High Density Foam Mattress vs. Memory Foam

When we built the Aviya Mattress, our goal was to create the perfect balance of luxury and comfort for an affordable price. We leveraged over 75 years of experience in the mattress industry to design the very best mattress possible. With the recent fad of all memory foam mattresses, we would have been doing a disservice to both our company and our customers if we failed to investigate the differences between memory foam vs. innerspring mattresses. We truly left no stones unturned.


If memory foam mattresses delivered a superior sleeping experience, we would be obligated to offer them to our customers. Remember, our goal was to provide the very best mattress possible, regardless of how that mattress might be constructed, or what materials would be used to do so. We were more than willing to throw out convention if it resulted in a superior mattress.

In our search for the perfect mattress, we learned a simple truth about a hybrid mattress vs. memory foam. While all high density memory foam mattresses can be an affordable alternative to a "real" mattress, they simply can't compete with the support that a sophisticated and well-engineered innerspring system provides. An all memory foam mattress might be a decent temporary solution, but you should really consider a mattress that incorporates an innerspring support system if you take your sleep seriously. When you consider the fact that many of us spend more than one-third of our lives on our mattresses, it is important to know the benefits of a hybrid mattress vs. memory foam mattress. Otherwise, you're simply missing out on better quality and more restorative sleep.

The Solution to Memory Foam vs. Innerspring is a Hybrid Mattress

Please do not misinterpret our stance on innerspring vs. foam mattress options as an all-out declaration of war against the use of foam in mattresses. It's not that we don't understand the comfort that foam can provide, it's just that we know a dense foam mattress simply cannot offer the same comfort and, more importantly, support you'll find with an innerspring mattress.

The result of our search to build the perfect mattress led us to incorporate a comfort layer of high-density upholstery grade foams that sit atop our sophisticated independently wrapped coil innerspring system, which provides support an all memory foam mattress simply can't compete with.

The 1.8 PCF foam we use in our hybrid high density foam mattresses is much denser (about 150% denser, actually) than anything we've seen in a high density foam mattress — it's typically only found in upscale upholstery products. This high-density foam, coupled with our incredibly robust innerspring system, allows us to offer our customers the best mattress sag warranty online. This is important, as mattress sag is considered to be one of the biggest reasons customers end up replacing their mattresses.

The Disadvantages Of Memory Foam Mattresses

When comparing a memory foam mattress vs. regular mattress products, there were some alarming problems with memory foam mattresses that also strengthened our case to build a mattress that combines the tried and proven conventions of the innerspring system with the modern innovations of the industry. Below are some of the cons of memory foam mattresses we discovered:


Due to the nature of the viscoelastic materials that comprise memory foam, memory foam mattresses are notorious for "sleeping hot." There is much anecdotal evidence in the form of online reviews of people having heat-related sleeping issues, such as night sweats, which are often attributed to the way a dense foam mattress encompasses the body. While you can try to adjust the thermostat or your blanket strategy, the way the memory foam surrounds you can still cause body heat issues for many people. Your mileage may vary, of course.


In our experience, memory foam simply can't provide the right type of support your body needs. Memory foam is designed to contour your body, and even dense memory foam will not provide the same type of support you get from a high-quality innerspring system.


Memory foam mattresses are also notorious for problems with what is referred to in the scientific and mattress industries as outgassing, also known as "off-gassing." There are certain chemicals that are present in memory foam that will literally "leak" off the mattress in the form of fumes. This can be especially noticeable upon opening a dense foam mattress, as they are shipped vacuum-sealed in a box much smaller and designed to expand to full-size several hours after the seal is broken. The toxicity of these chemicals is a highly debated subject. However, you should know that all of the foams used in our mattresses are tested under the strict not-for-profit organization known as CertiPur-US.


One other problem with memory foam mattresses is also related to the body heat issue. The way memory foam is designed to respond to your body's contours can actually be troublesome for young children and infants. According to WebMD.com, memory foam mattresses pose an increased risk for carbon dioxide poisoning as carbon dioxide can essentially become trapped in the mattress. WebMD also goes on to suggest that a dense foam mattress can increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. Now we're not trying to be alarmists, but this is clearly an issue that one should take seriously. No matter what type of mattress you buy, always exercise extreme caution with infants and young children and the bedding you choose for them.

At the end of the day, the debate of memory foam vs. innerspring mattress is something only you can decide for you and your family. We only ask that if you are in the market for a new mattress, please take a look around our site. We have worked extremely hard to create a mattress that we can be proud of and stand behind. With our 100-day trial program, you literally have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Thank you for reading this, and if you have any questions about our Aviya Mattress, this article or you just want to talk about beds, give us a call at 1-844-327-7421. We look forward to earning your business.

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Now that you understand the difference between an innerspring mattress vs. memory foam and a hybrid high density foam mattress, the team at Aviya can help you get the best sleep for your needs.

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