There are three major options when searching for a memory foam mattress. Each one caters to a slightly different group to create a personalized feel. But, if you’re not quite sure which one is the best for you, check out some of the frequently compared details below as a mattress buying guide.
Traditional Memory Foam
Most memory foam reacts to the heat and cold. It becomes softer at higher temperatures and firmer at lower temperatures. Some companies (such as Amerisleep) offer a slightly more temperature neutral alternative formula which isn’t affected as much by temperature changes. This means you’ll get a more “consistent” sleep surface.
Memory foam is able to support each part of your body evenly since it “molds” to your body. This helps to reduce tossing and turning. The conforming quality of memory foam reduces pressure points on your body.
If you suffer from allergies, memory foam is a great choice because it’s hypoallergenic. However, some companies may use more chemicals in their formula than others. The best option is to choose a natural, plant-based product. In addition to being even more hypoallergenic, plant-based memory foam also helps to dissipate heat to keep you sleeping cooler throughout the night.
There are a variety of companies that sell traditional memory foam. Even though some retailers offer very cheap prices, the products often don’t last. If you’re purchasing online, it’s worth checking to see if the company offers in-home trial periods and detailed warranty information. The most reputable brands for traditional memory foam mattresses are below.
- Tempurpedic – www.tempurpedic.com
- Astrabeds – www.astrabeds.com
- Sealy – www.sealy.com
- Serta – www.serta.com
Plant-Based Memory Foam
Plant-based memory foam mattresses are an alternative to petroleum-based 100% polyurethane formulas. In addition to the eco-friendly aspect, plant-based memory foam is widely recognized as a cooler sleeping experience due to the change in cell structure.
It appears that, according some research results that surfaced at the beginning of this month, plant-based memory foam may even offer up to 23% faster heat dissipation compared to gel infused memory foam.
As an added benefit, it’s also even more hypoallergenic than traditional memory foam since there’s less use of polyurethane foam in the formula. Plant-based formula leads to a more “natural” sleep surface compared to memory foam that is not plant-based.
Due to the large variety of mixtures, sources of foam, and quality, it’s important to make sure that you purchase from a reputable company. While many companies offer an extremely cheap mattress, be careful when making your purchase. Check for verified & real customer reviews. There are two reputable companies that offer plant-based memory foam.
- Amerisleep – www.amerisleep.com
- Essentia – www.myessentia.com
Gel-Infused Memory Foam
If you’re looking for a hot contender as a Tempurpedic alternative, gel-infused memory foam may be an option to consider. However, there is a lot of misinformation circulating about this new product. Be sure to choose a trustworthy source to make your purchase from.
Take, for example, a few popular retailers that convey a false impression, “Gel Memory Foam senses where you need more support, and automatically increases the concentration of gel particles in those areas.” Although infusing the memory foam with gel changes the way the mattress feels, gel has no “sensing” ability and the beads cannot move or increase concentration within the foam at all.
Personally, I find it hard to trust a retailer who isn’t familiar with and provides misinformation about their products. I was very happy to find two companies that consistently have reliable information on their products, including gel-infused memory foam. They are established and known to offer a solid product and service experience.
- SimplyRest – www.simplyrest.com
- Serta – www.serta.com
So, what’s the best mattress? It’s apparent that there are reputable brands to purchase a new memory foam mattress from. The best retailers offer true details about each their products and don’t rely on false rumors. Another important thing to look for is always the availability of verified buyer reviews to support claims about their products. You’ll agree that an honest and open company is the best and most pleasurable to do business with.