Ever since they were first invented memory foam mattresses claimed to enhance the quality of your sleep.
But what exactly are they?
Made of Viscoelastic
Memory foam comes in different variations but it was first made of a substance known as viscolelastic which is energy absorbent and soft. What made this such a revolution was that the foam could be molded in response to the user’s heat and pressure, thereby evenly distributing the body weight. When the pressure is removed, it slowly goes back to its original shape.
After it had become such a success, memory foam was also made into other applications. For instance, it could be used as a cushion in helmets or shoes and it had also found its way in prosthetics, as it prevents pressure ulcers when used as seating pads.
However, we still find memory foam to be working best in mattresses and pillows. Like all types of mattress, they are made in different depths and densities, which means you can always find a model that works with your posture.
Some pros of memory foam mattresses
The biggest benefit people always talk about is the fact they relieve pressure, as they provide even support for your whole body. As a result, and this is reported by numerous people using these mattresses, you will no longer (or at least less) be turning and tossing at night and reduce your daytime pains.
They are also great for people who are suffering from back problems, but it is vitally important to choose the right mattress. If you have the firmness and thickness that matches your body, these foams will provide support and relieve your body from stress and tension while sleeping. One of the best things about them is that they can maintain your spine in natural alignment while you are asleep.
Another big benefit is that they are very durable. They can last up to 15 years, as long as you have obtained the right brand and model, and most brands on the market are offering their memory foam mattresses with multiple-year warranty.
One of the disadvantages of opting for this type of foam is the fact that it is costly (unlike air mattresses!). The price tag can triple the average price of a simple spring mattress, not to mention the difference they have with air mattresses.
They are also heavy because of the nature of the foam. As a result, they could be difficult to move or transfer to another room.