Innerspring mattresses have been with us since the 19th century and this technology had little to no competitors until the nineties when the first memory foam mattresses entered the market. It's not only about memory foam, of course — there are also latex mattresses that are quite popular because of great air circulation and comfort. Some memory foam/latex mattresses also have an innerspring layer (such mattresses are called hybrids). But neither hybrids nor mattresses with coils are the main theme of this post.
Here, we will talk about springless memory foam and latex mattresses — about their pros and cons and about the top-7 mattresses of these types. If you want to find the best non-spring mattress, continue reading. If you want to understand why the beds without springs are better (or worse!) than innerspring mattresses, continue reading. If you simply want to know more about the mattresses without springs, continue reading, too!
Mattresses without springs: benefits and drawbacks
A short disclaimer: here, we will talk about both latex and memory foam mattresses without springs. These two types of mattresses have some differences, but there are more similarities between them than between spring and non-spring mattresses. If you don't know anything about latex, innerspring, and foam, don't worry — we'll explain everything right now.
Mattress without springs: advantages
Availability.These mattresses are extremely popular, especially the memory foam ones. Basically, most mattresses on the market are made with memory foam and latex — innerspring-only mattresses are much less popular.
Comfort.Both memory foam and latex mattresses are comfortable — they conform to the body and provide great support. Memory foam is the material that performs best when it comes to pressure relief but latex mattresses perform great, too.
These mattresses work great for couples.Memory foam mattresses are the best option for couples because of the extremely high level of motion isolation; latex mattresses work perfectly for those who are searching for a mattress for sex because they are both bouncy and supportive.
Durability(only latex mattresses). Natural latex mattresses can last for about 13-15 years which is just great for a mattress. Most innerspring mattresses, in turn, last for 7-8 years.
Cooling(only latex mattresses). Natural latex mattresses have great air circulation. Unfortunately, that's not the case when it comes to memory foam mattresses.
Mattresses without springs: drawbacks
Price.Typically, innerspring mattresses are cheaper than mattresses without springs. Memory foam mattresses are less expensive than the ones made of latex, but both of them are usually more expensive than innerspring mattresses.
Less bounce(only memory foam mattresses). Innerspring mattresses are known for being quite bouncy, as well as the mattress made of latex.
Problems with air circulation(only memory foam mattresses). This is the most serious problem about the all-foam mattresses — they are made of very dense material so they retain much more heat than innerspring and latex mattresses.
Odor.This is called off-gassing, and it's the problem of such materials as memory foam and synthetic latex (natural latex mattresses don't smell strongly because there are no chemicals to release into the atmosphere). Innerspring mattresses generally don’t have such a problem.
Top 7 mattresses without springs: pros, cons, reviews
Searching for the best mattress without coils? Continue reading — the top-7 list is here!
Saatva Loom And Leaf
Brief overview:This is a great non-coil mattress (memory foam) mattress made in the United States from eco-friendly materials. Saatva Loom & Leaf is available in 2 comfort levels (medium-firm and firm), it's very comfortable, and it works great for all the sleeping positions. A 180-night trial period is included, as well as a 15-year warranty.
Pros and cons
This mattress will be delivered for free — Saatva offers a free White Glove delivery which means they'll deliver this mattress to your home and set it up for free. The Loom & Leaf mattress provides great pressure relief and contours to the body perfectly; it also has a hypoallergenic cover made of cotton, and it's not as hot as some other memory foam mattresses because of the cooling gel. The bottom layer consists of a high-density memory foam that provides quite good support.
This Saatva mattress is just great — but it's not perfect. Thus, it's quite expensive (the Queen-size version costs $1,500), and the off-gassing problem is pretty common among the buyers of Loom & Leaf. Another problem is that sinking feeling — some users claim that it can be hard to move on this mattress, so if you prefer switching positions at night, this mattress is probably not what you’re looking for.
Puffy Lux Mattress
Brief overview:This mattress is another good option for those who are searching for a good spring free mattress. It's designed for all sleeping positions and it works great when it comes to pressure relief. Puffy provides a 101-night trial, a lifetime warranty, and a free delivery.
Pros and cons
This Puffy mattress has great motion isolation which makes it a great option for couples. It works well for side, back, and stomach sleepers because it's firm enough to not allow you to sink in it and because it's soft enough to not cause pain. It comes with a hypoallergenic cover that prevents the mattress from dust mites and bed bugs. What's more interesting, this memory foam mattress is not that hot because the material used by Puffy is very breathable (but not as breathable as latex, of course).
The first problem is the price — this mattress costs $1,500 (Queen size) and it's much more expensive than innerspring mattresses. Another problem is the edge support — you won't fall off of this Puffy mattress, of course, but if you prefer sitting on the edge of the mattress, it's not comfortable at all.
