Memory foam is one of the most popular types of materials in mattresses, but was originally used for something completely different. Memory foam was created in the mid-1960s for NASA—a far cry from the mattress stores of today. Originally, it was intended to protect astronauts from impact and was made from a substance called viscoelastic and is known by many for its “spring back” quality. One of the most popular memory foam mattresses today is the Tempur-Pedic brand. This brand was one of the first companies willing to deal with the material, simply because the foam was so difficult to deal with and manufacture.
Memory foam works in a very interesting way and responds to heat and pressure, distributing body weight evenly but also keeping heat extremely well. Now, memory foam is used in many different things, but is most popular in mattresses and pillows, specifically because of the comfort factor. Though there aren’t a lot of studies on the ability of memory foam to enhance sleep, especially because sleep is so subjective, there are many happy customers of memory foam and many return customers, specifically those with back pain. Memory foam has a unique way of reducing back pain because it cushions all of the pressure points on your body and molds to your curves. Here are just a few of the other benefits of memory foam mattresses and pillows.
A benefit of those who sleep warm is that memory foam keeps heat, providing extra warmth. But, for those who tend to sleep warm, there are many mattresses made now that have cooling features.
Memory foam also has the ability to distribute body weight evenly, but will then spring back after the pressure is removed. Another benefit is that there’s no chance of the bed sagging like some spring beds do. This will always provide the same comfort year after year.
Memory foam mattresses also have another benefit for allergy sufferers: memory foam prevents dust mites from collecting in the bed. So, though other beds will collect a lot of things that will spark allergies, memory foam prevents it.
The last benefit of a memory foam mattress is that it reduces (and may even remove) the disturbances from a partner that tosses and turns or gets up in the night. Because memory foam absorbs pressure, it also absorbs any movement that takes place.
If you are interested in a memory foam mattress, be sure to visit a mattress factory in MN!
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