Health Benefits of Memory Foam
Memory Foam and Your Health
There is a lot more to Memory Foam than simply its superior comfort in comparison to traditional mattresses. A Memory Foam Mattress works to improve and benefit every part of your body. An overview of the health benefits include reduced and eased muscle pain because of the extra support which is present within Memory Foam.
The open cell construction of the visco-elastic material used allows air to circulate. Air circulation gives you a cooler, more restful night’s sleep whilst simultaneously allowing your body to breathe reducing any swelling, chaffing and bed sores.
Memory Foam is 100% hypo-allergenic and anti-bacterial making it the perfect choice for those who suffer from asthma or other similar allergies. The visco-elastic material creates a barrier restricting any bed bugs or dust mites from entering the mattress and breeding. Sleeping in a cool, healthy and clean environment are just a couple of health benefits you can expect from a Memory Foam Mattress.
How Memory Foam can Improve Your Body from Head to Toe
Head and Neck
Memory Foam Pillows cradle and support your head and neck whilst you sleep. A restful and comfortable night’s sleep can reduce in less headaches and migraines. As the head is fully supported, there will be no strain, stiffness or tension when you sleep. The construction of the mattress can also ease and sometimes eradicate sleeping disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnoea as it helps to relax the body can keep the air ways open.
Full lumbar support promotes complete spinal alignment, whereas when sleeping on a traditional mattress your spine tends to bend to accommodate the mattress, memory foam moulds to fit around you. Spinal alignment reduces the risk of back aches and other sleep related pain from becoming an everyday issue.
If you are a side sleeper, then this is something to grab your attention. Do you often wake up with pain or stiffness in your shoulder from where you have been lying? This is because your shoulder hasn’t been able to sink to the mattress to take the pressure off your body. Memory Foam will allow your shoulders or elbows to sink in whilst still supporting the rest of your body weight. Sleeping on Foam is also recommended for those who suffer from Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (Adhesive Capsulitis) as the visco-elastic material will ease pressure points and reduce unnecessary strain.
Arms & Hands
Sleeping on a traditional spring mattress can lead to waking up with numbeness in your arms and hands. This numbness may only last a couple of minutes when you wake up but as time continues, the pain may start to become more severe. Memory Foam is perfect for those who sleep in any position as the foam will equally support your body weight and mould to how you are sleeping. Reduces the strain from tennis elbow with a cushioned sleeping surface and leave pins and needles in the sewing kit.
Waking up feeling stiff and sore every morning is not something that should be taken lightly.
On average, people spend a third of their lives sleeping so they should at least be comfortable.
It is also a misconception that these mattresses are more expensive than other mattresses,
so if you find yourself suffering from upper or lower back pain, consider upgrading to a Memory
Foam Mattress. Memory Foam will also improve your posture as it provides complete spinal
alignment and reduce any nerve tension you may have.
Memory Foam Mattresses are often used in medical facilities such as hospitals as they have the ability to improve a patient's circulation and therefore prevent things like bed sores from forming. Similarly as t moulds to around your shoulders, the memory foam will cradle your hips, allowing for a pain-free night’s sleep.
Memory Foam contours to your entire body spreading weight evenly which removes strain from your body’s pressure points. Favourable to individuals who suffer from muscular and joint pain as well as arthritis.
Ankles & Feet
Reduce your Restless Leg Syndrome and Ankle Pain when sleeping on Memory Foam. The visco-elastic material reduces your tossing and turning throughout the night enabling you to have a deeper, undisturbed sleep. Tossing and turning is reduced because the visco-elastic material acts as a shock absorber making it the perfect choice for couples. If your partner was to get up in the middle of the night, you would not be woken by the movement on the opposite side of the mattress.
If you would like to read more about the Health Benefits of Memory Foam then have a read of the Memory Foam Warehouse blog where we answer customer questions, talk about our latest products and write about the many advantages which Memory Foam has to offer.