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Foam v.s. Coil v.s. Memory Coil Mattresses

Some people like to sleep on their side, others on their stomach or back. Some people use a standard coil mattress and wake up with a sore back, while others toss and turn on a memory foam mattress.

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Everyone's body type and sleep preferences are different, which is why there are so many different types of mattresses. Let's find out whether you'd be better suited to a memory foam, coil, or hybrid mattress based on your sleep preferences!


Memory Foam Mattress

Memory foam mattresses, also known as Tempur-pedic mattresses, are a great option for anyone who needs to prioritize their back muscles or tends to get chilly at night.  This highly absorbent and long-lasting material evenly distributes your weight, offering support along all the curves of your body.

One study found that participants who slept on a foam mattress experienced less lower back and leg pain than participants who slept on a spring/coil mattress. Memory foam mattresses tend to be soft, making them ideal for the majority of side sleepers, but you can also get varying levels of firmness if you sleep on your back or stomach.




Coil Mattress (Spring Mattress)

Also known as a regular or spring mattress, the coil design contains metal springs that offer a comfortable firmness. This also means it offers more airflow during the night, making it an ideal mattress for sleepers who prefer cooler temperatures. 



Although they need to be turned or flipped every 6 months or so to prevent sagging, spring mattresses are a good option for back and stomach sleepers. Coil mattresses are typically the go-to choice because they're less pricy and offer better support for individuals of average or heavier weight classes.




A Hybrid Mattress

Lastly, the hybrid mattress, also known as a memory coil mattress, is designed with springs on the inside and memory foam on the outer layer. The combination provides both comfort and support for those who prefer a medium firmness to their mattress.

The coils allow for better airflow and temperature regulation while the outer layer of foam offers a therapeutic touch. Like with a memory foam mattress, hybrid mattresses come in a variety of firmness levels to choose from so that you can personalize your mattress to your body and sleep preferences. 



At Land of Sleep, we can help you find a mattress that is perfectly suited to your sleep preferences and needs. We offer a wide range of high-quality memory foam, coil, and hybrid mattresses that are sure to solve any sleep disturbances-- from back pain to snoring.

Discover the right mattress for you with our ultimate mattress-buying cheat sheet! Or speak to a sleep expert at one of our store locations to get a personalized selection of mattresses just for you.


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