We live in an era when shopping for a new mattress is exciting and fun. Unlike a few years ago, nowadays you have the possibility to shop online and there are lots of new designs and materials from which to choose.
Not to mention that mattresses are lighter and easier to maneuver! There’s even the possibility to buy a mattress in a box and have it reach its true dimensions in your bedroom. This takes a lot from the transportation process and reduces the overall cost, which is in the benefit of the final buyer.
Now that I mentioned this type of mattress, you should know that most mattresses that can be stuck in a box are foam based. Now, if you decide on buying a foam-based mattress, you should first consider a memory foam model because they are amazing sleeping surfaces.
They come with a set of cool features that are not easily encountered on other materials, and they come with durability and even nice warranties. But you don’t have to take my word for this, below I listed some of the proven benefits of sleeping on a memory foam mattress.
Great Back Support
Every bed must offer back support, but a memory foam bed is specially designed to accommodate your body weight and balance the shortcomings. For instance, if you are a side sleeper, you may wake up with pain in your neck, shoulders, and hip area. This happens because regular surfaces don’t accommodate the position of your body during sleep. This way, after a few hours in the same position, there will be pressure forming around the areas I mentioned above.
With a memory foam surface, these pressure points don’t form because the mattress molds its shape after the one of your body. Even better, when you move, the mattress moves with you, changing its shape to accommodate your new position.
Different levels of Quality
One cool thing about this type of bed is the fact that you can get one for every price tag. The quality of memory foam varies with its density and so does its responsiveness. This means that, if you get a low-density mattress you will pay less money for it, but you may also get the ‘stuck in sand’ sensation. This sensation shows up with low-density foam because the responsiveness is low (meaning the mattress will take a bit longer to regain its initial shape).
Low Motion Transfer
Memory foam is designed to absorb movement which is why it is recommended if your partner (or you) likes to move a lot during sleep. If this is the case, an innerspring mattress will make you feel like you’re in a bouncy castle and this may disturb your sleep. With a memory foam surface, the movement transfer is minimal and you won’t feel a thing even if the person lying beside you is moving all night long.
It’s a Synthetic Material
Memory foam was invented under a NASA program in order to improve seats and other surfaces. This makes it a synthetic material and many wonder if sleeping on it is healthy. Well, there were no health-related problems found in relation to the foam. Though there are some comfort complaints, no one can say for sure that memory foam affected their health. The material is designed with safety in mind and doesn’t contain toxic chemicals that could be harmful to our health.