Best Memory Foam Mattress Buyers Guide

Best Memory Foam Mattress Reviews

Memory foam mattresses have grown in popularity over the last few years. It started with pillows and people quickly realized that they could improve their sleep ten-fold by investing in a comfortable mattress made from memory foam.

Manufacturers quickly caught onto this growing trend, to a point where we have so many choices, shapes, sizes and additional features that it can often be difficult to choose the best memory foam mattress for your needs.

Which is where this awesome buyers guide comes in. After over 10-years in the industry, I know what to look for in quality bedding and in this guide, I've done the research for you and laid it all out in an easy to follow manner.

If you can't find the mattress for you in this guide, simply drop me a note in the comments at the bottom and I will point you in the right direction.

ProductThicknessRating 
Comfort Dreams Select-A11-inch9 /10
Snuggle-Pedic Flex-Support12-inch9 /10
CushyBeds 4 Layer Latex10-inch8.6 /10
Snuggle-Pedic Breathable Mattress12-inch8.6 /10
Allassea Gold Fusion Hybrid12-inch8.2 /10

Table of Contents

The Best Memory Foam Mattress Buyers Guide

Thickness

The ideal thickness will depend on your individual preferences. Some people are happy with a 10-inch thick mattress, whereas others may prefer a 6-inch thick mattress instead. If you would like your bed to be as high as possible, you should opt to buy the thickest mattress you can find, alternatively, if you would prefer your bed to be as low as possible, you will need to look for a thinner mattress.

Some people opt for thicker mattresses because they want to ensure their body gets as much support as possible. If you're prone to waking up with aches and pains, it may be a good idea for you to buy a thick mattress, if you want that peace of mind.

However, thicker mattresses don't offer very much more in the way of support, so you may want to think about testing out a few mattresses first, before parting with your hard earned cash.

If you would like your bed to be as high as possible, then it might be wise to opt for a mattress that comes with a slight edge to it. The edge has been added to ensure you are less likely to fall out of bed. If you're prone to falling out of bed, look for a thick mattress with an edge.

Density

When you're shopping for a memory foam mattress, one of the things you need to look out for is a mattresses density. The density of the mattress helps you to determine how soft or firm the mattress in question is.

Let's imagine you're walking around a mattress store, looking for a mattress that is reasonably firm. Rather than lying on every single mattress you can find, knowing that a medium density mattress comes with 4 -5 pounds of memory foam per cubic foot, can help you to quickly determine if that mattress is right for you.

Low-density mattresses usually come with less than 3 pounds of memory foam per cubic foot, and high-density mattresses usually come with 6 or more, depending on the manufacturer.

So, try out a few beds, see which one you prefer the most, and note the density. Now you'll be able to walk around the store or shop online for a mattress that's as firm or as soft as you would like. You should be aware that the higher the density of memory foam, the longer your mattress is likely to last, simply because it contains more memory foam.

This means it may be worth your while buying a mattress that's just a little firmer than you would usually buy.

Ventilation & Airflow

Ventilation & airflow is of primary importance if you would like to get a comfortable nights' sleep. Most memory foam mattresses offer this feature, which can help to keep you feeling cooler during the summer months, and warmer during the winter.

Mattresses such as memory foam mattresses often work to ensure there is maximum ventilation so that you sleep as comfortably as possible, no matter what the weather is doing outside. You should be aware that different mattresses will offer you different levels of ventilation and airflow.

These differences are usually related to the price of the mattress. For example, a $1,000 mattress may offer top of the range ventilation, and airflow, whereas a $500 mattress will offer features that may be half as good.

Why do we need ventilation and airflow? The fact of the matter is that when we sleep, we sweat, and the moisture from our sweat can cling to our night clothes, and make them damp.

When a mattress is ventilated and has good airflow, you're less likely to sweat, which makes for a more comfortable nights' sleep.

During the colder months, having good ventilation and airflow can help you to stay warm, as it will take the warm air from around your room, and allow it to flow through your mattress, warming you up quite nicely.

Warranty

If you would like your purchase to be protected, you may want to take a look at the manufacturers warranty. A warranty works as a guarantee that the manufacturer will repair or replace the mattress should a fault develop with it.

The warranty is usually available within a specific period of time (Often 10-25 years for mattresses), and you'll also find there are specific conditions included. This means that you may not be covered for spilling red wine on your nice new mattress, but you could be covered if the mattress doesn't work as well as it claims to.

