Everything you need to know before buying a memory foam mattress
Memory foam is, for lack of a better phrase, the cool kid of the mattress world right now. What was once a funky and high-end bedding option has become ubiquitous in homes around the country. Memory foam mattresses can be a daunting prospect if you’ve never tried or bought one before.
Whether you’re getting your first ever memory foam mattress or looking to upgrade so you can have a better night’s sleep, we know how to help you get the memory foam option you need at a price you’ll be happy with, as the sleep experts at Bedtime will help you understand what makes memory foam so special.
Understanding what a memory foam mattress does
How can a mattress made of foam be so good at improving how you sleep? There is a lot going on inside a memory foam mattress, and it helps to know what makes them so good.
Memory foam mattresses utilise a foam layer to relieve pressure when someone is sleeping. Most refer to it as the mattress having a “sinking” feeling, but in reality, memory foam simply responds to the level of pressure you put on it.
Knowing that memory foam isn’t always everything in the mattress
While some memory foam mattresses will have a full layer of foam inside, it is much more common to get a mattress where the upper layers are foam, but there’s something else underneath. In most instances, there will be pocket springs under the top layer of foam. You’ll frequently head this referred to as a combination mattress, and thankfully, we have great offers on these too!
Finding the ideal memory foam mattress for any bed
Bedtime offers memory foam mattresses in a wide range of sizes, such as:
- Small Single
- Small Double
- Super King
Double and King would be the most popular sizes, as memory foam mattresses are great for couples sharing a bed who would have different sleeping positions. You can filter our collection down to any size you need using the left side menu.
Knowing what to do when you want added firmness
Memory foam is softer than the likes of a traditional mattress to lie on. If you want that feeling of having your mattress fully support your body without any significant change to the mattress, you might prefer our pocket sprung mattress range. These mattresses provide specific support to different parts of the body, with added firmness for those who need it for a better night’s sleep.
A great option for those with allergies
Memory foam mattresses don’t have large gaps inside, so you won’t find the mattress collecting dust and such over time. This makes them a great option for those who want hypoallergenic options, especially for those buying children’s bedding.
Keeping things cool in bed
By its very nature, memory foam loves to retain heat. This can be great if you love having a cosy warm bed to snuggle up in. But if you’re the type of person to leave a leg hanging out or flip to get the cold side of the pillow, you might be left wondering if memory foam will keep things a little too warm at night.
Bedtime helps avoid this ever being an issue by stocking memory foam mattresses with infused gel top layers. They work their magic to keep things cooler in bed; ideal in the summer months. Oh, and if you are someone who loves a cold pillow at night, check out some of the deals in our bedding section.
Not sure which memory foam mattress will complement your sleep pattern?
Everyone has their preferred way of sleeping. Whether you’re always on your side, move around to alleviate pain, or want to improve your sleep habits, it helps to know how a specific mattress can help you.
That’s why we’ve made our perfect mattress finder. In just a few clicks, we’ll narrow down hundreds of mattress options to a handful of memory foam mattresses that suit your exact needs.
Bedtime – helping you create your perfect bed set-up
Whether you’re visiting our sleeping experts in your local Bedtime store or needing a full bed/bed frame, let Bedtime make shopping for beds a hassle-free experience. With free delivery on orders and the option for assembly service upon delivery, getting a brand-new memory foam mattress and bed has never been so easy.
If you need any help at all figuring out which mattress to choose, get in touch or talk to one of the team at your local Bedtime store.