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Why a memory foam mattress is an investment into your sleeping quality

Why a memory foam mattress is an investment into your sleeping quality
Anything that has its roots in NASA technology deserves a second look and this is where memory foam as we know it today, got its start. Known in the industry as ‘viscoelastic’ polyurethane, memory foam was originally developed as the cushioning in space aircraft and has since been adopted by the sleep industry as the best for a good night’s sleep.

Memory foam mattresses were first introduced in the 90s and have since skyrocketed in popularity, now staking claim over 20% of the mattress-sales market (and growing!). These mattresses consistently rank highest in customer satisfaction, and are often on the pricier end of the spectrum; so why should you look to invest?

Back support & pain relief


Because memory foam moulds to the shape of your body, you are offered support throughout your sleep, no matter your sleeping position. Memory foam is particularly helpful for back & side sleepers: with other mattresses, your lumbar area will not be properly supported, and your hips, shoulders and feet bear most of the weight. The firm but giving nature of memory foam enables your spine to stay in a neutral position, limiting lower back pain and weight is distributed more evenly across the body. Consumers who suffer from conditions like arthritis have also reported reduced pain and better sleep.

Happy couples


The materials used in memory foam actually absorb motion. Yup, that’s right! Motion is absorbed, not transferred in a memory foam mattress meaning if you have a partner who’s a restless sleeper, if one of you is a light sleeper or you have different sleep schedules, you won’t be subjected to as many sleepless nights!

Health and cleanliness


Dust mites are an unfortunate fact of life and they thrive in the empty pockets of spring mattresses. The density of memory foam means there are simply fewer places dust mites can hide meaning far fewer of the freeloaders living in your sleep-space. Foam mattresses are also a godsend for allergy sufferers as the material density also repels things like mold and pet hair.

Position flexibility


Because memory foam is designed to shape itself to the curves of your body, any sleeping position can be comfortably accommodated while supporting the right parts for even weight distribution and limiting pain and discomfort. There are also different grades of firmness available so there’ll be no more arguments over the right mattress for you and your partner!

Memory foam mattresses might be at a higher price point than other options on the market but its comfort, durability and cleanliness make it a great investment for anyone looking for a great night’s sleep.