If you would like to make a claim on your warranty, you will have to check the details first, as there will be specific conditions.

Before you purchase a nice new mattress, it's worth your while checking out what is covered by the warranty. Every manufacturer has their own idea as to what they think should appear on the warranty, so please don't automatically assume every product is similar.

Some brands offer extended warranties, but they usually do so for a price. If you would like to extend your warranty for whatever reason, please speak to the product seller as soon as you can.

Top Mattress Brands

When it comes to deciding which brands to buy, different people will have an idea as to what those brands are. If we refer to the list of mattresses that you can find above, you will see the obvious ‘Winners' are:

All of the above brands and the mattresses that have been evaluated have been found to be some of the best on the market at the time of writing. There are many other brands available, but from the few that were selected, these came out top.

Typically they offer a high level of comfort and durability, along with an impressive warranty, and price. Some of the above mattresses do differ in price, but the cheaper ones may have been just as good in terms of quality than some of their expensive counterparts.

This is why it always pays for you to shop around. If you would like to buy a new mattress, it would be wise to take a closer look at the above products.

Many manufacturers also offer mattress “accessories” or items that will improve the overall comfort and durability of your mattress, such as cooling mattress pads, memory foam toppers, and protective sheets.

You may end up sleeping on a mattress that helps you to get a better nights' sleep, along with reducing the severity of aches and pains that some people suffer from upon waking.

Spring Vs. Foam Mattresses

In days gone by, the only mattresses we were able to buy contained springs. These were the most comfortable mattresses around, but they occasionally had their problems.

As a child, I would frequently get a sore back because some of the springs had broken, and the mattress offered me no support whatsoever. My father would remedy this by piling pieces of wood on top of the springs and thereby giving my back support again.

Offering support

Memory foam mattresses offer so much more support that spring mattresses do. What's more is the support they offer is likely to last much longer than that given in spring mattresses.

Memory foam mattresses have been manufactured to support your weight, and distribute it across the mattress, making you less likely to suffer from bed sores, and other aches and pains.

Cost

Memory foam mattresses are usually more expensive than most spring mattresses, making it one of the main reasons why some people opt for the latter. The good news is, however, that memory foam mattresses tend to last longer than spring mattresses do, and they're also less squeaky and have been airflow.

When it comes to deciding which type of mattress is better, it's clear to see that memory foam mattresses are a real winner.

We've taken the best of the best in each category to aid your buying decision and ensure you get the very best for your budget.

Best Memory Foam Mattress Under $500

If you're looking for a new foam mattress, but you don't have a lot of money to spend, the following range of mattresses could be ideal for your budget.

Within this range of products you can expect to find some very comfortable mattresses, that can offer you the support you need. Products within this range may not offer you the quality you'd expect from more costly mattresses, but they are ideal if you're just looking for a bit more comfort at night.

You can expect to be offered pressure relief, airflow transfer systems that allow ventilation, and a range of hypoallergenic mattresses that can make your night's sleep a better one. The mattresses listed below can offer you a restful nights sleep, without breaking the bank.

Snuggle-Pedic Mattress that Breathes

8/10

Comfort:

8/10

Pain Relief:

9/10

Durability:

10/10

Warranty:

8/10

Price:

8.6/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs:

  • Dimensions: 75 x 38 x 10 inches
  • Weight: N/A

The Snuggle Pedic Mattress comes with a micro-vented cover that allows the mattress to breathe up to 100 times more than many other mattresses. The air flow helps you to stay cool during the summer, and warm during the winter, thanks to the small holes that connect to the airflow circulation system.

Because of the way the mattress has been made, you will find moving around on it so much easier, compared to old mattresses. This is because the memory foam helps to support your weight by distributing it evenly.

Older mattresses do not have this system, which means if you share your bed with someone else, you're likely to feel them moving around. The Snuggle-Pedica has been engineered to minimize the disturbance, and ease of movement, helping you to get a better nights' sleep.

If you suffer from pressure sores, or you generally wake up feeling stiff and sore, this mattress may help to alleviate these issues. The surface of the mattress not only supports your weight, but it also helps to distribute pressure, which means you're less likely to suffer from bed sores, and those nasty aches and pains.

The Snuggle Pedic Mattress is dust mite resistant and hypoallergenic, making it ideal for anyone who suffers from allergies. Available in six different sizes ranging from Twin to California King, this mattress has an impressive three inches of high-density memory foam, making it even more comfortable and supportive.

