If you are in the market for a memory foam mattress, you may feel overwhelmed by all your options. It used to be that you just went to your local mattress retail store and tested out the mattresses they had available. Now, the online market for memory foam mattresses has exploded with new companies popping up every few months. All of these companies claim to make the best memory foam mattress available. So, how do you decide which mattress is right for you? We’ve put together a few tips on what to look in a memory foam mattress before you make your decision:
• Does it have a cooling agent? One of the trademark qualities of memory foam is that it absorbs your body heat, making your night hot. A cooling agent is vitally important if you want to avoid that. Look for a top layer made out of gel memory foam, open cell foam, or something that will increase breathability.
• What is it made out of? Not all memory foam mattresses are created equal. It is important to know what your mattress is made from and how it was made, especially if you want to avoid that strong smell or off-gassing of foam in your room. Look for CertiPUR-US certified mattresses for low VOC emissions and no harmful chemicals.
• Does it have a warranty? A reputable company that is offering a quality memory foam mattress will offer a warranty. Look for at least a 10-year warranty to feel confident in the mattress.
• Does it have layers of different types of foam? Layers are important because each type of foam offers a different benefit. You need a high-density foam in the base to provide support and prevent back pain, while an upper layer of more responsive foam will cradle your pressure points and give you comfort while you sleep.