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. We're so confident you'll love it, we offer a money-back guarantee.

Amerisleep AS3 memory foam mattress
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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 can alleviate 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 bed, 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 can help to relieve these pains. If your back bothers you from day to day, consider upgrading to a mattress that is more supportive to help make sure 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 all of your weight on your hips and shoulders, and need the most pressure relief. Our best mattress for side sleepers: AS4

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: AS2

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: AS1

 
 
 
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: AS3

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.

Want to know more?

While this is a good overview of how Amerisleep stacks up against traditional memory foam beds, we've also looked at how we compare to some of our biggest competitors. Check out how we compare to TempurPedic® in our in-depth guide.

Making sure you love your mattress.

Buying a memory foam bed, especially online, can feel risky, but a risk-free trial is extremely important. A trial period should be at least 30 nights so you fully become accustomed to your new bed. The longer the trial period the better.

We offer 100 nights to try your mattress. Take that time to test your mattress however you see fit. If you don’t love how you’re sleeping, call us and we’ll arrange for your mattress to be picked up and refund you in full.

If you're still unsure before purchasing, read our mattress reviews to see what others have experienced with our beds. Our reviews are verified through a third-party service so you know they're real.

After testing dozens of mattresses, leading review site Mattress Clarity rated Amerisleep the #1 Overall Mattress for 2017.

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Health benefits of a memory foam mattress.

Because of the way memory foam compresses into itself to provide consistent support, many people (including verified reviews from Amerisleep customers) say it helps relieve pain and pressure points.

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Is memory foam safe for children?

For infants and toddlers, memory foam is not a great idea. However for older children and teens, memory foam is a safe and smart investment in improving your children’s sleep. Look for memory foam free of harmful chemicals like formaldehyde or CFCs to ensure that your child isn’t breathing in toxic chemicals.

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Supporting a memory foam mattress.

When you’re ready to purchase a mattress, pay attention to what is supporting your bed. Having improper support can make memory foam sag or, in rare cases, cause damage to your mattress.

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Box Spring Foundation
 

You can use an existing box spring if it's still in a good working condition. It may require placing a 3/4” piece of plywood on top to ensure the stability and support. If the foundation is sagging, it may be time to replace.

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Flat Platform Bed
 

A flat, solid platform will support your Amerisleep mattress perfectly.

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Slatted Bed Frame
 

When using a slatted foundation, we require that your slats are no more than 3" apart and at least 0.5" tall.

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Adjustable Bed
 

Pairing an adjustable bed with our mattresses elevates your comfort and puts you in control of how you sleep.

Find the right memory foam mattress.

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Profile Height
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Layer Construction
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Fire Guard
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Bio-Pur Comfort Layer
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Active Flex Layer
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Affinity Layer with SMT
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Bio-Core™ Base Layer
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Price1 (Mattress Only)
Firm
Stomach, Back
10-inch
2 layers
Celliant® infused breathable white cover with blue trim
Green Guard fire sock
2 inches
4.0-lb density
10 ILD
N/A
N/A
8 inches
1.65-lb density
40 ILD
Twin: $649
Twin XL: $699
Full: $849
Queen: $999
King: $1199
California King: $1199
Split King: $1399
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Medium Firm
Stomach, Back
12-inch
3 layers
Celliant® infused breathable white cover with blue trim
Green Guard fire sock
2 inches
4.0-lb density
10 ILD
N/A
3 inches
1.65-lb density
40 ILD
7 inches
1.5-lb density
35 ILD
Twin: $799
Twin XL: $849
Full: $949
Queen: $1099
King: $1399
California King: $1399
Split King: $1698
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Medium
Side, Combo
12-inch
3 layers
Celliant® infused breathable white cover with blue trim
Green Guard fire sock
3 inches
4.0-lb density
10 ILD
N/A
2 inches
1.65-lb density
30 ILD
7 inches
1.5-lb density
35 ILD
Twin: $899
Twin XL: $949
Full: $1049
Queen: $1199
King: $1499
California King: $1499
Split King: $1898
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Medium Soft
Side, Combo
12-inch
3 layers
Celliant® infused breathable white cover with blue trim
Green Guard fire sock
4 inches
4.0-lb density
10 ILD
N/A
1 inch
1.65-lb density
23 ILD
7 inches
1.5-lb density
35 ILD
Twin: $1199
Twin XL: $1249
Full: $1349
Queen: $1499
King: $1699
California King: $1699
Split King: $2498
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Soft
Side, Combo
14-inch
4 layers
Celliant® infused breathable white cover with blue trim
Green Guard fire sock
3 inches
4.0-lb density
10 ILD
2 inches
3.0-lb
11 ILD
2 inches
1.65-lb density
30 ILD
7 inches
1.5-lb density
35 ILD
Twin: $1599
Twin XL: $1649
Full: $1749
Queen: $1899
King: $2099
California King: $2099
Split King: $3298
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Frequent Questions

What should I expect to pay for a memory foam bed?

With new advancements in technology, memory foam spans all budgets. Price does not always equate to a better product. The sweet spot is a technologically advanced mattress that doesn't cost a fortune.

Is memory foam going to affect my allergies?

If you suffer from chronic allergies a memory foam bed is great to sleep on. Because of its resistance to dust mites and common allergens, memory foam will stay clean and won't affect your allergies.

What is memory foam density?

Density refers to how heavy a cubic foot of foam is. The higher the density, the more costly it is to produce. Extremely high dense foam, around 8lbs, can be hard to move around in, and give a quicksand feeling. Too low of a density, less than 3lbs, will breakdown with normal use at an accelerated rate.

Is higher density foam a higher quality product?

Density is usually a good way to determine the quality of memory foam. A medium density foam, about 4lbs, will accommodate most people's needs of durability. With advancements in foam production, lower density can outperform foam of a higher density. When produced using a closed chamber, variables can be tightly controlled and produce a more consistent product making it more durable. Since the support core does not interact with your body, the density should not be lower than 1.5 density. This way your body is supported properly while still able to hold up normal wear and tear.

Do you need to rotate or flip memory foam?

With innerspring mattresses, coils would wear down and be extremely prone to sagging where you lay at night. High quality memory foam mattresses don't require flipping or rotating because they aren't prone to sagging.

How do I clean a memory foam bed?

While the memory foam itself shouldn't be cleaned, the cover surrounding your mattress may need light washing. Cleaning this cover is as simple as spot washing affected areas with warm water and soap. Certain covers, like ours, should not be washed in your home washing machine. We recommend getting your mattress cover dry cleaned if heavy soiling occurs. Many memory foam beds also feature 4-sided zipper covers that can be removed for washing without having to lift the bed.

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