Do Memory Foam Mattresses Sag?

Do Memory Foam Mattresses Sag?

While memory foam mattresses are incredibly popular, many buyers worry about sagging. In truth, memory foam will always sag, if it’s used long enough. That said, high-quality memory foam beds can last an incredibly long time. Fortunately, a memory foam mattress sags less than average spring mattresses due to its high grade, flexible material. A good memory foam mattress shouldn’t sag much, which in the end would provide years of maximum comfort.

How Do Memory Foam Mattresses Dip?

A memory foam mattress dips when it’s compressed beyond its tolerated compression level, which is about 2cm. Memory foam does, however, have a reflex layer which protects the mattress from repeated use. In cheaper mattresses, low-quality materials “give away” much sooner, resulting in dips and compressions. When a memory foam mattress is put under stress over time, a small crater can become permanently imbedded in it. Once a memory foam mattress has a dip in it, it can’t be rectified. In most cases, a strong dip in memory foam is permanent. For this reason, it’s a good idea to purchase a high-quality memory foam mattress. While mattress dipping can’t be avoided, the time required to create a dip can be greatly extended.

How Can I Prevent Sinking and Sagging?

First, you can purchase a high-quality mattress. mattresses have a 12-year warranty, and any mattress with a visible indentation greater than one inch can be replaced. At a basic care level, however, you can reduce compression in a few ways.

Make a Smart Purchase

First, you should seek a mattress model with a removable topper. By removing a mattress’s topper, you can rotate its core. A mattresses topper absorbs most of the mattresses compression, removing the need for replacement. It’s also a good idea to purchase a mattress crafted to sustain your weight. Mattresses have listed weight limits, and these limits should exceed your current weight by about 50 to 100 pounds.

Distribute the Weight

Again, your mattress will sag eventually. You can slow the progress by rotating it every so often. You can also make sure your weight is distributed evenly, over the years. Even if you sleep on one side of the bed, consider changing up your sleeping habits every few years. A good memory foam mattress can last over a decade, and it needn’t be tossed—or replaced—from only a few years of use.

Finding a Great Memory Foam Mattress

The idea memory foam mattress has a combination of memory, latex foam, hybrid or upholstery foam materials. These materials can greatly reduce the mattresses compression over time, protecting your bed from harm. Also, seek a mattress with about 5cm of foam. High-thickness memory foam mattresses have multiple layers, protecting the mattress, and the user’s back, over many years. Sags can be dangerous to your health. Fortunately, memory foam mattresses are good for your back, experts believe. Because a foam mattress bends, softens and relaxes to fit your back’s contours, it can relieve back pain issues caused by poor sleep alignment. Take advantage of the benefits, and consider switching to memory foam sooner—rather than later.

Updated: 09/13/2019