Developed by NASA during the 1970’s as a material to relieve astronauts from the pressure of g-forces while in flight, memory foam wasn’t originally intended for mattresses. It took a little ‘outside the box’ thinking by a Swedish company to realize that the potential sleep benefits of the material were too great to be ignored. With a unique ability to mold to and support your body, this material had the ability to relieve more pressure than any previous type of foam. It also takes a long time to return to its original shape – the long lasting impression of the shape of your body is what inspired its creators to coin the term ‘memory foam’.

So how does memory foam mattresses work? As opposed to innerspring mattresses, there are no separate parts. The incredibly durable polyurethane based foam is filled with billions of minuscule air pockets, which decompress when met with body weight and heat. As air releases, the person sleeping literally sinks into the bed, providing a floating sensation while balancing the body and aligning it correctly. Choosing the right thickness and density can control how much sink there is; high-density foam will provide more support, while lower density foams will allow you to sink more, and the thicker the foam, the deeper you can go. Memory foam mattresses are generally several layers of varying density that help support and distribute the sleeper’s weight.

Memory foam is perfect for sleepers who like to feel snug, and enjoy the sensation of melting into a mattress. This is also best for sleepers who don’t turn much while sleeping, or wish to curb as much movement as possible. While the foam is great at minimizing movements and the chance of disturbing a sleeping partner, that also means there is no springiness to the mattress. But for a restful sensation that feels like floating, this is the mattress to get. There are several types of memory foam mattresses.

 

