Memory foam mattresses are designed to evenly distribute the weight of your body in one comfortable position. Over time, a memory foam mattress will adapt to your body and its shifting positions while you sleep. This creates a truly bespoke bed that helps relieve any aching joints or back pain when you clamber under the quilt every night.
To really reap the rewards of a memory foam mattress, however, you need to find the right size for your bed. For example, if are squeezing a new mattress into a smaller bedroom, then you might need to opt for a small double memory foam mattress. All you need to do is measure the length and width of your current bed to find out which size memory foam mattress is right for you and your bed.
You’ll also need to think about firmness. Would you prefer a super soft sink-in feeling, or do you feel like your posture needs more sleep support? To split the difference, our Silentnight memory foam mattress offers medium firmness, offering a balance between the two schools of sleep.
If you want to dive deeper into the different variations of memory foam mattresses, check out our mattress buying guide!
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Memory foam mattresses respond using your body heat to remember the shape of your body and adjust accordingly to give the best support over time. They do bounce back slowly once pressure is removed, but over time will remember your optimal sleeping position, providing tailored support based on your body shape. Here at DFS they are available in all sizes - from single and small double memory foam mattresses, to our most popular double and king size memory foam mattresses, and even super king size memory foam mattresses for those who love to stretch out.
If you like to sleep on your back, we recommend a medium memory foam mattress, which can provide better support across your whole body. For front sleepers, a firm memory foam mattress can help alleviate any neck strain caused by sleeping with your head turned to the side. And for side sleepers, soft mattresses can be a godsend - though some do prefer a medium or medium firm mattress. If you are still wondering which memory foam mattress is best for how you sleep, check out our article packed with advice on which sleeping position might work best for you.
A quality memory foam mattress is a great option if you suffer from back pain, as it helps to alleviate pressure on the joints and remembers your most comfortable sleeping position. However, a quality pocket sprung mattress or hybrid mattress can be just as supportive, so you may want to consider these options too.
When choosing between a memory foam or pocket sprung mattress, it’s all about your preference - both are great for different reasons. Memory foam mattresses are seen as the most supportive, and mould to your body over time, helping to alleviate pressure on the joints - which is why they’re often recommended for people with back pain. However, many memory foam mattresses don’t always have the best airflow, so for those who tend to get too hot at night might prefer a pocket sprung mattress instead, which still offers great support with better airflow. There also wouldn’t be much point spending the extra on a memory foam mattress for a guest bedroom used by multiple different friends and family - so a pocket sprung mattress might be a better option here too. Of course, if you want the best of both worlds, there are also hybrid mattresses which make use of both pocket sprung and memory foam mattress technology - like those from Sealy.