The Pros and Cons of Owning Memory Foam

There will always be an endless debate between spring mattress versus memory foam mattress. For those who are in tight budget, spring mattress will do fine. On the other hand, those who have back issues and have extra money spare will argue that memory foam is one of their best purchases.

So why should you go for a memory foam? What are the pros and cons of owning one?

Read on to find out.


  • Suitable for those with back and joint problems. Memory foam molds well with your body, thereby evenly distributing your body weight. At the same time, it supports your body, together with your lines and curves.
  • It is quiet. If you often wake up every time your partner changes his sleeping position, memory foam limits that. It has the ability to isolate motion so the foam doesn’t creak and whine every time a sleeper moves.
  • Not prone to premature sagging. It may take a while for memory foams to soften but it happens longer compared to spring mattresses.
  • Longer warranties. Most memory foam manufacturers offer 10 to 25 years warranty, which is longer than spring mattresses.


  • Heat retention. Memory foam beds retain an uncomfortable amount of body heat compared to the ordinary mattresses.
  • Heavier weight. Compared to its counterpart, memory foam mattresses are harder to flip and rotate due to its weight.
  • Expensive price. Unlike spring mattresses, memory foam mattresses can be costly for the average Joe. Queen size mattress and box spring can cost between $850 to $5,000 while the pillows can cost up to $60.
  • Brand-dependent. These benefits will also depend on the manufacturer. Apparently, not all memory foams are alike so it is important to try out different brands before buying.
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