I’m frequently being asked by people if a memory foam mattress is right for them. I’m also continually finding articles that claim to be able to tell someone if a memory foam mattress will be the right mattress for them. Best Guide to Locate The Ideal Memory Foam Mattress offers a few tips for choosing a memory foam mattress, but here are three important things you need to look for when shopping for memory foam to make sure a memory foam mattress is indeed right for you.
1. Buy from a retailer that allows unbiased third parties like Shopping.com and the Better Business Bureau to monitor them. Retailers will only put positive reviews and comments on their own web sites; third parties will let you see everything consumers have written about a company – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
2. Buy from a retailer that lets you try your memory foam mattress in your own home for an extended period of time. We recommend at least 180 days.
3. Buy from a retailer that will allow you to return your memory foam mattress and get your money back if it doesn’t work for you after your extended in-home trial. Do not accept a store credit or “comfort” guarantee (same thing as a store credit). If you do, you could be out a lot of money and still not have a mattress that you are happy with.
Bottom line: If you follow the three tips above you will be sure to have a pleasant and successful memory foam mattress shopping experience and be able to safely find out if a memory foam mattress works for you.
At Healthy Foundations, we sell memory foam, but we want you to be as informed about your mattress choices as possible. In addition to our Guide to Memory Foam, check out our air bed guide and our natural latex mattress guide.