Memory Foam Mattress: Review

I’m not going to say what memory foam mattress you should buy or even if you should buy one at all, what I will tell you is what it is like to have a memory foam mattress, review the pitfalls, explain what they like to sleep on and if they alleviate pain and are worthwhile investing in. Read my memory foam mattress review below.

Firstly you need to know that a memory foam mattress won’t suddenly improve your memory, you won’t wake up shouting “I know where the apostle spoons are hidden” Ok, lets start with the basics. A memory foam mattress reacts to your body weight and heat to form the shape of your body, a little bit like laying in the sand but a lot more comfortable and not as hard and you don’t wake-up with sand in your belly button.

The benefits of memory foam is that it is very good at relieving pressure so has a number of orthopaedic advantages, it is said that having a memory foam mattress can reduce the need to toss and turn in bed at night by up to a staggering 80%, presumably this is because you are more comfortable and the pressure on certain parts of your body is reduced. Memory foam mattresses also claims to assist your lumbar support to help prevent back pain, neck, shoulders and hip pain.

So what are they like to sleep on?

Having had a memory foam mattress for several years I can see that there are good and bad advantages, yes they do make for a more comfortable night sleep but you need to be aware that they are not for everybody, because your body will sink and mould itself into the mattress you will find that you get hotter at night and if you have mobility problems it can feel as if you are sleeping at the bottom of the hill and at the worst will cause problems getting out of the bed for those with more severe mobility problems.

If you have not already slept on a memory foam mattress and you’re not sure about splashing out your hard earned cash you could always try a memory foam topper (also called a mattress overlay) on top of your existing mattress, these are a great deal cheaper and consist of a layer of foam available in various densities and providing similar results to a memory mattress.

A word of warning, many people have purchased a full memory foam mattress and just can’t get on with it and find it does not offer the firmness and support of a standard mattress, if this is what you are looking for then a memory foam mattress is not so you. However if you do decide to try one make sure that the mattress that you choose has memory foam on one side and is a standard sprung mattress on the other side, that way if you don’t get on with it you can always just flip the mattress over and hey presto your back to a standard mattress and the apostle spoons will remain hidden.

If you want a guide to memory foam mattress and do some homework before you buy check out this comprehensive guide at Ergoflex they are straight talking, offer a no-nonsense guide and even freephone contact for orders or more details.



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6 Responses to Memory Foam Mattress: Review

  1. Jann says:

    Your post, Memory Foam Matress Review: Read before you buy, is really well written and insightful. Glad I found your website, warm regards from Jann!

  2. air jordan air jordan 7 says:

    What I wouldnt give to have a debate with you about this. You just say lots of things that arrive from nowhere that Im fairly sure Id have a fair shot. Your weblog is terrific visually, I mean people wont be bored. But others who can see past the videos together with the layout wont be so impressed with your generic understanding regarding this topic.

  3. Mobility Reviewer says:

    WOW Air Jordan

    How amazing you should try to spam this blog by submitting 4 replies with links (removed by admin) to your site.

    Before you return please get your facts right … you say “others who can see past the videos together with the layout wont be so impressed with your generic understanding regarding this topic.”

    1 There are ZERO VIDEO clips on this site
    2 I have had a MFM for many years

    Maybe you just dont like it because I have highlighted the fact that it can be like “sleeping on a hill” This is a STRAIGHT TALKING review and here to help the public decide before buying!

    OK bored now, go away and spam somebody elses blog my friend, i’m off to delete all your other comments, not because I dont want people to see them, no its just to stop you trying to get free backlinks to your shoes website!

  4. Tony B says:

    Here here, there are far too many of these spam merchants spending all day trying to get their pathetic links into other websites, this one however is not that clever! If he thinks that he can throw about insults and you will publish them along with his link he must be on another planet.

    Anyway, that said I totally agree with what you are saying in the review about a memory foam mattress can feel as if you are ” sleeping on a hill” I tried one and really couldn’t get on with it because of this but I suspect if you sleep alone it may be a different story? perhaps somebody could offer feedback?

  5. They do take a bit of getting used to, but we would never go back. Our ones have different foam in layers for the (considerably!) different weights of me and my wife. I would recommend them as much more comfortable, and no more creaking!

    The thing you that should really be looked into is the rip off adjustable bed sellers. The motors in those beds cost about £30 but they sell adjustable beds for up to £5000.

    Would be good to find a really reputable company that I could recommend to people. Any ideas?

  6. Hello,
    You really cleared up a lot of things for me. It’s really hard to find proper info about mattresses that isn’t just some commercially sponsored blurb. I’ve been looking for a good mattress. I’ll be shifting to Tulsa around New Year’s and I’m throwing out the old Spring mattress cause i think it’s lived its life. Is there a affordable brand you recommend? I’m really set on Memory Foam mattresses, but the ones with the cooling gel things get a bit expensive. I have mild spondylitis and so a good mattress is really crucial. If you have a recommendation for pillows, I’d be willing to listen to that as well.
    Thank you
    Janna Jamieson

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