The Lifespan of Memory Foam Mattresses
If you’ve purchased a memory foam mattress, you’re likely wondering how long this investment will last. Memory foam mattresses often describe themselves as highly durable, able to withstand heavy use while maintaining a consistent level of comfort. However, this isn’t always the case.
When memory foam wears out, it wears out quickly. What was once a comfortable bed turns into a painful, lumpy, and sagging mattress that can cause back and neck problems, sleep deprivation, and irritability. Investing in an Intellibed gel mattress, which maintains similar levels of comfort throughout its 20-year lifespan, can help you get the most out of your next mattress purchase.
Does Memory Foam Wear Out?
Yes, memory foam mattresses wear out. Memory foam mattresses market themselves as durable and high density. Most memory foam companies state that their mattresses can last anywhere from eight to ten years. Other companies offer lower guarantees ranging from four to six years.
However, individual factors will impact how long it takes for your memory foam mattress to wear out, including your body weight and density. Mattresses have different body weight capacities. People with higher body weights tend to wear out their memory foam mattresses quicker than others due to a lack of support.
Regarding density, the denser a mattress is, the longer it will usually last. A quality memory foam mattress usually has a density of 3.5 to 4 pounds per cubic foot. A less dense mattress will wear out quicker than one within this range.
Signs Your Memory Foam Mattress Is Done
Based on how much you’ve invested in your memory foam mattress, you may be able to extend its life past the guaranteed eight to ten years. However, when a memory foam mattress does start to give out, it isn’t long until you will need to replace it.
Telltale signs that your memory foam mattress has reached the end of its life include:
- Compression or “flattening out” of the mattress
- Indentations and impressions in the mattress that last longer than they usually do
- Lumps and bumps developing all over the mattress
- Discomfort while lying on the mattress
- Deep, obvious, and unavoidable sagging
- An increase in allergy symptoms
- Frequently waking up in the middle of the night
- Difficulty falling asleep on the mattress
Invest in an Intellibed
Unlike the short lifespan of memory foam mattresses, Intellibed gel mattresses come with a 20-year warranty. Our gel mattresses last longer than traditional spring mattresses and memory foam mattresses alike.
The Rollator is an industry-standard test that is designed to measure how a mattress will wear down over time. To perform this test, a 240-pound hexagonal weight is rolled over the surface of a mattress. When testing our products, the Rollator test confirmed that Intellibed gel mattresses maintain their shape, comfort, and resiliency much longer than our competitors.
When you buy an Intellibed, you’re making a significant investment in your sleep health that is guaranteed to last. In fact, Intellibed mattresses will deliver similar levels of comfort throughout the 20-year warranty period, from purchase to end-of-life. This doesn’t take into account the additional benefits Intellibed customers enjoy: extra support, adjustable bed bases, comfort, and non-toxic qualities.
Sleep better with Intellibed and invest in one of our gel mattresses today!