So many new manufacturers of memory foam mattresses have entered the market in the past few years, it is difficult to compare both pricing and quality. There is a significant difference between a cheap mattress that is of inferior quality and an affordable one of higher quality. Be careful not to not to get stuck with the former. Side by side comparison in a furniture or bedding store is not possible, since most newer brands can only be purchased online.
What to Do?
People interested in buying this type of mattress can spend hours online browsing through the official websites of all manufacturers. That will not appeal to the average person with a hectic schedule, a job and a family, or a junior executive. It is worth checking out official websites when the field has been narrowed down to a short list, but that is not feasible as a first step.
Begin with review sites that are dedicated to mattresses. Most will provide objective summaries and opinions of different memory foam mattresses. Be sure the review sites are independent ones to get an idea of the positives, along with any weakness experienced by those who are sleeping on a particular brand. Skip the ones that indicate the mattress has just arrived. It takes at least two weeks to fully assess a new mattress.
These sites are the ones more likely to provide side by side comparisons, as well as complete review summaries. While some blog sites exist through affiliations with a number of companies, articles are quite accurate in most cases. Another benefit to checking out blogs is that a weblink is typically available for all products mentioned. This will save time because when a mattress seems like it will suit needs and budgets, browsers can get to the official website fast.
Going to a Furniture Store
People who wish to physically try out a memory foam mattress before buying on will find a decent selection at a furniture store. Keep in mind these will usually be representative of long-standing brands rather than small manufacturers that have entered the market more recently. Those with existing back, neck, or knee problems will want to take this avenue before making a purchase.