When buying a memory foam mattress (or any mattress), you want to be able to ensure you find the right mattress. That is nearly impossible to do with just a store trial. In order to guarantee you find a mattress that is right for you, make sure you get at least a 90-day money-back trial with any mattress you buy. (We do a 365-day trial, but 90 days is the minimum we recommend.) Now, here is where it gets tricky sometimes. Many companies will offer what they call a “comfort guarantee.” A comfort guarantee is just a tricky way of saying “store credit.” In other words, if the mattress doesn’t work for you, you can exchange it for another mattress in the store. Many stores also allow you only one, maybe two exchanges which really makes this tough. Even if you do get any many exchanges as you want, if the store doesn’t have a mattress that is right for you, you are simply out of luck. We have heard stories like this from our customers and it is very frustration indeed. If you have a comfort guarantee, comfort exchange, or store credit and the store doesn’t have a mattress that you like, you could be out hundreds or perhaps even thousands of dollars and still not have a mattress you can comfortably use.
It is rare that we get this question, but people do have it. (Perhaps they are just embarrassed to ask.) The question is, “How well does intimacy work with a memory foam mattress?”
First of all, I find this question intriguing. Is there really any mattress (or surface) that is going to prevent people from being intimate? Is it really that difficult anywhere? Without going into details of mile-high clubs, the back seats of cars, and millions of other intimacy surfaces or surroundings, my first thought is to say, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” but that isn’t even necessary with a memory foam mattress. After many years and many thousands of memory foam mattresses sold, we have not heard this issue from customers or seen it in any reviews, until just now…
As memory foam mattresses become more and more popular, there are more and more “facts,” or should I say myths, surrounding them. Let’s separate a few of the facts from the fiction and the myths from the reality.
Myth – All memory foam “sleeps hot.”
Fact – Although memory foam has a reputation for sleeping hot based on “leading brand’s” reputation for this, some newer more high tech memory foams have turned this to fiction. Our memory foam has an open cell construction that increases air flow by 95% over traditional memory foam and wicks away heat and moisture three times faster than traditional memory foam. In addition, the Healthy Foundations 10″ Memory Foam Mattress is also encased in a CoolMax cover. CoolMax is a unique cloth by Invista that is on everything from athletic wear to bedding and wicks away heat and moisture. Since our returns for heat are less than 1/2 of 1%, sleeping hot is simply not an issue for this memory foam mattress.
When you hear about foams, particularly memory foam, you usually always hear about their densities, but density isn’t the only measurement used in assessing foams. IFD, also called ILD, is the measure of a firmness of a foam. It measures the initial deflection of the foam under a load and is used for all types of foam, everything from memory foam to car seats.
Most people looking for a memory foam mattress want to learn about density and what that means. Quite simply, density is how much one cubic foot (length x width x height) of foam weighs. So does that mean that all memory foam with the same density is exactly the same? If only it could be that easy. Unfortunately, it’s not.
“What is the best memory foam mattress?”
That is a frequently asked question on the web. Of course, some of the answers you get are going to be biased, but some are not. There are some reliable third-party reviews sites that do a decent job sorting through the facts and the fiction to get down to what the best memory foam mattress is. The best known and number one of these sites is SleepLiketheDead.com. However creepy the URL may be, SLTD does do a good job with its mattress research.
Sometimes we get questions that are pretty vague like, “What’s the best foam mattress?” Foam mattress could mean memory foam, natural latex foam, or even plain polyurethane foam. Usually what people mean when they ask, “What is the best foam mattress?” is one of three things: 1.) What is the best memory foam mattress? 2.) What is the best natural latex mattress? or 3.) What is the best foam mattress, natural latex or memory foam?
Comparison Of Different Memory Foam Mattresses
We hear from people all the time who want a direct comparison review of different memory foam mattresses.
People want to know if there is really a difference in the comfort of different memory foam mattresses, in their quality and durablilty, in their money back return policies, their business ratings, etc.
I get a fair amount of questions about gel foam — what is gel foam, why I’ve only carried memory foam beds (for more information on buying a memory foam bed, click here to see our in-depth memory foam mattress buying guide and checklist) and never carried a gel foam bed, and whether gel foam “better” than memory foam?
Whether memory foam “sleeps hot” or not is a concern for many people. Memory foam has a reputation for sleeping hot, especially because the leading brand, Tempur-Pedic, is known for this. Since sleeping hot is something that is undesirable, some memory foam manufacturers have worked to eliminate this drawback.