Times sure have changed a lot since you last purchased a new mattress. While back then we were typically swayed by ads that promised deep discounts on brand name beds let’s be honest, regardless of how popular the manufacturer name, the quality of sleep you ultimately received wasn’t always quite as great as you expected. But in those days, we got past our discomfort and learned to love our pricey purchase by simply adding thick toppers and lots of extra pillows. Am I right?
But fast forward and today, while there are significantly more brands and styles of mattress than ever before, we also have the ability to learn more about our sleep styles, what we need really for a restful night and how each of the various different styles of mattress stack up against one another.
Because you’ll be spending approximately eight of your 24 hours sleeping on your new mattress… and it will likely be taking you through the next 10 years, you need to start considering it to be an investment versus a purchase – and this means doing a little more research before you splurge. Memory Foam Doctor can help by short-listing some of the options!
We’ve reviewed a number of memory foam mattresses and together with their consumer reviews, have assembled a comprehensive list of some of the top memory foam mattresses on the market. Because you may be now wondering “why just memory foam?”, here are just a few of the many features that will help you understand the benefits of this type of mattress construction over others and how it can help improve your sleep quality:
- Alleviates joint pain from shoulders, hips, knees and lower back by distributing body weight and easing pressure points.
- Provides a comfortable, not-too-warm sleep by using advanced air movement and moisture wicking technology in its composition.
- Delivers great value through superior, non-spring construction that won’t deteriorate or sag over time and a solid foundation that provides optimal support
- Remains easy-care throughout its life with no need to flip or rotate for even wear.
- Is anti-microbial, hypo-allergenic and resistant to dust-mites which makes it ideal for allergy sufferers.
Based on our reviews and consumer reports, below (in no particular order) is a list of some of the top-rated memory foam mattresses styles and brands available on the market:
Scoring 4.5 out of a possible 5.0, the Spa Sensations memory foam mattress features a dual-layer system comprised of 1.5- inches of memory foam that has actually been infused with Green Tea extracts and charcoal. This unique feature makes for a mattress that is not only naturally odor-free but, because of its heavier, 3.5-pound density, delivers exceptional support. The base layer of this memory foam mattress has also been specially constructed to allow air movement throughout the entire mattress , preventing heat build-up and promoting a cooler sleep experience. It’s slim, low-profile makes it an ideal option for a super-comfortable fold-out or trundle bed.
The Cocoon is mattress giant Sealy’s most recent entry into the popular bed-in-a-box market. Ranking 4.6 out of a possible score of 5.0, this popular memory foam mattress is constructed in three layers including memory, poly and base foams for your choice of a soft or firm mattress that quickly conforms to your body’s shape and delivers deep-compression support, exceptional pressure-point relief and when used in conjunction with their ultra-breathable “chill cover” ensures minimal heat retention for an always comfortable, cooler sleep.
Sleep better knowing the environment is in good hands with the Novosbed. This 11-inch thick eco-friendly mattress scores a big 4.7 out of 5.0 with consumers and features three layers of quality materials including ultra-dense memory and support foams for a mattress that quickly contours to your body and delivers exceptional, medium-firm support. Because the top layer uses 2-inches of Airflow memory flow foam, you’re ensured a cooler, more restful sleep while a soft, breathable zip cover means always-easy removal and machine washability.
Another winner with consumers, the 10-inch Eight mattress rated an impressive 4.6 out of 5.0 not just because of it’s four separate layers of quality memory foam, but, wait for it… built-in technology that allows you to track your sleep patterns via a smart phone app. In addition to delivering super comfortable, advanced contour support, this innovative high-density memory foam mattress offers the ability to customize your sleep temperatures on either side of the bed as well as introduce a white noise alarm for a gentle morning wake.
In search of a mattress that could deliver a great night’s sleep regardless of sleep position is what resulted in Hyde and Sleep developing the Next-Gen – an exceptional memory foam mattress constructed from three separate layers including a high-density base plus memory and cooling foams for superior contouring and support. Scoring 4.5 out of 5.0 with consumers, this memory foam mattress features a unique top layer that is infused with a cooling balm to absorb body heat, and ensure every sleep is a comfortable one.
Ranked a whopping 4.8 out of 5.0 by consumers, the Zinus Night Therapy MyGel memory foam mattress is constructed from open cell memory foam for enhanced air circulation that together with a 2.5-inch layer of cooling gel foam, delivers a more comfortable, restful night’s sleep. Unique ingredients such as green tea, ActivFRESH Charcoal, and natural plant oil help keep this extra deep, 13-inch memory foam mattress fresh and free from odor while the 6-inch layer of high density foam delivers superior, firm support.
Just like the name implies, Resort Sleep’s cooling memory foam mattress is sure to deliver a sleep as comfortable and restful as if you were enjoying vacation at a luxury resort. Offering up the superior support that can only come from a 7.5-inch high density support core foam, this 10-inch mattress features a 2.5-inch top layer of pure, breathable memory foam that has been infused with air for a more comfortable, cooler sleep. A soft, breathable zippered cover helps wick moisture away and is easy to remove for a quick wash and always fresh, hygienic mattress.
Another entry into the bed-in-a-box market is industry veteran LazyCat who’s Natural Green Tea Infused Memory Foam mattress scored a 4.6 out of 5.0 by consumers for delivering exceptional comfort and a supportive sleep. Comprised of four layers, this 11-inch thick mattress uses a 1.5-inch layer of natural green tea infused memory foam followed by another 1.5-inch layer of natural latex from Thailand, 2-inches of comfort foam and a high-density foam base that’s 6-inches deep for added support. Natural ingredients at an affordable price make this memory foam mattress a consumer favorite.
Topping the four layers of this exceptional 10-inch thick memory foam mattress is a graphite gel infused layer of breathable, open cell foam for minimal heat retention and a mattress that remains up to 7 times cooler than other similar beds. While it’s high-density memory foam core delivers exceptional support, the truly unique feature of this mattress is its Celliant cover that can actually transform your body heat into an infrared light that not only cools the mattress but oxygenates your blood to regulate body temperature and decrease muscle pain. No wonder those who purchased this mattress rated it a 4.6 out of 5.0 when it came to comfort.
One of the most popular mattresses on the internet market scene, the Casper mattress offers up 9.5-inches of pure comfort. Comprised of a “hybrid” of different foams that collectively deliver a superior sleep experience, this is an ideal choice for those needing a little less support and a little more comfy. The top layer consists of cooling, synthetic Dunlop foam – which also gives this bed a little more “bounce” than similar mattress types – while the memory foam that lays just beneath provides soft support to ensure a cozy sleep without the too-warm discomfort that similar mattresses can deliver. No surprise that those seeking a softer mattress have scored this option a 4.5 out of 5.0.
With a goal of beating the heat that so common with many of today’s memory foam mattresses, Arctic Dreams uses cutting edge Energex – a viscoelastic foam that has been infused with cooling gel to draw heat away from the body – for a cooler, more comfortable sleep. This thick, 10-inch mattress is constructed using a plush, super-thin top layer of breathable memory foam that is extra soft to the touch followed by 3-inches of cooling Energex foam. A thick, 6.25-inch core base delivers medium-firm support making it an ideal option for most body types and explaining the generous 4.6 consumer rating.