What is a Reflex foam mattress? Plus the best ones based on your budget and sleeping style.
Have you tried to get on with a memory foam mattress, but found that it just doesn’t give you the support you want? Do you love that soft, snuggly feeling of a foam mattress but need something a bit more responsive? Similar to the more commonly used memory foam, but with a few subtle differences, here’s a quick guide on Reflex Foam mattresses.
Reflex foam is high-density polyurethane foam. The structure is denser than memory foam, so it can provide a much firmer feel. If you see a mattress made from Reflex foam, you know it’s specifically crafted from this denser type of foam, rather than a lower-quality variation.
Because the foam is made up of millions of tiny holes, it adapts to any weight placed on its surface. Once that weight is removed, it bounces back to its previous shape. So, in a way, it’s like memory foam in that it regains its shape and quite literally ‘bounces back’. The air bubbles within Reflex foam are larger than memory foam, so it can provide faster pressure relief by moulding to your body quicker.
Reflex foam mattresses usually incorporate a layer of this specific type of foam, combined with other layers or even a sprung core to create a hybrid mattress.
Now reflex foam sounds awfully similar to memory foam, but realistically, which is better: reflex foam or memory foam? This will depend on your personal preferences, including:
More mattresses are coming onto the market all the time as people realise just how versatile (and comfortable!) it is. Here is our pick of the best Reflex foam mattresses.
Using a specially engineered Reflex Foam called ProReact™ Support Foam, the Coolflex Essentials™ Foam Mattress offers incredible support with a firm feel - ideal for those with back pain who are looking for an orthopaedic option. This Reflex foam mattress is lightweight, posture-controlling and has a removable AirFlo™ cover that enhances the breathability of the mattress. It's also one of the best options if you're looking for a cheap Reflex foam mattress, as it starts at just under £150. Plus it comes rolled and boxed - what's not to love?!
Proving that Reflex foam mattresses can be soft, the Sleepeezee G3 Memory Pocket 3200 Mattress combines soft tension pocket springs and body-moulding cooling memory foam with a layer of Reflex foam for ultimate comfort and support. One of the best luxury mattresses on the market, it is full to the brim with innovative sleep technology from leading manufacturers, Sleepeezee, to offer you night after night of restful, rejuvenating sleep.
With a medium feel, the SleepSoul Comfort 800 Pocket Mattress is perfect for all types of sleeping positions, and if you like to change positions in the night. Combining pocket springs with a deep Reflex foam layer, this mattress is able to both support your pressure points, and ensure you don't disturb your partner as you turn, as it's able to dissipate movement evenly. No roll together technology also ensures you stay on your side of the bed, without accidentally rolling towards the centre. This is the best Reflex foam mattress for couples!