Orthofoam 6 inch Memory Foam Mattress

6/10

Comfort:

6/10

Pain Relief:

7/10

Durability:

10/10

Warranty:

10/10

Price:

7.8/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs:

  • Dimensions: 73 x 38 x 6 inches
  • Weight: 26.3 pounds

With its 100% cotton cover and 25-year warranty, the Orthofoam 6 inch foam mattress (Twin) comes with temperature sensitive material so that you can feel nice and cozy in no time.

The mattress itself isn't just made from memory foam, it's also made from allergen resistant materials, which is great news for allergy sufferers. Available in 7 different sizes, this mattress comes with 3 different mattress layers as standard: a high-density foam base (3 inches thick), a soft comfort foam (2 inches thick) and of course, memory foam (1 inch thick).

Although the layer of memory foam may not be as thick as some, it seems to be thick enough to support joints and therefore relieve pressure. This could potentially help to relieve aches and pains that some people suffer from upon waking.

The cotton cover has a pleasant patterned finish, which makes it look like any other mattress you may come across, but it has the hidden layer of memory foam, making it a little more special.

Reasonably priced, the Orthofoam mattress is not the most expensive out there, but it seems to be good value for money if you're looking for a basic memory foam mattress to use on a spare bed.

Comfort Dreams Select-A-Firmness Memory Foam Mattress

10/10

Comfort:

9/10

Pain Relief:

9/10

Durability:

10/10

Warranty:

7/10

Price:

9/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs:

  • Dimensions: N/A
  • Weight: N/A

The Comfort Dreams Select-A-Firmness mattress  uses memory foam that was originally designed for use by NASA, which means that its quality has to be good enough to give astronauts comfort in space!

Not only is this mattress high quality , but it also comes with multiple layers to ensure that pressure is taken off your joints while you sleep. With a 2-inch comfort layer, followed by a 2-inch transition layer, and finally a 7-inch support layer, you won't just be getting any old mattress.

The layers are made from 4 pounds of memory foam, 3 pounds of memory foam, and then 1 ½ pounds of urethane foam, respectively. The range of layers helps to provide a relief from pressure on your joints, while also ensuring you enjoy laying on a firm but supportive mattress.

If you're searching for a cheap mattress, you will need to look elsewhere. The Comfort Dreams Select-A-Firmness mattress is not cheap, but it appears to be worth the relatively high price. This mattress may be a little too thick for some but measuring up at 11 inches, it can offer you a high level of support, and relief from pain if you need it.

Olee Sleep 8 inch 4 layer Memory Foam Mattress

6/10

Comfort:

8/10

Pain Relief:

7/10

Durability:

6/10

Warranty:

8/10

Price:

7/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs:

  • Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 8 inches
  • Weight: 47 pounds 

The Olee sleep 8-inch, 4 layer air ventilation foam mattress comes with 1 inch of memory foam that has been made to support your body. With convoluted layers to ensure air flows well, this mattress will help to keep you cool in the summer, and warm during the cold winter months.

Supportive and comfortable, it has 2 ½ inches of 28 density foam, and 3 ½ inches of high density convoluted layers, which have been specifically designed to give you the level of comfort you're looking for every night.

The manufacturers state that your body weight will be fully supported, and motion disturbance will be eliminated. Although it's almost impossible to eliminate motion disturbance completely, the Olee mattress does quite a good job at reducing it.

The Olee sleep mattress is pretty low in price, but it still seems to have a reasonably good reputation regardless. Some customers have stated they would prefer a little more comfort for their money. However, if you're looking for an extremely comfortable mattress, you may want to think about paying more.

This pleasantly patterned foam mattress is available in three different sizes, and is delivered compressed, so as to make maneuvering it through your home so much easier.

Sure2Sleep 10 inch Plush Gel Memory Foam Mattress

9/10

Comfort:

7/10

Pain Relief:

7/10

Durability:

6/10

Warranty:

7/10

Price:

7.2/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs:

  • Dimensions: 80 x 10 x 76 inches
  • Weight: 85 pounds

The Sure2Sleep plush gel foam mattress is one of the higher priced products within this range, but it appears to have a good reputation. Those who are looking for a very comfortable mattress are unlikely to be disappointed thanks to the high-density foam layers that come with the mattress as standard.

