Memory foam mattress buying guide. Steps to choose best mattress
Memory foam mattresses have visco-elastic property that enables your body to minimize stress on your pressure points. Most people are astonished by the initial firmness of memory foam mattresses. But it is an advantage to people who experience back pain and likes firm mattresses.
People have different preferences so there is no best firmness for memory foam mattresses. There are people who like it best when it’s of low density, others like high density foams. Density on foam mattresses refers to its corresponding weight per cubic foot. Low density foams are about 3 pounds density that means it weighs 3 pounds per cubic foot.
High density foams are around 5 to 6 pounds. Though low density foam is a bit softer, it is not durable as much as high density foam. But the stiffness of low and high density memory foam mattresses is quite similar when you first lay your body on them. It softens as it warms up. If you really prefer soft and durable, then memory foam mattresses that provides pillow on top is the best choice for you.
Memory foam mattresses can be fabricated from different materials. Spring mattresses with a thin piece of memory foam serving as a pillow is available. There are also mattresses that are half foam and half latex or any other material. Different combination of materials has distinct quality to offer to its user. You just have to be sure to read the label so that you will know what suits you best.
Despite the growing popularity of memory foam mattresses, there are a number of people who feel inconvenience in it. The fact that it gets too hot when people sleep on them gives discomfort. To address this flaw, manufactures added gel to the material to increase air circulation on the foam. This provides cooler effect to users while sleeping. Unlike any other gel foam mattresses, gel memory foam mattresses maintain balance to the weight of its user. Because of this, they will not sink too much on the foam. Its density range from 3 pounds to 6 pounds. The firmer it gets when the number increases.