What is Memory Foam?
Before buying, you may have decided to research the type of mattresses available. Here at Bedstore UK we aim to give you as much information about our products as possible, so please read on to find out all about about memory foam mattresses!
Memory foam was originally developed by NASA in the late 60s, to help make aircraft cushions more comfortable. It’s created by blowing gas into a polymer matrix, creating a sponge like substance that reacts to the warmth of a human body by softening. It gained its name from its ability to return to its original state after the weight is removed.
In the early 1980s, NASA released memory foam into the public domain and very quickly the idea to use it in mattresses emerged.
What are the benefits of memory foam mattress?
Memory foam helps to alleviate pressure points, which prevent you from getting a good night’s rest. The main pressure points within the body are –
- Arms and hands
- Upper back
- Lower back
- Ankles and Feet
Conventional mattresses often create pressure on one or more of these points, leading to a restless nights sleep.
Memory foam has a unique cell structure that reacts to your body heat and weight to mould to the contours of your body, supporting your whole body. Memory foam mattresses are often used in hospitals because it is particularly good for those suffering from arthritic or rheumatic conditions.
Memory foam also reduces air circulation around your body, meaning that you stay warm and cosy.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Many memory foam mattresses are sprung mattresses with a layer of memory foam, but we stock pure memory foam-only mattresses. We’ve found that memory foam mattresses are amongst our most popular products, and we guarantee every customer who buys one a great nights sleep.
The Birlea Sleepys Memory Care Mattress is one of our non-sprung, memory foam mattresses. It comes with a cotton cover and non-slip base. It also has hypo-allergenic properties, which will reduce dustmites and bed bugs and help you to get a great nights sleep again and again!