Memory Foam Mattresses: The Importance of a Good Mattress for Great Sleep

Getting enough good sleep is one of the most important factors affecting our health, our productivity, our mood, and every aspect of our lives.  We spend more than one-third of our life in bed, yet many people skimp when it comes to purchasing a new mattress.  Many years ago, I found this to be true from personal experience.  Once I replaced my old, worn out spring mattress, my sleep improved tremendously.

The article Importance of a Good Mattress  (written in 2010, but still timely today) is what got me thinking about this.  We spend way more time on our mattresses than on our sofa or in front of the TV (I hope you don’t spend 8 hours a day in front of the TV!), but yet many people look to skimp when purchasing a new mattress.  The good news is that you don’t have to skimp to get a new, high quality memory foam mattress.  You can get a quality memory foam mattress at about half the price of “leading brand.”

One thing you need to do when choosing a memory foam mattress (or any mattress) is to try it in your own home for an extended period.  We recommend at least 180 days.  If the mattress doesn’t work for you, you should be able to return it and get your money back, usually with just a small return fee.  (Make sure they ship it to you for free first.)  Don’t accept a store credit or comfort guarantee.  This means you can’t get your money back and go somewhere else, but you are stuck buying from the same store.  Time and time again we see people out a ton of money and still not have a mattress that works for them.

At Healthy Foundations, we want you to be as informed about your mattress choices as possible.  That is why we created our buyer’s guide for air beds, latex mattresses, and memory foam mattresses.