Helpful Guides & Tips for Memory Foam Mattresses
If you want to experience the perfect night’s sleep, you needn’t look any further than our range of memory foam mattresses. Using memory foam technology originally developed by NASA, these mattresses have been designed to mould to your individual shape. The foam material configures to your body in response to pressure and heat, working to evenly distribute your weight while you snooze. As a result, you get a supportive, comfortable place to sleep that’s totally out of this world.
Aside from letting you get the slumber you need, sleeping on a memory foam mattress can help alleviate a number of physical ailments too, including back, neck and shoulder pain, poor circulation and aching joints, as well as keeping health problems such as asthma and allergies under control due to its hypoallergenic qualities.
Our products are available in a wide range of different sizes. For children and teenagers or those who sleep alone, we have single memory foam mattresses, while our double memory foam mattresses are perfect for couples. We even stock king size memory foam mattresses for those who want the extra room. To make sure your mattresses meets your individual requirements, you can pick from a range of additional features such as firmness rating, spring count and depth.
Regardless of your budget, you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for when you shop with us. We offer cheap memory foam mattresses from some of the UK’s leading brands, including Silentnight, Coolflex, Sleepeezee, Bed Butler, Relaxsan and Dormeo.
What is the best memory foam mattress?
As always, the best mattress depends on the individual. First, ask yourself the question; Do I sleep better on a softer mattress, or on a firmer one? By asking this question first, you can narrow down the range and make it a little easier by reducing the number of options available. Memory foam is generally considered a good option for people suffering orthopaedic issues, but this is a general guide, and you should always seek medical advice if this is the case.
What’s the difference between sprung and foam mattresses?
Sprung mattresses contain on average between 1000 and 2000 springs, creating a structure to support your body. Memory foam by design offers a better support all over the body, absorbing the weight and distributing the bodies pressure points. This has generally been accepted by the medical profession as being advantageous for people suffering from bad backs and orthopaedic issues. In conclusion, the type of mattress is down to the individual, and it’s best to try both types before purchasing. If purchasing a pocket sprung mattress, try to ensure it has over 1000 springs, as anything less than this is considered as low quality.
Do Tempur mattresses use memory foam?
The well-known manufacturer Tempur uses high-density memory foam to create their mattresses. Although MattressNextDay does not currently stock Tempur, we have a number of alternatives from different brands that offer the same level of support and comfort, for a fraction of the price.
How to clean a memory foam mattress
The simplest and easiest way to give a new lease of life to your mattress is to vacuum it. It is important to keep your mattress as clean as possible. Recent studies show that after 8 years, your mattress becomes heavier, as it fills with dead skin, sweat, and millions of dust mites that accumulate inside it! Another way to help your mattress clean is to use a mattress protector. MattressNextDay sells a range of high-quality mattress protectors that will extend the life of your mattress. Take a look at our range of accessories.
What is Latex foam?
Latex foam is usually constructed using all natural materials. Whereas memory foam is manufactured using polyurethane foam. If your looking for a more lighter feel, more bounce, a faster response time, less hug, and a more generalized compression, then a latex foam mattress would be recommended. But the biggest advantage of latex foam over memory foam is that it has less heat retention, giving a better cooling effect, and reducing the overall temperature throughout the night.
Why do memory foam mattresses have a chemical smell or odour?
What causes the smell?
A lot of memory foam mattresses when first opened have a distinct smell. It is caused by something known as “off-gassing”. Off-gassing occurs due to the chemical odour emitted when you first open your memory foam mattress out of the box. It may smell similar to a freshly painted room or a “new car smell.”
How to avoid it?
The best way to avoid the chemical odour is too open and unwrap your new mattress in a less-used separate room, then leave it for up to 48 hours before relocating it to your room of choice. Alternatively, ensure that your room is well-vented, simply done by opening up a few windows to allow the chemical smell to escape the room, and be replaced by fresh, non-smelling clean air.
How long do you leave a memory foam mattress to expand?
If you purchase a new memory foam mattress and it comes vacuum rolled, you will need to unroll it and leave it for a period of time, allowing the mattress to return to its full size and shape before use. This time period differs from mattress to mattress, but generally by leaving it up to 24 to 48 hours, gives the mattress enough time to fully recover from packaging to a mattress that is sure to give you a great night’s sleep.
Why do memory foam mattresses get hot?
Memory foam has a lot of benefits for being a construction material for a mattress, but it has some drawbacks. The positives are that it moulds to your body shape while you sleep, creating comfort without pressure points, and ensuring that your spine is correctly aligned through the night. However, it can increase your body temperature during the night. The answer is in the name, foam. Memory foam was invented in the 60’s by NASA looking for a safety material to absorb G-force on takeoff. It does this by being a dense and highly absorbent material, this is the reason it reflects the heat from your body, making for a hot and sometimes sweaty night.