Looking for the best mattress for you? Replace your old, worn bed with a new memory foam mattress for uninterrupted and comfortable sleep. After all, it is one of the most popular mattress types on the market today. Below, we have discussed the features, pros, and cons of memory foam to help you make an informed decision!
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What is memory foam?
Developed in the 1960s for use in seats and seatbelts on NASA spacecraft, memory foam is a perfect shock absorber and pressure reliever. It is also used in helmets and shoe pads, as well as seat pads for artificial limbs and wheelchairs. . But it wasn’t until the 1990s, when Fagerdella World Foams launched its flagship Swedish product, TempurPedic, that memory foam was introduced as a mattress material.
Memory foam is primarily made up of a polymer called polyurethane, a macromolecular substance made up of many similar, interconnected small subunits. Polyurethane is a very versatile plastic polymer. Memory foams are “viscoelastic” polyurethane foams or low-resistance polyurethane foams (LRPu). It is made from polyurethane with various compounds and additives and varies according to the type of foam. Ultimately, these chemicals make the memory foam more elastic and viscous.
Memory foam mattresses are designed to slowly conform to your body under pressure, so your weight is evenly distributed. It is also stretchable and designed to return to its original shape when weight and pressure are removed.
Features of Memory Foam Mattresses
In general, three key characteristics describe a memory foam mattress as a whole, but different mattresses have different levels of these qualities.
When you lie down on a memory foam mattress, you can feel the surface transforming according to the curves and angles of your body.
In addition to its shape, memory foam tends to “sink”, the feeling of actually sinking into the mattress as it hugs you.
As mentioned above, memory foam is very pressure sensitive and responds to body pressure and heat when you lie down, making the material more flexible and less viscous. You can feel it going low.
Benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress
Some common benefits of a memory foam mattress include:
- Relieves Pressure: Memory Foam conforms to your body and uses your body’s heat and pressure to conform to your body shape. This can help relieve the areas of your body that receive the most pressure during sleep, such as your hips, shoulders, and neck.
For people suffering from joint pain or arthritis, the contouring properties of memory foam may help even out body weight. By dispersing and relieving pressure points, it can help relieve pain. It is to provide lumbar support to the sleeper. A surface like memory foam responds to your body’s natural curves, making it easier to find a sleeping position that keeps your spine in a neutral position.
- Hypoallergenic: If you are allergic, memory foam is hypoallergenic. . Due to their denser construction, memory foam mattresses don’t tend to attract allergens and common irritants like dust mites.
- Spinal Alignment: Foam mattress evenly distributes body weight across its surface to provide optimal spinal alignment. An orthopedic foam mattress keeps your spine neutral all night long. Excellent body contouring provides lumbar support when lying down.
- Reduced Movement Transmission: For co-sleepers and couples, especially light sleepers, it is very important when considering a mattress to avoid feeling when your partner moves or wakes up during the night. Memory foam has great advantages when preventing motion transfer is a priority. The density of the memory foam and the way it distributes in response to pressure makes it suitable for preventing movement in one part of the bed from being felt in another.
- Quiet: The memory foam mattress is quiet. If you sleep with a partner and you don’t want him/her to be bothered by your movement, memory foam is the perfect bed for you as it is not noisy.
- Durable: High-quality memory foam can last for decades. Memory foam mattresses sag and sink less, unlike innerspring mattresses. These mattresses often come with extended warranties, making them a smart investment for a good night’s sleep.
Cons of Memory Foam Mattresses
Some common cons of memory foam mattresses include:
1. Warmth: One of the main complaints about memory foam mattresses is that they tend to overheat and get uncomfortably warm. Designed to respond to body heat, the memory foam actually gets very warm due to the density of the material. Especially with traditional memory foam.
There have been innovations in memory foam technology (such as open cell and gel foam and other cooling construction methods) to address this issue.
2. Cost: Another problem with memory foam is that it tends to be more expensive than other mattresses.
The growing popularity of memory foam mattresses, especially mattress-in-a-box companies, has driven down the overall cost of memory foam mattresses. However, it is still the more expensive option overall. Livpure offers some of the most competitive prices in the market.
3. Non-Waterproof: Memory foam mattresses (and memory foam toppers and pillows) can be damaged by water and moisture/liquids in general. Liquids can degrade foam and shorten the life of memory foam mattresses.
4. Snag: Some people find the feel of the memory foam to sink too much into the mattress, causing them to get stuck or sucked into the material. This can make it difficult to move around at night.
5. Heavy/difficult to move: Many recent low-resilience mattresses are boxed mattresses, giving a light impression. However, this is generally not the case. When memory foam mattresses are constructed, they are, on average, considerably heavier than other types of mattresses.
If you are considering buying a new mattress, a memory foam mattress is a smart investment with comfortable materials for better sleep. However, you should consider the above-mentioned pros and cons before making the decision.
But on the plus side, memory foam is still a popular choice, distributing weight evenly and relieving you from painful acupuncture points. It also provides motion isolation, which makes it superior to other types of mattresses such as innerspring and latex. This property makes memory foam Livpure mattresses one of the most suitable materials for beds. It is ideal for you to share one bed without disturbing the others as it insulates against shock and vibration and dampens noise.
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