5 Myths About Memory Foam, Debunked
Memory foam mattresses are trending. You know people who love theirs and tell you it’s the best sleep they’ve ever had. So, you’ve decided to research the memory foam mattress for yourself.
Yet, you’ve run into the myths about memory foam mattresses. They stick in your brain, and even though there are so many great reasons to take the plunge and buy a memory foam mattress, you aren’t quite sure what to do with the “cons” that you’ve heard.
To help you, we are going to look at five myths about memory foam. Once we’ve debunked them, you will soon see the memory foam mattress is an excellent choice for you.
#1: Memory Foam Mattresses are Too Expensive
Just like anything, you’ll find some mattresses on the higher end, but you will also find some moderately priced memory foam mattresses as well as some on the budget end.
Many companies are now making memory foam mattresses, and this has brought the cost down significantly. If you do your homework, you can find a mattress that fits your budget and your needs.
What’s more, not only are the mattresses often easy on your budget, but they are easy to ship and set up. This cuts down on the cost as well.
You also don’t want to forget that memory foam mattresses have a long lifespan. You can generally expect them to last eight to 10 years and have long-lasting warranties of up to 20 years or more. This makes them a sound investment you will enjoy for years.
#2: Memory Foam Mattresses Smell
Another memory foam myth swirling around the internet is that memory foam mattresses smell. Let’s address those concerns.
First, memory foam mattresses generally come out of a box which means they are coming right out of a warehouse. They haven’t been sitting out in the natural air. While your new mattress may emit an odor right out of the box, it goes away quickly once it’s out of the box and in your bedroom.
In addition, make sure the mattress you are purchasing is high quality. Steer clear of cheaper memory foams as they may be made with chemicals that will have an odor that sticks around.
You also want to make sure the mattress you choose has a cover to keep out bacteria, dust, etc. That will also help dissipate any early smells.
Another myth debunked – memory foam mattresses don’t smell when you purchase excellent quality ones.
#3: Memory Foam Mattresses are Too Hot
While several years ago this might have been true, it no longer is.
Today, you can expect your memory foam mattress to be so technologically advanced that it even has a cooling function.
Like our mattresses, many have a gel memory foam that dissipates body heat. Today’s memory foam mattress is lighter and more porous. This allows air to pass through them easily, so they are no longer too hot for sleeping. You will find your mattress is cool and provides you with a restful, comfortable sleep.
Bottom line is this type of mattress allows for great breathability and airflow.
#4: Memory Foam Mattresses Sag
Another memory foam myth is that the mattress is great for a few weeks and then it develops a large crater that is uncomfortable.
While you might find some mattresses that do sag after a while, if you are buying a mattress from a reputable company, you’ll find that your mattress will retain its original form, and it won’t dip or sag.
Because most of these mattresses are long-lasting, you can expect years of comfort and great sleep.
#5: Memory Foam Mattresses are Too Firm or Not Firm Enough
Another memory foam myth is that the mattress is too firm (or not firm enough) to be comfortable. Just like with any mattress, you want to try it out before you buy it.
The firmness of your mattress depends on how it is made and may vary from company to company.
With our mattresses, you can count on memory foam that provides you with structure, durability, and support. Because our mattresses are the “good stuff,” you’ll find their firmness is exactly right, providing you with pressure relief in the right spots.
Final Thoughts on Memory Foam Myths
Now that we’ve looked at the five myths about memory foam mattresses and debunked them, you’re ready to choose your own mattress.
Don’t let the misconceptions and memory foam myths keep you from experiencing a great sleep, night after night and year after year. Do your research and rest assured you’ve chosen the right mattress for your sleep style and your budget.
Are you ready to start sleeping better? Check out our online inventory of new memory foam mattresses, and you’re well on your way to a better night’s sleep.
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