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Top 6 Mistakes to Avoid While Purchasing Memory Foam Mattresses

Just by looking at the memory foam mattress, you will fall in love with it. However, it isn’t always necessary that it is as comfortable as it looks like. There have been many cases in which individuals have shown dissatisfaction towards their newly purchased memory foam mattress. The reason is simple - they didn’t research better and didn’t choose well.

Here we have summarized some basic mistakes, which are made by most individuals while purchasing the mattresses. Go through these mistakes and keep them in mind, there are chances that you will not only make a more informed decision while purchasing the next mattress, but also your overall satisfaction will be enhanced.

Mistakes to avoid while purchasing memory foam mattresses

1. Assuming that all memory foam mattresses have same properties:

There are several types of memory foam mattresses available and thus it is important to understand all the options. Pay attention to the density of the mattress since it is utmost important. Anything with a density of <40 kg per meter cube will not provide sufficient body support. Also, mattress with small layers of foam will not last longer. Keep in mind that it is not the overall thickness of the mattress, which provides comfort, but the thickness of foam.


2. Neglecting the importance of temperature sensitivity:

A good mattress will ensure that you don’t feel too hot or too cold while sleeping. However, not all mattresses have temperature sensitivity. To make sure whether the mattress is temperature sensitive or not, try placing an ice block on it for 15 minutes. If you find that the mattress is getting harder, it is temperature sensitive.


3. Not checking the mattress composition:

Pay a lot of attention to the mattress composition. You must certainly avoid those which are made with toxic containing CFC, formaldehyde, etc. Also, beware of such dealers and if possible buy only from reliable sources like

4. Buying without trying:

While going through options, make sure to lie on each of them for at least 15 minutes. Also, if you have time visit the store twice or thrice and check the mattress you selected 2 to 3 times. This will give you a clear idea about its comfort and support. Now, if you are buying online, it is recommended to either buy from renowned dealers or check the firmness and density of the mattress locally before buying it from online stores.

5. Not paying attention to the return policy or guarantees:

At times a mattress may look and feel totally comfortable when we check it in store. However, once you get it home and use it for a couple of weeks, it just doesn’t seem comfortable at all. So, make sure to buy from a store which offers at least 15 to 30 days return policy. Also, never neglect the importance of guarantee. Buy only from those buyers who offer more than 5 years of guarantee period.

6. Going blindly for brand and price without verifying:

A brand and a high price tag don’t ensure that the mattress is going to be comfortable. So, it is necessary to consider other important factors like composition, foam thickness, overall comfort level, etc.

Usually, most of the buyers aren’t flexible about going through the options. This is again a very big mistake, which anyone and everyone must avoid. The salesman and dealers at mattress stores are professionals and know all the foam mattresses and their comfort levels in detail. It is wiser to consider their recommendations and suggestions.

 After all, it is not every day that we buy mattresses, but they certainly sell mattresses every day. So don’t stick to any one particular product type or brand instead be flexible and checkout all the options.

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