Components of Memory Foam Mattresses

Memory foam mattresses were first introduced in the 1990s and revolutionized how people sleep. Instead of coils and springs, these mattresses contour to the body and provide personalized support. In addition to increased comfort and support, the new beds were ideal for couples. The foam minimizes motion so people could sleep in the same bed without disturbing each other.


One drawback to traditional foam is that it can heat up quickly. Those who preferred a cooler environment were not interested in memory foam. The second type, air cooled memory foam, presented a vast improvement over original ones. A top layer is added so the air can circulate through the mattress and eliminate the problem of too much heat.

Another improvement was introduced with the creation of gel memory foam. This provides more support for those who need a very firm mattress. Most mattresses are manufactured with one of these three types of memory foam. Consumers can select a brand or model of bed that suits their needed and preferences.


Memory foam beds are similar to traditional beds in that they vary in quality. There are the cheap brands that will not be durable, may sag quickly, and are manufactured with inferior materials. A middle range also exists and includes most brands. High-quality and luxury memory foam beds are expensive and typically last for five to ten years.

One of the newest luxury options stands out from the rest. It combines all three types of memory foam to provide the advantages of each one. The memory foam is plant-based so it is eco-friendly and sustainable. The cooling gel used in this mattress is medical-grade. The cost is a fraction of other luxury choices and the life expectancy is ten to fifteen years. Those interested can get more information online.


Another component of memory foam mattresses is the base or platform required. Most mattresses arrive in a box and do not include a base, although some companies offer optional bases for their mattresses. Some can be placed on top of a regular box spring or a bed frame that has slates arranged in less than four-inch intervals. Any flat supportive surface is sufficient for some models, as long as the mattress is protected from excess moisture.