Choosing an overall Thickness is one the most asked questions that we receive. First, let us explain what makes up the overall thickness of our mattresses.
All of our Memory Foam Mattresses are composed of two layers. Like many of the "Top Named" Memory Foam mattress producers, our top layer is a 100% Open Cell Memory Foam and our bottom support layer of a High Density Polyurethane foam.
The "Overall" thickness is determined by the bottom support layer on our 8-12 inch models. All models 8-12 inches have the same 3" Top Layer of Memory Foam.
8 Inch Model: 3 inch top layer, 5 inch support layer...This model is for up to 190 pounds
10 Inch Model: 3 inch top layer, 7 inch support layer...This model is for up to 250 pounds
12 Inch Model: 3 inch top layer, 9 inch support layer...This model is for over 250 pounds
(THESE WEIGHTS ARE FIGURED PER PERSON NOT TOTAL WEIGHT)
Studies have shown that the majority of support in memory foam mattresses comes from the first 2 inches of memory foam. Therefore 3 inches is more than enough in most cases.In some cases, if the sleeper is above average in weight (350 lbs or more) we will construct a special top layer that is thicker than 3 inches to accomadate.
What does this all mean?
Basically, any of our mattresses (8-12 inches) have the same sleep comfort. The overall thickness is for cosmetic purposes only. Some people simply prefer a thicker looking mattress.