What Is Memory Foam?
Memory foam mattresses are derived from a technology developed by NASA to absorb shock in airplane seats in the 60’s. Memory foam is a material that is made up of tiny cushioning chambers, each infused with millions of gel beads designed to better cushion and support pressure points and aid in temperature regulation.
How Long Does Memory Foam Last?
Memory foam mattresses last about as long as regular spring or hybrid mattresses, approximately eight to ten years, depending on how well they’re cared for.
But every mattress is different, and it will depend a lot on use and abuse (and the quality of the memory foam mattress). Things to watch for that may be signs you need to replace your mattress include:
- You are waking up noticeably achy and irritated
- You’re more comfortable when you’re sleeping in a hotel or at a friend’s house (or even on your couch!)
- You notice that your memory foam mattress is developing permanent depressions, sags, and indentations. It doesn’t spring back the way it used to.
Body mass index and weight also affect the lifespan of a mattress, as more compression occurs more often, and the memory foam begins to lose its elasticity. An overused mattress may lose firmness, give less pressure relief, decrease your overall comfort, and decrease your ability to have proper spinal alignment.
How Do You Care for Your Memory Foam Mattress?
A liquid-resistant mattress protector will go a long way to keep your mattress clean and free from stains, which may impact the warranty. Some mattress protectors can decrease the ability of the memory foam to wick away heat and moisture, leaving you hot and sweaty, so it’s important to find the right one for you.
Cool Breeze PLUSH GEL Memory Foam Mattress
Our Certi-Pur Certified mattresses have an astounding 30-year limited warranty, so you can sleep well knowing that we’ve got you covered. Made with a machine washable cover, the high density gel memory foam layer offers cool airflow and super soft foam support.