Sleep Innovations 8″ Sure Temp Memory Foam Mattress

One of the biggest surprises in our mattress ratings survey and the complaints review that followed was how well Sleep Innovations mattresses stood up in the memory foam segment. In an arena that is dominated by high-end, high-cost manufacturers and a whole lot of discount memory foam mattress manufacturers trying to make things work, seeing Sleep Innovations at the forefront in terms of customer experience was refreshing not only for us, but for discount mattress shoppers everywhere. This is a big deal, indeed.

As its name suggests, the Sleep Innovations 8″ Sure Temp Memory Foam Mattress is thinner foam mattress. There are some advantages to this, however, and it may make great sense to buy a mattress like this one instead of a thicker, more expensive model. To elaborate, let’s take a closer look at the top layer of memory foam.

2-Inch Top Layer, 3LB Density

Where buyers find their first comfort impressions is through that top layer of memory foam. It is here where the body-contour characteristics live. With 2 inches of foam, this top layer is considered relatively thin by some standards. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing. Three immediate benefits with a thinner top layer is weight (the overall mattress is marginally lighter to move around), heat distribution (less thickness means less heat retention, although this is also a benefit of lower density – see next paragraph) and a quicker rate that the foam will return to its natural state. A thinner top layer is best suited to buyers who want a softer mattress with the qualities of a foam mattress.

Density is also an important contributor to the overall mattress experience. The biggest way to explain density is to compare it to a nimble vehicle; a lighter vehicle can be more nimble than a heavier one. The same is true for memory foam; a lighter foam will recover quicker than a heavier one. With a heavier density weight, some memory foam mattresses take a long time to recover their natural state, leaving uncomfortable creases and ridges in the mattress that the sleeper must navigate in order to find a comfortable position. Sleepers who dislike such features will want a lighter density rating. This 8-inch memory foam mattress has a 3-lb density weight, which is on the lighter end, making it more responsive to your body weight when you lie down as well as get up.

6-Inch Base Foam

The base foam is virtually the same on all memory foam mattresses. Cut one open and you will find the same type of foam, perhaps with a few additives in one versus another. It this base that helps the mattress retain its overall shape and character. When it comes to the base, a thicker base is often better because it provides greater support. However, the thicker the foam, the more of an impression you will find with time, so it is a catch-22 in some respects.

With 6 inches of base foam below a 2-inch top layer, you can expect to see how important this base layer is to your overall comfort and experience with the mattress. On the other hand, a thinner depth will result is less cushion. You will not “sink” into this mattress after several years as you would with a thicker mattress.

As always, we recommend a solid base below the total memory foam mattress so that you can enjoy the firmness of the product.

Other Creature Comfort Features

The Sleep Innovations 8″ Sure Temp Memory Foam Mattress also features a 62% polyester and 38% cotton mattress cover as well as a 10-year limited warranty.

Who Should Buy This Memory Foam Mattress

If you are looking at a discount mememory foam mattress, this Sleep Innovations product is worth looking at. With positive owner satisfaction levels, the Sleep Innovations name is recognized as a leader even though it is not an expensive product.


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