Your Guide to Memory Foam Mattresses

NASA may have created memory foam, but I brought it to the good people of Earth to enjoy in the form of my world-famous Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam. While other mattress companies may make it seem like you need to be a rocket scientist to understand what memory foam is exactly, I say phooey to that. 

We all deserve a great night’s sleep and that’s why I put together this handy guide that tells you everything you wanted to know about memory foam mattresses… and even more things that you didn’t even know that you wanted to know about memory foam mattresses. 

Hey, I’m a pretty thorough guy, just trying to educate the good people about memory foam mattresses.

Not all Memory Foam Mattresses Are Created Equal

My Bob-O-Pedic Twilight Mattress has 14" of supportive and comfortable foam and a micro coil for add conformance | Bob's Discount Furniture
My Bob-O-Pedic Twilight Mattress has 14″ of supportive and comfortable foam and a micro coil for add conformance

Contrary to popular belief, not all memory foam mattresses are created equal. Now that’s something those fancy scientists won’t tell you. They also won’t tell you that freeze-dried ice cream doesn’t even compare to regular ice cream… but that’s an aside.

Anyhoo, just because a mattress has memory foam in it does not mean all memory foam mattresses are equal. Nope, not at all. 

I have strict, minimum specifications for all of my memory foam mattresses. I require at least one layer of four-pound memory foam, equal to one cubic foot of foam, in all of my memory foam mattresses. In other words, I use a higher density memory foam that is of better quality. The high-quality memory foam has a direct impact on the longevity of the mattress. Low-density memory foam mattresses don’t last as long. I put a lot of emphasis on quality memory foam mattresses that include high-density memory foam you won’t find at a lot of my competitors.

 An Inside Look at My Bob-O-Pedic Sport Hybrid

My Bob-O-Pedic Sport Hybrid features Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam and an individually wrapped coil system | Bob's Discount Furniture

My Bob-O-Pedic Sport Hybrid features Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam and an individually wrapped coil system

There Are Different Types of Memory Foam

Memory foam can exist without any enhancements, but I don’t like to be just ordinary, so I created a few different types of memory foam.

Bob-O-Pedic Gel Memory Foam

I created Bob-O-Pedic Gel Memory Foam for temperature regulation and pressure relief.  By adding gel to my memory foam, I was able to combat traditional concerns about memory foam feeling hot when people sleep. While all memory foam is temperature-sensitive (by nature and design) the gel helps to regulate body temperature and help keep you from overheating while sleeping. How cool is that?! (literally)

Bob-O-Pedic Gel Memory Foam w/ Charcoal

After creating Bob-O-Pedic Gel Memory Foam, I asked myself how I can make this better.  Then it dawned on me. Add charcoal. So I did.

My Bob-O-Pedic Gel Memory Foam with charcoal helps with temperature regulation, odor control and pressure relief. This Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam is specifically formulated to dissipate odors keeping your sleep environment fresh.

Bob-O-Pedic Quick Response Memory Foam

I was having so much fun creating Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam, I didn’t stop with the charcoal version. My newest formula of Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam includes a quicker response time. This innovative memory foam provides a different feel compared to typical memory foams that are slow to come back. Although it still conforms just as well as our traditional Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam, it has a more resilient feel, similar to latex.

Keeping it Cool

I have heard concerns from a number of people that they don’t like memory foam mattresses because they are warm to sleep on. I get it. I don’t like to be warm when I sleep so that’s why I add Gel Memory Foam to my memory foam mattresses. The Gel Memory Foam helps with temperature regulation. 

In addition to the Gel Memory Foam, my mattresses also have covers that help cool you down while you sleep. You can literally feel the temperature difference when you place your hand on my cool-to-the-touch covers. This is all made possible by Phase Change Material–I like to call it PCM for short.

Phase Change Material (PCM)

This feature is found in all of my mattresses and pillows that have a cooling cover. These innovative threads are woven into the cover and are designed to absorb excess body heat, then release it back to the body when needed. While the cover feels cool-to-the-touch, the best way to describe this technology is that it’s not too hot and not too cold: it’s just perfect!

Look for the CertiPUR-US® Certification

Another concern I hear from customers is the safety of memory foam mattresses. Well, rest assured, because all of my mattresses are CertiPUR-US® certified. This is not a legal requirement, but something I believe is the right thing to do.

CertiPUR-US® foam has been tested and certified by independent laboratories. It has been put through a series of tests to ensure content, indoor emissions, and durability meet the strict standards of the CertiPUR-US® program. CertiPUR-US® certified foams have low emission (VOCs) for indoor quality; are made without prohibited phthalates, ozone depleters (no CFCs), mercury, lead or heavy metals, formaldehyde, and PBDE flame retardants; and have been tested for durability and performance.

