Memory foam was first developed by NASA in the 70’s as part of the space program.  It did not appear on the consumer market until the early 90’s, first as mattress toppers, then as mattresses.  Since then many different memory foam options have been made available.  Now memory foam mattresses are preferred over other systems by 81% and it is the fastest growing segment of the mattress market.  With so many options selecting the right memory foam mattress can be difficult.  Here are 5 things to look for:


1. Choose foams made in the US, Canada or Europe

2. Look for 4 lb. or greater density

3. Meets Certipur-US or other testing standards

4. Personal comfort

5. Durability


Another thing you can do to ensure a good night’s sleep is to make sure your mattress is the best choice for you whether it is a memory foam, innerspring or hybrid system. At Sleep USA we have been helping families in Sylva and Franklin, NC and Blairsville and Ellijay, GA make the best decision for their specific sleep needs.  We feature established brands including Sleep USA, Serta, Tempur-Pedic and American Sleep, all well known for quality and breadth of product offering.  Visit us soon to test one of these great new mattresses and see the comfort difference for yourself.