What’s the best memory foam mattress for 2020

June 2020
Best Memory Foam Mattress

Developed in the 60s by NASA, memory foam, or “slow spring back foam” as it was first called, is a popular mattress material. Unlike a traditional mattress which uses springs, the best memory foam mattress uses a few different layers of foam.

 

Memory foams mattresses are generally firmer and offer more support, making them ideal if you suffer from back problems. They react differently than sprung mattresses as they mould around your body relieving pressure points and distributing your weight evenly.

 

On the other hand, they lack bounce (not so great if you have kids!) and typically are warmer than other mattress types as they retain heat well.

 

If you’re new to buying mattresses or haven’t purchased one in a while, start with our Mattress Buying Guide.

 

In search of the best memory foam mattress, we’ve selected 9 fantastic options, all of which are available in a range of sizes and prices.

 

 

Item

Photo

Our rating

Price*

Purchase

Inofia 2 in 1 Memory Foam Mattress

10/10

£266.00

Casper Original Foam Mattress

Casper Foam Mattress small

9/10

£563.00

Emma Original Memory Foam Mattress

9/10

£390.00

eve Sleep Original Memory Foam Mattress

8/10

£430.00

Vesgantti Pure Memory Foam Mattress

8/10

£190.00

naturalex Extrafresh Memory Foam Mattress

8/10

£160.00

Molblly Gel Memory Foam Mattress

Molblly Memory Foam small

7/10

£200.00

DURA TRIBE GoldenSleep Memory Foam Mattress

7/10

£150.00

Silentnight 3 Zone Memory Foam Rolled Mattress

6/10

£195.00

* Prices correct at time of publishing and are for a double sized mattress

 

 

Inofia 2 in 1 Memory Foam Mattress

Inofia Memory Foam Mattress

photo by Inofia

 

Description

Solving the age-old dilemma of what to do when the mattress is too soft or hard, the Inofia Memory Foam Mattress offers two different levels of firmness. If it’s too soft, flip it for a firmer mattress. It also works in reverse!

 

As you can adjust the firmness by flipping the mattress, it’s ideal for most people regardless of the sleeping position. Each side features 7 zones which provide fantastic support across the body, allowing an even deeper night’s sleep.

 

Standing 22 cm tall, the Inofia 2 in 1 mattress is made up of 3 layers of foam. The top layer is renergy memory foam which reacts to your body’s unique shape to provide additional comfort. Under this sits a layer of breathable dynamic support memory foam.

 

Finally, a thick layer of charcoal support foam ensures comfort when sleeping. These layers are split into 7 zones, which offer tailored support for each area of the body from your head to feet.

 

A premium removable cover, suitable for allergy sufferers is soft on the skin and improves airflow. You’ll wake feeling refreshed not sweaty. The cover is certified by the label Textiles Trust according to OEKO-Tex Standard 100. It’s easily removed and machine washed.

 

Arriving compressed in a small box, it starts expanding in seconds and is ready for use within a day. As you need time to evaluate a new mattress, Inofia offers a 100-night risk-free trial and a 10-year warranty.

 

Pros

  • 2 in 1 mattress with soft and firm sides
  • 7 zones for maximum support
  • Premium removable and machine washable cover

Cons

  • Needs 24-72 hours to fully expand

 

Conclusion

As a unique mattress, the Inofia 2 in 1 Memory Foam Mattress is ideal for most. Offering two different levels of firmness, with a flip, you can tailor how the mattress feels.

 

Regardless of how you sleep, you’ll see an improvement in your quality of sleep thanks to the combination of different types of foam and the 7 zones. If you share your bed, you notice the noise and movement transfer are dramatically reduced, improving your sleep further.

 

It takes a few days to fully expands and you’ll likely need a week to acclimatise to how it feels. After your used to it, you’ll wonder why you didn’t make the change sooner. Overall, it’s a fantastic mattress and a unique concept, all for an affordable price. 10/10

 

 

 

Casper Original Foam Mattress

Casper Original Foam Mattress

photo by Casper

 

Description

The Casper Original Foam Mattress combines pressure-relieving memory foam with perfectly positioned contour cuts for the ultimate comfort and support.

