Memory Foam Mattress: Is Density the Most Important Factor When Choosing a Memory Foam Mattress?

One of the most frequent questions we receive about memory foam is about density and its importance when choosing a memory foam mattress.  Just how important is density when selecting a memory foam mattress?

The most important aspect when choosing a memory foam mattress is how it actually feels to you when you sleep on it in your home for an extended period of time. This is why it is so important to buy your memory foam mattress from a retailer that offers a complete money-back guarantee (not a store credit) for long period of time. I recommend using a retailer who offers a money-back guarantee for at least 180 days or more.

When it comes to density, research has found that memory foam with a density of 3 to 4 pounds per cubic foot is ideal. A density of less than 3 lbs per cubic foot just doesn’t have the true memory foam characteristics. A density of more than 4 lbs. per cubic foot is generally too stiff and often hard. The bottom line here: Use density as a guideline for your purchase, but make your purchase from a retailer with a money-back guarantee so you can actually use your memory foam mattress at home for an extended period.

At Healthy Foundations, we offer a 365 day money-back guarantee on all of our memory foam mattresses so you can be sure you find a mattress that is right for you.