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The popularity of memory foam mattresses continues to grow, so what is it that makes them so popular? The vast majority of consumers will tell you it is all about comfort. A memory foam mattress contours around your body when you lie down, fully supporting you and distributing your weight evenly. The nature of memory foam means that your body is cradled as the foam molds to your shape. People who suffer from joint, back or muscle pain can benefit from this even distribution of weight during sleep as the foam supports each area and relieves the pressure on any one particular part of the body.
A memory foam mattress is made with a layer of polyurethane foam which you sink into when you first lie down, followed by layers of viscoelastic polyurethane foam which is what makes memory foam mattresses different. This visco-elasticity adjusts its density dependant on the weight put on it, so whatever your weight the mattress will support and contour to you. The mattress is then topped with a breathable fabric cover.
One of the complaints of memory foam is that it is just too warm for comfortable sleep as the foam retains its heat, but as technology develops so does the cooling systems and some mattresses now have built-in airways and boast naturally breathable covers. The best memory foam mattress will have cooling technology, whether that be gel-infused memory foam or open-cell structures and high-quality covers.
So what about the way you sleep? The great thing about memory foam is that it springs back to shape and isn’t prone to sagging or indentations. It reacts to the weight and pressure that is put upon it and then returns to its normal shape. If you are a back, side or front sleeper or if you move around during sleep, the mattress will mold to that shape. It’s also worth noting that if you have an adjustable bed then a memory foam mattress is definitely worth considering. Unlike other mattresses, the nature of the memory foam means that it will remain in shape and be able to perform just as well in whatever position your bed is angled at.
Like all other mattresses, you can choose how firm you want a memory foam mattress to be. It is always advisable to try a mattress before you buy it; it is a big investment for your wallet and your comfort, so try a variety and choose the level of firmness to suit you. Memory foam mattresses are available to suit all budgets and in general, are durable and have a longer lifespan than a sprung mattress, lasting around 7 to 10 years. You will need to rotate your mattress a couple of times a year but no flipping and you don’t need to worry about dust mites, the density of the foam means there are no areas for the mites to live.
There are many benefits to a memory foam mattress which explains its popularity but it is all down to personal taste. Trying as many types as mattresses as possible before you part with your money will ensure you have the most comfortable night’s sleep.