When it comes to sleeping, the most important component is obviously the bed and mattress. Over the years, much advancement has been made in the way of mattresses and one new up-and-coming technology in particular is the foam mattress.
A foam mattress is made almost entirely of something called visco elastic foam. This is essentially foam that is firm, yet still has some “give” to it to make it comfortable. Most memory foam mattresses can range anywhere from a few inches thick to over twelve inches thick. Like one would expect, a foam mattress also comes in the same sizes as a normal innerspring mattress.
Many people agree that foam mattresses seem to be the method of sleeping of the future. They are generally considered to be very comfortable and there are many reports of memory foam mattresses alleviating back pain caused by traditional innerspring mattresses. Most foam mattresses tend to be on the firm side, but still have enough given that they comfortably conform to a person’s body no matter their shape or size. This is an important factor in relieving stress on many parts of the body that make contact with the bed, like the back and shoulders.
Are Visco Elastic Foam Mattresses Suitable For Everyone?
Memory foam mattresses are not completely perfect. Even though visco elastic foam is considered to be a revolutionary breakthrough in sleeping technology, because it brings relief to the pressure points and provides you with a better sleep, it can be quite tricky to pick a suitable memory foam mattress.
Many people report that these foam mattresses are too firm and can get unusually hot during the night. Due to the nature of some foam mattresses, they can retain a lot of body heat given off, which can cause a person to feel uncomfortably warm at night. Some other problems that people have identified are that memory foam tends to be very heavy.
A larger foam mattress can weigh as much as one hundred pounds. One annoying thing about memory foam is that when first unpackaged, a foam mattress will emit a very strong chemical smell for the first two days or so. Every mattress company assures its customers that this smell is harmless, but is nonetheless still annoying.
If you are thinking about purchasing a memory foam mattress, you may want to start saving up your money, since a decent quality mattress could run anywhere from $800-$2000 or more. While the price tag does seem to be fairly high for some mattresses, many owners still agree that a foam mattress is worth the purchase price since you can see an improvement in your sleep the first time you use a foam mattress.
Before you decide to buy a memory foam mattress, read the reviews online and try one out in person at a local furniture store. While fairly confident that you will be very happy with these new mattresses, they are not made for everyone and therefore you need to be certain that this type of mattress will be good for you.
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