Perfect for Adjustable Beds

My Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam mattresses are a perfect fit for adjustable bed frames | Bob's Discount Furniture
Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam mattresses are a perfect fit for adjustable bed frames

Memory foam mattresses are ideal for adjustable beds because not only do they conform to your body but they also conform to adjustable bases. Any mattress that is on an adjustable base must be able to move with the bed. The flexibility of the memory foam allows the mattress to move with the bed instead of against it

The Hybrid Option

My Bob-O-Pedic Hybrid mattresses are a real game-changer. 

By definition, hybrid mattresses contain an innerspring plus a specialty foam. The best thing about my Bob-O-Pedic Hybrid mattresses is the fact that you get the feel of a memory foam mattress plus the support of an innerspring mattress. My memory foam hybrid mattresses feature thick layers of memory foam on top so you still get the memory foam feel, plus an innerspring that creates a little more bounce and resilience than regular foam mattresses. It’s really the best of both worlds combination! 

Check out some of my best-selling hybrid mattresses:

Bob-O-Pedic Hybrid Mattress

My Bob-O-Pedic Hybrid Mattress features gel-infused Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam and independent coil spring technology | Bob's Discount Furniture
My Bob-O-Pedic Hybrid Mattress features gel-infused Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam and independent coil spring technology
5 star review
Michael E – Verified Buyer

Best sleep I’ve had in yrs. recently switch to this new mattress now I sleep like a baby. Thks Bob!

My best-selling hybrid mattress, this beauty features gel-infused Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam plus an independent coil spring technology. The quilted stretch knit fabric cover offers a breathable sleep surface along with ventilated Bob-O-Pedic Gel Memory Foam helps keep you cool at night. And last, but certainly not least, this mattress includes a 20-year non-prorated warranty.

Bob-O-Pedic Sport Hybrid Queen Mattress

My Bob-O-Pedic Sport Hybrid Mattress has a cool-to-the-touch cover and Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam for pressure relief | Bob's Discount Furniture
My Bob-O-Pedic Sport Hybrid Mattress has a cool-to-the-touch cover and Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam for pressure relief
5 star review
Diane R. – Verified Buyer

This mattress is heaven to me. It’s very comfy and the fact that it stays cool at all times feels great.

My Bob-O-Pedic Sport Hybrid Mattress features a cool-to-the-touch cover made from PCM plus ventilated Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam for pressure relief and ultimate breathability. This hybrid mattress is the sweet-spot combo you’ve been searching for with an individually wrapped coil system and my famous Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam!

Bob-O-Pedic Prize Hybrid Queen Mattress

The Bob-O-Pedic Prize Hybrid Mattress features ventilated Bob-O-Pedic Gel Memory Foam with charcoal for temperature regulation | Bob's Discount Furniture
My Bob-O-Pedic Prize Hybrid mattress strikes a perfect balance between comfort and support
5 star review
Claudia S. – Verified Buyer

This mattress was the best choice we made. It contours to my body without “sinking” me into the mattress. It feels like sleeping on a cloud.

The Bob-O-Pedic Prize Hybrid pairs ventilated Bob-O-Pedic Gel Memory Foam with charcoal for temperature regulation, odor control and pressure relief. Plus, it has an individually wrapped coil system for conformance and support.

Take a Test Nap

Take a "test nap" at any of my 120+ Sleep Centers across the country | Bob's Discount Furniture
Take a “test nap” at any of my 120+ Sleep Centers across the country

You wouldn’t buy a car without first taking it for a test ride, so why would you buy a mattress without taking a test nap? Stop by any of my 120+ locations across the country and take a test nap in my sleep center. My trained sleep professionals will help you find a mattress that best suits your needs.

Get Bob’s Discount on Memory Foam Mattresses

My team and I work tirelessly the entire year, negotiating the best prices with vendors, then passing the savings onto you in the form of Bob’s Discount. I believe people shouldn’t have to overpay for quality mattresses and furniture. With Bob’s Discount, that comfortable mattress that will help you sleep better at night is within budget. And remember, only Bob can get you Bob’s Discount!

Memory Foam Isn’t Just for Mattresses!

My Charleston collection features traditional style, roll arms and nailhead trim | Bob's Discount Furniture
My Charleston collection features traditional style, roll arms and nailhead trim

I couldn’t limit my world-famous Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam to just my mattresses so I included this comfy foam in most of my chairs, sofas, loveseats… pretty much anything you can sit on. I believe you should be comfortable in all areas of your home. And best of all, you can get Bob’s Discount on everything in my store and at mybobs.com!

About the author / Bob

I consider myself the luckiest spokespuppet ever because I get to talk about the thing I love the most everyday – furniture! Tufted headboards, rustic finishes, the difference between a sofa and a couch (yes, there is a difference)… I could go on and on. Oh, I just love furniture and I’m SO excited that I have this blog to share my passion with you! It may take me a little longer to create posts – have you ever tried typing with clay hands – but I look forward to talking furniture with you!

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