If you are on the lookout for a new mattress and you have searched online, you have probably come across memory foam, or “Swedish” mattresses. If you have never tried one, have a read of some of the Nectar bed reviews out there to get an idea of what they are like. These mattresses have a really unique feel to them, enveloping and contouring your body in a natural way. Developed in the 1970s by NASA, it has been designed specifically to be able to absorb the G-force pressures in space. From NASA, it went into the healthcare industry to help people who were bedridden, helping them to avoid sores. Today, it is commercially available and many people swear by it.
Memory Foam Manufacturing Processes
Memory foam is a type of polyurethane foam made up of two parts:
- The top layer, which is actually memory foam, onto which the body rests, giving it that unique feel.
- The bottom layer, which is a high density foam, supporting both the memory foam and the sleeper.
Usually, these mattresses also have a nonslip, ventilated bottom, which ensures the sleeper can remain in one position all night, in perfect comfort.
Why Memory Foam Is Different
Old-fashioned mattresses are made of springs. The more springs a mattress has, the more supportive it is. However, a mattress can only fit so many springs, leaving to gaps that make the whole bed uncomfortable and unsupportive. Memory foam, meanwhile, covers the entire mattress, ensuring the body is protect everywhere.
The Benefits of Memory Foam
There are many benefits to memory foam, but the two key ones are:
- They offer a better fit to the body, supporting every part equally. By contouring and enveloping the sleeper, tossing and turning is also prevented.
- It stops sleepers from moving about, because they will feel comfortable the minute they are in bed. This results in greater deep sleep and, hence, more rest.
How to Choose a Memory Foam
If you are now convinced that you also need a memory foam mattress, some of the key things to look into include:
- The density of the mattress, generally measured in pounds. A 5 pound rating is agreed to be the best one.
- The thickness of the foam, as only the top layer of the mattress will be made up of it, with the rest being simple polyurethane.
- The packaging of the mattress before it is sent to you. It shouldn’t be folded, but rolled instead. This stops folds and bends from occurring, while at the same time keeping the mattress clean and fresh, even when it is not in use.
They say that once you go memory foam, you will never go back to anything else. The comfort offered by these mattresses is literally out of this world, and you will genuinely feel as if you are floating into space from the peaceful confines of your bedroom.