If you’re thinking about shopping for memory foam mattresses to increase your nighttime comfort level, reduce back pain, and improve the overall quality of your sleep, it’s crucial to keep in mind that not all memory foam mattresses are created equal!
Ever since memory foam mattresses joined the consumer market in the 1990s and started to gain in popularity, more and more manufacturers and companies have been busy selling their versions of memory foam mattresses and topper pads. Memory foam mattresses and their related products vary significantly in quality, density, temperature sensitivity, comfort, firmness, and durability. Because there is definitely more than one type of product for you to choose from, how will you know what to buy?
The first thing to keep in mind when choosing a memory foam mattress, topper pad, or pillow is the price. Although more affordable memory foam mattresses have become available, this development has also translated into more poor-quality mattresses becoming available. While you can certainly find good deals on quality memory foam mattresses, those that are significantly cheaper than other types/brands tend to be poor quality, layered with other cheap and low-quality materials and “fillers”. Not only will they provide less comfort and support, but they won’t last very long, either.
When comparing memory foam mattresses, look for something comfortable, supportive, strong, and long-lasting. As far as depth of foam is concerned, try to choose a mattress with around three inches of foam density. Less than three and you won’t feel supported or very comfortable, but too much more than three inches, and you’ll feel like you’re “sinking” too deep into the mattress.
There is some controversy over whether or not customers should choose a low, high, or medium density in memory foam mattresses. There are different advantages to each, and what you decide is really up to your personal preferences. Low-density mattresses can be softer and more comfortable but may lack in durability; high-density mattresses can be “too firm” but more durable; and those of medium density are often, as you would suspect, right in the middle.
Finally, check the source or name brand. Some brands you can trust; others you can’t, at least not without some investigation. Do your research to determine the quality of the memory foam mattresses you are considering. You can also look into our line of available mattresses at www.mattressnextday.co.uk