Do you have questions about buying a memory foam mattress but are too afraid to get swayed by a showroom salesman looking to make commission? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled key information on what to look for in a great mattress to create the ultimate memory foam mattress buyer’s guide. It’s the best quick reference to get you started on your way to a great night’s sleep.
If you’ve made it this far, you’re probably already familiar with the benefits of memory foam. You’re looking for the catch, right? It can’t possibly as good as everyone claims? Well, it can be! But first, let’s recap the basic benefits of a memory foam mattress:
Now, with these benefits in mind, let’s save some time right off the bat: avoid looking at product reviews for memory foam mattresses. At least in the beginning. The reason for this is simple. Everyone loves memory foam. It’s a good problem to have, but it can be difficult to sort through all of the glowing praise to really find the mattress or mattress product that’s best for you.
The solution? Instead of Googling “memory foam reviews,” read a memory foam mattress buyer’s guide like this one. Then try a more specific search, such as “hybrid mattress reviews” or “memory foam topper reviews.” But we’ll get to those in just a second!
Keep in mind that not all memory foam is created equal. Many first-time buyers wonder what’s actually in the material itself, raising all sorts of questions from toxicity to quality. While we’ll discuss some of the differences between memory foam products below, keep in mind that some manufacturers may try to distract you with filler foam products, typically pairing a cheap, thin layer of imitation foam with other subpar materials.
Keep an eye on the price tag. Quality memory foam will often cost more. And while some manufacturers—especially factory direct manufacturers like Swift—can drastically cut costs, if it seems way too good to be true, that just might be the case.
Another note about quality: memory foam comes in varying levels of density. The thicker memory foams will be softer (though not necessarily more supportive) and will last longer. Thinner mattresses can cut costs and will be easier to break in—but they may lack durability.
If you’re not ready to commit to a memory foam mattress quite yet, you might like to try other memory foam products, such as pillows or mattress toppers. Doing this can give you a sense of the quality and comfort levels of memory foam:
If you take nothing else from this memory foam mattress buyer’s guide, here’s a final tip: consider a hybrid mattress. A hybrid mattress may pair memory foam with high-quality latex or other materials to create a mattress that is more affordable, cool, and comfortable. Strategically pairing other materials with memory foam, a hybrid mattress can be an ideal solution to virtually all of the problems we’ve noted with other memory foam or memory foam products. With a hybrid mattress, you can get all the best elements of varying materials combined!
And for the best of the best? It’s as simple as Swift. With our innovative tri-layer design, the Swift Mattress is a hybrid memory foam and latex mattress that combines a high resistant base with a cooling gel-infused memory foam comfort layer and a premium Talalay latex surface layer. Your mattress is made right here in the USA and is shipped straight to your door. It’s also backed by a 100-Night Guarantee and 10-Year Limited Warranty.
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