The Benefits of Memory Foam Mattresses
What are the Advantages to Memory Foam?
Memory foam mattresses reduce pressure points and conform to the body in a way that springs just can’t. Less pressure created in your body helps to increase blood circulation for better sleep. Memory Foam mattresses also encourage healthier sleep environments since they are naturally anti-dust mite and anti-microbial. This is a great feature for people with asthma or allergies. With a memory foam mattress, you’ll be able to turn during the night, without interrupting your partner’s sleep because the foam doesn’t transfer movement.
Gel memory foam has a reputation for being more durable than traditional memory foam. Gel memory foam mattresses are typically denser and are even more effective at reducing pressure points. There are several brands that make memory foam mattresses including Tempur-Pedic and Sealy, which we sell here. The top name brand is Tempur-Pedic, and it offers mattresses that provide cooling, adaptive support, and was inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame in 1998 for improving life on Earth through innovations developed for space.
Many foam mattresses are also known to be more enveloping, which can be great for those who enjoy plush, warm beds. Plus, these beds can be more comfortable for those who sleep on their sides, as they won’t cause the pressure to build up on your joints.
Memory Foam Benefits
There are quite a few benefits to sleeping on memory foam. Below, we'll cover the top five.
True Body Fit
Memory foam mattresses actively mold to your body in response to heat and pressure, which means that they can evenly distribute body weight and then return to its original shape once pressure is removed. Our customers often say that they feel like they're melting into the mattress.
Previously, it was a concern that memory foam mattresses absorb and hold onto heat, making some feel uncomfortably warm during the night. However, modern memory foam mattresses have been designed with cooling features and advanced temperature-regulating features that can help you sleep deeper and cooler.
Memory foam mattresses provide health benefits by relieving pain, body aches, and soreness as well as helping your body to recover more quickly from injuries. In fact, the material displaces pressure from points of pain throughout your body. How does it do this? Well, areas of pain have a slightly higher temperature than the rest of the body, and memory foam is designed to soften when it gets warmer and mold to the body by adding or reducing pressure to the area.
According to Environment, Health, and Safety Online, after a few years a typical mattress contains anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million dust mites. Memory foam mattresses, however, are made of polyurethane foam, a collection of fibers that prevent allergy-causing dust mites from accumulating inside the bed. Unlike standard mattresses, memory foam's dense composition actively prevents the build up of allergens over time.
Motion Transfer Resistance
One of the best choices for couples, memory foam mattresses don't transfer movement and reduce disturbances when a partner moves around in bed. When your partner is tossing and turning, you'll barely feel it thanks the the shock absorption of the memory foam.
While sleep needs and preferences vary, memory foam beds offer a smart alternative to a standard mattress. Natural pain relief, molding support, and minimal motion transfer. You'll find it all in memory foam.
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