Sleep loss can be attributed to many factors, but more than likely the sleepless nights are because of your mattress. When looking for the right one, it’s important to find a mattress that provides both comfort and support.
Chances are you have heard about memory foam mattresses and may be wondering if it could improve the sleep quality. Memory foam molds to your body, while supporting your body parts equally. Because your pressure points are each supported, there is no cause for soreness or pain. The mattress will return to its original state once you remove the pressure of your body.
Memory foam was developed in the late ’60s under contract by NASA. It was created to improve safety on aircraft cushions and then the product was released to the public domain in the early ’80s. The memory foam mattress was then created and was usually denser than other forms of foam mattresses. This made the mattress both supportive and much heavier.
Special properties of the memory foam enhance your sleep. The foam contours your body while you sleep, releasing your pressure points. Memory foam rates better than other mattress owners in overall satisfaction. The mattress provides pressure-point relief and motion isolation while you sleep. People tend to go to sleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Not surprisingly, memory foam pillows rank higher than most other brands. People enjoy the soft, yet supportive pillow that contours to the shape of both your head and neck. It’s suggested that shoulder and back pain are reduced when using the memory foam pillow as opposed to cotton or down filed pillows.
Research suggest that most memory foam mattress owners say it gives them adequate support and holds shape during the night very well. Based on close to 300 customer reviews, memory foam mattresses on average placed 4.3 out of 5 stars. Of those customers who rated their purchase, almost 90% gave positive reviews. Both the pillow and the mattress were said to be “un-shifting, cooler than other brands of bedding and more comfortable” to sleep on. Compared to other mattresses such as spring loaded (ONLY still in use in mattresses manufacturing because of their low cost) customer satisfaction with the foam mattress is astounding.
Memory foam mattresses are made supple to firm. Seeing that they distribute body weight evenly, a good quality memory foam mattress should give you a firm sensation devoid of compromising your back, hips and joints. They become suppler with body temperature, thus offering you the support required by your body.
Another benefit of the memory foam mattress is there is no need for it to be flipped or rotated like other brand mattresses. Virtually no maintenance is required. They also are known to last much longer than spring mattresses. Quality foam mattresses can last up to 15 years, and many brands offer approximately 10 years of complete coverage in their warranties.