 

As with all Casper mattress, this was initially developed by Casper Labs in San Francisco, then tweaked for British consumers and manufactured in the UK. This combination of two teams ensures a superior product.

 

Measuring 24 cm tall, it’s a sizeable product. A breathable, machine washable cover ensures you don’t overheat during sleep and is long-lasting.

 

Beneath the cover is 4 foam layers (breathable open-cell foam, responsive memory foam, adaptive transition foam, and durable support foam). Together they distribute weight evenly across the 5 zones while correcting any spine alignment issues.

 

Multiple contour cuts further enhance this mattress and allow your shoulders sink while supporting your hips, promoting a good sleeping posture. You’ll feel supported sleeping on this Casper mattress and experience a new level of comfort.

 

As the mattress moulds itself around your body, noise is reduced. If you’re partner tosses and turns in the night, you won’t feel or be disturbed by their movements.

 

Pros

  • 4 Foam layers
  • 5 Zones for even weight distribution
  • UK manufactured

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Slight smell for the first 48 hours

 

Conclusion

As a multiple award-winning mattress, the Casper Original Foam Mattress is beloved by many. It arrives ready to use and some do have a slight smell for the first day or two, but this is to be expected.

 

As quite a firm mattress, some might struggle at the start to find it comfortable. However, within a week or two, your body should acclimatise to it. Casper has added a softer top layer, which aims to provide additional comfort and temper the firmness of the memory foam.

 

It comes with a 30-night risk-free trial, which is a little short as we’d expect to see a 60 or 90-night trial. That said, it does come with a 10-year warranty, which means you can buy in confidence.

 

Overall, it’s an excellent Memory Foam Mattress and well worth the price. 9/10

 

 

 

Emma Original Memory Foam Mattress

Emma Original Memory Foam Mattress

photo by Emma

 

Description

Multiple award-winning, the Emma Original Double Mattress is ideal regardless of your sleeping position. You even have an impressive 200-night risk-free trial!

 

Its unique design is made of 3 layers of foams, which together form a 25 cm high mattress. The top layer is made from decompressing breathable Airgocell foam. This sits on a layer of visco-elastic memory foam. The base supportive layer is made of polyurethane foam.

 

The foam layers sit under a climate control fibre cover which ensures particularly rapid removal of moisture, creating a pleasant sleeping climate. Bottom grips ensure the mattress locks to the bed frame, reducing movement and friction.

 

As the ideal mattress isn’t too soft or too hard, but just right, these three layers ensure pain-free comfort with the right density of layers that fits every sleep style.

 

It’s 7 zones relieves pressure and offers superb lower back support. You can sleep in any position and enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep.

 

Arriving rolled up and vacuum-sealed, the Emma mattress only needs a few hours to expand to its full size.

 

A very generous 200-night risk-free trial is included, allowing you to see if the Emma mattress is right for you. Emma also stands behind their products with a 10-year warranty.

 

Pros

  • 7 zones ensure comfort and support
  • Made up of 3 layers of foams
  • 200-night risk-free trial

Cons

  • Slight smell for the first 48 hours

 

Conclusion

As a medium-firm mattress, it may take you a while to get used to sleeping on the Emma Original Memory Foam Mattress, especially if it’s your first foam mattress. Luckily it comes with a 200-night free trial which is the longest of any mattress we’ve reviewed.

 

The combination of the 3 different types of foam and the design with 7-zones offers support and comfort. It’s ideal if you’re struggling to sleep or have back problems as both will be lessened.

 

You’ll need to leave it for a few hours to settle as it comes compressed but this is too be expected. That said, one it’s fully expanded, it slots on any bed frame with ease and locks into place, thanks to grips on the bottom.

 

While not the cheapest memory foam mattress, this Emma mattress is a fantastic option with multiple sizes available. 9/10

 

 

 

eve Sleep Original Memory Foam Mattress

eve Sleep Memory Foam Mattress

photo by eve Sleep

 

Description

Created by some of London’s top designers, the eve Sleep Original Memory Foam Mattress was manufactured in the UK. Try it, risk-free for 100 nights and buy safe in the knowledge that it’s covered by a 10 warranty.

