Foam or Spring Mattresses: we help you choose

Updated on 8 May 2023

After hours and hours of analysis and testing, here are our tips for deciding between a foam or spring mattress.

 

The memory foam mattress, ideal for relieving stress zones

Matelas en mousse

GOOD POINTS
  • Ideal for all profiles
  • Good sleeping independence
  • Lightweight and easy to carry
NEGATIVE POINTS
  • Sensitive to humidity and ambient temperature
  • Less good heat regulation

Although there are models made of polyether foam, which is less and less common due to their lower quality, and polyurethane, which is appreciated for its low price, the most popular solution today is undoubtedly visco-elastic or memory foam, which adapts perfectly to the sleeper’s morphology thanks to the warmth it releases.

This type of mattress is generally suitable for all profiles, regardless of the sleeping position adopted in bed, and is ideal for soothing and relieving tension. It is therefore particularly recommended for back and neck pain. In addition, it provides a good level of independence, so that you are not disturbed by your partner’s movements.

On the other hand, memory foam is notably more sensitive to ambient temperature, which can interfere with its level of firmness, and ensures less good heat management.

 

The spring mattress, a comfortable and reliable solution

Matelas à ressorts

GOOD POINTS
  • Good ventilation and heat regulation
  • Ideal for heavier people
  • Good sleeping independence with pocket springs
  • Solid and reliable over the long term
NEGATIVE POINTS
  • Ideally combined with a sprung base

The traditional solution par excellence, the innerspring mattress is still highly valued for its elasticity, strength and long-term reliability. Of the different types of springs available, pocket springs are the most popular: individually wrapped in a fabric bag, they are strong and discreet.

While it is equally important to ensure that the foam used to enclose the springs is also of high quality, it is essential to remember that the higher the number of springs, the more comfortable the mattress.

Unlike foam mattresses, these mattresses offer very good ventilation and regulation of heat and moisture. This makes them ideal for people who tend to sweat at night or who live in hot and/or humid areas.

 

In conclusion

The choice of a mattress is of course very subjective in terms of comfort, but foam and spring mattresses are distinguished above all by their more enveloping nature in the case of the first one, and their excellent temperature and humidity management in the case of the second one.

Therefore, we believe that a memory foam mattress is ideal for sleepers of all profiles who are looking for a model that can comfortably adjust to their body shape, provided they do not tend to sweat too much. On the opposite, the pocket spring mattress offers good ventilation, stability and strength. It is also a good choice for heavier people.

 

 

Best mattresses of the moment

Our choice, Best mid-rangeBest budgetBest high-endBudget alternativeMid-range alternativeHigh-end alternative
Eve Hybrid Premium Morphea Jade Premium Tediber The Incredible Emma One Emma Original Hypnia Supreme Hybrid
This thick mattress offers the perfect combination of comfort and support thanks to its high-quality design, while maintaining sleep independence. The cover is also suitable for sensitive skin. This mattress focuses on comfort with its generous thickness and seven support zones. It is not easy to clean, but it is one of the most breathable mattresses we have tested, and the price is quite attractive. It has advantages in terms of thermal regulation and heat removal with its cool, machine washable cover. It is also comfortable and supports well as it is soft on the surface yet firm. Despite its thinness, this foam mattress has a healthy and hygienic design and provides good sleep independence. Ideal if you don't want to spend too much. It is the best seller in France. This foam model provides back support and we liked its soft bounce and overall comfort. The cover is hygienic and it is suitable for sensitive skin. Its integrated overlay and pocket spring technology make it soft and super comfortable. Although it is less hygienic and less cool than its competitor, it provides a high rebound and a lot of back support.
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£ 419.99 on Morphea £ 790.00 on Tediber £ 589.99 on Hypnia

 

Translated by Ramsés El Hajje

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