Memory Foam Mattress, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Memory Foam Mattress, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Dec 01, 2023

Advantages Of The Memory Foam Mattress

The memory foam mattress has been in the market for a little over a decade.

If you haven’t bought one, here are some of the advantages that will convince you to do so.

  • First, it is suitable for any sleeping position because it is designed to provide comfort when you sleep on your back, flip onto your stomach or side as the material is designed to mold and cradle every part of your body evenly.

  • Because it moulds to your body, it is able to support each part of your body evenly and individually so your spine stays in a neutral position the entire time. This reduces those pressure points and helps you reduce that tossing and turning at nighttime.

  • You also don’t have to worry about those pesky little dust mites because it is naturally resistant making it impossible for these to ever live on your bed and party all night beside you.

  • Studies have shown that people who have slept on memory foam mattresses sleep soundly better than those who use the regular bed. This is the reason that thousands of doctors and other specialists have recommended to patients to use it to prevent bad sleep which is often linked to disorders such as obesity, irritableness, and narcolepsy.

  • Another advantage is the fact that you don’t have to flip over the memory foam mattress because it does not use inner springs that after some time would make it sag.

  • The memory foam mattress is also ideal for sex since the foam contours to your body allowing you to do in different kinds of contorted positions without fearing that your legs will go numb. Since there is no spring underneath the mattress, you or others outside will never hear a squeaking sound of the bed…

  • They are also very sensitive to weight so as the temperature rises it becomes softer. Once you get out, it will soon return back to its original shape so it is like lying down once again on a brand new bed. It is suitable for all weight so it does not matter if you are heavy or a light person.

  • Conventional pillows are not good for allergy sufferers. If you happen to be one of those, then you don’t have to worry anymore because memory foam mattresses are allergy free and hypoallergenic as they are made from 100% natural material, so no sneezing for you.

The price for memory foam mattresses depends on their size and density.

The cheapest one around is $300 while the most expensive is $3000.

If you find what is being sold in stores is quite expensive, go try your luck online because you might just find a good great deal you have been looking for.

Aside from the memory foam mattress, there are other accessories you can get to complement it such as:

  • memory foam pillows
  • memory foam leg spacers
  • memory foam slippers
  • memory foam bed back support
  • seat cushion or wedge when you are working in the office or on the road

There is even a sleep system that serves as the bed base. It can be adjusted to various heights similar to those used in the hospital that is remote controlled.

The list of advantages of the memory foam mattress should already impress you with what it can do.

The only thing you have to do is see it to believe it or better yet, lie down in one to experience the difference.

Memory Foam Cons

  • In hot climates the mattress may be softer than expected and in cold climates it may be harder than expected. However, thanks to central heating and cooling systems, most households run at a temperature perfect for the mattress to be neither too soft nor too hard.

  • The memory foam mattresses can be quite heavy when hauling it around however, because you don’t need to turn them as a mattress this should not really be a problem.

  • Now there are some people out there that complain that they just don’t feel the support they need from their mattress. This could be due to two things – either they went ahead and purchased one of those low-quality memory foam mattresses or the other underlying materials that should offer the support are of an inferior quality. This is really why it is important that you look into all the specifications of the mattress (such as the rebound rate, certifications, and density of all materials used).

  • They have been known to be hotter than normal mattresses because they cradle your body and the dense foam retains heat. But with new cooler open cell and gel technologies, people are experiencing less and less of this.

  • There are some people who have complained of an odour from the mattresses, can you believe that. This problem really arises when they have not taken their mattress outside to be aired properly before they use it. It’s always a good common practice.

  • The price and name brand of the memory foam mattresses may just put many people off buying the mattress. On the other hand, when it comes to the price of the mattress, it’s usually directly related to the quality of the mattress as with any mattress. A memory foam mattress may be more expensive than a regular mattress but it is better for your body and it lasts a lot longer.


We have gone through the pros and cons of the mattress here, memory foam mattresses are great, yet as with anything, there are always some things that are not going to suit everybody.

That’s fine.

As if we all like the same things what a boring place it would be.
And we don’t want to be like drones…

Whether you think the memory foam mattress is right for you, I hope these points I have raised here help you along with your overall decision.