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Do foam mattresses last? 18 May 2016 19:34 #1

I was initially looking for some kind of topper myself but have been talked into getting rid of my old box of springs and wood. :side: I've just started looking around and the springless mattresses I've tried out in stores feel really great. No pressure points. I have a bad back and my current mattress feels like little fingers poking into my lower back all night unless I sleep like a crooked weirdo. :cheer: I was actually not expecting to like them so much and assumed they were junk to sell to college kids.

My main concern is durability. Do these foam mattresses last?
Just a noob trying to find the perfect mattress

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Do foam mattresses last? 18 May 2016 19:44 #2

Hi Gordo,


i switched your post into a new topic of its own because it was outside the scope of the topic you posted in.

My main concern is durability. Do these foam mattresses last?


It depends entirely on the specifics of the mattress and on the type and quality and durability of the foam layers inside it.

While there is no way to specifically quantify how long any mattress will last for a specific person or predict exactly when they will decide to replace it because it is no longer suitable or comfortable for them (because this is the only real measure of durability or the useful life of a mattress that really matters) and because there are too many unknowns and variables involved that are unique to each person ... if a mattress is well inside a suitable comfort/support range and isn't close to the edge of being too soft when it is new (see post #2 here ) and you have confirmed that it meets the minimum quality/durability specs that are suggested in the guidelines here then it would be reasonable to expect a useful lifetime in the range of 7 - 10 years and with higher quality and more durable materials like latex or higher density memory foam or polyfoam (in the comfort layers especially) it would likely be in the higher end of the range or even longer and the chances that you would have additional "bonus time" would be higher as well.

There is also more detailed information about the variables that can affect the durability and useful life of a mattress (and the materials inside it) in post #4 here and the posts it links to as well.

Phoenix
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