Everything You Need to Know about Memory Foam

Most people are now familiar with Memory Foam, a common mattress material which took the bedding industry by storm when it was first introduced. Originally developed by NASA as a protective material, memory foam may feel firm at first but as you continue to rest on a memory foam mattress it will glove to your body and almost seem to melt into a softly cushioned cloud. Many people liken the sensation to floating because the material cradles your body evenly.

What many people are not aware of is that the leading brand of memory foam mattresses incorporates convoluted memory foam into their beds. Convoluted foam has been shown to cause uneven wear in mattresses, resulting in uncomfortable lumps and a shorter lifespan of the bed.  At Texas Mattress Makers, we do not use convoluted memory foam in the support areas of  any memory foam mattress in our showroom. The result is a higher quality mattress which will provide restful sleep for a longer period of time.

Sleep Benefits of Memory Foam:

  • Posturizing support – Body heat relaxes memory foam, causing it to become softer in areas of higher heat. Because areas which come into contact with your body tend to be hotter, memory foam becomes softer the closer it is to your body and firmer as it is further away. This quality creates a cradle like effect as the mattress fills into the contours of the body, distributing and relieving pressure.
  • Adjustable foundation compatibility – Adjustable foundations are beneficial to people who suffer from a variety of ailments from back pains and physical soreness to insomnia. Memory foam mattresses are one of the few mattress types which are compatible with adjustable foundations as innersprings and most pocketed coils will compress each other internally which compromises the support unit of the mattress.
  • Minimal partner disturbance – Memory foam absorbs energy and responds locally to movement which isolates surface movement more effectively than many other materials.

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*When compared to the leading brand memory foam mattresses