Many factors determine the lifespan of memory foam mattresses; no two mattresses will last the same exact amount of time. Depending on how well the mattress is taken care of during its usage and its attributes, memory foam mattresses usually last for at least 10 years. Below are three things to consider when you are looking to buy a memory foam mattress and want it to be a long-lasting purchase!
1. Density. As the size of the mattress increases, so should the amount of memory foam that it’s made of. Many 8” foam mattresses consist of 2-3 inches of memory foam. Anything larger than an 8” mattress should consist of 3-4 inches of memory foam. When there’s a higher density of memory foam within the mattress, they will be less likely to sag and lose shape over time. The Sleep Options 11” Memory Foam Mattress on Sleepys.com is made up of 3 inches of 5-pound memory foam, while our 13” mattress contains 4 inches of 4-pound memory foam.
2. Firm Base. Many things may cause a mattress to lose shape over time, such as the use of electric blankets or a heavier person sleeping in the bed. One thing you can do to counteract any sagging along the way is to purchase a strong foundation for the mattress. If you are using an old mattress foundation, make sure it does not have any dips in it, as the mattress will conform to those ridges. Try purchasing a new one that will offer a more stable and even support system for your mattress.
3. Warranty. When going to purchase a memory foam mattress, make sure that there is at least a 10-year warranty that comes along with the product. Many mattress brands will offer a minimum of a 10-year warranty, which suggests that they are confident your bed will support you for at least ten years. All Sleep Options mattresses come with a 10-year non-prorated and a 10-year prorated warranty!
4. Mattress Cover. The knitting around the mattress plays a big role when you’re considering how long your mattress will last. Make sure that the knitting covers the entire surface of your mattress. A Sleep Options mattress does not only come with an incredibly protective cover, but the knitting is also breathable, moisture-absorbent and naturally anti-bacterial with a soft, luxurious feel.
If you have been sleeping on your mattress for a long time and are looking to purchase a new one, make sure you check out the Sleep Options selection at Sleepy’s! If you need to keep your mattress just a little bit longer, check out our blog on how to make it last longer!