Definitive Memory Foam Buyer's Guide
Memory Foam Mattresses have become increasingly popular in the mattress market. Memory foam was invented in the 1960's, and since that time, technological advances have secured its place as the most comfortable mattress material.
So what is all the hype about?
Memory Foam For Your Health
Memory foam mattresses aren't just comfortable. They're also beneficial to a sleeper's health. They can provide relief from back pain painful pressure points. They conform to the sleeper's body, allowing for the natural resting position of the spine.
Memory Foam Is Durable
Memory foam makes for the most durable mattresses on the market. Most warranties require a 1½" body indentation before the mattress is considered defective, but most memory foam mattresses only require ½".
Diversity Of Memory Foam
In addition to the benefits of traditional memory foam mattresses, AirCool and Gel memory foam mattresses exemplify the kind of forward thinking that leads to innovation. Both AirCool and Gel mattresses improve upon traditional memory foam to create a sleep experience like no other. Search through our inventory of Traditional, AirCool, and Gel memory foam mattresses today, and find the best sleep experience for you!
LEARN MORE ABOUT MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSES
Memory foam mattresses are popular for a myriad of reasons. But not all of them are created equal. There are three main styles of memory foam
on the market right now: Traditional, AirCool, and Gel memory foam.
Traditional Memory Foam
When most people think of memory foam, they think of the traditional formula made popular by Tempur-Pedic
. It reduces pressure points and conforms to the body better than traditional innerspring mattresses. Less pressure means better blood circulation and a deeper, more restful night's sleep. Traditional memory foam is anti-dust mite and anti-microbial, which allows for a healthier sleep environment. It also reduces the amount of motion transfer better than any other mattress type. This is an important feature for those who sleep next to a sleeper who moves a lot throughout the night. There are some drawbacks to traditional memory foam, however. It tends to retain more body heat than other mattress types, and, because the foam is slow to react to any changes in movement, some customers feel as though they are sleeping in quicksand. It is important to remember to take these minor drawbacks into consideration when choosing the memory foam that is right for you.
AirCool Memory Foam
AirCool Memory Foam is becoming more widely available in today's mattresses. AirCool (Formerly known as NXG) foam shares a lot in common with traditional memory foam: It's great at reducing pressure and motion transfer. It is anti-microbial and anti-dust mite. It also comes with a long warranty, (Some as high as 25 years!) but that is where the similarities end. The biggest advantage of AirCool memory foam is the response time. It responds much faster than traditional memory foam, and thus, virtually eliminates the quicksand feeling reported by some customers. Also, the open celled structure of AirCool memory foam allows for better airflow and less heat retention. AirCool is a little softer than traditional memory foam, so if you want a memory foam mattress that feels very firm, you should look at traditional memory foam or gel memory foam.
Gel Memory Foam
Gel Memory Foam
is the newest addition to the memory foam category and has been gaining popularity thanks to the new iComfort line of Serta mattresses. Like traditional memory foam and AirCool foam products, gel memory foam mattresses are great at reducing pressure and motion transfer. These mattresses are anti-microbial, anti-dustmite, and carry a strong warranty. Gel memory foam is different than traditional or AirCool memory foam because, like the name indicates, the memory foam is infused with gel. It's the same type of gel commonly found in athletic equipment and shoe sole inserts. Gel retains less heat and offers a solid, supportive sleep experience.
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