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The Benefits of Memory Foam

Jonathan Warren

22.03.2010

Sleep Well

Jonathan Warren
jaritex Memory foam also known as visco-elastic polyurethane foam was first used by NASA as part of the space program in the 1970’s. The original technology was taken and improved upon by the bedding industry and Memory Foam is now one of the fastest growing product areas in the UK bed market. Memory Foam has been used in the USA bed industry for over 10 years and a few years later was introduced into the UK where it is now made use of regularly. Products like toppers, mattresses, and pillows are now readily available in the UK and have become an integral part of bed manufacturing. Most people are aware that Memory foam moulds itself around the shape and contours of the body and regains its original shape when the weight of an object is removed. But how can that help when you are asleep and what benefits can it bring? Many people do find that Memory foam mattresses and pillows are more comfortable, but that is just a matter of preference and there’s no hard scientific evidence that proves it. What has been proved however is that Memory foam relieves pressure points and helps provide a more comfortable sleeping experience. When sleeping on a conventional open coil sprung mattress our body weight conforms to gravity and pulls us down into the mattress. The coils in the mattress resist the downwards pressure and push back against the body causing pressure points. The most common pressure points are on the shoulders, knees, heels, head, hips, buttocks and elbows. It is in these areas where most people will suffer stiffness or pain. Tossing and turning during the night is our way of trying to get comfortable and alleviating the discomfort we are feeling and of course this leads to a disrupted night’s sleep. With Memory foam matching your body shape and supporting areas vulnerable to pressure by distributing weight more evenly over the mattress surface, the need to toss and turn is reduced giving a deeper more restful sleep. Mattresses combining pocketed springs and Memory foam are also available with the Jaritex Coolmax pocket one of our most popular mattresses using this combination. If you are happy with your current mattress but would like the added benefits of memory foam, then buying a topper might be a suitable solution. A memory foam topper on top of a good condition mattress can provide extra support and comfort. We have a range of Memory Foam products for sale instore and online so why not have a look around and see what we have to offer.

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Jonathan Warren

Jonathan Warren

Time4Sleep owner