Memory Foam mattresses have become quite a popular staple in the home in recent years. This is in large part due to the price reduction that has taken part within the industry. This has made these once incredibly expensive mattresses affordable to a much wider demographic. You can now get a memory foam mattress, delivered to your door, within a few days for under $1,000. So, this begs the question, what's the big deal about memory foam, and what makes sleeping on it different than a normal mattress?
1. Superior Support For The Entire Body
Have you ever felt like you were sleeping in a hammock, but in your own bed? Spring mattresses compress more or less depending on the weight forces upon them, whereas memory foam evenly distributes your weight so that you are able to lay flat. This facilitates proper spine alignment for extended periods of time; it also allows you to sleep more comfortably in any position (whether on your back, side, or stomach).
2. Pressure Point Relief
Nearly every person has been there, waking up after a long night and your back is aching. You get up out of bed, walk over to the bathroom, the whole time crouched over like an elderly person. It's not what you would call and enjoyable experience. Traditional Spring mattresses push back up on your body as your body presses down which can cause pain. This typically occurs as the force between your body and the mattress pushing up on you damages the soft tissue and nerves caught in the middle.
Memory foam is different from a spring mattress because it contours to the shape of your body adjusting with your movements throughout the night. By not pushing back on your body you can sleep comfortably all night long and best of all wake-up pain-free.
3. Motion Transfer, or lack thereof
Traditional spring mattresses are built with interlocking springs which support the body. These are great at holding up your weight, albeit they may sink and sag in some areas. However, as anyone that has slept with another in such a mattress knows, if one person is moving then everyone else is moving. Memory foam is different (think wine glass on the bed example) because one can move and the motion isn't transferred throughout the mattress. This is ideal for anyone that is sleeping with another person.
Memory Foam mattresses have long been known for their comfort, but also for a hefty price tag. The increased competitiveness in the market has helped bring prices down. So, if you're ready to start sleeping better and want to try something that actually will help you sleep, you might want to consider upgrading to memory foam.
And, while there are many reasons why memory foam is such an attractive option, in our humble opinion, these three provide more than enough support to make giving this new technology a shot.