Answering Your Memory Foam Mattress Questions
At Memory Foam Warehouse, we always provide honest and unbiased Memory Foam Mattress advice for you. If you need some mattress advice, or have a general query about our products or service, our team of Sleep Experts are on hand to help. Alternatively, you can search for a quick, simple answer in our Frequently Asked Questions section.
1. What is a Memory Foam Mattress?
A Memory Foam Mattress is made from a visco-elastic foam which was first developed by the American Space Agency, NASA. The innovative material was originally designed exclusively for astronauts to help relieve the effects of G-force and build-up of pressure during take-off and re-entering the earth’s atmosphere
Soon after, memory foam was opened up to the medical market as the health benefits of sleeping on memory foam were discovered. For more information, read about the history of the Memory Foam Mattress.
Memory Foam has a unique open-cell structure which moulds to the contours of your body and identifies your unique body shape and weight with its ‘memory’ technology. This allows you to sleep in an anatomically correct sleeping position, encouraging your body to retain good posture whilst you sleep. The viscoelastic foam also reacts to your body heat, absorbing excess warmth and balancing out the downward pressure exerted on the mattress surface for reliable support.
We have an extensive range of Memory Foam Mattresses, all with unique properties to accommodate your individual requirements. We provide a selection of mattress sizes and designs. Browse our full range online.
2. How Long Do Memory Foam Mattresses Last?
If you are investing in a high quality mattress, you want to feel reassured that it will last a considerable amount of time. Memory foam mattresses are expected to last between ten to fifteen years depending on how well your mattress is cared for.
The Sleep Council recommend that you change your mattress every seven years however this guideline is more in keeping with a regular foam mattress. If you are unsure whether your mattress needs to be changed, the main factors to look out for are as follows:
- A disturbed sleep which results in you waking up with aching joints and feeling unrefreshed in the morning.
- If you sleep with a partner and their movements interrupt your sleep. A mattress which is sagging will cause you both to roll inwards during the night.
- The general look and feel of your mattress looks overused and worn.
- You can feel lumps and bulges in the surface of your mattress.
For more detail on the warning signs of a mattress that needs changing and the negative effects an over worn mattress can have on your health and well-being, check our blog post on how often should you change your memory foam mattress.
A Memory Foam Mattress is one of the most durable types of mattress as the properties of the visco-elastic foam used preserves its long-lasting quality. There are many things you can do to ensure your memory foam mattress remains comfortable for longer. Purchasing a mattress protector will stop liquids from absorbing into the mattress and prevent the earlier deterioration of the foam. For more guidelines on mattress care and more detailed information on the lifespan of a memory foam mattress, read here.
3. Are Memory Foam Mattresses Good?
Memory Foam Mattresses have a number of benefits that surpass any other mattress alternative and will ensure you get a good night’s sleep, night after night.
Memory Foam Mattresses also have a higher number of health benefits than other standard mattresses. Studies have shown that because of the heightened support memory foam offers its sleeper, tossing and turning during the night is reduced by a massive 80%. This indicates that a Memory Foam Mattress promotes a deeper, more restful sleep so you wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready for the day ahead. The even distribution of bodyweight relieves pressure points in the body which improves our blood circulation, perfect for sleepers with swollen or aching joints.
Memory Foam Warehouse ensure our memory foam is sanitised to prevent dust-mites and other germs that could accumulate on a mattress over time. All our mattresses are hypo-allergenic and antibacterial for cleaner, healthier sleep. Read our blog post for more information on the numerous health benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress.