Foam or Coil: Which mattress is for me?
As the importance of getting a good night's sleep permeates
perceptions, people are becoming increasingly demanding about which
mattress will give them both support and comfort during the
We are constantly reminded of the importance of a good night's
sleep in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and for good reason. We
spend a third of our lives asleep, although in reality, sleep
effects 100 per cent of our lifestyles. Mattress choice is an
integral part of making the bedroom sleep-centric and
The basics of mattress choice are as follows: A mattress should be
proportionate to our body, which means it should be 20 cm longer
than us and at least 160 cm wide if sleeping in two. Sleep
idiosyncrasies should be considered in the selection process, such
as the postures we adopt, whether we toss and turn or just stay
still, and whether we have back problems or ache after sleep.
Foam mattresses and coil mattresses have become a popular choice
because they offer both comfort and support in the most
personalised manner. Both mattress types have several qualities,
but often one is more suited to the sleeper than the other.
Foam mattresses, such as the memory foam mattress, are known for
their extraordinary capacity for adapting to the pressure exercised
by the body and to the body heat. The heat makes materials
malleable and all polyurethanes are subjected to this. This support
feature is perfect for sleepers who can sleep through the night
with relatively little movement, in deep states of sleeps where
they are unlikely to be awoken by external factors.
However, for those who do toss and turn a little more, miracoil
mattresses may be the best solution. They are also more
conventional than the memory foam mattress, and therefore take less
time to adopt in our sleeping routines. Miracoil spring systems
provide comfort and support for all shapes and sizes. They provide
extra support where your body needs it most, and are a luxurious
extension of the conventional mattress.
By Elizabeth Mewes