Don't feel bad. You aren't alone. In fact, the people at Consumer Reports are also confused...not to mention millions of American consumers.
This is a very complex industry that goes out of its way to make shopping as confusing as possible.
Of course, it wasn't always like this...just over the last 10 to 15 years, has all this been as bad as it is.
All of the "Name Brands" have been sold to investors. So now, they are no longer about quality...just profit.
The thing they use to maximize profits and reduce quality, is with the use of memory foam.
THIS, is where the confusion comes in. Between the ads and the sales pitches at stores, you'd think that memory foam is the best thing ever.
It is, in fact, the worst upholstery material ever invented.
Memory foam is a temperature sensitive material....the only upholstery material that is.
As it warms from your body heat, it softens and you sink into it.
It isn't very resilient to begin with, so before long, you're sinking through it.
Memory foam sleeps hot...absorbing your body heat and reflecting that heat back to you...the only upholstery material that does this.
The diabolical part of all this, is that you will not likely prevail in a warranty claim.
Even though the memory foam quickly loses it's support and comfort, when you get off of the mattress, the memory foam returns to it's original shape.
It will never measure the 1.5" sustained impression needed to prevail in a warranty claim.
The sole purpose of memory foam is to sell more mattresses, more frequently, to the same people.
And, as if all this lousy performance isn't enough, memory foam is also, a health hazard...off gassing the toxic chemicals from which it's made.
Latex Foam Rubber, on the other hand is natural and has been the best upholstery material for the last 100 years.
Many people confuse the two...and it's something your son will need to sleep comfortably.
But first, you need a mattress that is strong enough to hold his weight.
We carry an old fashioned, two sided mattress that is very strong....and containing NO Memory Foam.
The Tulah Firm or Luxury Firm models are the mattresses to consider.
Old Fashioned made Two Sided Mattress that you can flip. Strong coil unit and NO Memory Foam. Durable for Plus Sized People. Works with Adjustable Bed Bases.
These mattresses are strong, but not terribly comfortable.
For the surface softness he needs to sleep deeply, we turn to a latex topper.
The EverEden Pure, All Natural, 2" Medium Vytex Dunlop Latex Topper is the one to get for that mattress.
Soften the surface of a too firm mattress. Insulate yourself from the memory foam in your mattress to Sleep Cool. Extend the comfort life of your mattress.
Together, these products will provide to your son, the support, comfort and the durability you have been looking for.
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