Latex for Less
Brief overview:It's a flippable mattress with two firmness options (medium and firm). It's made of 100% natural latex from Arpico and Talalay, and no synthetic/blended latex is used. Both sides of the mattress have natural wool layers that add both comfort and a cooling effect. Latex For Less offers a 120-night trial period and a 20-year warranty.
Pros and cons
It's one of the best options for hot sleepers on our list because natural latex is much more breathable than memory foam and the wool layers make this mattress feel even cooler. Another advantage is that it's a two-sided mattress: firm and medium-firm sides work great for both side and back sleepers. Latex For Less is very expensive — $1,100 is a very low price for a mattress made of natural (!) latex. Another great thing about Latex For Less is that it's very responsive — if you're searching for a bouncy mattress, you just can't miss it.
The main problem of Latex For Less is that it's only 9 inches thick — it's a low profile mattress so it's not that good for heavyweight sleepers (especially for heavyweight side sleepers). Other than that, everything is good. It’s a decent and comfortable mattress that is definitely worth the money.
Nectar Sleep Lush
Brief overview:Cooling, supportive, and comfortable — this Nectar mattress is definitely worth your attention. It's not the best choice for those who are searching for a firm mattress, but if you prefer soft/medium firmness, Nectar Lush is exactly what you need. This mattress comes with a forever warranty, a 1-year trial period, and with free shipping.
Pros and cons
This is a premium memory foam mattress with all the advantages of memory foam mattresses — it's supportive, it has great motion isolation, and it really helps relieve pressure. Another advantage of this mattress is a thin layer of cooling gel that helps reducing heat trapping. However, it's still not the best choice for hot sleepers because any memory foam retains heat.
Nectar Lush works well for side and back sleepers (except for those who weigh over 230 pounds). You'll also love the fact that such sleeping accessories as a sheet set, a protector, and a cooling pillow are included for free.
If you are a stomach sleeper who is searching for a firm mattress, you probably don’t need Nectar Lush. It's just not firm enough and therefore it doesn't provide enough support for stomach sleepers, especially for heavyweight stomach sleepers. Another problem with this mattress is the price — however, it's still not the most expensive product on our list.
Brief overview:Meet the best mattress without springs on this list — it’s expensive, it’s premium, and it’s just great. It's Tempur-Pedic, and this name speaks for itself: it's the best mattress brand in the United States with a great reputation and customer satisfaction rating.
Pros and cons
This mattress is great for all sleeping positions, it provides perfect support, and it's not that hot thanks to the cooling mattress cover. With this mattress, a sleeper can also get amazing pressure relief, as well as motion isolation. It's made of premium materials and it's basically one of the most comfortable memory foam mattresses in the world.
Talking about the drawbacks of Tempur-Pedic mattresses is like talking about the drawbacks of Porsche or Mercedes-Benz — yes, there might be some slight problems, but who cares if that's the best luxurious brand on the market? As for the Adapt mattress, there are two things you need to know about it. First, it’s very expensive — it’s the most expensive mattress here (even it’s Twin-size version costs more than all the other Queen-size mattresses on this list). The second thing to know is that only one firmness option is available — yes, medium firmness works great for the majority of users, but if you prefer softer or firmer mattresses, Tempur Adapt will probably not work great for you.
Tuft and Needle Original
Brief overview:T&N Original is one of the best affordable no spring mattresses. It comes with a 100-night trial and a 10-year limited warranty that covers manufacturing defects. This mattress consists of 2 memory foam layers that provide support, add comfort, and help wick away heat.
Pros and cons
Tuft&Needle Original is a cheap no-spring mattress that performs better than expected at this price. It has a good motion/noise isolation and it's not too hot which is very interesting taking into account its price. The price is actually one of the biggest advantages of this mattress — it costs only $300 for a Twin-size version and it’s really a great price for such quality.
But of course, T&N Original is not perfect. It has poor edge support, it's not very responsive, and it has that sinking feeling some customers don't like. What’s more, it’s not the best choice for hot sleepers even with graphite and ceramic gel infused in memory foam.
The Casper Original
Brief overview:The Casper Original is a perfect medium-firm spring-free mattress that works well for all the sleeping positions. As the buyers say, it's "not too firm, not too soft, just right" — and that's probably the best description of this mattress by Casper.
Pros and cons
This is a traditional memory foam mattress with all the memory foam advantages e.g low motion transfer, great support, and high comfort level, but that's not all. The Casper Original is surprisingly good when it comes to hot sleepers — the top layer is made of breathable memory foam with tiny holes that provide great air circulation. Another cool thing about the Original mattress is its price — $1,095 for a good Queen-size memory foam mattress is definitely a great deal.
The problems with this mattress are not that serious. Thus, some buyers (especially those who weigh more than 230 lbs) say it doesn’t provide enough support and others complain about the lack of bounce.
To sum up
Now you have a list of great no-springs mattresses with all their benefits and drawbacks. We hope you already know which of these mattresses you want to check in stores or try to buy them online and use them during a trial period, and if so, our mission is completed.