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In October 2016, I ditched my pillow top mattress and upgraded to a foam mattress and I haven’t looked back since. However, since this time, I have had the chance to try out a couple of foam mattresses and one thing I have learned is that they are not all the same. Therefore, today I thought I would provide some of my tips for selecting a foam mattress in case some of you were thinking of making the switch to memory foam mattresses.
See Also: Tips for Breaking in a New Mattress
Research the Mattress Company
As you probably already know there are more than a handful of companies that are offering foam mattresses. And while these mattresses tend to be cheaper than traditional spring mattresses, chucking out hundreds of dollars is still a big investment on a mattress that you may or may not like. Therefore, before spending your hard on coins I highly suggest researching the company.
What to Look for When Performing Research
- How long have they been in business?
- How are their mattresses made?
- Where are they located at?
- What have past customers had to say?
- What do they do with returned mattresses?
Do They Offer a Guarantee?
One of the downsides when purchasing a mattress, especially when purchasing one online, is that you don’t get a chance to try it out for real to see if you like it before forking over your cash. Therefore, when purchasing one of these memory foam mattresses you want to go for a company that allows you to have a trial period in which you can return it for a refund in the event you don’t like it.
For example, Eight has a 100-day trial available for their mattresses. This means you get to sleep on the mattress for up to 100 days and if you decide that you hate it they will come pick it up for free and give you your money back.
What Type of Foam Do You Need?
Another thing to consider before purchasing your first foam mattress is what type of foam you need. While memory foam is the most common type you hear about it doesn’t mean that it is the best type for everyone’s sleeping habits. In addition to standard memory foam, you also have the option of going with latex memory foam (for those who prefer something more natural) or gel memory foam (for those who tend to be hot sleepers). Personally, I’ve only tried the traditional memory foam at the time of writing this article, so I can’t offer any insights on whether there is a noticeable difference between the three.
How Soft or Firm Do You Want Your Mattress?
As their name hints, foam mattresses are going to conform to your body. Therefore, it’s not going to be like a traditional stiff mattress that you may be upgrading from. This could be a good or a bad thing – I have experienced both the good and the bad.
For example, with the Eight Mattress, they combine reactive foam, supportive transition foam, contouring memory foam, and high density support foam all into one. In my opinion, it reminds me of my experience with the Yogabed where it sinks in a little bit too much for me. However, I will disclose that I have been sleeping on the Novosbed for the past couple of months and they provide additional foam to ensure that your bed can be the perfect match and I have only been sleeping on this mattress for a few weeks so my body is not 100% adjusted to the new mattress yet (I may do a more in-depth review of the Eight Mattress once I have been sleeping on it for about 100 days).
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Therefore, before purchasing the foam mattress, even though you will more than likely have access to a trial, see if they offer additional products to make sure the mattress fits your needs and/or read who the bed is ideal for.
How Do They Stand Out?
If you’re like me, you probably love having cool items in your home. If so, see how the foam mattress that you plan to purchase stands out from their competitors.
For example, Eight Mattress, is one of the coolest mattresses that I have seen on the market right now since for an additional fee you can purchase some gadgets to take your sleeping experience to the next level (I just have the basic mattress, so I can’t speak about whether they are worth the money yet or not, but I do plan to purchase them in a few weeks to see if they make the experience better).
With the Eight Mattress technology cover and hub, you can track your sleep trends, set the perfect temperature for each side of the bed, set a smart alarm and more. I just mentioned those three things because they are what pretty much had me sold on it lol.
Overall though, you want to go with a foam mattress brand that stands out from the rest because why more all that money for a standard foam mattress when you could pay a little more and have some pretty sweet upgrades?
Closing Thoughts on Purchasing a Foam Mattress
Foam mattresses are trending, and for good reason in my opinion. However, when it comes to purchasing one you don’t just want to go with the cheapest one or the most expensive one. Instead, you must dig much deeper than that to make sure that you are making an investment that will allow you to sleep comfortably for years.
What are your thoughts on foam mattresses?