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unbiased Mattress Type Comparisons

Based on 22,700+ Actual Consumer Experiences

December 14, 2015

Information below is true for each mattress type overall; individual brands and mattresses may perform somewhat differently. Select a mattress type for details and brand ratings.

  PROS CONS
INNER
SPRING
Widely available.
Initial comfort and support.
Many models inexpensive.
Many firmness options.
Consumer familiarity.
Below average owner satisfaction.
Below average durability / lifespan.
Below average conforming ability.
Motion isolation can be limited.
Some noise possible.
MEMORY FOAM Widely available.
Above average conforming ability.
Motion isolation.
Several brands / models affordable.
No noise.
Initial odor / off gassing possible.
Heat retention possible.
High-density types difficult to move on.
Not romance friendly for some.
Hybrid Effective comfort / support combo.
Many firmness options.
Motion isolation.
Durability / lifespan questionable.
Somewhat pricey.
Heat retention possible.
Often heavy.
AIR Adjustable support / firmness.
Each side can have own adjustment.
Above average pain relief potential.
Above average longevity.
Difficulty of (initial) use.
Above average cost esp long term.
Breakdown / malfunction potential.
Uneven sleep surface possible.
Some noise.
LATEX Customizable in some cases.
Often appeals to green buyers.
No noise.
Limited availability.
Heat retention possible.
Initial odor possible.
Often heavy.
WATER Temperature control.
Contours to body.
Extended longevity possible.
Often inexpensive.
Largely dust-mite free.
Can be punctured.
Very heavy.
Extensive set up / assembly.
Maintenance.
Noise and initial odor possible.
FUTON Often inexpensive.
Dual-use potential (sofa and bed)
Variety of styles / colors.
Below average longevity.
Too thin / firm for some.
Initial odor possible.


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mattress type price comparison

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mattress lifespan comparison

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mattress types pain comparison chart

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mattress off gassing comparison

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motion isolation comparison

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mattress weight comparison

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