 

Designed using 3 layers of open-cell foam, this mattress has a medium-firm feel, providing your lower back and spinal with ample support. Regardless of your sleeping position, you’re wake feeling rejuvenated thanks to the breathable nature of the mattress.

 

7 zones offer head-to-toe contoured support and relieve pressure in your shoulders and hips, and helps with spine alignment. Each of the zones is 5 cm deep, which is the optimum depth for pressure relief.

 

The cover is equally unique featuring an anti-slip base allowing the mattress to become one with frame. It’s easily unzipped and can be machine washed.

 

Designed to keep you cool while sleeping, this mattress is 30 times more breathable. It also isolates motion allowing you to sleep undisturbed even if your partner tosses and turns during the night.

 

Arrived compressed, it does need a few hours to expand. Once at full size, it’s worth rotating it every month for the best result. That said, there’s no reason to flip your mattress.

 

Pros

  • 24 cm tall using 3 layers of foam
  • 30 times more breathable than other mattress
  • risk-free for 100 nights

Cons

  • Needs 24 hours to fully expand
  • Slight smell at start

 

Conclusion

As you’d expect with a compressed memory foam mattress, it takes it’s time to expand to the full size and some do give off a chemical smell for the first 24 hours.

 

As a medium-firm mattress, most will find it just right as it’s not too soft or too firm. The surface does tend to heat up quickly leaving you hot and sticky, despite eve’s claim of it being highly breathable.

 

Another issue is eve will only honour their 100-night risk-free trial if you buy direct and at more than double the Amazon price. That said it will abide by its 10-year warranty regardless of where you purchased from. 8/10

 

 

 

Vesgantti Pure Memory Foam Mattress

Vesgantti Pure Memory Foam Mattress

photo by Vesgantti

 

Description

Designed for a deep sleep that you’ve always dreamed of, the Vesgantti 18cm Pure Memory Foam Mattress comes with a 100-Night Trial and is CertiPUR-US Certified.

 

Arriving directly from the factory in a vacuum-packed box, your mattress will expand in minutes and be fully shaped within 72 hours.

 

Beneath the washable cover is three layers of memory foam. First is a 2 cm Egg Crate Massage Foam reduces both noise and motion transfer. Next, a 3 cm Bamboo Charcoal Wavy Foam, which keeps you cool. Completing the mattress is a layer of 13cm High-Density Foam, designed to relieve pressure.

 

The high-density base foam also adds additional support by spreading your weight evenly and alleviating pressure points. Overall, the mattress is soft yet you’ll feel adequately supported.

 

The combination of the four layers enhances airflow keeping you cool while sleeping and absorb any noise and vibration caused by tossing and turning.

 

To get the best result, it’s a good idea to rotate your mattress every few weeks for the first couple of months and then every few months.

 

As you need time to get used to a new mattress, Vesgantti offers a 100-night risk-free trial. This allows you to fully evaluate whether this is the right mattress for you.

 

Pros

  • Made up of three layers of memory foam
  • 100-night risk-free trial
  • CertiPUR-US Certified

Cons

  • Comes compressed and needs 72 hours to expand

 

Conclusion

After expanding to its full size, the Vesgantti Pure Memory Foam Mattress is medium-firm and feels superb to lie on. It alleviates pressure from your spine and thus improves your quality of sleep.

 

The combination of the four layers ensures maximum comfort and support while minimising noise and motion transfer. This does mean that like all memory foam mattresses, it’s fairly heavy. So you’ll want to move the box to the bedroom and let it expand in place.

 

As it comes with a 100-night risk-free trial, you can purchase safe in the knowledge that you have plenty of time to decide if it’s right for you. Also as there’s no middle man, the range is affordably priced, providing excellent value for money. 8/10

 

 

 

naturalex Extrafresh Memory Foam Mattress

naturalex Extrafresh Memory Foam Mattress

photo by naturalex

 

Description

The naturalex Extrafresh Memory Foam Mattress is a huge 30 cm tall ensuring you have a better quality of sleep.

