Memory Foam Mattress Benefits
Memory foam mattresses are certainly unique when compared to just about any other type. Because of this, some people are really turned off by the differences, while others find them very appealing. When you read a product description for a given mattress, most of it typically describes just how beneficial memory foam is. Some brands will even go as far to say that their mattress, despite beings hundreds of dollars less, has the quality of a Tempur Pedic.
This certainly isn’t likely to be true, as Tempur Pedic mattresses are considered by most to be superior to any other models out there. The question is, what do we know for sure about memory foam that can help us get a better night’s sleep?
What we do know for sure is that it does reduce pressure points by conforming to the body. This is strictly unique to memory foam, there is no other material that can do this. This feature is possible because the open cells fully compress when you lie down on them, and the air pressure is released to other cells.
Therefore, we have air pressure that is distributed throughout the mattress. This is why you don’t feel as much pressure while lying down compared to an innerspring mattress. It also explains how memory foam can contour to the shape of your body.
Traditional mattresses tend to spring back when force is applied. This ultimately causes you to toss and turn throughout the night, particularly if you are a side sleeper. The mattress pressing up against you reduces blood circulation in those areas, and your body at some point tells you to turn so you can get full circulation.
Because memory foam sinks down instead of rebounding against your body, then blood can circulate freely as it normally would. The result is less tossing and turning throughout the night, more sleep, and feeling invigorated the following morning.
I have read a number of customer reviews where the person states that they pretty much stayed in the same position the entire night, even though they are side sleepers.
Another memory foam mattress benefit is that it’s temperature sensitive. It becomes softer and conforms more when exposed to high temperatures, and gets more firm at low temperatures. This characteristic allows you to experience the feeling that you are melting into the mattress while sleeping, and the effect of it contouring to your body.