Benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress Vs. Traditional Mattress
Consumers often wonder if memory actually provides the benefits promised by companies and infomercials, or if memory foam is simply a product surrounded with hype. Well, it is partly. All that stuff about memory foam being created originally for NASA, although true, is just a talking point. In reality though, the health benefits of memory foam are numerous, and switching from a traditional spring mattress should better your sleep in the long run.
- Memory foam is made of visco-elastic cells that react to your body temperature, so they form to very curve, which eliminates all pressure points created by springs.
- When pressure points are eliminated, the spine can align naturally, regardless of whether or not you’re a front, back or side sleeper. Since 90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine, (says Dr. Roger Sperry, Nobel Prize recipient for brain research) that’s a pretty big deal!
- Memory foam is hypoallergenic, so it’s great for allergy sufferers.
- Memory foam is easy to clean! See our article on how to clean memory foam.
- Memory foam evenly distributes weight over the surface of the mattress, which further alleviates pressure from any one part of the body.
- Motion transfer between sleep partners is eliminated with memory foam. Ever seen the infomercial of the girl jumping on one side of the bed with a full glass of wine on the other? It really works! With traditional spring mattresses, if one partner is tossing and turning, the other partner will undoubtedly be affected by the motion as well.
Traditional spring mattresses have a come a long way (see the pocketed coils pictured above) but there are no denying the benefits of memory foam!