Memory Foam and Memory Foam Mattress Buyer's Guide
1. Brief History of Memory Foam
2. Memory Foam Really is Unique, and Has Unique Benefits
3. Not All Memory Foams are Created Equal
4. Density - the Real Story
5. Can I Get By with Just a Topper, or Do I Need a Whole New Mattress
6. Our 10" Memory Foam Mattress -- All The Comfort Of The Leading Memory Foam Brand -- At About 1/2 The Price
While memory foam was developed for NASA in the 1970's, it didn't hit the consumer market until the early 1990's - first as memory foam mattress topper pads, and later used in memory foam mattresses. Since then, memory foam mattresses have become the fastest growing segment in the mattress industry. With every year, you see more and more companies selling memory foam mattresses and topper pads, and it is very difficult, even for those of us in the industry, to keep up with all the new memory foam products being introduced. What is a consumer to do?
In this guide, I'm going to do my best to give you the straight story on what memory foam is, how it works, and what to look for in memory foam (density and quality, memory foam toppers versus memory foam mattresses, etc.). For those looking for memory foam mattresses, we offer The Healthy Foundations 10" Memory Foam Mattress . Our mattress page tells you how we researched and selected these mattresses from all the others that we tested. Armed with the information in these different guides, I hope you are able to find just the right memory foam mattress, topper pad, or other product that fits your needs.