The memory foam mattress market in the US is predicted to grow by 9% by 2023 in compound annual growth rate.
There are few things as important as quality sleep. Imagine crawling into a bed that conforms to your unique curves, hugging your body just so. No more joint aches, no more pressure points, and no more back pain. Now imagine sleeping deeply through the night, waking up refreshed and raring to go! If you’ve heard about a memory foam mattress, you may wonder if it could improve the quality of your sleep. Here is what you should know about memory foam mattresses.
A traditional memory foam mattress combines a layer of memory foam with springs or support foam. Memory foam uses your body heat to soften and mould to your shape. This provides remarkable support and comfort. Once pressure is removed, memory foam will bounce back very slowly and over time will remember your body shape and optimal sleeping position, hence the name ‘memory’.
Memory foam, also known as visco-elastic foam, was first designed by NASA in the mid-1960s. Made from polyurethane, memory foam was developed to counteract the extreme pressure astronauts face when exiting and entering the Earth’s atmosphere. The potential to use memory foam in other products was soon discovered, and it is now used in mattresses, pillows and mattress toppers.
Here are some of the benefits of this type of mattress:
Mattresses constructed of memory foam actively mold to your body in response to heat and pressure, allowing the surface to evenly distribute body weight when occupied and return to its original shape once pressure is removed. No Bull Mattress customers even say in their memory foam reviews: “I melted into the mattress,” and “I got my first solid good night’s sleep in months.”
A big advantage of the traditional memory foam is its capacity to help you sleep longer and better. Memory foam mattresses are designed to not only support the body, but also to relax it, resulting in a more restful sleep that will last all night long.
Another wonderful feature of mattress foam type is its ability to reduce motion transfer. Whereas movement on one area of a spring mattress is quickly and noticeably transferred throughout the bed, movement on a memory foam mattress is usually isolated within one section of the bed. How can that help you to gain a better night’s sleep? Well, if your spouse tends to toss and turn all night long, then you won’t feel (or even hear) their movements nearly as much on a memory foam bed than you would on other mattresses.
We know that your body temperature can affect your sleep quality. Memory foam beds are manufactured using a temperature-sensitive material which allows the mattress to adjust your body heat and weight—as your temperature increases, the mattress becomes softer to provide a good night’s sleep. If you’re typically warm-blooded, you may want to consider a memory foam mattress with a cooling feature.
Memory foam bedding provides health benefits by relieving pain, body aches and soreness, as well as helping your body to recover more quickly from injuries. This is achieved by the material’s ability to displace pressure from points of pain on your body. Areas of pain have a slightly higher temperature than the rest of the body, and memory foam detects these differences and molds to the body accordingly by adding or reducing pressure to the area.
Dust mites and other allergens such as mould and pet dander thrive in traditional innerspring mattresses because of the large open spaces present inside these beds. Not only does it provide the perfect environment, but it also gives them access to a stable food source. Dust mites are known to snack on dead skin cells and, since we spend so much time in our beds, we leave a numerous amount of dead skin cells on our sleeping surfaces.
Because of the high-density structure of the memory foam, there are no large open spaces for the dust mites to reside in. The dust mites then opt to reside near the surface to give them more room. To effectively cross out dust mites from your bed, regular vacuuming and pairing your mattress with hypoallergenic mattress covers could prevent their growth and mitigation.
The average memory foam mattress can last up to eight years with higher quality memory foam lasting up to fifteen years. Maintenance isn’t much of an issue because it only needs very little for it to last for a long time. Of course, the mattress could benefit from the occasional turning and vacuuming every now and then, but that’s all that there is to it.
Additionally, memory foam mattresses have some of the longest lifespans in the sleep industry. In fact, high-quality memory foam mattresses can last up to 20 years! Even medium to high-density foam has an average lifespan of 7 to 10 years — quite a bit of bang for your buck.
When paired with memory foam pillows, memory foam mattresses can help relieve the symptoms of sleep apnea by providing proper head elevation during sleep to enhance regular airflow through the trachea and lungs. Many sleep apnea patients have found that they no longer need to use sleep therapy devices such as CPAP machines after sleeping on memory foam.
These are just some of the advantages of memory foam mattresses over conventional spring mattresses. Of course, the sheer comfort of sinking into memory foam is something that must be experienced in order to truly understand!
If you are an athlete or live an active lifestyle, physical recovery is of the utmost importance — and much of it happens during sleep. The contouring characteristics of memory foam mattresses can aid immensely in recovery by providing adequate support to muscles and joints. You may find yourself less sore the morning after an intense workout because it helps create an ideal sleeping environment for more restful sleep and, in turn, better recovery.
At No Bull Mattress, we are able to provide you with quality mattresses at an unbelievable price all while staying a true “mom and pop” operation. If you need a quality memory foam mattress, we’re ready to provide. Get Lowest Prices Today.