One of the benefits of owning the Sure2Sleep mattress is that it comes with ‘Rail's that give the user a little more support, even if they are sleeping on the edge. This feature could be beneficial to those who tend to fall out of bed from time to time.

The mattress itself is gel infused, which helps to keep the temperature of the bed cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The extra mattress height is a bit of a mystery, but may please those who like a high bed.

If you're looking for a firm mattress, you should consider other products, as this one is quite soft. However, the softness does offer you the support that most memory foam mattresses give you.

Available in two sizes, the Sure2Sleep mattress consists of 2 colors, a dark gray lower, and patterned cream upper, providing a different finish, as compared to most mattresses.

Best Memory Foam Mattress Under $750

Foam mattresses need not be as expensive as you may think. There are many perfectly good mattresses for less than $750, which means you may not necessarily have to spend more.

You can expect mattresses that are above the $500 mark to be reasonably good quality. This is because the need to make them as cheap as possible is taken away, and slightly better quality materials are often used.

Customers who look for products within this price range should expect to find very supportive mattresses that offer them a lot of comfort, and give them the great nights' sleep they've been looking for.

Snuggle-Pedic Flex-Support Memory Foam Mattress

10/10

Comfort:

9/10

Pain Relief:

8/10

Durability:

10/10

Warranty:

8/10

Price:

9/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs:

  • Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 10
  • Product code: snug-mat
  • Weight: N/A

The Snuggle-Pedic mattress that breathes comes with a patented airflow system that creates an impressive airflow which allows a high level of ventilation. The surface of the mattress itself has been manufactured to help relieve pressure, which could help to alleviate pain and stiffness upon waking.

The mattress comes in 7 different sizes and is therefore, suitable for a wide variety of different sized beds. The removable cover that comes with this mattress as standard allows you to adjust the firmness of the mattress should you wish to.

Dust mite resistant, and hypoallergenic, the Snuggle-Pedic mattress is made in the USA and offers more support while you sleep. With its 20-year warranty and very firm lower layer, this mattress is of a reasonably high standard, considering its price.

The memory foam that has been added to the mattress has been designed to react to the temperature of your body, and thereby ensure a more comfortable and better nights' sleep. With up to 100 times more airflow than many other mattresses, it's thought that you will be kept pleasantly warm during the cold winter months, and cool during the hot summer months.

This mattress can be used with adjustable beds, giving extra support and comfort to those who may spend a lot of time in bed.

Allassea Gold Fusion Hybrid Memory Foam Mattress

9/10

Comfort:

8/10

Pain Relief:

8/10

Durability:

10/10

Warranty:

6/10

Price:

8.2/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs:

  • Dimensions: 79 x59.5 x 12 inches
  • Model number: M0012-QMAT
  • Weight: 87 pounds

The Allassea gold fusion 12-inch hybrid memory foam mattress comes with a very pleasant finish that incorporates 2 shades that gives that hint of quality.

Available in 4 different sizes, the mattress comes with spring coils that help to bring a little extra support while you sleep. The high-density memory foam helps to reduce pressure on your joints, helping you to sleep a little more comfortably.

Ideal for use with adjustable beds, or standard beds, the mattress has an additional feature that could help prevent the user slipping out of bed. Tiny non-slip beads have been added to the chenille cover, making it more likely for the user or users to stay on the bed, no matter how close to the edge they are. This feature is ideal for those who could potentially hurt themselves quite badly should they have a fall.

This particular memory foam mattress is an impressive 12 inches thick, which may appeal to those who like the extra height. In terms of thickness, the mattress offers no extra support that most thinner ones, but it can add a touch of luxury to your bed. Firm, and thought to be very comfortable, the mattress itself offers great support.

Sierra Sleep by Ashley 9 inch Memory Foam Mattress

8/10

Comfort:

8/10

Pain Relief:

7/10

Durability:

6/10

Warranty:

6/10

Price:

7/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs:

  • Dimensions: 80 x 76 x 10 inches
  • Model number: M97241
  • Weight: 77.2 pounds

The Sierra Sleep by Ashley 9 inch memory foam mattress comes with 2 ½ inches of MyGel foam, 5 ½ inches of air foam (High density) and 1 inch of reticulated foam (High density).

While the memory foam works to support your weight while you sleep, it also works to eliminate the chance of feeling someone else moving in the bed. This could lead to a better nights' sleep if your partner tends to disturb you when they move.

