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How to Choose the Best Memory Foam Mattress

Imagine having a long day at work, coming home, cooking dinner, taking care of your kids, then laying down on a terrible mattress that prevents you from sleeping. Doesn’t sound too great, does it? If you’re unhappy with your mattress or are just looking to upgrade, memory foam mattresses are a great option. Picking just the right mattress can be a challenge, though. Check out these tips to learn how to choose the best memory foam mattress for you. 

Measure Your Bed & Choose Accordingly

First and foremost, it would be a shame if you invested in a memory foam mattress that didn’t fit your bed. You can easily avoid that by preparing properly, however. Before going to select a memory foam mattress, know the measurements of your bed. You should know the size of your bed, but also the details of your bed frame and how high you want the mattress to be. If you do this, you can choose accordingly once you get to the buying part. 

Choose Thickness Based on the Level of Support You Like/Need

Mattress thickness is always important when selecting a new mattress, and this is especially true with memory foam. As memory foam mattresses don’t tend to be 100 percent solid memory foam, you will have to choose the thickness of memory foam you’d like. Memory foam is very supportive, so you can only feel the first 3-4 inches of the mattress. If you like a lot of support, go with a thicker mattress. If you don’t want as much, go with a thinner one. 

Choose Density Based on Sleep Position

While thickness is more of a preference, you should pick the density of your mattress based on the position you sleep in. The more dense the mattress is, the firmer the mattress is, and memory foam mattresses tend to come in densities of two pounds to five pounds. For those of you who sleep on your stomach or back, consider a denser memory foam, as it provides more support. On the contrary, you’ll want a less dense mattress that can adjust to the curves of your shoulders and hips if you sleep on your side. 

Memory Foam Mattresses at Watertown Mattress

These are the three most important factors in picking a memory foam mattress that is right for you. You’ll have additional choices to make, such as whether you want gel memory foam or regular memory foam. You can also choose to buy add-ons, such as a mattress top. Now that you know how to choose a memory foam mattress, stop by Watertown Mattress to check out our selection! One of our mattress experts will be glad to assist you in your search. Our memory foam mattresses are top-notch and can provide you with exactly what you need: a good night’s sleep!