How to choose the right mattress: characteristics of the memory foam mattress(viscoelastic foam)
The memory foam mattress, also known as the viscoelastic mattress, is one of the most popular types of mattresses on the market. Is it the right mattress for your needs? We’ve written this guide to help you understand this product category more clearly and who knows, maybe it will help you find your new memory foam mattress!
What is a Memory Foam Mattress?
Did you know memory foam was developed by NASA to provide comfortable seating during shuttle launches? What characterizes memory foam is that it resumes its original shape with every movement, and is constantly adapting to your body’s position. In a memory foam mattress, the conventional box spring that supports the mattress is replaced with a latex foam base in order to comfort and support to the spine during sleep.
The Benefits of Memory Foam Mattresses
There are several advantages to choosing a memory foam mattress. Here are the main points:
- Improves moulding and contouring to the body
- Relieves pressure on the joints
- Offers good support for the spine
- Recovers its shape with each movement to adapt to the new sleeping position
- Has higher density (and therefore more quality and durability)
As for disadvantages, the memory foam mattress is less recommended for people who tend to sweat a lot when sleeping. Due to the thermo-sensitivity of memory foam, the mattress is sensitive to body heat.
How to Choose the Right Memory Foam Mattress
There are many models of memory foam mattresses suitable for every pocketbook. Feel free to go to a specialty store, (we cannot emphasize that enough) and connect with an experienced in-store mattress specialist. Once in the store, the real test is to try out several kinds of mattresses.
To discover our many memory foam mattresses visit one of our stores near you and feel free to ask any questions.
How about you? Have you ever tried a memory foam mattress?