Do you remember the story of the Princess and the Pea? She was so sensitive that she could feel a pea through many layers of mattresses and feather beds - so much so, that she awoke the next morning with a bruised back. Must have been a hard dried pea then.
Happy ending though, the Prince was so moved by the Princess's delicateness that he promptly married her.
The question is - would she have felt that vegetable through a modern memory foam mattress for platform bed? Well ,we like to think that she wouldn't feel a thing, but it's only a fairy tale after all.
Present day mattresses are comfortable, multi-layered and generally so well made and that it's likely the Princess would sleep soundly all through the night - even if there was a tin of peas under the mattress!
If you're a sensitive sleeper who struggles to get a thorough rest overnight you might like to try one of these products. They are made from space-age materials developed in the 60s by NASA for aircraft seats. It's worth bearing in mind that there is a lack of documented evidence about the effects of memory foam in inducing a deep sleep. It's very subjective and the results seem to be an individual thing based on anecdotal evidence.
But users do report a good night's rest when using MF beds and it does seem to relieve certain painful pressures and numbness. Older people seem to gain from moving position less often through the night. If you share a bed you're less likely to disturb, or be disturbed, as you and your partner move around.
It's very important to underline here that no maker suggests a foam mattress will help in formal sleeping disorders such as sleep apnea or night-breathing difficulties.
And despite the age-old advice of lying on a firm surface for back-pain sufferers, the National Sleep Foundation suggests that these MF body-contouring softer models might be the better option for a more comfy sleep.
Taking all that into account, we've settled on a few important factors in our choice of what products that have been included in our post.
Cost was one - our selection shows a good range of prices for various sizes. This is an essential consideration for most folk.
Popularity was another factor - you'll see that all these items have huge ratings scores. Keep in mind that the stars given are for the whole size range of each of the models we've featured in this post. Nevertheless, these picks are all very well approved by those folks who have dug into their pockets to buy one. Nobody can ignore that fact.
Construction was another element in our selection - this allows you to reflect on models of different compositions that you may be unfamiliar with. We go over the differences in detail to let you decide on what's best for you. There is one common factor that applies to all foam models - once unpacked and unrolled, they need adequate time to decompress and reach fullness. This can take on average around 48 to 72 hours. It may take longer - one customer claimed that it took almost a week to fill out. We reckon that must have been really exceptional circumstances in that particular case.
Range was yet another consideration. We've displayed an excellent variety of sizes and thicknesses in this article to give you the best option for these kinds of mattresses. Click on any link or image to review all the alternatives, including more information, on your choice.
The described cover is Poly Jacquard. It's a quick drying synthetic polyester fabric making it very practical for bed use. This covers the core material of CertiPUR US Certified foam that's noted for longevity, efficiency and stability. That all makes for good body support giving a comfortable night's sleep. That's an important consideration if you are unfortunate enough to suffer from medical conditions that cause you some bodily discomfort when lying prone.
An infusion of Green Tea and Castor Oil is applied to the foam during manufacturing to help prevent bacteria growth and offensive smells keeping it fresh and clean for easy sleeping.
There are four thicknesses (6, 8, 10 and 12 inches) available to suit the usual range of bed sizes.
We've illustrated the 6 inches thick medium-feel economically priced version but it also comes in 8, 10 and 12 inch patterns. This gives you the choice of comfort level as the depth of each layer varies for each size. For example the 6 mattress is composed of 1 inch of memory foam above 1 inch of support foam, all supported by a 4 inch HD foam base - this latter is the core construction.
As a comparison, the corresponding depths for the 12 inch size are 3, 2 and 7 inches. As you see, quite a difference but then that's also reflected in the price for each one. It depends on how much you want to pay for your comfort.
The item is shipped compressed and rolled in common with similar mattresses. Before it's ready for use, it takes time to decompress it. Normally it's 48 hours but weather conditions can affect that - it can take around 72 hours for the thicker items to expand and disperse any lingering factory smells. There are notable differences of opinion about this time scale in the customer reviews.
The pattern earns a 4.2 rating which is pretty impressive given the over 41,000 people voted on this one. For any product that comes in numerous options, it's always difficult to distinguish what particular ones are attracting the better reviews. Reading through many reviews suggest that the scoring is fairly evenly spread over the range.
The 10-year warranty against faulty workmanship and materials will have been a significant factor in folks deciding how to rate it.
Hybrids are a useful combination of a foam topping laid on bed-spring coils . For people who have never used this material before they make a good first-time introduction to using foam,especially if they're unsure about its suitability for them. It would be a good introduction to see if they would enjoy the normal health benefits associated with foam - the embracing full-body support, increased air-flow and the cooling effect of heat diffusion - the innerspring make-up does seem to help with aeration.
Buyers report that this build is comfortable to sleep on and it's claimed that hybrids are especially good for people who prefer to sleep on their side. We guess that because the profile of the sleeper is much more narrow then they'll punch down more into the mattress. If that's you then this might be the one you're looking for.
The design can be used directly on a platform bed and doesn't need a box spring for support. Please be aware that this mattress can be used one side only because of its construction.
There are three mixes available. We show here a 10 inch mattress - that breaks down into two layers of foam (the 12 inch has a gel layer) supported by a combi spring and foam base. The thickness denotes the comfort level - the 10 inch is listed as medium, whereas the 8 inch is called med-firm and the 12 inch model is listed as plush - that suggests the height of luxury and sounds really comfy!