 

As a premium quality, extra firm mattress, it’s designed for those who need extra support, especially side and back sleepers. With multi-zone support system and zero motion transfer, it’s also ideal if you toss and turn in the night.

 

Combining a high-quality Blue Latex core and a viscoelastic Bio Memory high-density memory foam, this mattress provides superior ventilation, meaning excess moisture is released. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day.

 

You feel any joint pressure is relieved by evenly distributing weight across the mattress. As it moulds to your body shape, you’ll feel relaxed from head to toe. Your body will be kept a constant temperature as the mattress uses refreshing microcapsules to maintains and regulates its temperature year-round.

 

The ultra-breathable Airtex3D fabric further aids the releases heat while you sleep. The innovative Air Fresh system circulates air between the different layers of the mattress, keeping it moisture free and more hygienic.

 

All naturalex products are subject to 5 quality control processes and all materials are certified hypoallergenic by OekoTex. This mattress does come with a 60-night trial as well as a generous 10 Year Warranty.

 

Pros

  • Huge 30 cm tall
  • Materials certified as hypoallergenic
  • 60-night trial

Cons

  • Needs 72 hours to fully expand

 

Conclusion

Being a firm mattress, the naturalex Extrafresh Memory Foam Mattress isn’t for everyone. If you have back problems or sleep on your back, then it might be perfect. However, side sleeper may want to look elsewhere.

 

At 30 cm high, it’s fairly heavy even in it’s compressed form. So, it’s worth moving the box into the bedroom before unpacking it and letting it expand. It takes 72 hours to fully expand.

 

Once expanded, your quality of sleep will improve as your body will feel fully supported. You’ll wake up feeling cool and refreshed without any pain or discomfort. And all for a highly affordable price! 8/10

 

 

 

Molblly Gel Memory Foam Mattress

Molblly Gel Memory Foam Mattress

photo by Molblly

 

Description

Don’t be fooled the small box that the Molblly Gel Memory Foam Mattress arrives in! Once removed and unrolled, the mattress gradually springs to life within 72 hours and regains it original 15 cm height.

 

Designed using a double layer all-foam system, the Molblly mattress improves support and heat dissipation. The first layer made from 2 cm Certified Gel Memory Foam Layer, while a 13 cm layer of high-density support foam sit beneath and provides ultimate comfort.

 

A soft hypoallergenic cover layer completes the mattress and is machine washable. By combining these three materials, the mattress is kept at the ideal sleeping temperature.

 

The no-sink support foams adapt and conform to your body for optimal pressure relief. Also, the specialist foams reduce motion transfer during sleep and so your partner won’t be disturbed by your every toss and turn.

 

All Molblly mattresses come with a 10-year warranty to ensure piece of mind.

 

Pros

  • 2 layers (Certified Gel Memory Foam and high-density support foam)
  • Machine washable hpoallergenic cover
  • 10-year warranty

Cons

  • Comes compressed and needs 72 hours to expand
  • no risk-free trial

 

Conclusion

As a medium-firm mattress, the Molblly Gel Memory Foam Mattress is ideal for if you need a little more support but feel a firmer mattress will be too restrictive.

 

Arriving compressed it does take a few days to regain its shape and it does have a slight smell while it settles. That said, once ready, your quality of sleep will improve.

 

While it comes with a 10-year warranty, there is no risk-free trial period at the start. Also, currently only small and double sizes are available, meaning some will be disappointed, given the affordable price point. 7/10

 

 

 

DURA TRIBE GoldenSleep Memory Foam Mattress

DURA TRIBE GoldenSleep Memory Foam Mattress

photo by DURA TRIBE

 

Description

UK made the DURA TRIBE GoldenSleep Memory Foam Mattress is available in multiple sizes and is highly affordable.

 

Comprised of three elements, this 15 cm tall orthopaedic memory foam mattress is designed to greatly improve comfort during sleeping. Rated as a firm mattress, it offers superior support to the spine and pressure points.

 

The 100% knitted polyester cover is easily removed and machine washable. Made from Okeo-Tex Standard 100 certified fabric, the cover ensures that your skin is not exposed to harmful substances. Also, it improves air circulation, helping your body to regulate its temperature throughout the night.

