The Memory Foam Mattress Story

A memory foam mattress is a relatively new technology in the sleep industry where relaxation and better quality of sleep. Different materials and designs have been provided but the memory foam variety seems to be the better choice for people who are looking for more comfort and better body support when they sleep.

A memory foam mattress is also made up of polyurethane similar to other ordinary foam mattresses. But some chemicals have also been added to provide the memory foam with a denser quality. Not only that, the chemicals also help in giving the memory foam is excellent body molding properties.

The memory foam mattress is a product of research done by NASA scientists who, in the 1970’s, were looking for a means to help lessen the pressure caused by g-forces when spacecraft is being launched into space. The research led them to develop the memory foam mattress. Although it eventually didn’t find its way into use in the NASA space program, it nevertheless found some use in the sleep industry.

The memory foam mattress found itself in the market sometime during the 1990’s where it was received with anticipation and excitement. They acquired a huge market in the sleep industry where novel ways to provide comfort is constantly being welcomed. And the memory foam mattress did not disappoint.

What made the memory foam mattress such a hit when it came out is that it provided a more comfortable experience to people who prefer lying down for long periods of time. The extra level of comfort is due to the fact that the memory foam has the ability to mold itself into the shape of the person that lies into it.

The denser property of the memory mattress allows it to support the body more effectively. Its ability to mold into a person’s body contours allows it to relieve pressure on certain body areas that may become uncomfortable after a long period of lying down. This is especially true to people who are required to stay in bed for long periods of time such as stroke patients. Ordinary foam or mattresses can cause bed sores to form if a patient stays in bed for long periods of time.

Not only that, a memory foam mattress is also sensitive to temperature. Cool temperatures make the memory foam become firmer while warm temperatures make it softer. This allows the memory foam mattress to respond to body heat where the foam can then mold itself into the body contours when a person lies on it. This is especially a welcome trait especially for people who look for comfort. And this might also help provide support for people who are injured.

Injuries on certain parts of the body tend to be warmer. And with a memory foam mattress, an injured part of the body may be given some added comfort, thanks to the memory foam’s temperature sensitive properties. Not only that, a memory foam mattress also absorbs body heat and retains it for a longer time.

This helps provide some warmth to people who lie on it, especially on cold weather.