Memory Foam Mattresses Guide

From targeted pressure relief to allergy protection, our memory foam mattresses are specially designed to combat a range of the most common sleep concerns.

Memory foam remains a big customer favourite and for good reason: it’s supportive, soothing and sumptuous, and will gift you a fantastic night’s sleep.

Not all memory foam mattresses are created equal, however, and this guide will run-through the different options available so you can find the best memory foam mattress for you.

What is a memory foam mattress?

Let’s get back to basics. Memory foam is an innovative material designed to shape itself to the contours of your body and mould back into shape when pressure is released.

Upon contact with heat, memory foam softens to allow you to gently sink-into the mattress, before recovering its normal shape when you’ve left the bed. Customers tend to love memory foam for its warm, sumptuous properties that create a ‘hugging’ feel.

Silentnight Memory Foam

Silentnight memory foam cocoons the body and allows you to gently sink into a blissful slumber. It’s responsive and pressure relieving, so back aches and pains will soothe away to create a truly relaxing sensation. Plus, on selected models, newly designed breathable borders help you enjoy a fresher experience than standard memory foam.

Benefits of Silentnight memory foam mattresses:

Will gently ‘hug’ you to sleep
- Responsive and pressure relieving
- More breathable than standard memory foam
- Available with different support systems and firmness ratings

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Memory Foam FAQ

How do you make a memory foam bed cooler?

Because of memory foam’s absorbent and cocooning nature, it can get a little hotter at night.

While you can purchase additional mattress toppers that help absorb moisture to cool you down, this kind-of contradicts the point of having a memory foam mattress – after all, you want to enjoy the sumptuous-feel of memory foam, so why take the away with extra layers?

Silentnight memory foam mattresses, however, comes with breathable borders. This is to help increase airflow through the mattress, so you can still enjoy the cloud-like comfort of memory foam, without feeling all hot and bothered through the night.

How long does it take before the smell goes on memory foam?

Some residual odour may be apparent on removing your new foam mattress from its packaging. A mattress is packaged in airtight polythene immediately after it is manufactured to ensure that it is sterile, dry and clean for the consumer.

This has pros and cons. On the upside you know that no one has had dirty, sweaty hands on the place you plan to sleep. Unfortunately it also means that the smell from the treatments used on the fabrics is not able to escape leaving the mattress with that toxic "new-mattress" smell. This is quite normal and not a cause for concern.

Please give the mattress time to air by leaving it uncovered in a well ventilated room for several hours before use.

What is a pocket spring memory foam mattress?

A pocket spring memory foam mattress is a mattress with a pocket sprung support system and memory foam comfort filling.

The pocket spring support system provides the core of the mattress. These springs come individually nested and respond to your individual movement to provide tailored support.

On top of the spring support system is the memory foam comfort filling. This gives you an extra layer of comfort and provides the cocooning, sumptuous-feeling that customers love.

Can a memory foam mattress be flipped?

As a general rule of thumb, memory foam mattresses are single sided – this means they can’t be flipped because the comfort filling is on the top of the mattress and not the bottom.

However, we do recommend you rotate your mattress every few months to prolong the lifespan of the mattress.