Four Steps To Do-It-Yourself Swedish Mattress Making

The Core Of Your Swedish Foam Mattress

Many people consider the core of their Swedish memory foam mattress as unimportant. Big mistake! Every layer in the mattress plays a role and the foam core is no exception.

Visco foam is too soft to be supportive on its own. Part of the reason Swedish mattress technology works as well as it does is thanks to its core. Memory foam cells collapse under your body's load. When placed directly on solid surfaces, the cells keep collapsing until you hit the floor.

Mattress core made of good quality, high resilience foam keeps the memory foam layer up by responding with spring-back force to your body's gravity force.

The spring-back force, however, is completely absorbed and the bed doesn't exert any upwards pressure -- this evening out of forces is why viscoelastic foam is also known as 'dead foam'.

Good quality, high resilience conventional foam is easier and cheaper to source locally than memory foam.

Bases For Swedish Foam Mattresses

The base or foundation for your memory mattress is optional. If you do intend to use a mattress foundation, we recommend reading our article Which Foundation Works Best With Your Tempur Bed. Of course, you can always place your newly created Tempur-Pedic mattress directly on the floor or on any other solid, completely flat surface.

Covers For Your Tempur-Pedic Mattress

Now that you know how to make your very own Swedish Tempur-Pedic mattress, it's time to look at the finishing touches.

The memory foam layer should normally not skid off and stay in place at all times. However, you can make sure by looking for a good cover. Not only will it keep all foam layers in place but it can also give that nice, luxurious feeling of a good quality mattress. But there are a few things to remember before going ahead and buying mattress covers.

Bottom line, making a Swedish memory foam mattress on your own is not easy. You must be particularly choosy when picking the materials. Many people prefer to go with ready-made mattresses but DIY amateurs, however, will enjoy the freedom of building their very own, Swedish Tempur-Pedic.

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Top Memory Foam Complaint

The most commonly reported problem consumers have with memory foam topers is that they sleep hotter when compared to conventional sleeping surfaces.

But sleeping conditions are influenced by environment temperature, the material's heat sensitivity and your own body heat.

2 lb vs 5.34 lb

Which to choose from a 2lb foam overlay versus 5.34lb Tempur-Pedic mattress topper comparison? Higher density alone does not make a quality sleeping surface. The formula behind the best sleeping surface uses best quality, high-density foam that responds to body temperature.

Known Brands

What is the secret behind Tempur-Pedic mattress technology and why is it in the top 5 most popular brands alongside the likes of Sensus, Isotonic, Bergad and Sealy? The answer is that it uses good quality, high density, heat responsive foam.

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