Choosing a new mattress can be very exciting because it can drastically improve the quality of your sleep and alter your life. That sounds like a lot of pressure to put on a mattress, but if you think about how much time you spend on this simple piece of furniture and about how important sleep is to your overall health, you might agree.
There are more mattresses on the market these days than ever before. So how do you choose which is right for you? Today, we’re going to talk about two of the most popular types of mattresses — memory foam mattress and hybrid mattress.
The Difference Between Memory Foam Mattress and Hybrid Mattress
Memory Foam Mattresses
These popular mattresses came on the market to great excitement, people hadn’t really experienced something like this type of mattress before. Memory foam was originally created as a material for airplane seats, then made its way into hospital beds, then into the consumer market. These mattresses are initially firm but as they warm underbody heat, they begin to soften and mould around the body, providing customized support.
One of the more modern offerings in the crowded mattress market is a hybrid mattress. As its name suggests, it combines two types of mattresses: an innerspring mattress and a top comfort layer, which is often 1”-2” of memory foam (usually but sometimes other materials like gel).
Memory Foam Mattress Benefits and Drawbacks
One of the original hypoallergenic mattresses, memory foam are great for anyone with allergies or respiratory conditions. Unlike most mattresses, they don’t collect dust or provide mites with a breeding ground and can be wiped down with a damp cloth for easy cleaning.
These mattresses are also great for anyone with spinal issues, sore backs, or anyone who tends to wake with aching muscles and joints. The support from memory foam can really help with this kind of discomfort.
Of the complaints, people may have is that memory foam mattresses tend to sleep warm, which can be a problem. Others report that the sinking feeling they first experience is too disorienting for them.
Hybrid Mattress Benefits and Drawbacks
People love their hybrid mattresses because of the dual sensation — a good amount of bounce while also a high level of support.
Hybrid mattresses are sort of customizable because a person can choose the tension of the coils and the material in the top layer. For anyone with more specific needs, this is a very positive trait.
These mattresses tend to be more breathable than memory foam so if a person runs hot while they sleep, or live in a warm climate, this might be a good option.
Hybrid mattresses can be on the pricier side and don’t last as long as memory foam mattresses, which sometimes come with warranties lasting 20 years or more. People also note that there can be a fair amount of movement transfer so if you have a partner that moves around a lot, it might be more disruptive on a hybrid mattress.
The best thing you can do when deciding which type of mattress is best for you is to come to the store and let us walk you through the different options. You can lay down and see for yourself which feels right. Please visit our online store or mattress store in Parksville. We hope this was helpful and look forward to serving you soon!