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Old 17.05.2018, 21:57
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Re: Need opinion: memory foam vs spring mattress? (+ where to buy)

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Could you explain this, please? Why would memory foam be unsuitable? Or: what does memory foam need, to be suitable?
From my own experience and the result of a thorough discussion with the staff at Pfister and other mattress stores, I learned that box springs were the best idea for hot sleepers. Having grown up with these beds in Canada, I've never experienced the extreme heat that I did with a latex mattress in Europe. It drove me insane to the point where I wondered if I had some kind of horrible disease.

Anyway, to cut to the point, the staff highlighted that:
- Latex retains heat and doesn't breathe
- Box Springs distribute heat because they are full of pockets.
- Memory Foam - could be either depending on density, overall construction, etc... but will likely retain heat. I've slept on a few in my life (hotels, friends' houses) always found myself a bit hot.

So, a box spring seemed logical.

In the end, I ended up adding a super squishy foam topper for some lush factor. It's not very dense so it doesn't retain much heat. I'm perfectly warm and snuggly and far from feverish.

Hope that helps!
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