A Guide to Choosing the Best Memory Foam Mattress

It is a proven fact that if a person does not sleep well at night then he would be extremely irritable and unproductive in the morning. One of the factors that are crucial for getting good sleep is the surface on which the individual is sleeping on. There are different types of mattresses available in the market. Of the many available, memory foam mattresses are considered to be the best mainly because of the many health benefits that they provide. For instance, memory foam has a proclivity to mold itself to the body shape of the sleeping individual. What this does is relieve pressure points from the individual while he is sleeping. This is especially important for side sleepers because constant pressure on their shoulders and hips can result in them having serious long-term health problems. Apart from this, there are many other benefits of memory foam mattresses such as the fact that they can regulate temperatures restrict motion transfer and even turn out to be more durable in the long run. However, as memory foam mattresses are inherently more technical in nature, it can be difficult for a person to compare them. Without a solid comparison process, it would be impossible for the prospective buyer to find the best memory foam mattress from the many that are available in the market. Consider the following aspects that every individual looking for the best memory foam mattress should consider before making a purchase.



The Purity of the Memory Foam inside the Mattress



High quality memory foam mattresses are those that boast of 100 percent purity in terms of the memory foam inside them. There are some cheap memory foam mattress manufacturers in the market that try to reduce their cost price by simply adding fillers into the mattress and reducing the quantity of memory foam in it. While this would reduce the cost of the memory foam mattress, it would also result in its quality going down. Therefore, a prospective buyer should limit himself to memory foam mattresses that boast of 100 percent purity.



Dimensions of the Memory Foam Mattress



Memory foam mattresses are available in a wide variety of dimensions and sizes. Choosing the right size with regard to the size of the bed is, as is obvious, fairly important. Thus, measuring the bed before buying the mattress can be a good idea. The following are some common mattress sizes.


·         King memory foam mattress


·         Queen memory foam mattress


·         Single memory foam mattress


·         Double memory foam mattress


·         Twin memory foam mattress



Density That the Best Memory Foam Mattresses Boast Of



There are two reasons why the density of the memory foam in the mattress needs to be assessed as well. The density of the memory foam would determine the level of support the mattress would give to the sleeper. Generally speaking, the higher the density, the better the support will be. In addition to this, the more thickly packed the memory foam is, the better its life will be. This means that higher density memory foam mattresses not only give more support to the sleeper but are also more durable and, hence, cost effective in the long run. Ideally speaking, the density of a high-quality memory foam mattress falls between 5 lbs and 7 lbs.



It is also important to note at this point that there are many memory foam mattresses in the market that try to con a buyer by stating such density numbers but not specifying that it is only for the topmost layer and not the entire mattress.



Reaction to Pressure and ILD Rating



There are two other technical specifications that a buyer should consider, in addition to the density of the memory foam being used. These are the mmHg i.e. reaction to external pressure and the ILD i.e. Indentation Load Deflection ratings. A potential buyer can use mmHg to understand the extent to which the mattress can relieve stress points. The higher this number is the better the mattress will be in relieving pressure points. ILD, on the other hand, has a bearing on the firmness or softness of the mattress and is, essentially, a matter of preference. It is worth mentioning that most high-quality mattresses have ILD ratings in the range of 10 to 16.



Hopefully, this information has helped you to know what to look for when looking for the best memory foam mattress for you.