Memory Foam


Memory foam has been around since the 1970's. It was first developed by NASA to relieve the G-force pressure on astronauts during take off. It has only been in the consumer market since about the early 1990's. Since then memory foam has been the fastest growing segment of the mattress industry.

Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Memory foam is revolutionizing the way the world sleeps. There are a couple of ways that memory foam is unique. Memory foam is "open cell" foam, which means the cells of the foam have holes in them. Unlike regular foam that compresses but wants to spring back — thus creating pressure — the memory foam cells' open structure allows the cells to re-organize rather than just compress — thus creating less pressure. This is great for uses in the medical field. It resolves things such as bed sores, neck pain, shoulder pain, lower lumbar pain, and insomnia. Memory foam is helping people reach a deeper sleep, making them feel more rested in the same amount of sleeping time. In today's world with workdays getting longer and sleep time getting shorter, this seems to be the most beneficial reason consumers have in common.

Another property that makes memory foam unique is its energy absorbing quality. Because it absorbs energy instead of transferring it, two people can sleep together undisturbed, even if one tosses and turns or gets up frequently. It doesn't take a doctor to know that a good night's sleep is a factor in general health and sense of well-being. In fact, recent medical studies have shown that failure to get a good night's sleep can have effects on the body, such as weakening the immune system. It has been known for a long time that poor academic performance can often be associated with lack of adequate sleep.

Memory foam is available in two different densities, which are two point five pounds per cubic foot (2.5 lbs/ft3) and, our most popular, four point five pounds per cubic foot (4.5 lbs/ft3). (These numbers indicate how much a one-foot cube of memory foam would weigh.) The less dense the foam, the more quickly it conforms, and the more it creates a "sinking" feeling. The more dense the foam, the more supportive it feels. Even though four point five pounds is more supportive, it would not be ideal to have a mattress made completely of memory foam. Instead, there is usually a six-inch core of firmer foam topped with three or more inches of memory foam.

Memory foam is temperature sensitive. When trying memory foam remember to take a few minutes to let your body heat transfer, to get the full effect. The colder the memory foam is, the more rigid it will feel on first contact; the warmer it is, the more resilient. The most commonly asked question is, "Which feels the best: softer or firmer?" Like most mattresses, it's a personal preference. The best way to be sure is to spend 10 to 15 minutes lying on the memory foam to accurately judge for yourself. This is one reason we allow a 90-day trial period on all of our mattresses.

Please review our Memory Foam Mattress
Our memory foam mattresses will provide a deeper, more restful night sleep by improving circulation and reducing tossing and turning. Our memory foam removes the vibrations caused by another's tossing and turning during the night. The 4.5-lb density memory foam in our mattress will provide you with proper spinal alignment and support. Our warranty and trial period is one of the best in the industry, with a 10-year full replacement and a 90-day trial period. We can be this generous since we use the best components and our mattresses don't break down. Beneath the 4.5-lb memory foam is our record breaking 2.5-lb density support foam. Compare our components with any others online and you will appreciate the difference.

Please review our Memory Foam Pillows
We use the same great 4.5-lb memory foam found in our mattresses in our line of memory foam pillows. We offer three sizes of neck pillows perfect for back sleepers, and a "Comfort" pillow made of shredded memory foam perfect for side and stomach sleepers. Our pillows may also be returned in new condition for a full refund.

Please review our Memory Foam Mattress Pads
Soften a firm mattress using one of our mattress pads. This will help improve your circulation and reduce tossing and turning. Choose from various densities of memory foam.


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