What is a Full Memory Foam Mattress?

What is a Full Memory Foam Mattress?

A full memory foam mattress is constructed entirely from memory foam. No base foam. Just memory foam. And chances are, you’d sink straight through it.

Find out why memory foam mattresses work best with a mixture of materials and explore the full benefits they can provide for a great night’s sleep.


Full Memory Foam Mattresses: A Myth

You see, all memory foam mattresses come with at least two layers of foam. First, the comfort memory foam layer and below, the supportive base foam layer. Without this supportive base layer, high-pressure parts of your body such as your hips and shoulders would just sink straight through. And that’s not going to be comfortable at all.

Let’s explore the different kinds of bed foam found in mattresses;


What is Memory Foam?

Memory mattresses often contain a top layer of memory foam to provide a luxurious layer of comfort and soft support.

Memory foam was first developed by NASA to provide extra cushioning to protect astronauts during space flights. That’s why it works so well as a sleeping surface - the viscoelastic material moulds to your body shape to provide pressure relief and full-body support.

Benefits of memory foam include;

  • Pressure relief
  • Cushioning around joints
  • Full body support
  • Healthy spinal alignment
  • Suitable for allergy sufferers
  • Healthy circulation
  • Movement absorption 

What is Reflex Foam?

Reflex foam is used as a base layer in memory foam mattresses. Reflex foam is higher in density and firmer than memory foam alone so it makes a great supportive base.

Benefits of reflex foam include;

  • Full body support
  • Firm feel
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Affordable
  • Durable

Other Mattresses With Memory Foam

Many other types of mattresses include memory foam within their construction for added comfort. Let’s take a look...


Hybrid Memory Foam Mattresses

Hybrid mattresses often combine pocket springs with a memory foam top layer for additional comfort and support. By combining the two materials, you end up with a hard-working mattress that has;

  • The bouncy feel of springs
  • Extra breathability
  • Individual movement support

Hybrid mattresses are a great solution for couples looking for a middle ground between springs and foam.


Soft Memory Foam Mattresses

If your search for a ‘full memory foam mattress’ is really a search for a soft one, then you’re in the right place.

If you prefer pillowy soft over firm mattresses, then opt for a design with a thick layer of memory foam. We produce luxurious mattresses with up to 8cm of memory foam, allowing you to sink deeply into the surface.


How Many Inches Should a Memory Foam Mattress Be?

Our memory foam mattresses range from around 15 - 23 cm or 5 - 9 inches in depth. But don’t be fooled - mattress depth accounts for all of the mattress layers, not just the memory foam top.

We offer memory foam layers from 3 - 8 cm thick to suit all budgets and sleeping requirements.

Mattresses with thicker memory foam layers will usually feel softer, however, this also depends on your weight. Heavier sleepers will need a thicker layer of foam to reap the benefits.

If you enjoy the gentle sinking feeling of memory foam, we recommend you opt for a memory foam thickness of 5cm and above.


Which is the Best Memory Foam Mattress?

A quality memory foam mattress should include a generous layer of memory foam, combined with supportive materials at affordable prices.

Some of our deepest memory foam mattresses include;


Pedic Deluxe 4G Aircool Memory Foam Mattress

The 4G Pedic Deluxe memory foam mattress comes with an 8cm thick layer of memory foam atop a firmer reflex foam. The base layer is made from medical grade orthopaedic foam to support those with back or joint issues. The foam is channelled to provide ultimate breathability for a cool sleep.

Top features include;

  • Eucalyptus infused cover
  • Triple-layer design
  • 10-year warranty

Essentials Plus Memory Foam Mattress

The Essentials Plus memory foam mattress is made up of a reflex foam base and memory foam top. This mattress is perfect for those on a budget and those who prefer a firm feel.

Top features include;

  • Affordable memory foam
  • Firm support
  • Removable, washable cover

Classicpedic Ultra Memory Foam Mattress

The ClassicPedic Ultra memory foam mattress is an orthopaedic mattress designed specifically for people with back pain. A luxuriously thick layer of memory foam and a pressure-relieving castellated base provides medium-soft support.

Top features include;

  • Maximum pressure relief and support
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Luxury quilted cover


What is Good About Memory Foam Mattresses?

The reason memory foam is good for mattresses is that it softens in contact with body heat and weight to provide a personalised sleeping experience. This helps to spread your weight evenly, resulting in healthier sleeping positions and better spine health.


Find a Memory Foam Mattress For You

If you’d like some more help getting to grips with the world of memory foam, get in touch! We’ll happily walk you through the different types of memory foam mattress, and we’ll even make a few suggestions. Just tell us a little about your build, sleeping habits, preferences and budget and we’ll put our thinking caps on.

From small doubles to king sizes, pocket spring to cooling foam, we offer a wide array of mattress styles to suit all budgets and sleepers.

Find the right one for you - buy a memory foam mattress online.


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