The Sierra Sleep mattress is available in 5 different sizes, making it ideal for a wide range of beds. The mattress itself has a unique feature, which may just set it apart from other mattresses. The MyGel mattress has been infused with green tea and charcoal extract so that your new mattress smells fresh, thanks to the odor eliminating properties that the green tea and charcoal contain.

The mattresses finish is a pleasant swirl pattern in white, and a bottom layer of dark blue, which helps to add a touch of class. When lying on the mattress you may begin to sink into it a little, this is perfectly normal.

The mattress will support your weight as you lay on top of it, while also providing you with a firm feel and a good level of comfort that you would expect from a mattress within this price range.

Best Price Mattress 12 inch Grand Memory Foam

7/10

Comfort:

7/10

Pain Relief:

7/10

Durability:

6/10

Warranty:

6/10

Price:

6.6/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs:

  • Dimensions: 80 x 76 x 19.5 inches
  • Model number: BPM-FMS-12K+BFBS75K
  • Weight: 86 pounds

The Best Price mattress comes with multiple layers that help to give you an extra-comfortable night sleep while supporting your joints at the same time.

The mattress comes with 1 inch of microfiber padding that has 1 inch of memory foam, followed by a foam core that has 2 inches of memory foam, a 3-inch layer of soft foam, and finally 5 ½ inches of high-density foam.

All of these layers help to make the Best Price mattress a very comfortable one. You may be forgiven for thinking that this mattress is soft from top to bottom, side to side. In reality, the mattress has a firm edge, which can help to prevent users from falling out of bed while they sleep. The mattress is quite a bit softer at the top where you lay your head, but that just seems to add to the comfort.

What's more is the mattress also comes with non-skid fabric while allows it to stay in place no matter how much you wriggle around while you sleep. With a 10 year warranty and pleasant finish, this mattress has a reputation for being very comfortable and having no ‘new mattress smell' upon delivery.

The mattress is quite a bit softer at the top where you lay your head, but that just seems to add to the comfort. What's more is the mattress also comes with non-skid fabric while allows it to stay in place no matter how much you wriggle around while you sleep. y.

With a 10 year warranty and pleasant finish, this mattress has a reputation for being very comfortable and having no ‘new mattress smell' upon delivery.

Dahlia 11 inch Bamboo Charcoal Memory Foam Mattress

9/10

Comfort:

8/10

Pain Relief:

6/10

Durability:

6/10

Warranty:

6/10

Price:

7/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs:

  • Dimensions: 60 x 80 x 11
  • Model number: 11DHLA-Q
  • Weight: 87 pounds

The Dahlia 11 inch bamboo charcoal memory foam mattress  comes with an edge support system which ensures you're more likely to stay on the bed, no matter how much you roll around. This could potentially be ideal for those who have limited mobility, or could injure themselves should they fall out of bed. Anti-microbial and hypoallergenic, this mattress is also ideal for anyone who tends to suffer from dust mite allergies.

The mattresses top layer offers medium to firm support, which makes it extra comfortable and supportive, no matter how you choose to sleep, be it on your side, back, or front. The mattress itself has a nice finish, with a white/cream patterned upper, and a brown lower section. This finish makes the mattress stand out a little, and it does add a touch of quality to it. However, as soon as you place sheets on the mattress, the finish is hidden.

The memory foam contains bamboo and charcoal, which help to control the temperature of the mattress while you sleep. This feature also helps to draw sweat away from the body, so your night wear feels less damp upon waking. If you like your mattress to be as clean as possible,you may be pleased to know that the top can be taken off, washed, and placed back on the bed once dried so you can enjoy a comfortable nights' sleep.

Best Memory Foam Mattress Under $1,000

If you are looking for a high-quality mattress that will offer you a lot of support and comfort, you should expect to pay almost $1,000 for them. Granted, there are mattresses on the market that can cost so much more, but they don't tend to be too different from the products in this range.

You can expect mattresses within this range to offer you a higher standard of pressure relief while keeping your body's temperature at a comfortable level. If you're willing to pay a little extra cash for a higher quality product, this is the range you should consider.

Night Therapy 14 inch Grand Memory Foam Mattress

8/10

Comfort:

7/10

Pain Relief:

8/10

Durability:

6/10

Warranty:

5/10

Price:

6.8/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs

  • Dimensions: 60 x 80 inches
  • Model number: N/A
  • Weight: N/A

The Night Therapy 14 inch grand mattress comes with a beige quilted bamboo jacquard which also has a fire barrier and many different layers. The layers consist of a 1-inch memory foam core, 2 ½ inches memory foam, 3 ¾ inches pressure relieving soft foam, and 3 ¼ inches of high-density foam.

