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A Memory Foam Bed Will Provide A Great Night’s Rest

By Michael Echevaria

Way back in the 1970′s, NASA was trying to find a way to help make lift offs less stressful on the bodies of their astronauts. NASA’s scientists were trying to make a type of foam cushioning that would offer soft support to the body and would also preserve its shape. And so, visco elastic memory foam was born. The unique properties of this foam allowed for uniform distribution of weight and the ability to easily adjust to body position changes. After many years of research and development, Tempurpedic introduced the first memory foam beds to the consumer market in the early 90′s.

It isn’t quite accurate to say that a visco elastic foam mattress is soft. Stress on the pressure points is reduced by spreading the weight equally on the sleeping area and forming itself to the contours of the body. The trouble with the majority inner spring beds is that they tend to create uncomfortable pressure points, which a memory foam mattress is able to alleviate.

Visco foam beds are able to breathe due to their open cell composition. Since the foam doesn’t retain moisture or body heat, the mattress stays comfortable throughout the night.

Due to the exceedingly resistant characteristics of memory foam, mildew and mold are not an issue. This can really aid those with allergies by removing a major source of allergens from their homes and providing a healthier sleep environment.

Visco foam also works to lessen motion transfer between you and your significant other, so if one of you moves at some point in the night, it won’t rouse and disturb the other. Less disturbance from movement means a deeper, more restful sleep.

Note that you actually don’t have to have a traditional box spring beneath a memory foam mattress. More often than not the only reason you would want to use a box spring is to set the mattress at a height that you are comfortable with.

Additionally, sure to have a good look at the warranties that different companies offer and beware of second-rate imitations. You can’t be sure of the quality of memory foam from overseas, so be wary of foam mattresses not produced in the US.

Many people choose to buy a memory foam mattress pad from Serta since it is well known brand, but other brands like Novaform and Foamex make quality products, too. The best memory foam beds are the ones that can handle your specific preferences, so be sure to buy what you need and not just what’s on sale.

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