Definition of Durability

Meaning of the Term as it Pertains to Mattresses

What is Durability?

Durability represents a mattress's ability to offer intended support and comfort for an extended period of time. After prolonged use, mattresses tend to weaken and bow out or sag. This results in unhealthy support for the spine. Comfort layers also wear out over time and may begin to provide unsatisfactory rest. A good quality mattress should offer consistent support and comfort for about 8 to 10 years.

Mattress type generally indicates durability and expected longevity. Bonnell coil models, mattresses with the cheapest and most basic innerspring coil contusion, last about five years, on average. Individual coil mattresses and common memory foam mattresses tend to last about eight years. The longest lasting of the bunch, density memory foam and natural latex memory foam mattresses tend to last about 10 to 12 years.

Mattress durability depends largely on the quality of materials inside. Discount mattresses commonly use low-quality materials and produce mattresses with short lifespans. Well-known brands use high-quality materials as well as advanced construction techniques, which ensure prolonged durability. Top-of-the-line mattresses with the highest quality materials may last upwards of 20 years.