There's also another layer of high-density foam too, to add even more comfort while you sleep. The mattress has a layer of pressure relief foam, which could be ideal for those who tend to suffer from bed sores, or who simply wish to put less strain on their body. This mattress not only comes with many layers of foam, but it also comes with a steel bed frame as standard, bringing its total height to 14 inches.

The mattress cover is made from soft bamboo rayon, which can help to reduce odor, and thereby keeping your mattress smelling fresher for longer. There is a little ‘New mattress' odor when you use it for the first time, but it doesn't hang around for long. The mattresses finish is a pleasant one that seems to add a touch of luxury to this pricey but comfortable product.

Amerisleep Americana 10 inch Natural Memory Foam Mattress

9/10

Comfort:

9/10

Pain Relief:

7/10

Durability:

6/10

Warranty:

6/10

Price:

7.4/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs

  • Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 10 inches
  • Model number: N/A
  • Weight: 79 pounds

The Amerisleep Americana 10 inch natural memory foam mattress comes with firm support, which is ideal for anyone who tends to sleep on their stomach or back. This added firmness will help to support your spine while you sleep, so you wake up with fewer aches and pains.

This mattress comes with a 2-inch cooling layer, which allows air to flow around the mattress, even on the hottest of nights. This layer means you're less likely to get overheated when it's hot outside. During the winter months, the air flow can also help to keep you warm too. Made in the United States, the Amerisleep mattress has a pleasant white/cream finish with some patterns towards the top of the mattress, so you know which way up it needs to be.

Although the mattress itself may not look anything special, it has an 8-inch sag-free layer, which means you won't sink too deeply into the mattress while you sleep. This feature can help to prevent back pain, and improve the quality of your sleep overall.

Available in three different sizes, the mattress cannot be used on a box spring, so you may want to look elsewhere if you have a box spring bed.

CushyBeds 4 Layer Latex Memory Foam Mattress

8/10

Comfort:

8/10

Pain Relief:

9/10

Durability:

10/10

Warranty:

8/10

Price:

8.6/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs

  • Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 17 inches
  • Model number: N/A
  • Weight: 58 pounds

The CushyBeds 4 layer latex memory foam mattress comes with a few features that make this mattress stand out a little. American made and with multiple layers, the cover is washable, which is ideal for households that have pets.

The top layer is made from talalay latex that has been infused with graphite that allows the mattress to absorb body heat so you stay cool. The 1 inch of memory gives the mattress more durability, while the 1 inch of VISCO memory foam gives you additional support. The final layer is comprised of 7 inches of high-density support, that can mold to your body shape.

Comfort and support seem to have been paramount in the manufacturing of this mattress which is 9 inches thick. Although the mattress isn't as thick as some, it can still offer the user the same level of comfort as some thicker mattresses. Customers report that this mattress is very comfortable, and it meets their expectations. There is little ‘New mattress' smell when the package is opened, but it doesn't seem to be an issue.

With a reputation as being extremely comfortable, and offering you the chance to sleep a little deeper, the CushyBeds mattress could potentially be one of the best on the market.

Tempurpedic Memory Foam Mattress

7/10

Comfort:

7/10

Pain Relief:

6/10

Durability:

8/10

Warranty:

7/10

Price:

7/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs

  • Dimensions: 39 x 80
  • Model number: N/A
  • Weight: N/A

The Tempurpedic memory foam mattress is perhaps one of the most expensive mattresses within this price range. The great news is that customers have reported a high level of satisfaction with the mattress, which means it could be good value for money. With a topper that has been bamboo-infused, you can expect the mattress to keep you feeling cool throughout those long, hot summer nights.

The mattress is 11 inches thick, making it one of the thicker products on the market right now. Although there is no specific benefit to having a thicker mattress, it can make it seem a little more luxurious. With 7 inches of base foam (With higher resiliency), 3 inches of memory foam, and 1 inch of bamboos infused foam, this mattress is a ‘5 – firm' on the 0-10 firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest.

