Pros and Cons of a Memory Foam Mattress


A memory foam mattress like any other product has its advantages and disadvantages. Now that you are pretty much aware about the components and features of these mattresses, I am going to list down the pros and cons of a memory foam mattress so that you will be able to judge if a foam mattress is right for you.

Pros and Cons of a Memory



This mattress has a tendency to mould according to your body pressure and spread your weight equally over the surface of the mattress. This way the body doesn’t feel strained and the critical points of your body are protected and comforted, allowing you to sleep in complete comfort.

Stress Relief

Memory foam mattress is greatly beneficial if you suffer from aches and pains. They feature state of the art pressure relieving technology which eradicates the build up of pressure on your body.

Hot Therapy

Foam mattresses will keep a near perfect body temperature while you sleep. They have the ability to keep you warm if the environment is cold, and cool if the environment is warm (when used with a maxicool or coolsport equivalent cover). The technology used in the mattress will respond to your body temperature allowing you to enjoy the perfect night’s sleep.

Spinal Alignment

These mattresses have the ability to keep the correct alignment of your spine, ensuring you enjoy a healthy and invigorating night’s sleep.


These mattresses are prepared with polyurethane foam that protects the mattress from dirt and debris and is safe for consumers suffering from allergies.


Low Support

As these mattresses are flexible and contour according to body pressure, they do not provide firm support to your body, if you prefer firm mattresses then this mattress will not be ideal.  If you like to toss and turn while you sleep, then this mattress will not the best choice as your body sinks into the mattress.

Sensitivity to Heat

The hot temperature of foam mattresses has both negative and positive aspects. I have explained the positive side in the above section and the disadvantage of this feature is for people who are sensitive to high temperature. For example, it becomes an annoying experience if you sweat a lot during sleep as it contribute more into sweating resulting in a restless sleep.


As memory mattresses have been treated using chemicals, they can have a slight smell when first used. Usually the smell airs out after a few days, but it can still be an irritation to some people.

This was all about the pros and cons of a memory foam mattress, Click here if you want to learn about the density of foam mattresses.

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