Everything You Need to Know About Memory Foam Mattresses

by Jane K on June 25, 2018

Whether you’re considering buying a new mattress or hoping to better care for the mattress you have, this guide covers everything you need to know about memory foam mattresses.

The Perks of Memory Foam

While traditional innerspring mattresses have dominated the market for years, memory foam mattresses are becoming increasingly popular – and affordable! In fact, memory foam mattresses are considered some of best mattresses for people with back and neck pain, as they eliminate pressure points and offer back support and spine alignment, even if you sleep on your side or stomach. Unlike spring mattresses, memory foam mattresses are less likely to transfer motion, which can improve partnered sleeping. They are also helpful for people with dust allergies, as the dense foam repels dust mites, mold, and pet dander.

Choosing the Right Mattress

At Star Furniture, we carry two popular brands of memory foam mattresses: Serta and Tempur-Pedic. Both memory foam mattress brands are known for increased support, but there is still a range of comfort levels available, so you can enjoy everything from plush softness to extra firmness. Some mattresses also include temperature control technology to help keep you cool through the night.

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Caring for Your Memory Foam Mattress

While some memory foam mattresses are designed with a designated top side, you can still rotate the mattress head-to-foot every three months to prevent permanent depressions. We also recommend using a mattress protector to prevent water damage to the mattress. Additionally, using the right bed frame can help protect your mattress from damage by adding proper support.

Choosing the Right Bed Frame

Many people want to know what type of base to use with their memory foam mattress. While there isn’t a hard and fast rule about mattress foundations and bed frames, you would ideally want to utilize a platform or adjustable base bed to best protect your mattress.

While memory foam mattresses do not require box springs, some people might want to repurpose an older box spring for their new memory foam mattress. Older box springs tend to have too much give to properly support the foam, but newer box springs may suffice. If, for example, the entire box spring has the same consistency and is rigid and firm throughout, it should be fine.

Some people also put their memory foam mattress directly on the ground, which shouldn’t damage the mattress, though it might make it harder to get in and out of the bed.


Whether you’re searching for memory foam, innerspring, or hybrid mattresses, we’ve got the information you need to make an informed decision. Visit a Star Furniture store in Houston, Austin, San Antonio or Bryan, Texas to browse our extensive mattress collection today!

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