Memory foam mattresses have been a hot topic since their introduction, featuring “space-age technology” and famous commercials. Granted, there’s a lot of hype about this material, but does it live up to such claims? Impressively, memory foam is one of those rare products that actually does meet expectations.
This temperature-sensitive material forms to the body of the person using it, softening around curves and contours as it warms from body heat. This creates an incredible amount of pressure reduction that minimizes circulation issues, giving you a personalized sleep surface every evening, whether you have an elaborate canopy bed or are squatting on a friend’s floor for the weekend. Some beds can cause pressure points which lead to tossing and turning, limbs falling asleep, or even numbness. With memory foam supporting areas like your lower back as it yields to higher pressure areas like the hips and shoulders, issues are negated, giving you peaceful sleep.
People describe their memory foam mattress experience like being enveloped in a cloud, as the visco-elastic polyurethane foam warms to their body and slowly cushions all their aches and pains with soft, supportive comfort. Memory foam is very versatile as a bedding material as well, coming in multiple densities, and can be cut into many sizes and shapes, from a mattress, to a mattress topper, to even unique accessories like a bed pillow or body bolster.