The widespread use of memory foam is the primary reason why today's mattresses need such frequent replacing.
All of the 'Name Brands' have been sold to investors, so that profit is their main focus...as opposed to quality.
Memory foam wears quickly, sleeps hot, and off gasses the toxic chemicals from which it's made....
…chemicals like formaldehyde and benzene are only a couple of the several toxic chemicals.
61 different chemicals are used in the manufacture of memory foam.
Memory foam is purposefully made to be highly deceptive...feeling pretty good in the showroom, and remaining so for the length of the comfort guarantee.
But it only takes a few/several months, (depending on your body weight), before you realize you've made a mistake.
Memory foam is the only upholstery material that is temperature sensitive.
As memory foam warms from the heat your body gives off, it softens...allowing you to sink into it.
At first, it feels pretty good. But memory foam isn't very resilient.
So, it doesn't take very long before it softens too much and you're sinking into it mush too far.
This sinking is what throws off your spine's natural alignment, which then becomes painful.
The truly diabolical part of all of this, is when you get out of bed, the memory foam returns to its original shape....or close enough to it as to rarely meet the criteria of a 1.5" sustained impression needed to prevail in a warranty claim.
So, when you've had enough back pain and sleepless nights, you have to buy a new mattress.
Most people never realize that it's the memory foam causing all of the problems. Why would they?
Afterall, millions of dollars are spent on advertising, selling you on what a great product it is.
And, when you shop at your local store, the salespeople are telling you the same thing.
I remember when memory foam was first introduced...about 25 years ago, when only Tempur-Pedic was using it,...when you could only buy one on QVC or The Home Shopping Network.
I remember seeing the ads for Tempur-Pedic where they pressed a hand into the foam...took the hand away, and the hand print remained in the foam.
This is not good, just from an engineering standpoint, in terms of durability.
I remember thinking, way back then, "Who, in their right mind, would think that's a good idea?".
(While I am not an engineer, I was raised by a man who had 2 engineering degrees.)
Well, the following decades showed me the true power of advertising...especially when you spend millions of dollars on pervasive, mass media advertising...shedding a great light on the old adage, "Tell a lie often enough and long enough, it becomes the truth".
In fact, it's only perceived as the truth. A lie never becomes the truth.
And a mattress upholstered with memory foam will never be a good, supportive, long-lasting mattress.
Regardless of how many times you hear advertising, to the contrary.
You Should Know
Using an old box spring to support any new mattress will cause premature wear and void the manufacturer’s warranty.
A waterproof mattress protector will extend the life of a mattress by keeping the upholstery materials clean and dry.