What is the Best Memory Foam Mattress To Purchase?

Last Updated on June 17, 2024

by Marc Werner, Founder - GhostBed

Looking to buy a mattress? The best memory foam mattress for you to purchase will be the result of a combination of factors.

Seeking out the best memory foam mattress is an important task, much like purchasing a car. You want to get the best comfort and value for your investment. When memory foam mattresses first came on the market, there was really only one type available to purchase. Even with its enticing comfort, sleepers soon became aware of some issues, such as sinking questions and overheating while sleeping. As the NASA invented foam became more sought after, manufacturers took notice and have been working ever since to perfect the memory foam bed in the efforts to have their entry win top rated memory foam mattress.

Deciding what the best memory foam mattress is more than just understanding how to choose the best mattress. Your quest for the best mattress purchase will depend not only on reviews and budget, but also your own requirements regarding comfort needs, purchase choices, and delivery options.

Top Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Memory Foam Mattress

FACTOR 1: Comfort Needs

FACTOR 2: Purchase Choices

FACTOR 3: Delivery Options

FACTOR 1: Comfort Needs

With literally hundreds of choices of brands deciding on the best memory foam mattress can be quite a dizzying task. You can narrow down first by understanding what kind of mattress will fulfill your comfort needs. Do you like a firm bed or a soft plush? Do you have excessive allergies? Different brands can cater to unique comfort requirements.

Generally, the memory foam is hypoallergenic but the cover may not be. You should definitely want consider a memory foam mattress with a zip off cover that can be easily laundered such as the GhostBed CertiPUR-US certified plush cover. Toss the cover into the washing machine for easy cleaning and freshening.

The overall thickness of the mattress will also figure in to your comfort needs as well. Thicker mattresses will offer more support and therefore be more comfortable. Factor into the thickness too the different types of layers that make up the memory foam mattress.

FACTOR 2: Purchase Choices

Options for purchasing the mattress will depend on your budget and comfort needs. The lower end brands will have three unique layers while the best memory foam mattresses will be built using four layers or more. The top layer is the comfort layer. Under that you will have a support layer and for extra cooling comfort a technologically advanced special gel layer. The bottom of the mattress is the base layer for structural support.

Purchasing options have grown beyond driving to a store to shop. Top mattress experts advise that you should take the time of five to 10 minutes to lay each on your back, side and stomach on a bed to get a real feel of what the best memory foam mattress choice will be for you. Taking this excessive time may be bothersome when store shopping. Now with internet shopping, mattress manufacturers are making it easy to order your mattress online for a fast delivery that includes multiple nights for a true sleep trial test before committing to your choice.

FACTOR 3: Delivery Options

Buying your mattress in a high-end brick and mortar store will offer you white glove setup. In these cases, you most likely will have to arrange for someone to be home for the few hours that they give you for a delivery window. Depending on the store will also determine if there will be charges for delivery on top of your mattress purchase.

Purchasing a mattress on-line usually includes free delivery. The bed-in-a-box memory foam mattress can not only be a great choice for a mattress but also the most convenient for delivery. These memory foam mattresses are wonderfully pliable and are folded into themselves and shrink wrapped to fit neatly into a box. The bed-in-a-box is delivered to the recipient’s door step just as any other package. Once you get your box simply open the wrapping and your comfy new memory foam mattress will wake up to its ordered size to be ready to be slept on.

With some homework researching the types of memory foam mattresses and reading reviews you should be able to narrow down your choices. Add to that your needs for comfort as well as having a great trial period also help determine the top-rated memory foam mattress for your desires. Ultimately the best memory foam mattress is a combination of quality and personal preference.

Marc Werner - Founder, GhostBed

Marc Werner

Founder - GhostBed

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Marc has spent the last two decades designing & manufacturing mattresses and other sleep products, drawing on a lifetime of experience working with the material sciences. With several patents to his name, he works closely with the GhostBed team to create products with the perfect balance of comfort & support. Learn More

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