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Memory Foam: Why Memory Foam is so Good For a Great Night's Sleep

June 23, 2015


Memory Foam: Why Memory Foam is so Good For a Great Night's Sleep

Everybody has heard of memory foam and that it is a revolutionary new mattress material that was developed from technology from NASA, but what exactly how does this mattress improve your sleeping and what health benefits does it offer you?

Memory foam mattresses are made from heat sensitive materials that soften and mould around your exact body shape when you lie down on it. This moulding allows the mattress to provide support for your body by displacing pressure along the body as you sleep.

Whereas some mattresses that do not contour to your body shape force all pressure and weight onto your hips or shoulders while you sleep, memory foam’s more even distribution of pressure means that it provides far more support for you body.  This improved support is ideal for spinal and neck support. Proper spinal support is essential for a good night’s sleep and for long term sleep health and helps to relieve pains such as back soreness, strain and aching muscles that are associated with improper support while you are sleeping.

Aside from muscle and back support, a combination of memory foam mattresses and pillows have also been shown to help with sleep problems such as sleep apnea by providing the perfect elevation for your neck and head while you are sleeping. This helps you to open your airways and breathe easier at night. Many people who suffer from severe sleep apnea have even found that they were able to get rid of their sleeping aid machines thanks to memory foam.

Key areas that are supported by the memory foam are:

  • Head and Neck: Memory foam support on your head and neck can help to prevent headaches, jaw aches and neck tension, as well as helping to alleviate the pain associated with some forms of arthritis.
  • Shoulders and Arms: Aside from shoulder pain, memory foam can help to prevent pain associated with poor circulation such as numbness and pins and needles.
  • Upper and Lower Back: Ideal for preventing or supporting spinal problems such as curvature by providing lumbar support.
  • Hips: By supporting your hips, memory foam lends support to lower back and your joints.

Yet another benefit of memory foam mattress is for people who suffer from allergies. This is thanks to the revolutionary foam that is made from inorganic fibres that prevent mites and dust from building up in the mattress. This material is also anti-bacterial for even greater prevention of allergies. If you are looking for a more natural mattress, don’t worry. There are some memory foam mattresses that have been developed from organic fibres that offer all the benefits of inorganic foam, but with an eco-friendly nature!

Of course not all of the benefits of a memory foam mattress are for you. If you are a restless sleeper, memory foam mattresses will prevent you from waking up your partner while they sleep.

Take a look at our range of Memory Foam Mattresses and experience the best night’s sleep you have ever had!


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