Cold foam mattress or comfort foam mattress

Cold foam mattresses and comfort foam mattresses are very similar in principle. However, there are a few fundamental differences that result from the different manufacturing process. Find out more below.

The production of cold foam and comfort foam

Both cold foam mattresses and comfort foam mattresses are made of the plastic polyurethane, but the manufacturing process is different:
While cold foam uses the chemical reaction between two substances to produce the desired consistency, comfort foam heats the foam. This has various effects: Cold foam mattresses are hard after hardening and have closed pores. Comfort foam mattresses are soft and open-pored and can be processed immediately after cooling down. Cold foam mattresses, on the other hand, are rolled after hardening so that the pores break open. This process releases chemical smells that the consumer has to endure in the first few nights after making a purchase.

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The differences between cold foam mattresses and comfort foam mattresses

Due to the different manufacturing processes, comfort and cold foam mattresses also differ in their properties. While cold foam mattresses are very point-elastic, comfort foam mattresses are a little softer and therefore react a little more broadly. In addition, comfort foam mattresses are more breathable than cold foam mattresses and are therefore more suitable for people who sweat.

Feature of cold foam mattress Comfort foam mattress
Manufacturing In the cold process With heat
Point elasticity Very good Well
Air circulation Low Well
Noise development No No
Lying feeling Rather hard Rather soft
Allergy-friendly Depends on the reference Depends on the reference, but rather yes
Weight Low Low
Can be rolled and creased Yes Yes
Suitable for heavy people Rather less Rather not
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What should you look out for when buying?

Even if cold foam mattresses are generally considered to be of a slightly higher quality than comfort foam mattresses, this does not have to mean that you should opt for a cold foam mattress. It is important that you test the mattress because your personal preferences ultimately decide which mattress you feel more comfortable on. In general, you should consider when buying:

  • The more zones the better (there are 3 to 9 zones)
  • The thicker the mattress, the higher the better and the lower the likelihood of pitting
  • The higher the room weight is the highest quality is the mattress
  • Removable and washable mattress covers increase hygiene and reduce mite infestation
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