Memory Foam vs Pocket Sprung: Which Mattress Is Best?

Memory Foam vs Pocket Sprung: Which Mattress Is Best?

When choosing a mattress, the choice between memory foam or pocket sprung is a common dilemma people are faced with when buying a new mattress. 

But what’s the difference, and more importanyl, what are the advantages of each?

Have you ever laid on a bed and you just sink into it? That’s a memory foam mattress. 

A pocket sprung mattress, on the other hand, is a modern take on the traditional sprung mattress.

So, which is best?

In this article, we explore the pros and cons of both mattresses so you can choose the right mattress for you. 

Memory foam mattress



Mattresses can be expensive so when you buy a new mattress you want it to be a worthwhile investment.

Memory foam mattresses are considered to be extremely durable and are designed to bounce back to their original shape time and time again. 

Highly supportive

A key feature of memory foam mattresses is that they offer you extra support and can help to relieve back pain, by molding to your body’s shape. 

Heat retention

If you tend to get cool in the night then a memory foam mattress might be the one for you, with strong heat-retaining qualities 


Too hot

Although their heat-retaining qualities can be seen as beneficial for people who get cold at night, but some people find a memory foam mattress can leave them feeling too hot. 


Memory foam mattresses have a reputation of generally being more expensive than other mattresses. So if budget is tight, it might be best to look at another type of mattress.

Pocket sprung mattresses



There is no better feeling than getting into a comfortable bed. 

Pocket sprung mattresses are regarded as the most comfortable of sprung mattresses, with encased springs making the mattress smoother and more supportive. 

More choice 

With a choice on the number of individual springs  a pocket sprung mattress has, you can choose a mattress that is as firm as you’d like it to be. 


Do you get too hot at night? Pocket sprung mattresses are breathable, perfect when you are in need of a cooler night’s sleep, as this means they retain less heat.


Insufficient support 

If you suffer from joint or back pain then a pocket sprung mattress may not provide you with the level of support that you need. 


As mattresses go a pocket sprung mattress is long-lasting, however, over time the springs will wear down and start to sag.

You can increase the lifespan of your mattress by flipping it occasionally.

Pocket sprung vs Memory foam mattresses

The question is then, which is right for you. Here are some things to consider when deciding whether to purchase a pocket sprung or memory foam mattress:


    Both memory foam and pocket sprung mattresses have relatively long lifespans, however, unlike memory foam mattresses, in order to increase the life of your pocket sprung mattress you may have to flip your mattress occasionally.

    With a memory foam mattress, this is not needed. 

    If you’re going for a mattress that will last the longest with the least amount of work, a memory foam mattress is the best choice. 


      If you suffer from allergies, a memory foam mattress is your safest bet, as, unlike pocket sprung mattresses, it doesn’t collect dust. 

      Too hot or too cold?

        One thing to consider when choosing between the types of mattresses is how hot or cold do you get in the night? If you are a cold sleeper then memory foam is the warmest option, whereas, if you tend to get too hot in the night, then a pocket sprung is the coolest choice. 

        Personal preference

          Now you have more of an idea of the benefits and drawbacks of both mattress types you may now have decided which is best for you.

          When all things considered, what it comes down to is your personal preference and what you want from your mattress. 

          Whether you choose pocket sprung or memory foam, it is important that you choose a high-quality mattress. 

          At Recliner Chairs and Beds, we deliver the finest mattresses, made to the highest specifications in the UK.

          Whichever mattress you choose from, you will get a mattress that lasts. 

          If you’re looking for a new pocket sprung or memory foam mattress, why not get in touch?