Innerspring vs. Memory Foam: Which is the Right Mattress Type For You?


Choosing the right mattress type is vital to your sleep health and can dramatically affect how well you sleep.

If you’ve had the same mattress for a while and need a new one, it’s important to consider which type you should choose next.

If you’ve been sleeping on the same mattress type for years, a different type might actually be better to try out. To help you figure out which mattress you should pick, we’ve compiled some helpful mattress tips!

Mattress Type Comparison

What’s the difference between innerspring and memory foam mattresses? Lets find out:

  • Innerspring Mattress: When you think of an innerspring mattress, the first thing that should come to mind are springs.

Innerspring mattresses are created using a steel coil system. The overall coil system, coil types, coil count and coil gauge vary depending on the mattress manufacturer.

  • Memory Foam Mattress: Unlike innerspring mattresses, memory foam mattresses are composed of polyurethane foam that provides the support system.

Your body contours more in this type of mattress due to the high density foam layers.

Learn More About Saatva Mattresses

Saatva Classic Innerspring

Our flagship luxury mattress is expertly engineered with coil-on-coil construction for durability, a layer of memory foam for enhanced back support, and a cushiony Euro pillow top for extra comfort.


Loom & Leaf Memory Foam

Premium memory foam, handcrafted in the U.S. with eco-friendly materials. Breathable organic cotton, cooling spinal gel, and layers of high-density support foam assure a cool, comfortable night’s sleep.


Mattress Construction

While the mattress construction of innerspring and memory foam mattresses vary, here are the specific mattress construction details of our Saatva(innerspring) and Loom and Leaf (memory foam) mattresses:

Saatva innerspring mattresses: Our innerspring mattress has 5 distinct features that set us apart from other conventional innerspring mattresses.

Saatva Luxury Innerspring Mattress
  1. Individually Wrapped Comfort Coils: In the top portion of our mattress, there are foam encased coils that respond and contour to your body shape.
  2. Dual Perimeter Edge Support System: Our foam encased, anti-sag edge support system allows for better overall durability and more sleep surface.
  3. Lumbar Support Enhancement: This high quality memory foam layer provides additional support and pressure relief.
  4. Steel Coil Support System: This is one of the best systems to prevent sagging and increase the durability.
  5. Organic Cotton Cover & Euro Pillow Top: Our euro pillow top offers state of the art cushioning and wadding than what’s in regular pillow tops.

Loom and Leaf memory foam mattresses: Our memory foam mattress has 4 distinct features that set us apart from other memory foam mattresses.

Loom and Leaf Memory Foam Mattress
  1. Quilted, Organic Covering: Just like our Saatva mattress, our Loom and Leaf mattress has breathable, organic cotton covering to keep you cool.
  2. Cooling Spinal Gel: This unique cooling gel is layered onto the spinal area promoting ultimate coolness and spinal support.
  3. Eco-Friendly, 5 Pound Memory Foam: The top layer is a 5 lb. memory foam that is naturally cool and won’t off-gas in your home.
  4. Dual Layer Breathable Support: Combined, the dual layer eco-friendly support foam and gel-infused memory foam provide a cool, supportive night’s sleep.
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Customers report about the same satisfaction of mattress types regardless if bought in store or online.

Is an Innerspring Mattress Right For You?

  • Pros: Many sleepers praise this mattress type for its comfort, support, and wide selection. There are several innerspring mattresses on the market today and you can find the right one for you in terms of firmness, support, and price easily.
  • Cons: Depending on how much you pay, you may end up with a less quality mattress that could cause a range of problems such as: issues of sagging, motion transfer, noise, and pain relief over time.

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Is a Memory Foam Mattress Right For You?

  • Pros: About 80% of memory foam users report overall satisfaction of pain relief, long durability, lack of noise, and limited motion transfer. Memory foam mattresses tend to be among the longer lasting mattresses on the market.
  • Cons: Some memory foam users complain of issues with heat with higher density memory foam, odor, and having problems with moving.

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Loom and Leaf Luxury Memory Foam
Loom and Leaf Luxury Memory Foam

Loom and Leaf is luxury memory foam brand. Eco-friendly and American made - we have reinvented the memory foam mattress!