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.
Memory Foam Mattresses- The Ultimate Guide
A memory foam mattress can be the key to the perfect night’s sleep. Our mattresses use technology originally developed by NASA. They used the visco-elastic substance to cushion astronauts in space vehicles- so it’s no wonder that lying on a memory foam mattress can make you feel weightless!
The key advantage of a memory foam mattress is that it moulds to your individual shape. The foam moves around you even if you toss and turn during the night, responding intuitively to pressure and body heat. This helps distribute your weight evenly across the mattress and gives you the peaceful night’s rest your body and mind craves.
Memory foam is also great for those that suffer from joint pain. Spreading your weight evenly across the bed can alleviate neck, back and shoulder pain, improve circulation and ease the tension of aching joints. Our memory foam mattresses are hypoallergenic, meaning they’re ideal for an individual with asthma or allergies, as they help keep symptoms under control. And with free 24-hour delivery, you could be sleeping in luxury in no time.
Everyone can take advantage of the benefits of a memory foam mattress. Our huge range includes mattresses ideal for kids, teens, couples- or those that just like to sprawl! Individual memory foam mattresses are perfect for the kids’ room or for a guest room. A double ensures the master room is the comfiest spot in the house, and for added luxury and space, there’s always the king size option. The choices don’t stop there. Our range includes additional features including depth, spring count and firmness rating, so you can get the mattress that’s just right for you and your body.
If you think a memory foam mattress is too costly, think again. Our extensive range has something for every budget. Our great value mattress range includes mattresses from the UK’s top brands. Browse memory foam options from Bed Butler, Silentnight, Relaxsan, Coolflex, Dormeo and Sleepeezee, and take advantage of our free 24-hour delivery service.
Memory foam mattresses: which is the best?
This depends entirely upon you. Do you sleep better on a firm mattress? Or do you love sinking into soft luxury? Do you have joint issues that mean your body needs extra support? By having a good think about your bedtime needs, you can reduce the number of options available and make it easier to choose your perfect mattress. If you’re unsure on the level of support that’s appropriate for you, discuss it with your doctor or physiotherapist. They’ll be able to advise you on what the best support is for your own individual needs.
What’s the difference between sprung and foam mattresses?
There’s a huge difference between sprung mattresses and memory foam. Sprung mattresses contain thousands of springs, designed to be flexible and spread your weight out over the surface of the mattress. Memory foam is an elastic material that moves with the contours of the body and provides a much better level of support. Memory foam mattresses absorb weight and prevent undue pressure on the joints. The medical community generally accepts that a memory foam mattress is better for those with musculoskeletal problems. However, mattress choice is all down to personal opinion- it’s what works best for you and gives you the best night’s sleep. If you find that a sprung mattress actually supports you better, always try to find one with over 1000 springs for the best level of quality and support.
What about Tempur Mattresses?
Tempur is a well-known mattress brand which utilises high-density foam in their products. MattressNextDay doesn’t stock Tempur at this time, but we have a huge range of alternatives from top brands that offer equivalent levels of comfort and support- without breaking the bank.
Are there any drawbacks to memory foam?
Memory foam mattresses can lend themselves to a slightly warmer night’s sleep. The foam in the mattress is extremely dense and reflects body heat, so those not used to this might find themselves a little hotter than usual in the night. You may find less bedding or a cooler thermostat setting at night may help with this.
Are they easy to clean?
Yes, memory foam can be easily cleaned with a vacuum cleaner. Like all bedding, it’s important to keep it clean. You sleep on your mattress for between 40 and 60 hours a week, depending on your sleep schedule. This means your bedding is constantly being covered in dead skin, sweat and the dust mites that these materials attract. A regular vacuum can prevent this build up. Using a mattress protector can also help keep your memory foam mattress clean- and extend its life. MattressNextDay has an extensive range of quality accessories including mattress protectors, to help keep your high-density foam mattress like new for years to come.
What about Latex foam?
Memory foam is made from polyurethane, whereas latex is derived from natural ingredients. Latex foam mattresses are a little lighter, more bouncy, and quickly return to their original shape. The most desirable advantage of latex foam over memory foam is that they retain less heat, keeping you cooler while you snooze.
My new memory foam mattress has a funny smell. Is this normal?
It’s completely normal. All new products that contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) give off a chemical smell when they’re first opened. This is called ‘off-gassing’ and is simply tiny particles of the material escaping into the air. Think about ‘new car smell’ or the smell of a freshly painted room- it’s very similar.
Can I do anything about it?
Although it’s nothing to be alarmed about, you can open your new mattress in a separate room to avoid the smell lingering in your sleeping area. Keep the room well ventilated and let the mattress rest for 48 hours before moving it into the bedroom. The ‘new’ smell should dissipate very quickly with minimal effort.
How long should I let my memory foam mattress rest to expand?
Vacuum packed memory foam mattresses have had most of the air squeezed out of them in order to deliver them more easily. Once unpacked, the air will return and it will gently return to its proper shape. This should take no longer than 24-48 hours, depending on the brand and type.