Opinions on memory foam mattresses

Linda asked
26th February 2012

I think you should reconsider your views on memory foam, as it can help people with disabilities. I have arthritis and also suffer from sciatica. I have tried several types of “traditional” mattress, none give me a good night’s sleep. I am allergic to both latex and wool, so cannot use a mattress containing either. Two years ago I invested in a memory foam mattress (Ergoflex), and it has changed my life!

It helps to relieve my symptoms and pain, and I now sleep better than I have for years. Bad nights are now rare, unless I am in a hotel!

Thank you for letting me comment, perhaps my experience will help others. .

1 Answer
Lee Staff
answered 9 years ago

Hi Linda.

Many thanks for adding your point of view.

The post above [and associated] tries to paint a balanced overview of what Memory Foam is, the build techniques and what to look out for.

I try to reason the differences and comparisons to latex in order to bring awareness to what is available for similar budgets.

Lets not forget that Memory Foam is entirely chemically derived – although you find it more than satisfactory, there will be equal numbers of people who will find it completely unsatisfactory.

I do draw upon what the best UK manufacturers choose to supply – the Vi Springs / The Savoirs / The Hastens (OK, Swedish) / The Marshall and Stewarts etc.

Adding memory foam to their product ranges would be unthinkable.

And, I’m afraid we too also fall into this camp.

You mention Ergoflex as being the supplier of your mattress.

I remember reading through their site with interest a while ago and was quite impressed with their comparison to similar specced Tempur equivalents.

OK, so they are not identicle, but I guess the differences between the two would be extremely difficult to differentiate.

If I was hell bent on getting a memory foam mattress, I would indeed include Ergoflex as a potential source.

I also add that I have seen a few comments from disgruntled customers, so this is in no way an endorsement of their particular product range.

Finally Linda, our views are still the same, Ryan and I are losing out on huge sums of money by not supplying Memory Foam (Tempur‘s worldwide sales in 2011 was in the region of .4 billion !!) but we can see no reason to do so considering the sheer volume of unfavourable feedback on the internet.

Your allergies to latex and wool is understood, but a bit perplexing: I would have thought your reactions would have shown more readily on the 100% synthetic material as is Memory Foam moreso than on natural products.

I appreciate the time you took to add you point of view.

Very welcome indeed.

John and Ryan.