Since 1987, Dorel Industries has been designing and manufacturing mattresses that change how people sleep. Their Signature Sleep Memoir 12” Memory Foam Mattress has been one of their top sellers and I decided to give it a trial run. Below you’ll find my detailed assessment of this product which will hopefully help you decide if it’s the right design for you.
The brand is designed to provide balanced support for even the most mobile sleepers. The memory foam helps relieve pressure all over your body while the isolating qualities of the material let you sleep undisturbed. The product is shipped vacuum sealed for your convenience and it’s ready to sleep on the same day you receive it. If your current bed is giving you aches instead of relaxation, this product should top your list of potential new sleeping surfaces.
A sleeping surface is only as good as the materials used to construct it and Dorel Industries has taken special care to make sure their product meets high expectations. The top layer consists of 3.5 inches of visco-elastic memory foam, designed to conform to your body and create a comfortable and relaxing sleeping environment. The bottom layer consists of 8.5 inches of high-density poly foam, the perfect material for even and strong support.
The cover is made from a soft knit fabric. A top cover is recommended but not necessary.
First Impression & Overnight Test (Firmness, Feel, & Support)
The product came shipped to my door compressed and rolled up. It was easy to carry up the stairs to my bedroom. I had enough space to open it and allow it to self-inflate. It’s safe to sleep on the first night but I decided to give it a full 24 hours. The next night, I set it up and got ready for bed.
First, I sat on the edge of the bed. The sinkage was minimal. I felt supported but obviously, the farther I scooted back bed, the more supported I felt. As I lay back, I was surprised by how firm the surface felt, especially for a memory foam. This was a pleasant surprise. But because of the material, it was a comfortable firmness. It wasn’t rigid or stiff. I loved how the surface seemed to envelope my body. I drifted off to sleep much faster that night than I expected to,
The next day, I woke up feeling refreshed. I typically wake up a little sore and the pain subsides as the day goes by. But after a night lying on this product I felt better than I had in quite some time.
Sinkage, Motion Transfer, & Temperature
All memory foam mattresses will have some degree of sinkage. But I never felt like I was sinking too far into the Signature Sleep Memoir 12” Memory Foam Mattress. I am of average height and weight though so heavier individuals could experience too much sinkage. Make sure to rotate the Signature Sleep Memoir 12” Memory Foam Mattress every few months to prevent indentation and deeper sinkage.
If your current mattress has you waking up throughout the evening because of a tossing and turning partner, the Signature Sleep Memoir 12” Memory Foam Mattress will save you. There’s virtually no motion transfer across the mattress. A partner’s shifting won’t disturb your slumber.
Memory foam mattresses are known to trap heat. But I felt like the Signature Sleep Memoir 12” Memory Foam Mattress did a great job of staying cool. If you’re sensitive to heat, a cooling mattress topper will allow you to sleep comfortably, no matter the temperature outside.
Firmness and support
The Signature Sleep Memoir 12” Memory Foam Mattress is firm and supportive without being rough. The firmness is the first thing you’ll notice when first lying down on the mattress. The top layer of foam conforms to your body while the second layer provides the support you need for a good night’s rest.
The design works on multiple surfaces, including box spring beds, bunk beds, platform beds, and daybeds. It’s ideal for any sleeping position and it’s safe for the entire family because of the use of CertiPUR-US certified foams. These materials are made without ozone depleters or toxic materials. You can sleep with confidence and comfort.
How Does It Compare?
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There are countless options when it comes to memory foam, but my experience during the trial period made me consider how to combine comfort and firmness at a price that fits into almost any budget. The product I slept on satisfied all my requirements.
If you’re looking for a firm but comfortable memory foam, product fits the bill. It can help alleviate neck and back pain and provide an interrupted night of sleep for both you and your partner. While the design won’t last you a lifetime, you’ll get more than your money’s worth as you enjoy night after night of comfortable sleep. Check out our other mattress reviews.