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Discount Foam Mattress Pads

Discount foam mattress pads are great for solving your mattress problems or giving you extra sleeping space for guests and camping. You have several options ranging from latex- to memory foam- (or visco elastic foam) to polyurethane-foam mattress pads.

Foam mattress pads are a great way for you to have a mattress that feels new, without the high cost of a new mattress. Finding these discount foam mattress pads will make your bed feel even sweeter when you consider how much money that you have saved. Discount foam mattress pads are commonly available, but it is important for you, as a consumer, to do your research so that you get the best quality for your money or you may find that your mattress pads will be a pain, both literally and figuratively.

Just like in any other bedding choice, there are good and bad choices. Some are inferior and will not make your bed much more comfortable, while some are high quality and can make a significant difference in your sleep. Take this decision seriously and do research before you make your purchase. The research will help you become a more informed consumer and to make a decision that you will be satisfied with. What do you need to look for in discount foam mattress pads?


  1. Determine what your needs are. Do you need a mattress pad primarily to help soften a too-firm mattress, or because your mattress is just uncomfortable?
  2. Do you want natural or synthetic materials? Your choices are latex, memory foam, and polyurethane foam.

Latex foam mattress pad

If you want a quality latex foam mattress pad, then you want to find one that is at least two inches thick, but the thicker the better, especially if you like a softer mattress. Density of the foam also affects the softness, so check into your options carefully. Buy a latex foam mattress pad that is covered to keep it cleaner. Your options in covers are numerous, ranging from cotton to wool. Lamb's wool covers are hypo-allergenic so can be a good option.

Memory foam mattress pad

Memory foam is graded on its density and thickness. Density is measured in pounds of pressure. This number is important for you to get proper support and benefit from this mattress pad. You want to choose a memory foam mattress pad that is about two to three inches thick and with no less than 4-pounds of density. This will give you a good all-around pad. Vary the density according to your preference of firmness; more dense gives a more firm pad.

Polyurethane foam pad

Polyurethane foam is versatile, letting it be created into any number of shapes. It's a common material in most furniture manufacturing, and widely available as a slab or egg crate pad. As with the other foam mattress pads discussed, it is made in a wide range of densities to give you varying degrees of support and comfort. You'll also find a wide range of durability with this foam.


Research is the most important step in finding discount foam mattress pads. Comparing prices and quality between websites, online auctions, and brick and mortar stores is important so that you get the best value for your money. With just a little time, you will be on your way to having a mattress pad that helps you to sleep like a baby.


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