If you’re thinking about buying a memory foam mattress, but you’ve got a couple of reservations, you’re in the right place. The purpose of this blog is to address some common mattress problems and solutions: feeling too warm, the memory foam smell, and firmness ratings. Spoiler alert: all 3 of these problems are easily avoidable.
1. You Feel Too Warm
Overheating used to be a common memory foam problem. However, times have changed and technologies have advanced so nowadays you don’t need to worry about feeling too warm!
If you’re buying a new memory foam mattress, choose a cool memory foam mattress. We produce two different cool mattresses in our UK Mattress Factory:
We make these cool mattresses using innovative 4G Aircool Memory Foam. The secret is the gel particles within the foam, which release a cooling sensation when you lie down. So you stay cool and comfortable through the night. Shop now!
Coolmax mattresses are great value. They are made using luxurious memory foam and paired with a special cover made from smart Coolmax material. Coolmax fabric is ultra-breathable, so excess body heat and moisture is wicked away quickly and efficiently. So you sleep cool and dry from as little as £114.99!
If you already have a memory foam mattress, you can buy a cool mattress cover to help bring down your sleeping temperature. These mattress covers are made from the smart Coolmax fabric described above.
2. The Foam Smells
The truth of the matter is, foam smells of foam (genius logic we know)! Just as you might buy a leather sofa with its own distinct smell, foam has a natural smell that can be quite strong when you first unpack your mattress. That’s because our memory foam is manufactured one day, then made in to a mattress the following day, then immediately packed ready for shipping, so when you come to open the packaging the memory foam is still fresh. Some people say it dissipates within a few hours – some say it lasts a little bit longer. Either way it will soon disappear.
Ways To Speed Up The Process
If the foam smell is really bothering you, there are a few ways to speed up the process:
- Open the windows and doors and get the air flowing
- Remove the cover to maximise the airflow
- Put a bowl of white vinegar in the corner of the room to absorb any lingering odours
3. Too Firm or Too Soft
Memory foam mattresses usually have a firmness rating, based on the composition of the mattress and the density of the foams. We, just like all other mattress companies, do our best to give a representative firmness rating which is displayed on each product page (see below). Ultimately the feel of a mattress is subjective. Different people are bound to have different opinions. For example, weight influences how a mattress feels so a heavier sleeper may find a mattress softer than a light sleeper.
Memory Foam Mattress Firmness Rating
If you come to visit our showroom in Wakefield, West Yorkshire make sure you lie down on the mattress for more than 3 seconds. And get into your favourite sleeping position – don’t just lie like a rake. Remember, we help hundreds of people every week to find the perfect mattress for them so you really don’t have to feel embarrassed or silly for starfishing or curling up in a ball. It makes it so much easier for us to find a mattress which is perfect for you!
If you’re shopping online, get in touch! We’re more than happy to answer your questions and give you our advice. Plus, our mattresses come with a 60 or 100 night trial period, so you have a really generous amount of time to let your body adapt. If the mattress isn’t quite right for you, we’ll help you exchange it with one that is.