Anyone who has ever experienced a dreadful night of sleep knows the advantages of a quality mattress. As with anything we buy, before committing to one selection, it is a smart idea to research the options on the market as each brand and style provide their own special benefits. For instance, your back and body may scream for a firmer mattress while your grandmother may prefer something a bit more delicate. Then, there are some mattresses like memory foam, which are among the few that may make the whole family fall asleep smiling.
Memory Foam Mattress Quality
How would you like it if your mattress could read your mind? It would be wonderful to have your bedding give you exactly what you want. This sounds like material out of a science fiction novel, but memory foam mattresses seem to have the ability to discern our needs. Every night, when you lay down, the mattress responds to your position and body temperature in order
to distribute weight evenly. This also works to align your spine and support your neck. In the morning, when you leave the bed, the mattress reshapes to its initial state. An investment in memory foam is an investment in comfort; ask anyone who had tried one!
Memory Foam Mattress Background
Memory foam mattresses made their debut appearance in the 1960s, after NASA’s discovery of the memory foam material. While scientific data has yet to provide hard pros and cons, customer opinions are generally positive. Authority website like WebMD and Wikipedia, mention the general preference for anything memory-foam related, and few names are more well-known in the mattress world than one of its top brands, the Swedish Temper-Pedic Mattress.
Memory Foam Mattress Materials
How do these work differently from spring mattresses? As mentioned above, memory foam reacts to pressure and heat; this material is called low-resilience polyurethane foam. In place of springs are a polyurethane base and extra chemicals for increasing resistance to force (viscosity) and density.
|Twin||38 x 75|
|Twin XL||38 x 80|
|Full||54 x 75|
|Queen||60 x 80|
|King||76 x 80|
|California King||72 x 84|
Memory Foam Mattress Products
These days, approximately 50 years after its inception, there are a number of foam mattresses available on the market. The difference between each relies on the thickness of each layer of foam, support, heat retention, construction and warranty/lifespan. Safety certifications are also a priority, as are brand names, of course! You can also choose between a full mattress or a mattress top, depending on what you’re looking for in terms of cost. Memory foam tops sit on top of your regular mattress and give you a bit of the foam feel for a fraction of the full mattress price.
Memory Foam Mattress Pricing
Listed as top memory foam mattress brands are both budget-friendly and high-cost selections. Popular options that are also considered cost-effective include Ultimate Dreams Supreme Gel Memory Foam Mattress, Sleep Innovations SureTemp Memory Foam Mattress, Amerisleep Liberty Mattress and Sleep Master 6-Inch Therapeutic Memory Foam Mattress. These range from medium softness to firm and can cost from as low as $150 to as high as $1,000; Sleep Master generally runs cheaper than its rivals. Memory foam mattress toppers can cost around, and sometimes under, $100 depending on the brand and thickness. Dynasty Mattress and Tempurpedic are among the high-range examples and prices range from $800 to thousands of dollars, even reaching $11K for top notch quality. Below are prices for Tempurpedic’s higher end memory foam mattresses.
Memory Foam Mattress Warranty
As with any investment, look for the catch in your return. What is the return on investment? Otherwise known as ROI, it is a ratio of how much you pay versus how much you get back; therefore, how many years of quality usage per initial expenditure. Before purchasing your mattress, take a look at the warranty. Memory foam mattresses can last as little as 5 years (Sleep Master 6inch) to 20-plus years (most other mattress named in this review).
Memory Foam Mattress Reviews
As with most merchandise, customer reviews run across the board, but general opinion tends to agree on a few parameters. Customers were most happy when sleeping on memory foam alone, and the top characteristics include the quality of comfort, pressure point relief, lifespan, availability and minimal noise. Qualities that were felt to be less attractive include heat retention, mobility/convenience in moving, off-gassing odor from mattress chemicals and dual firmness for couples. On the middle of the satisfaction spectrum, was how comfortable it felt during sex; many couples were labeled their mattress as simply satisfactory.
For anyone who has back problem, trouble sleeping or who simply enjoys high-quality products, look into buying a memory foam mattress. Melt away into a world of relaxation and bliss while your body gets exactly what it needs. And as always, consult with a doctor before making any purchase for medical purposes!