My wife and I enjoy sitting in bed reading the newspaper, watching the morning news and having coffee, which I am concerned is not good for an innerspring mattress. How will a foam mattress hold up? I am very interested in the Casper. I like the concept but am concerned the layers will "creep."
asked Oct 08 '14
Dan from Bakersfield, CA
Hey Dan, Peter is spot on. A lot of people like to 'sit' in their beds these days, watching TV, working on a laptop (myself included) but I generally advise that you do not sit in bed because of the focused weight in one area over prolonged periods of time. The Casper does have the benefit of having latex as the top layer, so there is quite a bit of added protection by having that in place of foam.
There is one exception to the "no sitting in bed" concept, and that's to use an adjustable base. By articulating the head and foot of the bed into a lounging, upright position, your weight is still evenly distributed across the mattress. Plus it's a lot more comfortable then propping yourself up with pillows and so on. Have you ever considered an adjustable base?
Dan, an adjustable bed base has lots of benefits. Using your bedroom as the room you "hang out" in, the probably the best reason for owning one. And, Sean is right about an adjustable bed minimizing the damage to that one spot on the mattress.
Hi Dan - sitting in bed is on my mind a lot these days as well, great to work from home in a very comfortable spot, which is often the bed for me. As for the Casper, it's actually a fairly soft mattress, particularly when compared with most memory foams. This is great for sleeping if that's you're preference, but it doesn't offer the support that I like for sitting for extended periods of time.
answered Oct 10 '14
Hi Dan, Whenever you shift the bulk of your body your body weight to a single spot, as in a seated position, the mattress will wear in that spot much quicker than the rest of the mattress. You'll certainly want to avoid an individually pocketed coil, as they would be the least durable under such conditions. The most durable would be a double off-set Bonnell coil @ 12.75 gauge and a 416 coil count in queen. The only foam upholstery material that is durable enough is latex. All natural Dunlop latex for the core support, with Talalay latex for comfort at the surface.
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