All the mattresses can be bought together with a platform bed base as an option. The all steel black frames have a roomy 13 inches of clearance for storage and is delivered for home assembly. There are non-slip feet fitted to prevent sliding. These frames are limited to a 5-year warranty.
It's rolled and delivered in a compact box which is handy where the access is tight. The packaging contains some residual specks that the makers vow are nontoxic and will not affect your mattress.
There's a 10-year guarantee that comes with it - that's a big plus when considering if this is the one for you.
There are many thousands of satisfied owners which suggest that this pattern is well worth the investment if you're looking for a cool, relaxing slumber with all the related health benefits that brings. Given all these advantages, this one might be worth a try.
The other sizes are built in the same manner but come with different thicknesses of foam. You have a choice of three other sizes - 6, 8 and 10 inches and, including the 12 inch, all of which come at very competitive prices. This factor was mentioned often in the product reviews.
The size range to suit bed dimensions is limited to the most popular including twin, full, queen and king.
Like the other Zinus units, this one is registered CertiPUR and has all the associated benefits and assurances that come with that independent testing. Equally, the advantages of foam for sleepers through body contouring and heat dispersal is common to all of this maker's ranges.
Some owners suggest using a topper to increase comfort level for heavier sleepers - that is heavier in body mass, not as in a heavy sleeper - that was some customer views but it doesn't appear necessary for the average person.
The gel infusion increases the coolness by regulating the temperature backed by the HD foam base giving complete support and comfort to the body.
The HD support foam layer molds itself to your body as a function of body-heat and weight distribution. It therefore provides a cool, stable sleeping position that relieves stresses and the uncomfortable side-effects of certain medical conditions that might interrupt your sleeping patterns. . If you are restless in the night, then the foam reasserts itself to accommodate your changed position.
Stinks a bit when the package is first opened out - like fish says on reviewer - but that goes in a few days. It does take some time for the mattress to fully rise to its maximum depth.
The advice is to open and unroll the delivery within 72 hours of receipt and leave your new unit flat for 48 hours to reassert it's natural shape and bulk. Local conditions like the weather may have some effect on these timings. Reading through reviews seems to suggest that.
Overall the opinions of customers of this product are very favorable indeed (a high star rating) and that should give you a good deal of confidence if you consider buying this one.
The expected worry-free 10 year limited warranty applies equally to this model from Zinus to reinforce the good qualities of this product. Click on a link below to read more about this beauty.
May be is the operative phrase - but bear in mind that there isn't a Federal definition for this term. It can mean whatever a manufacturer decides upon. So there's no guarantee that a product listed as hypoallergenic won't cause an allergic reaction because of some constituent within its make up. You can only assume a manufacturers good intentions when they use that description.
For this unit, allergen reduction seems down to the natural air-purifying properties of bamboo charcoal. In solid form, it's commonly used as a home remedy to absorb lingering odors among other things.
It's made up with the usual sandwich of separate foams in layers of different thickness. The foam is CertiPUR US certified for reliability in performance and comfort.
The "plushness" comes from a top slice of 2.5 inches of gel foam that's vented to give that wee bit extra in air circulation and keep the sleeper so much cooler while breathing more easily. There's a bottom layer of 5.5 inches of stabilizing base foam with the bamboo charcoal infusion. The filling is a 1.5 inch layer of transition material which gives extra support to the slumberer whatever position they sleep in.
The range of sizes is notable. There is a choice of six year on year models giving surface options as model-firm, model med/firm and med/plush. And there are no less than 8 sizes to choose from including twin, twin xl, full, queen, short queen, king and Cali king - widest selection of all the units featured in this post.
Like others, the unit comes shrunk-wrapped, compressed and rolled in a slim box to help in moving about awkward places. It needs the usual grace period of around 48 hours or so lying flat to reestablish it's form and mass. Any residual odors will fade during the same time.
There are mixed reviews on how good a buy this is, but, despite that, the overall rating from over 11,000 reviewers is pretty high. As far as this and other mattresses go, we suspect BMI is a factor in some reported complaints and people, for personal reasons, may not wish to take that on board.
Nonetheless, the product does have an impressive score of 4.2 stars given by over 10,000 reviewers. Suggests to us that this product is fit for the purpose it's been designed for.
There is a warranty period of 10 years for this product available on request - so the maker is under no illusions regarding its suitability and performance. Have a another look at this unit by clicking through on the link.
The mattress will give the average sleeper the comfort and support expected of it. It has all the benefits of foam for body-contouring and pressure relief along with the healthy aspects of this material.
The foam is CertiPur-US certified and fire-rated for safety.
It's made in a three-layered laminated fashion for performance and comfort levels and is encased in a washable poly covering. It has the layered all-foam construction with varying thicknesses - the top is a 2 inch layer of memory foam, there's a 2 inch comfort in-between, and 4 inch HD support base for stability.
There's a list of five bed sizes - twin, twin xl, full, queen and king - enough of the most-used dimensions to suit most folks. There's a depth selection - we've listed the 8 inch unit in this post and there are two other sizes of 10 and 12 inches - the last two giving increased comfort and support levels.
There's the usual 10-year Zinus limited guarantee to back this pattern. That's always an encouragement when considering the merits before buying. Click a link to see more of this item to help you decide.
Over 18,000 reviewers have collectively averaged the rating for this product at 4.3 out of 5. That's brilliant in anybody's language and, taking that together with it's competitive pricing, it seems a great choice for a first-time buy.