I’m not going to say what memory foam mattress you should buy or even if you should buy one at all, what I will tell you is what it is like to have a memory foam mattress, review the pitfalls, explain what they like to sleep on and if they alleviate pain and are worthwhile investing in. Read my memory foam mattress review below.
Firstly you need to know that a memory foam mattress won’t suddenly improve your memory, you won’t wake up shouting “I know where the apostle spoons are hidden” Ok, lets start with the basics. A memory foam mattress reacts to your body weight and heat to form the shape of your body, a little bit like laying in the sand but a lot more comfortable and not as hard and you don’t wake-up with sand in your belly button.
The benefits of memory foam is that it is very good at relieving pressure so has a number of orthopaedic advantages, it is said that having a memory foam mattress can reduce the need to toss and turn in bed at night by up to a staggering 80%, presumably this is because you are more comfortable and the pressure on certain parts of your body is reduced. Memory foam mattresses also claims to assist your lumbar support to help prevent back pain, neck, shoulders and hip pain.
So what are they like to sleep on?
Having had a memory foam mattress for several years I can see that there are good and bad advantages, yes they do make for a more comfortable night sleep but you need to be aware that they are not for everybody, because your body will sink and mould itself into the mattress you will find that you get hotter at night and if you have mobility problems it can feel as if you are sleeping at the bottom of the hill and at the worst will cause problems getting out of the bed for those with more severe mobility problems.
If you have not already slept on a memory foam mattress and you’re not sure about splashing out your hard earned cash you could always try a memory foam topper (also called a mattress overlay) on top of your existing mattress, these are a great deal cheaper and consist of a layer of foam available in various densities and providing similar results to a memory mattress.
A word of warning, many people have purchased a full memory foam mattress and just can’t get on with it and find it does not offer the firmness and support of a standard mattress, if this is what you are looking for then a memory foam mattress is not so you. However if you do decide to try one make sure that the mattress that you choose has memory foam on one side and is a standard sprung mattress on the other side, that way if you don’t get on with it you can always just flip the mattress over and hey presto your back to a standard mattress and the apostle spoons will remain hidden.
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