When it comes to customer comments, there does seem to be a somewhat mixed reaction. Some customers state the mattress slopes in the middle, and gives them aches and pains, whereas others claim it's very comfortable and they have no issue with it. So all in all, a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to purchasing a mattress that has a high price.

Yogabed Luxury Memory Foam Mattress

7/10

Comfort:

7/10

Pain Relief:

6/10

Durability:

7/10

Warranty:

8/10

Price:

7/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs

  • Dimensions: 19 x 19 x 42 inches
  • Model number: N/A
  • Weight: 111 pounds

The Yogabed luxury memory foam mattress comes with a layer of materials that help to support your body in the optimal way, With 2 free pillows as standard, the mattress also comes with a removable cover, which can help your mattress to stay fresh and clean throughout its life.

The different layers which were mentioned earlier, are made up of a 1-inch support base, 6 inches of breathable foam, 2 inches of YogaGel, and 1 in on instant response foam. The YogaGel has been included to disperse the impact of someone lying on the mattress, and thereby give them extra support, The foam base offers sizable airflow, compared to other mattresses, and it offers a supportive nights sleep.

There seems to be a mixed reaction from people who have purchased this product. Some state that the mattress was very uncomfortable for the first few nights, before becoming very comfortable. Others have given it a ‘Thumbs-up' from the first time they lay on it.

The ‘New mattress' smell does seem to linger for up to two weeks, which might put some people off, but that is to be expected with a new mattress. Overall, a mixed reaction to a mattress that's not the cheapest on the market, but it could be ‘Beaten' by those that cost a few hundred dollars less.

Best Gel Memory Foam Mattresses of 2017

Advanced Sleep Solutions Pearl Gel Memory Foam Mattress

8/10

Comfort:

8/10

Pain Relief:

7/10

Durability:

8/10

Warranty:

7/10

Price:

7.6/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs: 

  • Dimensions: 80 x 76 x 10
  • Product code: N/A
  • Weight: 88 pounds

The Advanced Sleep Solutions pearl gel memory foam mattress is available in 6 different sizes. and they are all made in the USA. Combining 3 separate layers, the mattress comprises of 3 inches of Pearl Gel, and 7 inches of infused high-grade foam.

The Pearl Gel has been added to the mattress to help your body stay at a desirable temperature while you sleep. This feature aims to ensure you have a better nights' sleep from the very first time you use the mattress.

Manufactured to ensure your spine is as aligned naturally, this product also helps to take the pressure off your joints, and other vulnerable areas. This potentially means that you could get a better nights' sleep, simply because your body is much more comfortable.

The 20-year manufacturer's warranty makes this mattress more attractive than some, and the 4.8 pounds of density mean this mattress has a medium level of firmness. Customer comments seem to suggest that the Advanced Sleep Solutions mattress is a very comfortable one, although some state that it's a little firmer than they imagined.

This may mean that you'll have to get used to sleeping on a firmer mattress, but firmer mattresses do tend to last longer than their softer counterparts.

Serenia Sleep Quilted Sculpted Gel Memory Foam Mattress

9/10

Comfort:

9/10

Pain Relief:

8/10

Durability:

7/10

Warranty:

8/10

Price:

8.2/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs

  • Weight: 61 pounds
  • Model Number: SS-MQ1226-00-5
  • Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 12 inches

The Serenia Sleep 12 inch quilted sculpted gel memory foam mattress comes in 4 different sizes, and is made from Canadian and US foam. With a stretched polyester cover, the finish will assure you that your mattress is a comfortable one, and the gel foam construction that's located on the top of the mattress will give you a more comfortable sleep, thanks to the added air circulation.

With 7 inches of base foam (High density), and 1 ¾ inches of gel foam, this is a mattress that has been made to be enjoyed. Sold for less than you think, the Serenia Sleep mattress has a slight odor upon delivery, but it usually disappears within a few days.

Customers have commented that although the mattress is quite soft, it does appear to offer them the support they were looking for.

If you like to keep your mattresses cleaned, you may be pleased to know that the cover can be spot cleaned. You will not be able to take the cover of the mattress off, but you are able to use a specific range of cleaning products should you wish to.

With its good reputation and reasonable price, this mattress could be one of the better ones on the market right now.

