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Everything You Need To Know About Buying The Perfect Memory Foam Mattresses

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

It can be a wonderful life if you use the right type of mattress. Life can be extremely stressful. Often times, the only way to relieve that stress is by relaxing on the perfect mattress. The problem is that many people aren’t using the perfect mattress. Instead of relieving stress, many mattresses create stress.

Memory foam mattresses are the perfect mattress for any kind of sleeper. Memory foam mattresses go to work relieving harmful pressure points. These mattresses come in a variety of different densities which really benefit you as the sleeper. Memory foam uses your body temperature to heat the foam. When the foam has been slightly heated, it molds to your individual shape. If you are in the market for a new mattress, a memory foam mattress is just what you are looking for. Here is everything you need to know about buying the perfect memory foam mattress.

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1. Density. It is important to choose the right density in order to get the perfect memory foam mattress. Density is a measurement of pounds per cubic foot. You can find memory foam with densities as low as a 1.5 pound density or as high as a 10.0 pound density. The higher the density, the more support you have. Also, the higher density you choose, the better quality mattress it will be. As density increases, the mattress is better able to relieve pressure points. As density increases, the more expensive it will be. However, a good quality of sleep is certainly worth the investment. We recommend not even looking at any mattress with a density lower than 4.0 pounds.

2. Firmness. Firmness is another important factor to consider. The firmness rating is measured in ILD. A good ILD range is between 10 and 14. Don’t consider any mattress with an ILD rating less than 8 or more than 16. Anything outside the range of 10 and 14 takes away from the memory foam aspect.

3. Thickness. Many people consider firmness and thickness to be identical. However, the thickness of a memory foam mattress affects the comfort of the mattress more than the firmness does. You can’t base the thickness of a memory foam mattress by the height of the mattress. Instead, you need to consider the thickness of memory foam inside the mattress. The ideal thickness range is between 2.5″ and 6″. Not enough memory foam will cause the mattress to be too firm and too much memory foam will cause your spine to be aligned improperly.

4. Scams. There are many imitation memory foam mattresses out there. These mattresses do not provide many, if any, of the benefits of quality memory foam mattresses. Don’t buy a memory foam mattress unless you are able to try it first in your home. You need time to see if the particular mattress will work for you. Don’t buy Asian-made memory foam. Many times, these memory foam mattresses have added clay inside them. Lastly, if it seems “too good to be true,” it probably is.

Memory foam mattresses can be your answer to a good night’s sleep. However, you have to make sure that you do your homework first. Take the time to research different products and prices. Don’t hesitate to ask questions either. Follow these tips so you can make a wise purchase.

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