How to Determine if You Need a Memory Foam Mattress or a Memory Foam Pad

You’re interested in memory foam. Perhaps you’ve had some friends rave about the fabulous night’s sleep they get on it, the way their backs and necks no longer ache when they wake in the morning, and how they don’t feel their partner move once all night. This is something you need to check out for yourself. You want a fabulous night’s sleep.

The first thing you discover is that there are memory foam mattresses and memory foam mattress pads. Both offer the same sleep and health benefits. Which is right for you?

First you need to take a look at your current mattress. Is it still in good condition? Does it still have some good years left in it? If it is not lumpy or sagging, then perhaps all you need is a memory foam mattress pad. This is a less expensive option than buying a whole mattress.

Remember when you are choosing a memory foam mattress pad that you will be adding one to four inches of thickness (depending on the pad you choose) to your existing mattress. This may make it difficult for your existing fitted sheets to fit on your bed.

You may need to purchase new fitted sheets that are extra deep. If you like to sleep on expensive sheets and you have many sets of them, you may want to consider purchasing a memory foam mattress instead of just a pad.

If you’re current bed is uncomfortable, if it is lumpy, if the springs have begun to pop though the top, or if it is sagging in the middle or on one or both sides, it’s time to replace the old mattress with a new memory foam mattress.

The new mattress that you buy will likely be more expensive than a traditional spring mattress, but it will have a longer life. It can last up to four times longer than a spring mattress. In the long run, you will save money, and saving money is just one more reason why a memory foam mattress will help you get a fabulous night’s sleep.

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