Layers of cold foam are common in many mattresses but you may feel that a pure cold foam mattress isn't right for you.
Try one of these alternatives instead.
Memory foam mattresses
Memory foam mattresses have similar properties to cold foam mattresses.
They are best characterised by their memory imprint.
When pressure is applied, the foam becomes softer and allows the body to form an imprint. This ensures that the foam adapts perfectly to the contours of the body, allowing for maximum comfort.
Due to its extremely high adaptability and pressure relief properties, memory foam is often used for orthopaedic purposes.
The biggest difference between cold foam mattresses and memory foam mattresses is in the feeling of lying down.
Memory foam is much more adaptable and really nestles up to the body.
This does make moving around on the mattress a little more cumbersome, making memory foam mattresses less suitable for very restless sleepers.
If you are looking for a firmer model that offers more stability and elasticity, then you should consider innerspring mattresses.
The core of a spring mattress is made of coils or springs, which can carry individual loads.
This means it adapts well to the body and is very point-elastic.
The gaps between the springs also provide for natural ventilation channels, enhancing the breathability of the mattress. This provides for a cooler sleeping climate.
If you choose a spring mattress, make sure you look for quality.
Inferior spring mattresses wear out quickly and form dents, resulting in the so-called hammock effect. This can create and worsen back pain.
High-quality innerspring mattress models are pocket spring mattresses and barrel pocket spring mattresses.
Also consider hybrid mattresses, which combine springs with high-quality foam.
Latex mattresses have a high point elasticity, are very comfortable, and have good ventilation.
They are more suitable for people who prefer a cooler sleeping climate and restless sleepers.
Natural latex mattresses are also great for people who value organic and environmentally-friendly products.
But, latex mattresses are quite heavy, need to be cleaned regularly, and they can also be quite a bit more expensive.
Gel foam mattresses
Gel foam mattresses also have high point elasticity, are very comfortable, and have very good ventilation.
They provide a very cuddly feel and are particularly suited to restless sleepers.
Gel foam is most commonly found as an upper comfort layer in a combination foam mattress, used together with more adaptable and/or stable and firmer base foams.