Read more about Tempurpedic one of the leading memory foam mattress providers in the nation.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Vibe Gel Memory Foam 12-Inch Mattress | CertiPUR-US Certified | Bed-in-a-Box, Queen
  • 60" W x 80" L x 12" H
  • 2 inches of gel-infused memory foam combined 3 inches of gel-infused foam draws heat away from your body for a more comfortable night's sleep
  • 7 inches of conforming high-density base foam provides surrounding support and responsive relief that helps evenly distribute pressure points in any sleeping position
  • Luxurious stretch knit quilted fiber cover
  • Medium-Plush Feel and Adjustable Base Friendly
Bestseller No. 2
LUCID 10 Inch 2020 Gel Memory Foam Mattress - Medium Plush Feel - CertiPUR-US Certified - Hypoallergenic Bamboo Charcoal, Queen
  • This mattress features a 10-inch Medium-Plush feel profile for universal comfort for side, back, and stomach sleepers
  • Gel infused memory foam regulates temperature while conforming to the body to ease pressure points
  • The 2.5-inch ventilated gel memory foam top layer creates a cooler sleep experience than traditional memory foam by helping to regulate body temperature and increase circulation
  • 1.5 inches of transition foam and 5.5 inches of dense bamboo charcoal infused support foam provide stability and full body support
  • Compressed, rolled, and shipped in a box for simple setup; Easily fits through narrow hallways and staircases
SaleBestseller No. 3
Ashley Chime 12 Inch Medium Firm Memory Foam Mattress - CertiPUR-US Certified, Queen
  • MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS: For sound sleep you've always dreamed of. This body contouring memory foam mattress delivers amazing support, pressure relief and comfort
  • 12" PROFILE: Designed with layers of memory foam for support and pressure relief, all with a comfortable feel. The support foam core reduces motion transfer for peaceful, undisturbed sleep
  • PLUSH SUPPORT: Thick layers of memory foam contour to your body and deliver amazing support, pressure relief and comfort for all types of sleepers
  • QUEEN SIZE: Measures 59” W x 79” D x 12” H and is compatible with most full bed frames. Bed foundation, box spring and frame available, sold separately
SaleBestseller No. 4
Zinus 12 Inch Gel-Infused Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress / Cooling Gel Foam / Pressure Relieving / CertiPUR-US Certified / Bed-in-a-Box, Queen
  • As cool as it gets- Settle into a bed made with our most cooling formula yet, promising perfectly temperature-regulated sleep and a clean feeling night after night, all thanks to our enveloping memory foam packed with cooling gel and green tea
  • Pressure-relieving foams - 2 inch ultra-cooling gel and green tea infused memory foam, 3 inches soft comfort foam, and 7 total inches durable, high density base support foam; ideal for side sleepers and average-weight sleepers
  • Certipur US certified- Highest quality foam is Certipur US certified for durability, performance, and content
  • Expertly packaged- Our technology allows this mattress to be efficiently compressed into one box that’s easily shipped and maneuvered into the bedroom; simply unbox, unroll and this mattress does the rest, expanding to its original shape within 72 hours
  • Worry-free 10 year limited warranty included; twin mattress supports a maximum weight of 250 pounds, while all other sizes can support up to 500 pounds
Bestseller No. 5
Linenspa 3 Inch Gel Infused Memory Foam Queen Mattress Topper
  • Three inches of ultra plush memory foam that conforms to your curves and hugs you to sleep; Materials: 100% Polyurethane memory foam, gel beads
  • Infused with temperature regulating gel beads that capture and dissipate heat to help prevent overheating
  • Comfortable memory foam distributes weight evenly to align the spine and alleviate pressure points
  • Available in plush 2 inch and 3 inch profiles; The 3 inch topper will hug your body more than the 2 inch topper
  • A comfortable and affordable way to rejuvenate an old mattress, soften a hard mattress, and prolong mattress life; Backed by a 3 year warranty
Bestseller No. 6
Olee Sleep 10 Inch Gel Layer Top Memory Foam Mattress - Queen
  • Quality Medium Firm Mattress - offers ideal level of comfort and support for all sleeping positions. Perfectly balanced to relieve pressure and sleepless nights.
  • Cooling Gel-infused Foam Layer – to better regulate temperature. Breathable outer cover.
  • High Density Base Layer – for a longer-lasting and durable mattress.
  • Size: Queen 80 x 60 x 10 inches
  • 93% polyester / 7% spandex
SaleBestseller No. 7
LUCID 4 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper-Ventilated Design-Ultra Plush-Queen
  • 4 inches of thick, plush gel memory foam add a soft and conforming feel that will result in a deeper sink that cradles your body more than a thinner topper
  • Infused with gel material that captures and distributes heat for a cooler memory foam experience
  • Ventilated design improves airflow and breathability
  • Memory foam distributes weight evenly and conforms to curves to alleviate pressure points
  • New foam scent is normal and will dissipate over the first 48 hours after opening; this product features a 3-year warranty
Bestseller No. 8
Classic Brands Cool Gel Chill Memory Foam 14-Inch Mattress with 2 BONUS Pillows |CertiPUR-US Certified |Bed-in-a-Box, Queen
  • 60" W x 80" L x 14" H
  • Premium pressure-relieving memory foam and high-density aerated cool gel memory foam are combined together to provide the essential support and comfort for a deeper night's sleep
  • Beautifully tailored and detailed with a stretch knit fabric cover with waterfall edge and matching knit side panels
  • Gel infused ventilated memory foam creates a plush and comfortable sleeping surface for a more restful night's sleep; high-density base foam relieves pressure points and conforms to your body, and provides unparalleled support during the night
  • High-quality memory foam conforms to your body while the cool gel regulates temperature; memory foam is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to allergens, mold, bacteria, and is CertiPUR-US program standards for performance, emissions, and durability
Bestseller No. 9
Zinus 12 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress / CertiPUR-US Certified / Bed-in-a-Box / Pressure Relieving, Full
  • THE RIGHT COMBINATION - Our special recipe for rejuvenating rest? Refreshing green tea and moisture-absorbing ActivCharcoal infused into pressure-relieving memory foam that cradles your shape so you awake free of aches and pains and fresh as a daisy
  • PRESSURE-RELIEVING FOAMS - 3 inches conforming memory foam, 2 inches soft, airflow enhancing comfort foam, and 7 inches durable, high density base support foam; ideal for side sleepers and petite to average weight sleepers
  • CERTIPUR US CERTIFIED - Highest quality foam is CertiPUR US Certified for durability, performance, and content
  • EXPERTLY PACKAGED - Our technology allows this mattress to be efficiently compressed into one box that’s easily shipped and maneuvered into the bedroom; simply unbox, unroll and this mattress does the rest, expanding to its original shape within 72 hours
  • Worry-free 10 year limited warranty included; twin mattress supports a maximum weight of 250 lbs, while all other sizes can support up to 500 lbs
SaleBestseller No. 10
Olee Sleep Aquarius 10-Inch Memory Foam Mattress in Blue, Twin
  • Your purchase includes One Olee Sleep Aquarius 10-Inch Memory Foam Mattress in Blue, Twin Size
  • Mattress dimensions – 39" W x 75" L x 10"H | Feel – Medium-Firm
  • Fits all frames – Steel, wood or platform bed frames, box springs and floor | 93% polyester / 7% spandex
  • Unique Gel-infused Foam Layer – to regulate temperature | High Density Base Layer – For a longer-lasting and durable mattress
  • Any new product will expand within minutes and can have a mild scent upon unboxing that will dissipate in a few hours in a well-ventilated room | Remove packaging within 72 hours, and allow an extra 48-72 hours for proper decompression