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Memory Foam vs Pillowtop Mattresses: Which Is Right for You?

memory foam vs pillowtop

A good night’s sleep is vital to your sense of physical well-being as well as your cognitive function. In fact, studies show that sleep is as important to your overall health as regular exercise. While that’s the case, many people make sure they get at least 5,000 steps in per day, but they continue to jeopardize their health by allowing their sleep to suffer because of an old, uncomfortable mattress.

There’s no reason to put your health at risk due to your mattress any longer. At Ben’s, you can find comfortable memory foam and pillowtop mattresses that facilitate high-quality sleep at affordable prices. You don’t even need to visit one of our Atlanta-area retail locations to find a mattress that can improve your sleep because we ship our discounted mattresses to any location in the United States.

About Pillowtop Mattresses

Like their memory foam counterparts, pillowtop mattresses are widely considered to be luxury mattresses that are ideal for people who want extra comfort and/or relief from irregular or chronic back and joint pain. While pillowtop and memory foam mattresses are alike in these regards, that’s pretty much where the similarities end.

In general, you’ll find a pillowtop on an innerspring mattress. The purpose of a pillowtop is to soften the feel of the layers underneath the pillowtop, which may be too firm for many people on their own. A pillowtop is often made with a responsive material that can relieve pressure on achy joints or a painful back, such as cotton, down, latex or, in some cases, memory foam.

About Memory Foam Mattresses

A memory foam mattress is exactly what its name implies – a mattress that remembers the contours of your body. This ability enables a memory foam mattress to provide optimum support for the shape of your particular body no matter what position you sleep in.

Memory foam mattresses have a layer of viscoelastic foam that provides greater comfort. These mattresses are also typically constructed with layers of polyurethane foam, which make them firm. In some cases, memory foam mattresses are made with additional viscoelastic foam which gets firmer over time instead of polyurethane foam.

Even if you don’t suffer from aches and pains which can be alleviated with a new pillowtop or memory foam mattress, you may still want to look into purchasing a memory foam mattress if your partner keeps you awake by tossing and turning. That’s because memory foam mattresses absorb motion.

Choosing the Right Mattress

Many people struggle to choose between a pillowtop and memory foam mattress because they each have their advantages and drawbacks. Here are a few things you should consider when you’re trying to pick the mattress that’s best for you:

  • Price
  • Durability
  • Comfort
  • Thermal Regulation

Shop for a Mattress at Ben’s

If you’re having difficulty choosing between a memory foam and pillowtop mattress, our friendly, knowledgeable customer service representatives can help. Visit one of our Atlanta-area retail locations or chat with us online today.

If you’re ready to enhance your sleep with a new pillowtop or memory foam mattress, we invite you to look through our generous selection of mattresses online or in-person at a Ben’s store now. We look forward to helping you find the mattress that’s perfect for you soon.

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