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Memory Foam Mattresses Guide

From targeted pressure relief to allergy protection, our memory foam mattresses are specially designed to combat a range of the most common sleep concerns.

Memory foam remains a big customer favourite and for good reason: it’s supportive, soothing and sumptuous, and will gift you a fantastic night’s sleep.

Not all memory foam mattresses are created equal, however, and this guide will run-through the different options available so you can find the best memory foam mattress for you.

What is a memory foam mattress? 

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What is a memory foam mattress? 

Let’s get back to basics. Memory foam is an innovative material designed to shape itself to the contours of your body and mould back into shape when pressure is released.

Upon contact with heat, memory foam softens to allow you to gently sink-into the mattress, before recovering its normal shape when you’ve left the bed. Customers tend to love memory foam for its warm, sumptuous properties that create a ‘hugging’ feel.

Silentnight Memory Foam

Silentnight Memory Foam

Silentnight memory foam cocoons the body and allows you to gently sink into a blissful slumber. It’s responsive and pressure relieving, so back aches and pains will soothe away to create a truly relaxing sensation. Plus, on selected models, newly designed breathable borders help you enjoy a fresher experience than standard memory foam.

Benefits of Silentnight memory foam mattresses:

  • Will gently ‘hug’ you to sleep
  • Responsive and pressure relieving
  • More breathable than standard memory foam
  • Available with different support systems and firmness ratings
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Studio by Silentnight Rolled Memory Foam Mattresses

Studio by Silentnight Rolled Memory Foam Mattresses

Studio by Silentnight is a new range offering one sensational memory foam mattress in 3 comfort choices to suit different types of sleeper.

It features Geltex inside - our innovative gel-infused comfort layer which comes with built-in Active Response technology and assists easy movement through the night.

State of the art memory foam provides even body support where you need it most and reduces pressure where you can't. You can also enjoy that fresh bed feeling day after day thanks to the Allergy UK approved anti-allergy cover.

The medium comfort choice has also won a prestigious Which? Best Buy award.

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Mattress-Now Rolled Memory Foam Mattress Collection

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Mattress-Now Rolled Memory Foam Mattress Collection

The Mattress-Now collection gives you that memory foam feeling for less, finding that sweet-spot between affordability and unbeatable comfort.

Don’t just take our word for it either. The Mattress-Now Rolled Memory 3 Zone memory foam mattress has been awarded Which? magazine's Best Buy award every-year since 2012.

Both the Memory 3-Zone and 7-Zone mattresses are available in 3 comfort ratings and come zoned to offer targeted support from head to toe for better spinal alignment.

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Memory Foam FAQ

How do you make a memory foam bed cooler?

Because of memory foam’s absorbent and cocooning nature, it can get a little hotter at night.

While you can purchase additional mattress toppers that help absorb moisture to cool you down, this kind-of contradicts the point of having a memory foam mattress – after all, you want to enjoy the sumptuous-feel of memory foam, so why take the away with extra layers?

Silentnight memory foam mattresses, however, comes with breathable borders. This is to help increase airflow through the mattress, so you can still enjoy the cloud-like comfort of memory foam, without feeling all hot and bothered through the night.

How long does it take before the smell goes on memory foam?

Some residual odour may be apparent on removing your new foam mattress from its packaging. A mattress is packaged in airtight polythene immediately after it is manufactured to ensure that it is sterile, dry and clean for the consumer.

This has pros and cons. On the upside you know that no one has had dirty, sweaty hands on the place you plan to sleep. Unfortunately it also means that the smell from the treatments used on the fabrics is not able to escape leaving the mattress with that toxic "new-mattress" smell.  This is quite normal and not a cause for concern.

Please give the mattress time to air by leaving it uncovered in a well ventilated room for several hours before use. 

What is a pocket spring memory foam mattress?

A pocket spring memory foam mattress is a mattress with a pocket sprung support system and memory foam comfort filling.

The pocket spring support system provides the core of the mattress. These springs come individually nested and respond to your individual movement to provide tailored support.

On top of the spring support system is the memory foam comfort filling. This gives you an extra layer of comfort and provides the cocooning, sumptuous-feeling that customers love.

Can a memory foam mattress be flipped?

As a general rule of thumb, memory foam mattresses are single sided – this means they can’t be flipped because the comfort filling is on the top of the mattress and not the bottom.

However, we do recommend you rotate your mattress every few months to prolong the lifespan of the mattress.

Free UK Delivery

Our standard 2 Man Delivery Service (Mattresses & Divans)

  • Free UK delivery* to your room of choice throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
  • We provide a free professional two man delivery service that will deliver your purchases to your room of choice.
  • This service includes the set up of your bed or mattress in your chosen room, plus the removal and takeaway of the packaging.
  • We deliver most items Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm.
  • On average products are delivered within 7 - 14 days.
  • *Some restrictions apply, please visit our delivery information for more detail.

Next Day Delivery Service (Mattresses/Bedframes)

  • Free Next Day Delivery, via a courier, to the door only.
  • A card will be left, with a contact number to call for re-delivery, if there is no one in.
  • Delivery will be between 8am - 7pm - Monday to Friday for Mattress-Now products
  • If ordered with another item, the Next Day Delivery will be delivered first, usual delivery terms apply for additional items (this may incur 2 deliveries)

60 night comfort trial

We're so confident that our beds and mattresses will provide you with a great night's sleep that we offer the security of the very best in terms of comfort guarantee.

  • At Silentnight we want to be sure that you are satisfied with the comfort of your new bed or mattress which is why we offer a total peace of mind 60 night comfort guarantee. If for any reason you are not totally satisfied we will exchange your purchased bed or mattress for an alternative Silentnight bed or mattress of your choice.
  • We do however ask that you try your new bed for at least four weeks for your body to adjust to your new bed or mattress.
  • For full terms and conditions, please click here for further details.

Total Quality Assurance

Before it gets to you your bed has been through a lot

  • All our mattresses, upholstered bases and headboards are made in the UK
  • All of our product meet European standards and exceed British standards
  • All our Upholstered beds and mattresses ordered through Shop.Silentnight are made to order
  • This means they are not stored for prolonged periods of time and are shipped to you direct from our factory.


  • Accredited onsite laboratory to bring the best products to you
  • Every Silentnight mattress type is tested to ensure it exceeds all British standards
  • Silentnight products are fully certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC®) FSC-C104461
  • We are full members of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Program.
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