Memory foam mattresses are becoming more and more popular every day. Instead of being “new” or “up and coming” they are becoming more and more mainstream. Why? Because they are so comfortable, that’s why! There is one caveat to that, however. You do have to buy a good memory foam mattress to get that comfort. You don’t have to pay “leading brand” prices to get a good memory foam mattress, but if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.
A memory foam mattress is temperature sensitive. It uses your body’s temperature to mold to the contours of your body and reduces pressure points and the need to flop around to get comfortable. When you do change positions, the memory foam “remembers” its shape and then gently molds to your body again once you settle in new position.
Although memory foam mattresses are extremely comfortable, we do recommend that you do not purchase any memory foam mattress unless you get to try it in your own home for at least 180 days. Make sure you have a money-back guarantee if the mattress doesn’t work for you. Do not settle for a store credit or comfort guarantee (same thing as a store credit). These could leave you out lots of money and stuck with a mattress you don’t like.
At Healthy Foundations, we want you to be as informed about your mattress choices as possible. That’s why we’ve created our Mattress Buyer’s Guides for memory foam mattresses, air beds, and latex mattresses.