 

Below the cover sits two layers of foam. The 2 cm top layer is made from memory foam and the second layer is comprised of 13 cm high-density polyurethane foam base.

 

These two layers work together moulding around your body relieving pressure and they provide comfort by distributing body weight. You’ll find any feelings of back pain are reduced.

 

Arriving compressed in a small box, simply unwrap and it will expand to the full size within 48 hours.

 

Pros

  • 2 foam layers(2 cm top memory foam and 13 cm high-density polyurethane base)
  • 100% knitted polyester cover
  • UK made and highly affordable

Cons

  • No risk-free trial included

 

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a super-soft mattress, then the DURA TRIBE GoldenSleep Memory Foam Mattress will disappoint. However, if you need all the support you can get then you’ll appreciate how firm it is.

 

It’s well-designed and manufactured in the UK, conforming to the highest safety standards. If you have back problems or don’t like to sink into your mattress, then this might be ideal.

 

What lets the DURA TRIBE mattress down is that there’s no warranty or risk-free trial is offered despite its highly affordable price. 7/10

 

 

 

Silentnight 3 Zone Memory Foam Rolled Mattress

Silentnight Memory Foam Mattress

photo by Silentnight

 

Description

Silentnight 3 Zone Memory Foam Rolled Mattress is made in the UK and is arrives rolled and wrapped the next day! Designed for medium comfort and perfect no matter how you sleep.

 

Measuring 18cm tall, this Silentnight mattress is comprised of 3 layers. There are two foam layers and a luxurious cover. It provides pressure-relieving support and comfort for your entire body with 3 individual zones. Each zone provides a different level of support.

 

A thick foam base layer is topped with high-density miratex memory foam providing support regardless of your weight or body shape. This combination also helps to dampen any noise and movement created. You’ll sleep better, no matter how many times your partner twists and turns!

 

Unlike most mattresses, this has been treated with Purotex to reduce moisture and dust-mite allergens. This creates a fresher and all-round healthier mattress.

 

This probiotic treatment works by adding friendly bacteria into the mattress’s fabric. As you sleep, your body pressure activates the friendly bacteria, which quickly multiply to outnumber and kill any harmful bacteria present.

 

Arriving compressed, simply move to its room, then unpack, unroll and allow to settle for a few hours. It’ll be ready in time to transform your night’s sleep!

 

Comes with Silentnight’s full 3-year guarantee.

 

Pros

  • 3-zoned support system
  • Allergy UK approved
  • 3-year guarantee

Cons

  • Thin only 18 cm tall

 

Conclusion

For such a well-known brand, the Silentnight 3 Zone Memory Foam Rolled Mattress is a disappointment. Firstly, at 18 cm tall, it’s fairly thin in comparison to other mattresses on our list and means it wears out quite quickly.

 

And while the materials and the Purotex coating are useful features which should encourage better sleep, they are let down by the overall design.

 

Marketed as a medium-firm mattress, it doesn’t provide the support you’d expect from a memory foam mattress. We’ve happy to admit that firmness is a tricky element to measure and communicate as everyone has their own perception. That said, it towards the softer end of medium-firm.

 

Sadly, Silentnight has failed to live up to their hard-won reputation. 6/10

 

 

 

Best Memory Foam Mattress?

Hopefully, you’ve found your next memory foam mattress. We’d recommend only buying one with a minimum 60-night risk-free trial and at least a warranty of a few years. Otherwise, you’re taking an unnecessary risk.

 

After a week or two, you should have a better feel for the mattress and be confident if it’s right for you. If not, either return it or try a mattress topper.

 

At the top of our list on the best memory foam mattress is the Inofia 2 in 1 Memory Foam Mattress. It’s affordable, offers 2 different levels of firmness depending on the side and offers superb comfort and support.

 

Sharing second place are Casper Original Foam Mattress and Emma Original Memory Foam Mattress. The Casper mattress arrives ready to use and is ideal if you’re looking for a firmer mattress. The Emma mattress uses 3 foam layers for a medium-firm feel and has grips on the bottom ensuring stability.

 

All of the top 3 come in a range sizes making them ideal for any home.