What is a Memory Foam Mattress?

A memory foam mattress is a mattress made of polyurethane foam that offers support and comfort like nothing else. High-quality memory foam mattresses can contour to the form of your body and then bounce back or expand back to their original shape. If you invest in quality, your mattress will last for years before it starts to break down and require replacement.

Memory foam mattresses are increasing in popularity. Because of the benefits memory foam can bring to your sleep quality most mattresses today, even inner-spring mattresses, contain a degree of specialty foam such as memory.

Memory Foam Mattresses Offer Health Benefits.

Your mattress is responsible for your getting a comfortable night’s rest. A good night’s sleep is very important for your health. For most, this cannot be achieved with a conventional inner-spring mattress. Here’s how a memory foam mattress can help:

Offers good back alignment: For proper spine alignment, you need a mattress that will contour to your body when you sleep. Memory foam mattresses do that, supporting your lower back and reducing strain on your spine. A spring mattress typically does not contour to body structure and cures, which means weight on pressure point areas like your shoulders, elbows, ribs, hips and knees can be compromised as you sleep. 

Relieves pressure points: Memory foam was first developed for Nasa to relieve the stress put on astronauts by G-force during rocket liftoff and reentry. It eventually made its way into airplane seats, and to hospital beds where it was useds to take pressure off pressure points, to provide comfort to burn victims, and to reduce bed sores for patients lying down for long periods of time. Because it simply adjusts to your body shape, you won’t experience any uncomfortable upward pressure on your body while you sleep. Memory foam is considered the number one foam when it comes to joint pain relief ... pain that can keep you up at night. Memory foam takes pressure off arthritic or sport injured joints such as shoulders, ribs, elbows, hips and knees.

Relieves body pain: Because it promotes good spine alignment and reduces pressure points, a memory foam mattress can prevent or relieve pain. If you have a bad back or a medical condition that causes chronic pain, a memory foam mattress can help. Getting a better sleep also helps your body repair and restore itself, which can also help with long-term pain relief.

A memory foam mattress reduces motion transfer.

With a conventional spring mattress, you’ll be able to feel the motion of your partner tossing and turning. This is a big problem for light sleepers or couples who have different sleep schedules. If you sleep with a restless partner, you'll be disturbed far less with a quality memory foam mattress. A memory foam mattress will absorb motion instead of transferring it. So, if your partner rolls over or gets out of bed, you won’t be woken up from their movements.

Memory Foam is More Hygienic.

Memory foam mattresses discourage accumulation of dust mites. A spring mattress has lots of pockets and open spaces, making it easy for dust mites to collect in. With a foam mattress, there's nowhere for dust mites to gather or thrive. Getting a memory foam mattress and protecting it with a quality antimicrobial, medical grade, waterproof, breathable mattress coverwill help greatly reduce dust mites in your bedroom as well.

In the same way, a memory foam mattress can repel other allergens like skin cells, pet dander, mildew and mold. Simply wash your mattress protector along with your sheets and you will have a clean, hypo-allergenic mattress and a healthier sleep environment.