It is very important to me that the foams we use in our mattresses and toppers be as safe and healthy as possible. That is why I’m happy to say that working with our manufacturers, we’ve been able to get all the foams we use to be both CertiPUR-US certified as well as no longer using any FR chemicals (chemicals that are often added to help the foams pass the fire safety regulations).
Our unique mattress, including our high quality foams and our five-layer proprietary Comfort Matrix Construction™ allows our Healthy Foundations 10” Memory Foam Mattress to provide outstanding comfort and support in the world of inferior memory foam mattresses. This unique and high quality memory foam mattress can be bought nowhere else in the world.
There’s a few schools of thought on this question. But what we’ve found is that by being able to sit on the side of your bed, and having your feet being able to reach the floor (heel and toes), keeps your body in a good posture, both getting in and out of bed. This tends to make it easier on your back and knees. If your existing bed isn’t this height off the floor, a good way to figure what is a good height is to measure by sitting on a chair that just gets your feet to hit the floor (heel and toes), and measuring that chair height (then adding two or three inches to compensate for your mattress compressing a bit as you’d sit on it). Then you can measure your frame height off the floor, then your foundation, then your mattress. If your mattress height off the floor is too high, then you can look into a lower profile foundation or a bed frame that’s lower. If your mattress height off the floor is too low, then you can look into a higher profile foundation or a bed frame that’s higher.
At this point and time, I think that most of us know that we, as a society, are surviving on less sleep than we were even just a few years back. The proliferation of electronic devices, 24/7 email, everything coming at us on “smart” phones, and even 24/7 television has affected how much sleep we are getting.
At this point and time, I think that most of us know that we, as a society, are surviving on less sleep than we were even just a few years back. The proliferation of electronic devices, 24/7 email, everything coming at us on “smart” phones, and even 24/7 television has affected how much sleep we are getting. If you are “of a certain age,” you remember when most TV stations were completely off by a certain time of night. The static that showed up once a TV station was off the air became famously scary in the 1982 movie, Poltergeist. What is scary now is how little sleep many people are getting and how it is negatively affecting us.
Tired of tossing and turning and trying to get comfortable at night? Tired of sleeping in a giant lump or crater in the middle of your old innerspring bed? (Been there!) Think there’s got to be a way to wake up without a back ache every morning? There is! That’s why more and more people are choosing a memory foam mattress for better sleep and great mornings.
A few years back, writer, Cathy Alter, spent the night in a mattress store and shared her night in a Washingtonian article entitled Finding the Perfect Mattress. During her night at the mattress store, Ms. Alter spent up to 90 minutes on each mattress. This is a fun concept for an article, and better than the quick in-store trial in a well broken-in bed that most people get, but sleeping in a store in a strip mall isn’t going to cut it either.
Memory Foam Mattress Glossary
Terms You Should Know Before You Shop for a Memory Foam Mattress
Cover – The cover or ticking is the outside of the mattress. In the case of a memory foam mattress, it is a cover rather than a sewn ticking.
Here’s a recent question we got on using a memory foam mattress topper pad on a sofa bed:
“I have a new sofa bed with a 5 inch mattress. But it still is uncomfortable. Will a mattress topper work in a sofa bed and will it close if I leave it on?”
This questions brings up a bigger issue – which is whether a memory foam mattress topper pad can help make a sofa bed more comfortable.
Perhaps you have a fairly new mattress (five years or less) that isn’t as comfortable as you’d like. Maybe it’s in good condition, but you just don’t like the way it feels. Are you destined to sleep uncomfortably or spend money replacing a relatively new bed? Not necessarily. Here’s why…
A memory foam mattress topper may be just what you need to make your current mattress more comfortable. Full Size Memory Foam Mattress Toppers points out some reasons why a memory foam topper pad may be right for you. Although a memory foam mattress topper can make a relatively new mattress more comfortable, it’s not a substitute for a new mattress if your current mattress is old and worn out. If you current mattress is more than five years old and/or has dips, sags, or lumps, a memory foam mattress pad is not going to help it. In the case of an old or worn out mattress, replacement of the mattress is the answer. In that case, skip the memory foam mattress topper and think about a new memory foam mattress.
Everyone wants to know what the most comfortable mattress choice is. That question can’t really be answered by anyone but you. You don’t let someone else tell you which car or house is best for you, do you? Sure, you do your homework to make sure the quality is good and the product is durable, but when it comes to preference the choice is yours. We love the memory foam mattress, but it may not be what is best for you.