If you think about this logically, who the hell came up with the idea of sleeping on coils?
The thought of lying on bare springs hardly sounds appealing or comfortable, so why on earth someone thought of putting a bit of material over them would make it any better is beyond me.
Probably because they hadn't heard of memory foam and the floor was just unbearable to sleep on!
The first patent for a coil spring bed was introduced in 1865, and since then there has been minimal changes to the design following the 144 years.
During that same period we have gone from sending the pigeon to deliver letters to instant emails online, which makes me wonder why not much has changed when it comes to the mattress we spend 1/3 of our life on.
However, there is an amazing new mattress creation (developed by NASA may I add) which many people have heard of but don't necessarily know much about and how it can help them sleep.
We have compiled a list of differences between the memory foam mattress and the coil spring mattress and how it can benefit you.
The characteristics of both mattresses differ greatly when it comes to supporting your body while you sleep.
While a coil mattress makes your body conform to it, a memory foam mattress conforms to the shape of your body.
The pressure or force, from the coil springs in the mattress is exerted against your body. You are pushing down on the springs with your body forcing them to retreat and they are shoving back against you trying to uncoil. Where the hell is the comfort in that? Sounds more like a battle that a peaceful sleep!
This is why many people complain about sore muscles and stiffness when you wake up each morning.
With a memory foam mattress the foam material conforms to your body because the body exerts force onto it. As you lie down you will feel the memory foam accommodating to your shape and will adjust to your weight giving you the perfect platform for that heavenly sleep.
Because the memory foam conforms to your body, you will not feel the weight or movement of your partner as their is no bounce with a memory foam mattress.
Memory foam mattress can often be quite expensive to buy and it is often a shame to throw out a mattress that has just recently been bought. To save people from spending unnecessarily, many bedding companies have introduced memory foam mattress toppers and memory foam pillows, which have the same desired affect but are simply cheaper!
Another major difference is that memory foam has the ability to react and respond to different temperatures.
The memory foam is able to sense the different temperatures of your body and either remain firm or soften. This change leaves you with a cozy feeling once the memory foam has softened up.
Coil mattresses cannot do this, which is why people suffering from a cold are much better sleeping on a memory foam mattress to help keep them warm and supported.
For more information about memory foam and memory foam mattress toppers visit Duvet and Pillow Warehouse today.