Memory Foam Mattresses
Also known as visco elastic and slow release foam mattresses, the revolutionary technology contained within memory foam matresses has enabled many to experience the good night sleep that they thought they’d never have.
Memory foam was first designed by NASA to help cushion astronauts against the high G-forces they can experience in exiting and entering the earth’s atmosphere. However, it soon found its way onto the commercial market as soon as its benefits were recognised.
The mattresses consist of a unique type of heat and weight sensitive foam which moulds to your body and stays that way through the night. Ordinary mattresses do not mould to the human body in such a way, which leaves the body having to mould to the mattress. Ordinary mattresses can leave discomfort and back pain, as they do not fit to our back’s curved spine. However, memory foam works around a person’s back and suspends it, which relieves the pressure points that usually cause discomfort and pain. Memory foam can also relieve the symptoms of other medical conditions, such as arthritis and headaches. Such mattresses are available to fit most beds, including king size, queen size, single and double beds.
When buying a memory foam mattress, the density of the foam must be considered. We would usually recommend a density of between 40-60kg, as this will provide comfort and durability of the mattress, whilst not overheating. To further prevent overheating of the mattress, we would recommend buying a coolmax cover. Cheap, discount mattresses are on the market and can be found after some research. Well known and reliable brands include Sealy, Novaform, Silentnight, Spa Sensations, Slumberland and Tempsoma.
As an alternative to purchasing a whole new mattress, a memory foam mattress topper can be purchased instead, which is fitted on top of your original mattress but still gives you the benefits of a memory foam mattress.