How Long Does A Memory Foam Mattress Last?
When you buy a mattress, then you are making an investment, as you reap the benefits of a better night’s sleep which in turn has health benefits for you. As with many things, the quality of the memory foam mattress that you choose will have a significant bearing on how long it will last for.
What makes a memory foam mattress so unique is its open cell and visco elastic material construction. One clear cut way to tell the quality of a memory foam mattress, is to find out its density. The higher the density of the foam, the better the quality of mattress you have and therefor the longer it should last.
Low Quality Memory Foam Mattresses
Foam with a very low density will have fewer and more spread out open cells in its structure, causing the air in the mattress to flatten quicker. So this means that your mattress may feel soft on first usage, but will quickly lose the ability to support you properly and will lose it’s elasticity. This results in the mattress quickly beginning to sag; which is often the cause of aches and pains and a poor night’s sleep.
Low quality mattresses have been known to be in need of replacement in under a year!
High Quality Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam with a high density will last you much longer as well as offer you maximum support and cushioning while you sleep. Their cell structure is also more dense and closer together, which allows it to offer a lot more support.
This means that the foam will respond to your body’s heat which softens the mattress and supports your body, ensuring a better more comfortable night of sleep, as it reduces strain on your body’s pressure points.
Regardless of quality there are a number of things you can do to make a mattress last longer, these include:
- Use a mattress protector – as the name suggests this keeps your mattress protected from spillages and day to day wear and tear. Mattress Protectors are available quilted, zipped and in cooling materials so there’s no need to worry about having to use a plastic sheet like the ones of children’s beds. Mattress Protectors absorb your perspiration and spillages
- Mattress rotation – memory foam doesn’t need flipping, however rotating the mattress every so often can prolong the life by years in some cases
- Make sure that the base the mattress is on is in good condition – one way to damage your mattress is by putting it on an uneven or broken . This can cause irreparable damage to the mattress and therefore shorten the life of it.
For more information about finding a memory foam mattress that will last for a long time or about how to prolong the lifespan of a memory foam mattress, then speak to one of our friendly team today!