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Memory Foam Mattresses: The Pros and Cons (+Solutions)

July 19, 2022   By Clarisa Mcdonald
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If you reached this article, chances are a.) you’re moving places, b.) you hate your current mattress, or c.) you’re curious about the memory foam craze. Whatever the reason, the unprecedented success of memory foam as a high-quality, comfortable mattress since its introduction in 1966 makes it worth any discussion. Good job, NASA.

Memory foam beds have their fair share of pros and cons. Liking it or not depends significantly on your overall sleeping style and mattress priorities.

PROS

1. Best for Spinal Alignment and Back Support

Memory foam is firmer and denser, making it the best mattress for back support. It studies the contours of your body, moulds to it, and distributes your weight evenly.

Other mattresses could worsen your back pain by concentrating the weight on only some parts, but memory foam won’t let you down to sink, regardless of body type.

Whether it’s a medium-firm or firm mattress, you know it’s the right mattress that can guarantee back sleepers or side sleepers a good night’s sleep.

2. Pressure-relieving for Pressure Points

Admit it, traditional spring mattresses are not exactly good for joint pain. With memory foam, it is never meant to feel ‘harsh’ on your pressure points despite its firmness levels. Instead, it feels like every pressure you put on the mattress is welcomed and cradled into comfort.

When in doubt, just remember that it was made for gravitational pressure relief for test pilots during take-off and landing!

3. No Motion Transfer!

One of the most popular benefits of memory foam is its motion isolation. Ecosa’s zero partner disturbance lets you or your partner sleep well through the night. It’s an all-foam mattress that has excellent cushioning.

If you sleep with furry friend animals, their movement can’t bother you either. It’s the one mattress with a do-not-disturb feature for the entire night, regardless of weird sleeping positions.

4. Durable and Low-Maintenance

It’s easy to care for your memory foam mattress. No sagging. No need for flipping. Most brands would even provide a 10-year warranty, so you’re all covered for that period. Ecosa’s Memory Foam Mattress has a long lifespan and even gives you the luxury of a 15-year warranty.

Related Article: How to Clean Your Memory Foam Mattress

And if you ever have concerns regarding weight limit with your body weight, the Ecosa Pure mattress can withstand at least 105 kilos (230 pounds). Yes, hybrid mattresses are good, too, if you want your memory foam layer to go with the durability of innerspring mattresses.

CONS

1. Initial Odour

Some people complain about a slight odour upon unboxing their mattress. Worry not – this is just the smell of polyether polyurethane. The off-gassing is only a result of the production process confining the smell of polyurethane foam in a closed space. It should dissipate around 48 hours in a well-ventilated area.

Should the smell be strong, it can indicate poor quality materials used in the mattress. That’s why you should choose a memory foam mattress that is hypoallergenic and prevents dust mites.

READ: What are the benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress?

2. Sleeps Hot

Memory foam is temperature sensitive. That’s precisely how it can mould to your body shape – by studying where the (body) heat is! This is where the mattress brand proves crucial. It just must be breathable enough. For instance, the Ecosa mattress has a gel-infused comfort layer and pin-core holes system to facilitate airflow throughout the mattress. (Yep, you can cross this con off your list now.)

Related Article: How to Make Your Memory Foam Mattress Cooler

3. Too Firm

Memory foam has a higher density of material per cubic meter which makes the mattress firmer. It’s recommended to keep sleeping on it for 2-4 weeks so it fully adjusts and conforms to you. It should be a smooth-sleeping relationship thereafter.

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4. Low-Quality Versions Abound

Many manufacturers and companies have caught on to the hype and started selling memory foam mattresses. Don’t fall for low-quality memory foam, as you won’t feel any significant differences with them. Always read through mattress specifications to check their density, materials used, certifications, and reviews.

It’s Become a Craze for a Reason

Now that you know all you need to know – it’s time to make that decision. Are you joining in on the memory foam craze yet?

We don’t know about the quality of your traditional memory foam. Still, Ecosa has made sure to add benefits of coolness and better airflow to address a typical concern- body heat. It even helps alleviate a hot sleeper’s nightmare of overheating with its open-cell structure.

The best memory foam mattress depends on how it can handle all the cons listed above. Because if it has a solution to every popular con, just like Ecosa’s quality Memory Foam Mattress, you have nothing to worry about.

Trust the mattress reviews, or better yet, take advantage of the sleep trial period today for a fantastic sleep experience you deserve.