Find the best memory foam mattress with these 4 simple steps

November 6, 2014

Buying a memory foam mattress can be an easy process when you follow these straightforward steps.

Find the best memory foam mattress with these 4 simple steps

Memory foam mattresses are known for their comfort.

  • Made from a material that conforms to the user's body, a memory foam mattress can be a big investment, so it pays to do your research before you buy.

The steps can help guide you through a smooth purchasing process.

1. Buying the right size

Generally memory foam mattresses do not require box springs, so if you already have a bed frame, you're going to want to purchase the correct size mattress to fit it.

If you don't already have a bed frame, consider what size bed is right for you and your home.

  • If you share the bed with a partner, you might consider getting a bigger mattress size, like a queen or a king.

2. Choosing the best firmness

Memory foam mattresses, like traditional mattresses, vary in firmness.

  • Decide what level of firmness you like and select a mattress that matches it.
  • If you're not sure, take a trip to a mattress showroom where you can lie on different beds and find the firmness that feels most comfortable to you.

3. Setting a budget

A memory foam mattress is a big purchase and many are considerably expensive. If you're looking to purchase one, go into your search with a budget in mind.

  • By setting a maximum price from the get-go, you narrow down all possible options and ensure that you're not creating any undue financial stress with your purchase.

4. Selecting a type of memory foam

Memory foam mattresses can be made from a range of materials.

  • If you enjoy the feeling of sinking into your mattress, a traditional memory foam mattress might be right for you.

Alternatively, memory foam mattresses can be made from plant-based materials.

  • These do not use petroleum or synthetic material found in traditional memory foam mattresses.
  • There is less sinking into them, so it's easier to adjust your position while sleeping.
  • They also tend to be softer and less plush than traditional memory foam.

Finally, memory foam mattresses made from gel are known to offer a cooler sleeping experience, but they are similar in feel to a traditional memory foam mattress.

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