Memory foam was developed by NASA in the 1970′s, but it was made famous in the consumer market as topper pads. Later on in the 1990′s, the memory foam mattress was established. From then till today, it has occupied a very prominent space in the mattress industry.

Sleeping on a memory foam mattress is considered good for people with back problems, arthritis, bone and joint problems. Memory foam mattresses are available in a number of sizes such as single, double, queen, king, California queen, California king and super king sizes. Some double memory foam mattresses have both a softer and harder side to meet the requirements of sleeping partners. Mostly, the density of a memory foam mattress is about five inches.

There are certain points that must be kept in mind while purchasing a memory foam mattress, so that you get a suitable mattress of your choice.

Selecting the right type of memory foam mattress is really a very important decision. These following tips may really prove helpful to you when buying one.

Mattress with Temperature Sensitivity

It is not necessary that all the mattresses available in the market are sensitive towards temperature. However, this feature of the mattress must not be underestimated as it is very important. This is the feature that makes a memory foam mattress unique, and absolutely comfortable.

While looking for a mattress, if you come across one that is adjustable to the temperature, do buy it. In a warmer environment this mattress will absorb the body heat. It will also soften up. Similarly, in a cooler environment it will get firmer.

Mattress with the Correct Thickness

The thickness of the mattress is one of the important things to consider. It is the thickness of the memory foam that matters when buying the correct memory foam mattress. The thickness of the memory foam can be defined as the total weight of the mattress, calculated in a cubic foot of memory foam. For instance, if you want to cut a piece of memory foam into a 13×13×13 in a cube shape, and then you weigh it. Thus, the resulting weight will be counted as the thickness of the mattress.

You may come across various theories relating to the correct thickness of a memory foam mattress. But it is always better to select a mattress with the thickness between 5.3 to 5.9 lb. This is because a memory foam mattress with the thickness lower than 5.3 will not be able to provide proper support to your lower back, shoulders and hips.

Likewise, if the thickness of the memory foam mattress is more than 5.9, it will be too thick to provide any proper support.

Mattress with a Sufficient Top Layer

While going to buy a memory foam mattress, it is important that you select one that has sufficient memory foam on the top layer. Generally, it is best to opt for a mattress with 3.5 inches of memory foam as its top layer.

If the layer is too thin, in this case, it will be like sleeping on polyurethane foam. It is quite possible that you will not have comfortable sleep on it.

By keeping these points in mind, you can easily purchase the correct memory foam mattress.

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