Memory foam mattress is a type of mattress, which was first designed for NASA. It came to the consumer market by 1990 and at that time, it was pretty difficult to get any sort of memory foam mattress. Lately, there has been an influx of these mattresses with more and more demand for healthy therapeutic beds. Therefore, purchasing the perfect memory foam mattress can be a difficult thing to do.
Here are a few handy tips that can help you purchase a custom size memory foam mattress or a regular one depending upon your choice:
- Always Ask about the Density of the Foam:
The density of the foam doesn’t entirely refer to the feel of the foam. It also means the durability of the memory flex mattress. A memory foam mattress that is 5lb/ft3 would outlast a foam mattress that has a density of 3lb/ft3 by a minimum of 10 years. Most good quality mattresses generally have a memory foam density of more than 5lb only. While purchasing, ensure that each layer has the same density because sometimes companies boast of 5lb memory foam, but only the 1st inch of the mattress has that density and the rest of the layers are weak.
- Find Out the mmHg:
This tool measures the comfort of the mattress. It is just a unit of measurement that is used to find out the reaction of the mattresses against pressure. A therapeutic bed mattress with a standard of 32 mmHg or lower is generally known as pressure relieving mattress. The more the pressure gets relieved, the less press points and less would be the tossing and turning during night. This also helps in better blood circulation.
- Know the Indentation Load Deflection:
The ILD (Indentation Load Deflection) of a typical mattress ranges from 6 to 40, but a foam mattress has a range of 10 to 16 ILD. Some foam mattresses use different layers of different mmHg to enhance the comfort level as the layers start working together as a whole.
- Country in Which the Mattress Is Manufactured:
Most mattresses are generally imported from China and assembled in the country they are being sold at. Due to this assembly, your country’s tag is stuck on the mattress, which says it was made in your country, but in reality it was just assembled there. These imported mattresses aren’t tested properly.Therefore,you have no idea what problems could arise due to using these mattresses.
- Foam Should Be Certified for Security:
As mentioned above, there could be many problems due to an untested mattress.Therefore,it is always advised to get a mattress that meetsCertipur-US standards or something similar to it. These standards ensure that the foams aren’t made using ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants, lead, mercury, formaldehyde, phthalates etc. Therefore, always get a certified one.
Follow these above tips and get the best quality memory foam mattress for your house. It is healthy and therapeutic and you would actually get a good night’s sleep!