Thinking about switching out your mattress? Whatever your reasons for replacing your mattress are, knowing which bed to buy and what works best for you is a big decision, especially if you’re looking for durability and longevity in your new mattress.
And let’s face it, who doesn’t want that?
There are many types of mattresses out there for you to choose from. With mattress technology that has improved over the centuries, one of the most popular and well-reviewed types nowadays is the memory foam mattress.
But how long does a memory foam mattress last when we stack it up against other mattress types? How does the Ecosa mattress shape up considering these factors?
What is a Memory Foam Mattress?
Memory foam has an interesting origin story. Starting out as space travel conducive technology made by NASA in the 1960s to being used for patient care in the medical field, the features and benefits of memory foam soon penetrated the commercial market for beds and pillows alike.
Made of a special polyurethane foam that shapes to body pressure and heat, memory foam mattresses have been a popular choice for years now because of their support and durability (among a list of benefits).
Main Factors That Affect Memory Foam Mattress Lifespan
This refers to the amount of material per one cubic metre. You can usually get a general sense of this by the weight of the mattress relative to other mattresses you might be considering – the more material, the heavier it is.
While memory foam density and quality don’t necessarily go hand in hand (it’s all about the mattress material!), density might be something for you to consider if the lifespan of a mattress is an important factor to you.
Because of the higher number of cell structures in denser foams, high-density memory foam mattresses are able to support body weight and conform to the sleeper’s weight for a typically longer time.
Note: What you buy will ultimately come down to your sleep preferences and there are a lot of factors aside from memory foam density that you will want to consider.
Support base density
The support base of your mattress refers to the foam layer underneath the memory foam. This functions to provide ergonomic pressure point support that compliments the upper layer of memory foam.
Even with a high-quality memory foam layer, low-quality support bases can decrease the lifespan of a mattress. Higher density means higher resilience as low-density support foams tend to deteriorate much faster.
Lifespan of Different Types of Mattresses
With the variety of mattresses out there, each type’s unique features affect its lifespan. Wear and tear affect each type differently. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ones out there so you know if it's time to trade your old bed for a new mattress.
Innerspring mattress: A familiar mattress built with inner coils to provide support, this type generally lasts for only 7-8 years. After that, the mattress starts to sag and lose support because of wear and tear on the springs.
Air mattress: This type of mattress tends to last for only about 5 years. Depending on build quality, air mattresses tend to leak air after years of heavy use.
Latex mattress: Made from either natural or synthetic ingredients, latex mattresses have the longest lifespan of the mattress types out there. If durability is your focus, latex mattresses can last up to 15 years if well-cared for.
Note: The main concerns with latex mattresses are yellowing, crumbling, and latex allergies. If you plan on getting one, look for mattress technology that addresses these issues so you sleep worry-free.
Hybrid mattress: Part innerspring and part memory foam mattress, this bed aims to give users the best of both worlds with some of the benefits of memory foam and the familiar comfort of an innerspring. Typically, these mattresses only last for about 6 years on average.
Memory foam mattress: Considered one of the more durable mattress types, memory foam beds have an average lifespan of up to 10 years. Take good care of it and a high-quality memory foam mattress can even last up to 15 years with the right amount of TLC!
How Does the Ecosa Memory Foam Mattress Stack Up?
The Ecosa memory foam mattress has three reversible high-quality memory foam layers from which to choose from – medium, medium-firm, and firm mattress layers so it meets your preferences while providing ergonomic support to your body’s pressure points.
Oh, and did we mention it has a 15-Year Warranty?
If you're looking for a premium quality mattress, you know you’re in good hands when you’re guaranteed for longer.