Memory foam mattresses have not been around for long, at least not when compared to innerspring mattresses. However, memory foam mattresses are increasingly becoming popular among people. This is because memory foam mattresses have the major benefit of conforming quite well to the body subsequently giving the whole body ultimate support.
There are a number of memory foam mattress brands that, without a doubt, qualify as the best memory foam mattresses in the market.
Although Tempur-Pedic mattresses are quite expensive (prices start from $1,200 upwards), there is no doubt that they are the leading memory foam mattress brand. In 1992, it was Tempur-Pedic that pioneered the production of memory foam mattresses. Today, it is owned by Sealy.
Tempur-Pedic has quite a sizable range of mattress models all of which are made to offer ultimate support for the body by conforming fully to the body. In addition to that, different mattresses have different degrees of firmness as well as different cover materials. This is in an effort to satisfy the numerous needs and preferences of the consumer especially when it comes to solving certain issues and complaints such as heat retention.
According to Sleep Like The Dead, Tempur-Pedic mattresses have an overall satisfaction rating of 81%. This is based on 1,884 reviews and comments from owners. What’s more, Tempur-Pedic mattresses are sag resistant and very durable. Most users of Tempur-Pedic mattresses also give positive reviews about the ability of these mattresses to absorb movements meaning that the movement of one partner while sleeping does not affect the other partner
Based on factors such as comfort, durability and the excellent support offered by Tempur-Pedic mattresses, ViewPoints rates them as the best memory foam mattress brand in the market. This is based on feedback from approximately 1, 695 Tempur-Pedic mattress owners. One particular model, The Cloud Supreme gets extra points for its excellent durability.
Aside from the common problem of heat retention, Tempur-Pedic mattresses also have the downside of being relatively more expensive than other memory foam mattresses.
2. Bed In A Box
Luckily there are a number of other highly-rated memory foam mattress brands that are more affordable than Tempur-Pedic. Of these, Bed in a Box memory foam mattresses is the highest-rated. These mattresses cost anything from between $500 and $3000 depending on factors such as the model and the size of the mattress.
Based on an analysis of feedback from 402 users of Bed in a Box, they have an owner satisfaction rate of 86%. The high rating is largely attributed to the comfort, the value as well as the customer care service provided by the company. One of the perks of Bed in a Box is its policy of offering customers a 120-day full money-back guarantee as long as the customer keeps the mattress for at least 60 days.
However, Bed in a Box has three major disadvantages. The first is that the mattresses are not as durable as Tempur-Pedic mattresses.
Secondly, a substantial number of users complain that these mattresses off-gas when new. This is actually a frequent issue with many memory foam mattresses. A suggestion here is to have it delivered to the other part of your residence, where it can breath for a few days to let off the chemical smell. Do not sleep on it right after you unbox it.
Thirdly, because of the fact that these mattresses are sold online, consumers are disadvantaged in that they cannot test the mattresses before making a purchase, but that is where the 120-day money-back guarantee comes into play. You try it out at home.
Cheaper Foam Mattress Alternatives
Memory foam mattress brands such as Tempur-Pedic and Bed in a Box tend to be relatively more expensive than other brands. The good news is that there are other cheaper alternatives that also deliver quite well on quality and value.
1. 12-Inch Memory Foam Mattress And Frame Set By Best Price Mattress
Costing approximately $600, this mattress is highly rated by users because of its value. In addition to a king-sized memory foam mattress, consumers also get a bed frame as well as a pre-fitted bed skirt. The skirt covers the bed frame and also provides a hidden under-bed storage space.
Surprisingly, despite the relative thinness of the mattress, most users do not report having any issues with it. On the contrary, most users praise the comfort of the mattress with some claiming it is soft but firm. In fact, it is said that the mattress offers excellent support for heavier people. As for durability, there are mixed reviews with some users claiming that they have had the mattress for more than 2 years while others claimed that the mattress only lasted 6 months.
2. The Saatva Mattress
Priced between $599 and $1299, the Saatva mattress is definitely one of the most affordable options available on the market. Like the Bed in a Box, it is sold online which greatly enhances one’s shopping experience. Saatva also gets numerous positive reviews when it comes to comfort and customer service. In addition to that, Saatva offers customers a 75-day money-back guarantee if they do not like the mattress.
All the same, the Saatva also has its flip-side, most notably the fact that one cannot try out the mattress before buying. Aside from that, some users have also complained about the mattress being too firm for their liking.
3. Signature Sleep 8-Inch Memory Foam Mattress
This option comes at an even lower price than both the Saatva and the 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress and Frame Set. This mattress can be purchased from prices starting at $150. Because of the comfort, value, and durability associated with the mattress, thousands of users have given it high ratings.
On the downside, some users note that the mattress may be too firm initially. However, increased use of the mattress softens the mattress up. The mattress also softens up as it conforms to the body temperature. Inconsistency in firmness is nothing new with memory foam mattresses. Adding mattress toppers helps a great deal in solving the firmness issues.
The overall good news is, the consumer has more choice than ever before to select a foam mattress without worry, due to the long trial periods with guarantees to return or exchange the mattress.