Using Technology To Find the Perfect Memory Foam Mattress

One of the toughest things about picking a memory foam mattress is deciding which density foam to buy. At FoamByMail.com, for example, we offer memory foam mattresses in densities of 3lb, 4lb, and 5lb, and though all provide excellent support and comfort, there are differences between them in terms of how firm or soft they feel and how quickly they warm up and conform to your body shape.

So what is the best way to determine the perfect memory foam mattress density for your first purchase? Why not let technology do it for you! These days sleep centers and mattress stores alike offer a no cost, no obligation technology-based analysis of your body type and sleeping preferences, and make mattress recommendations from the results. The two most common technologies involve a mattress with sensors or digital photography and thermal imaging. Here’s how they work.

Mattress with sensors

  • Fill out a simple questionnaire with information about your height, weight, preferred sleeping style (back, stomach, side), and current aches and pains.
  • Lie down on a special mattress rigged with sensors that take numerous statistical measurements.
  • Receive a printout with results and recommendations derived from hundreds of calculations regarding where your pressure points are and how much support you need in your mattress at the shoulders, waist and lumbar region, and hips.

Digital photography and thermal imaging

  • Fill out a simple questionnaire with information about your height, weight, preferred sleeping style (back, stomach, side), and current aches and pains.
  • Have full length photographs taken of your body from the front, rear, and side views. These photographs will give the computer your measurements, as well as information about posture irregularities and hot spots.
  • Receive a printout with results and mattress recommendations derived from computer analysis of your measurement data. Your results will note any postural problems or areas that may require extra support.

Once you have your personalized results in hand, you can visit FoamByMail.com to order the memory foam mattress in the density—3lb to prioritize softness and comfort, 4lb for medium support, or 5lb for extra support—your body needs.

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