Emerald Home 12 inch Cool Jewel Mattress

9/10

Comfort:

9/10

Pain Relief:

8/10

Durability:

6/10

Warranty:

8/10

Price:

8/10

Overall Score:

Tech Specs

  • Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 12 inches
  • Product code:ESG12QM
  • Weight: 92 pounds

With an impressive 12 inches in depth, the Emerald Home 12 inch cool jewel mattress can offer you a lot of comfort. Although the extra height (Compared to many other mattresses) has no direct advantage, it can make you feel a little luxurious, and that's never a bad thing.

With a cool top surface, this mattress can help to make your sleep a little more comfortable during the hot summer months. This is thanks to the air flow holes that let air circulate. These holes can also work to keep you warm in the colder months too, giving you a better nights' sleep, whatever the weather.

The 2-inch layer of gel-infused memory foam helps to add extra comfort, as does the 2 inches of PU foam. The layer of PU foam that's 6 inches thick will help to support your body as you sleep, and the 2 inches of cooling open cell Visco foam will help your body to reach its desired temperature.

Customers who have purchased this mattress and describe it as very comfortable, which is great news considering it's not a very expensive mattress. The 15-year warranty is not as good as some, but this seems to be the only downside associated with owning this mattress.

Memory Foam Mattress Q&A

Who should buy a memory foam mattress?

Anyone who would like to feel more comfortable while they sleep should buy a memory foam mattress. This type of product could also be beneficial to anyone who suffers from bedsores or spends a lot of time laying on a mattress.

What are the health benefits of a foam mattress?

The health benefits of a foam mattress include less strain placed on your joints and the likelihood of a much better nights' sleep. A better nights' sleep can help you to feel more rested, less stressed, and make you feel more energetic too.

How does a memory foam mattress help you sleep better?

A memory foam mattress can help you sleep better by supporting your weight, and therefore putting a lot less pressure on your joints and backs. They have also been designed to be very comfortable too.

How long will the “new mattress” odor be present?

The “New mattress” odor should disappear within the first few weeks. The odor itself isn't unpleasant, but it is often noticeable.

What's the ideal thickness?

The ideal thickness will depend on your individual preferences. Some people are happy with a 10-inch thick mattress, whereas others may prefer a 6-inch thick mattress instead.

How long will my mattress last?

Your new memory foam mattress should last up to 10 years, but some often last longer. If you spend a lot of time lying on a mattress, you may find that you need to buy a new one more frequently. A good mattress that's used for more than 8 hours a day, every day, should last at least 5 years.

Are memory foam mattresses easy to clean?

Most mattresses don't get cleaned, simply because there is no easy way to clean them. We all tend to put sheets on top of our mattresses anyway, which means they are not likely to get very dirty.

In the event of your mattress needing to be cleaned, please visit the manufacturers' website for details. If you can't find any information about mattress cleaning, you may wish to search online for cleaning companies who can do it for you.

If you do not wish to pay the often hefty price that cleaning companies often charge, you may decide to clean the mattress yourself. You should be aware that using cleaning chemicals may damage the mattress, so you should test any products you use on a small area first. Please ensure that your mattress has been aired and dried thoroughly before you use it again.

A Brief History of Memory Foam

Memory foam mattresses have not always been found on the beds of people up and down the country. Amazingly, this type of mattress was first developed for use by NASA in 1966, as they wanted to make the cushions in aircraft much more comfortable, and safer.

Originally called ‘Temper foam', but also referred to as ‘Slow spring back foam', this product was eventually released to the public in the 1980's. This meant memory foam could be used by manufacturers who wanted to create comfortable products for their customers.

During the 80's a lot of manufacturers refused to create cushions and other products using memory foam, as the process was deemed too unreliable. Fast forward to the 1990's, and a Swedish mattress hit the market, and the medical world seemed to take it on by storm.

Used to help relieve pressure sores, and many other painful medical conditions, memory foam was used in many different countries worldwide.

There was just one problem however, the mattresses and cushions would retain heat, and prove to be uncomfortable for some, so, in 2006, adaptations were made to make them more breathable, and allow for better air flow.

The better airflow meant that more people started to use memory foam in their cushions, and in their mattresses. Wheelchair cushions, extra cushions for chairs, and of course, mattresses soon made their way into more hospitals, and into peoples' homes.

Not as expensive as it once was, memory foam has become a part of our daily lives, fifty years after it was first created for use by NASA.

These days, memory foam mattresses are used throughout the world, and manufacturers of mattresses and cushions are beginning to add other materials to it. Charcoal, green tea extract, and even aloe vera are being used to help reduce odors and offer a longer lasting and more comfortable mattress.

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