Memory foam mattress
buying guide

Memory foam is a revolutionary way to rest. With advanced pressure relief and support, memory foam will help you to wake restored and refreshed for your day.

What memory foam offers.

Memory foam offers multiple benefits over traditional mattresses. The major benefit is the cellular structure that memory foam consists of. While typical coils are spaced throughout a bed, memory foam cradles your body at every point so you feel supported and relaxed.

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Better Pressure Relief & Support.

With its continuous, full bodied design, memory foam envelops your body and provides unmatched pressure relief and pushes against your body to support it.

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Faster Relief for Aches & Pains.

By conforming to your body at your pressure points, memory foam alleviates stress and pain you collect during the day.

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No Motion Transfer.

With its advanced cell structure, memory foam subtly absorbs your motion so you can easily get in and out of bed without disturbing your partner.

Getting the right pressure relief & support.

When choosing a memory foam mattress, it is important to consider what mattress will provide the proper pressure relief and support for your weight, sleeping positions, and chronic pains.

Chronic Pain

Certain chronic pains make sleeping a challenge. If you suffer from hip or shoulder pain purchasing a mattress with more pressure relief will help to relieve these pains. If your back bothers you from day to day, consider upgrading to a mattress that is more supportive to ensure that your back doesn’t move into an uncomfortable position.

Sleeping Position

The position you find most comfortable at night has a large impact on the amount of pressure relief and support your mattress will require. If you don’t know your most common position, take a mental note of how you fall asleep and how you wake up. The position you wake up in is most likely your dominant sleeping position.

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Knowing your sleep style.

Side

People who tend to fall asleep on their side need more pressure relief. When sleeping on your side, you put a all of your weight on your hips and shoulders, and need the most pressure relief. Our best mattress for side sleepers: Colonial Bed

Back

While sleeping on the back, support and pressure relief are both needed. Large amounts of support are needed to keep the spine in its natural alignment while pressure relief keeps pains and a sore back calm. Our best mattress for back sleepers: Revere Bed

Stomach

Stomach sleepers need a moderate amount of support to ensure that their neck is aligned correctly and hips stay in their natural position. Our best mattress for stomach sleepers: Americana Bed

Combination

Sleeping in a combination of positions is extremely common. Purchase a mattress that is designed to give you enough support and pressure relief regardless of how you sleep. Our best mattress for combination sleepers: Liberty Bed

Adjustment period of a new mattress.

After getting a new memory foam bed it takes time for your body to become accustomed to the proper support and pressure relief that it provides. This adjustment period varies anywhere from two to four weeks. When purchasing a mattress, make sure that the company’s return policy allows you to fully become accustomed to your new mattress.

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Concerns circling memory foam.

While every mattress material has particular concerns associated with it, most problems surrounding memory foam have been solved by new innovative production processes and cutting-edge technology.

Concern

What to look for

Concern

Memory foam sleeps too hot

What to look for

With new advancements in production, memory foam can have a large, open-cell structure that allows for better airflow within the mattress, to let you always sleep cool. If you usually sleep warm, regardless of what you’re sleeping on, you should look for memory foam that has been processed to remove the foam’s cell membranes. This let's memory foam breathe even more efficiently.

Concern

Memory foam is expensive

What to look for

When memory foam mattresses first came on the market, they were prohibitively expensive. Now, thanks to direct-to-consumer shipping, you won’t have to worry about retail markups and be able to order an affordable memory foam bed straight to your house.

Concern

I don't want to feel stuck in bed

What to look for

Slow response times within the foam cells can make moving around in bed a nightmare. Large, open-cell memory foam responds to the body quickly so that when you move, your bed will easily move with you.

Concern

Memory foam smells bad and produces harmful chemicals

What to look for

With the new production processes Variable Pressure Foaming, memory foam can be produced without any harmful blowing agents and a finished product low in VOCs. VPF is the world’s cleanest way to produce foam. Unfortunately, the majority of companies still produce foam in open chambers.