Memory foam mattresses

The advantages of a memory foam mattress

  • The foam slowly returns to its original shape after compression
  • The foam becomes softer under the influence of body heat
  • Less tossing and turning 
  • Reduces pressure, thus improving blood circulation 

What should you look out for when buying a memory foam mattress?

Buying a memory foam mattress goes according to the old rule of thumb that cheap can end up being expensive. Nevertheless, you can find high-quality memory foam mattresses at affordable prices. In any case, pay attention to the following: 

  • The lifespan of the memory foam mattress
  • The ventilating properties
  • The temperature response
  • The density of the memory foam

Keen to discover the advantages and disadvantages of a memory foam mattress? Click here to discover if a memory foam mattress could be something for you!

Test your memory foam mattress

At De Nachtwacht, we are happy to help you find a memory foam mattress. As a Tempur Premium dealer, we are the most important Tempur sales centre. 

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Need expert advice?

We are happy to advise you! Visit our store in Kortrijk where our Nachtwacht team is ready to answer all your questions!

How long does a memory foam mattress last?

A good memory foam mattress should last 10 to 15 years, provided that it has a high density. That is where Tempur distinguishes itself from other brands: its mattresses have a much higher density than all other memory foam mattresses.

In addition, their ventilating properties are crucial. If you buy a mattress that does not ventilate sufficiently, you can easily start feeling too hot. Needless to say, this can be unpleasant, especially during the warmer months. Tempur has also responded to this with its latest developments.

Visco, NASA or Tempur?

Sometimes they are labelled visco mattresses, visco-elastic mattresses or NASA foam mattresses. In fact, the American space organisation NASA first developed the memory foam that is known as 'Temper Foam'.

In the end, the material was never used in an outgoing space rocket, but it really became known when the Danish company acquired the licence to further develop the product into mattresses and pillows. They were initially sold to hospitals and nursing homes, but nowadays they are used in countless bedrooms all over the world.

Today, Tempur is the only mattress and pillow brand licensed by the US Space Foundation to use the 'Certified Technology' seal.