Your friend’s got one, your mum’s got one and you’ve seen the adverts but you’re still wondering should I buy a memory foam mattress? If you’re in the market for a new mattress then there is no doubt that you will have been bombarded with all kinds of mattress lingo. Indeed, you most certainly will have heard about memory foam. They certainly aren’t new to the market and were first introduced in the 1990’s. Since then, there has been an explosion in memory foam mattresses and people worldwide are reaping the benefits. However, if you’ve never had a memory foam mattress before then you may be wondering what those benefits are. Here we will discuss the pros and cons of buying a memory foam mattress so you can make the best choice for you. To view our full range just click here.
There are numerous benefits of memory foam mattresses. Indeed, for every 10 mattresses we sell 9 will contain some memory foam. What’s more, over the years these mattresses have become more sophisticated than their forefathers. Here are the top benefits of owning a memory foam mattress.
Unrivalled Support – Due to the nature of memory foam these mattresses mold to your exact body shape. This helps to keep your spine in the correct alignment and therefore can help to relieve any pressure points and give you a refreshing night’s sleep
Pain Relieving – Leading on from the first point, because of the pressure relieving qualities of a memory foam mattress they are the ideal mattresses for anybody suffering muscular – skeletal problems. For example, people who have a bad back find these mattresses particularly beneficial. Furthermore, a memory foam mattress might be the best solution for someone who is bed bound for long periods of time. This is because they can help prevent pressure sores from being laid down for a sustained period.
Great For Allergy Sufferers – Due to the nature of memory foam, these mattresses are naturally hypoallergenic. This is because memory foam is a dense material which means dust mites don’t get much of a look in!
Less Partner Disturbance – A memory foam mattress could mean that you suffer less disturbance from your bed partner which is great news if you live with a wriggler! This is because the mattress molds to each person individually.
No Need to Turn – The way a memory foam mattress is built means that you don’t have to flip these mattresses over which makes them easier to maintain.
Many Models Have Cooling Properties – When memory foam mattresses were first introduced, some people found that they overheated. However, since then many manufacturers have devised a way of incorporating cooling properties to combat this.
As with all products there are some cons that you should consider before you make a purchase. They are as follows: -
Can Be Expensive – Memory foam mattresses do tend to be priced higher than their sprung counterparts.
Can Overheat – As already discussed it is possible to overheat with a memory foam mattress. Whilst most manufacturers incorporate materials to counteract this, they are still a little warmer than those without memory foam.
Can Smell at First – Some people find that a memory foam mattress gives off an odor at first. However, this can be overcome by airing the mattress sufficiently when it is first removed from the packaging.