Think Twice Before Purchasing a Memory Foam Mattress
Just under four years ago my husband and I decided to make an investment on a good mattress. Both of us had back and neck problems from sleeping on cheap mattresses, plus we wanted to upgrade to something bigger. We researched memory foam mattresses – which were getting high reviews at the time about how comfortable they were – and decided that’s what we needed. Shopping for one wasn’t difficult; a store only about two miles from us sold Sealy Posturepedic TruForm mattresses for a little lower than the other name brands. After purchasing the special box springs and frame, we had invested nearly $2000 on a king-sized bed that we had planned to last us at least twenty years. We considered this to be about right if we replaced a new $500 mattress every five years.
At first the mattress took some getting used to because my husband tends to get hot easily. (There is no air flow with memory foam mattresses.) The first year we had the mattress we both slept well. I had no complaints about not sleeping or having back problems like I do now. The second year, I started frequenting the chiropractor, yet I didn’t think it had anything to do with the bed. By the end of the second year, I was at the chiropractor’s office almost weekly.
My husband and I flipped the mattress, switched sides, and did everything we possibly could to get comfortable. Still not thinking the bed had anything to do with it, I slept crosswise in the opposite direction one night when my husband was at work. I noticed a lump in the center – in the exact spot where we did not sleep. I could not see it with my own eyes, but I could feel it when I was lying down. It was very obvious.
So I started doing a little research on memory foam mattresses. Lo and behold, there it was – tons and tons of reviews about memory foam mattress with the exact same complaints. The mattress we owned had numerous complaints as well. They all said the same thing: after two years, the mattress is no good, the mattress sags, the mattress has no support. After two years, no one really has a good night’s sleep, and some even said they’d rather sleep on the floor.
Since the warranty only covers “visual sagging” the manufacturer’s 20-year warranty is no good. Although memory foam loses its density over time, it visually pops back into place. What a ripoff! We did more research and found out that the larger manufacturers are using cheap materials and selling at high cost – typical of big companies.
Because I could not get comfortable, I hadn’t been able to sleep well without pain. My health insurance does not cover chiropractic care. I estimated that we have spent more in chiropractic care over the last couple of years than we did on the bed itself.
Due to my experience with this mattress and name brand and warranty ordeal, I would never purchase from Sealy ever again. Sealy Posturepedic TruForm Memory Foam Mattress – I rate this a big fat ZERO.