Many people have tried memory foam products over the years – it could be as simple as a back pillow in the car or a chair or standing pad. It is a fascinating product with many applications. Memory foam mattresses burst onto the scene in the 90s and Tempurpedic went from nothing to the top 4 of mattress companies in the US. All they sell is memory foam mattress sets – and they are expensive! Despite the high cost – people keep snapping them up. Most mattress companies also have memory foam lines. They feel much different than traditional inner spring mattress sets. Motion isn’t transmitted as much and it is excellent for cradling the body and reducing hot spots or pressure sensitivity. Marriages have been saved because the sleep is better and the other person doesn’t wake their partner as often. Many people have had their back pain relieved by switching to memory foam mattresses. Some people have even been able to walk on water now that they switched to memory foam – ok, maybe some claims are a little far fetched.
However, everyone seems to be in the game. Of course mattress stores lead the way but Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco, Target, and even a few food stores like Aldi have seen it grace their shelves. We get it, it is hot and people want it and are familiar with it but are there differences and how can you tell? First of all, the real money is paid for the highest density. The stuff you find at Target and Walmart and Big Lots that you can pick up easily is barely memory foam – it is a little denser and may work for a while but will never support the body weight of most adults for very long. Memory foam toppers may be equally disappointing – they provide some cushioning but will follow the contour of what ever old mattress they were placed on. Its better than nothing, but its not exactly how memory foam works best.
The density of memory foam has a lot to do with how much weight it will support and how different sleep positions will be comfortable or not. Some densities could be as much as 6 times more than just regular foam. Those kinds of densities help the body float, despite their doughy feel. The more weight displaced, the more the body is supported. Those sleeping on their side will have greater comfort on the thicker mattresses. Stomach and back sleepers may have a better time supporting their lumbar region on a little firmer mattress. All that said, every one is different but it is unlikely that most folks will be comfortable on whatever one item is on the rack at the grocery store or Target!
If you want a great mattress at a great price, usually about 75% off the prices on the Nature’s Sleep Website, call Midwest Mattress and Furniture Outlet in Columbus. Here is a small sample of your savings:
All Memory Foam Sets receive Box Spring for only $50 (store price $149)- All Prices for queen.
8 Inch Basic Memory Foam Mattress List $999, now $345
8.5 Inch Belize List $1500, now $475
10 Inch Topaz List $1600, now $525
10 Inch Pearl List $1800, now $545
12 Inch Gold List $2800, now $645
12.5 Inch Crystal List $3000, now $745
13 Inch Pillow top List $3400, now $845
Call for yours today! You don’t need to get a cheap mattress at a cheap price. just the right one at a great price.