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Rumours and Misinformation

Recently I was made aware that there are some very strange stories on many bed forums regarding memory foam:

Memory foam is poor in ventilation!?
Memory foam has been used for the last 15 years and this is mostly in the medical field especially because of its ventilation abilities and of course of its perfect weight distribution.

Gasses coming out of synthetic foams!?
I myself only use medically certified foams from factories that are also ISO qualified. The ISO qualification is especially important because the quality and the firmness or softness are always the same.

Memory foam could be too warm to sleep on!?
Good memory foam has an open cell structure and because of this it has good ventilation. It is closed cell structures that hold onto heat (poor quality and cheap memory foam), for example latex is much warmer. It is true that memory foam goes more around your body and because of this holds on to your body heat. It is not warmer than polyether and definitely cooler than latex. In principal the heat has to do with density, (the higher the density the smaller the cells the warmer it is).

You cannot sleep on Memory foam in a cold bedroom!?
In a cold bedroom, memory foam will react slower, that is all! However, a thicker cover will make it a lot more comfortable because the first contact will be more comfortable.

A heated blanket cannot be used on a memory foam bed
Rubbish! The only thing I would advise would be to turn off the electric blanket before you go to bed. This way the memory foam can do a better job of moulding to your body and you are not exposed to an electromagnetic field.

I think that nearly all foam factories produce their own form of memory foam. This has resulted in a large number of different kinds of memory foam on the market which whilst making it become affordable has also brought a downside – a vast difference in quality. As with any product range you are going to get people producing very poor quality products on the market and memory foam is no different. Some foam doesn’t even react on temperature. The good news though is that bad memory foam beds are almost always recognisable because of their low price. A good memory foam bed has at least 6 or 7 cm of memory foam and for example is at least 20cm thick, costing a minimum of approx £400. Note that this is the absolute minimum price you can buy a single memory foam mattress and around £1000 for a double. This price ok, Chris. I went in between what we offer of 800-1200 for double???