experience? Which is the comfortable mattress? Which mattress lasts the longest? And what is the most affordable mattress on the market?

That’s why we at Omni Mattress make the decision easier by giving you the breakdown on memory foam mattresses vs innerspring mattresses, as we compare the century-old technology of the innerspring with the space-age technology of memory foam, and how both affect your sleep health. Which one comes out on top? Read on and find out, sleep fans!

Innerspring and Memory Foam Mattress Origins

Before either the innerspring or memory foam mattress,there were mattresses filled with everything from goose down, to horse hair, to hay. The innerspring mattress didn’t come along until 1871, when steel was more readily available thanks to industrial manufacturing. Inventor Heinrich Westphal wound steel coils with enough tension to keep a body level and comfortable during sleep. His invention of the innerspring mattress would gain popularity in the early 20th century, as the process improved and more companies, from Simmons, Serta, and Sealy, to Kingsdown and Tempurpedic released their own versions of the design. The innerspring mattress became the standard for mattresses throughout the 20th century. At least, until a new challenger came to the scene.

The memory foam mattress was the result of some space-age research done by NASA and inventor Charles Yost. NASA needed a material for seats that absorbed energy and increased the survivability of its pilots. Yost invented temper foam, a material made of polyurathane foam handy for absorbing impacts. Soon it was in everything from sports equipment to hospital beds, and then to regular beds! One problem: memory foam mattresses were hot to sleep on and still bulky. Then in the 2000s memory foam saw great improvement when online mattress stores such as Casper, Endy, Purple, and Omni Mattress introduced memory foam mattress addressing the cooling issue. Gel-infused memory foam was added to the mattresses, able to absorb body heat while we sleep. Combined with the ability to compact the mattress into a box no bigger than a mini-fridge, sleep fans never looked back from the comfort and convenience a memory foam mattress provides. And the O Mattress™ mattress from Omni Mattress is the ultimate evolution of the gel-infused memory foam mattress.

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Comfort: The Innerspring VS Memory Foam Debate

When first fighting over the supremacy of the memory foam mattress versus the tried-and-true comfort of the innerspring mattress, it was all about how well the mattress conformed to your body. While innerspring mattresses were fairly comfortable and worked for years, memory foam mattresses offered improvements their innerspring counterparts couldn’t match.

We all know a good mattress is important for your sleep health. Side sleepers, back sleepers, stomach sleepers all need their mattress to conform to their body and keep the spine aligned for better sleep, as well as reduce aggravation of the pressure points to get the best sleep.

Otherwise we wake up with aching muscles joints, disturbing our sleep cycle, and causing us to toss and turn at night. Not to mention overheating, nobody wants to wake up sweating.

Innerspring mattresses, due to their construction, tend to transfer motion, while a memory foam mattress absorb motion better, allowing for more undisturbed sleep. A memory foam mattress is also better at relieving pressure points on the body, as the hard edges of an innerspring press up against muscles and joints, resulting in the aches and pains you feel when you wake up sleeping on an innerspring mattress.

Where innerspring mattresses have an advantage is they keep cool. The more open inside of an innerspring mattress allows for better airflow, keeping an innerspring mattress cool at night. Even with this advantage, memory foam mattresses incorporating celled designs or gel-infused memory foam layer of the O Mattress™ mattress off-set this advantage considerably. Add a breathable natural fibre O Mattress™ mattress cover, like many memory foam mattresses do, and you have a memory foam mattress as cool as their innerspring mattress counterparts.

Maybe cool because… you know… space age technology.

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Durability: The Mattress With The Most Mileage

It used to be that a mattress has 30,000 hours in it before it needs replacing. But a lot of factors come into what makes a mattress last longer. How well it’s built, what it’s made of, and how much and where you sleep on it factor into your mattress’ comfort.

Innerspring mattresses were an improvement over stuffed mattresses, but their one downside is their durability. The average innerspring mattress lasts 5 to 7 years, depending on mattress quality. Sometimes less, as even the best innerspring mattress in Canada can lose tension, sagging where you sleep, leading to curving your back and making your sleep more uncomfortable. Innersprings lose their tension after years of use, and don’t go back to normal

A memory foam mattress is much better on the durability front than their innerspring mattress counterparts. The average memory foam mattress in Canada lasts from 6 to 10 years, depending again on quality of the polyurathane foam. That’s why the O Mattress™ mattress from Omni Mattress uses the finest memory foam material. Their gel-infused memory foam is paired with a luxury memory foam middle layer for support and spring, and a compression memory foam bottom layer to reduce motion transfer and give edge support. And with that ultimate comfort comes the ultimate in memory foam mattress durability. The O Mattress™ comes with a 20-Year mattress warranty, guaranteed to last.

Cost: Mattress Value for Your Dollar

No doubt you want to get the most out of your money, as a mattress is a major purchase costing you hundreds, even thousands of dollars. But when searching through online mattress stores or mattress liquidation centres, which mattress gives you the most bang for your buck?

Innerspring mattresses, even when you find a mattress sale, can go for up to $3,000 for a top-of-the-line mattress. Some even more, especially among luxury brands such as Duxiana and the high end models from most mattress manufacturers. Is that out of your price range?

You can go as low as $500 for a bottom-end mattress, innerspring and memory foam, from your local Mattress Firm. Better quality memory foam mattresses are a better bargain, ranging from $800 and up, from a twin-size mattress up to their queen size mattress and even their king size mattress.

But what if you want a good mattress but don’t have hundreds of dollars to pay up front? There’s mattress financing. Financing a mattress online and in store offers the chance to buy the mattress of your dreams. The catch? You must have good credit, or you may not get approved.

Why compromise on your comfort, even with bad credit or no credit at all? Omni Mattress offers their O Powerline mattress financing with up to $3,000 spending limit on the entire line of O Mattress™ mattresses. That’s enough financing for mattresses for the family! And with instant approval, even for people with bad credit history, that guarantees a top-quality mattress for anyone. And with easy payments as low as $9.99 a week, anyone can afford a memory foam mattress from Omni Mattress.

Cost: Mattress Value for Your Dollar

The O Mattress™ mattress from Omni Mattress is the clear winner in the best Canadian mattress category by far! With durability far surpassing their rivals, superior comfort, and financing accessible to anyone, the O Mattress™ mattress is your clear winner in the innerspring mattress versus memory foam mattress debate. And now with the O Powerline mattress financing plan, you too can have the winner of the mattress debate. Shop now and see why O Mattress™ is the best memory foam mattress in Canada!

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