Memory foam has made a huge comeback and is now being found in more and more products, especially mattresses. A while back, when memory foam started getting introduced in the mattress industry, they were just blocks of foam with no breathability or special features. Today, you now have the option between traditional, gel, cooling, etc. I have owned several mattresses that had memory foam built into them, so I want to tell you a little about them and which one would be the best for you.
DynastyMattress Cool Breeze 12" Gel Memory Foam Mattress
Sleep Innovations Shiloh 12" Memory Foam Mattress
Best Price 12" Memory Foam Mattress
Signature Sleep Memoir 12" Memory Foam Mattress
Lucid 10" Gel Memory Foam Mattress
What exactly is a memory foam mattress and what is it made from? Memory foam, made from viscoelastic, was first introduced in the 1960’s inside of the NASA airplane seats. It’s best known for its high energy absorbance and softness. It works by molding to the body in by responding to its heat and pressure. Once you remove the pressure, the foam will return to its original shape. Designers have now incorporated it into mattresses for maximized comfort while sleeping.
Is memory foam really as good for you as people say? It seems that memory foam does happen to aid in the relief of body ache, soreness, and painful pressure points. Any pain point in your body has a temperature that’s higher than the rest of the body. The memory foam molds itself properly to the temperature in the pain areas, which then helps the body recover quicker.
Yes, another great thing about these mattresses, there isn’t just one kind. So what kinds are there?
What exactly is a gel memory foam mattress? Gel memory foam has gel beads that are infused into it. This then creates an open cell structure that helps with air movement. The heat from your body will then go away instead of collecting and causing you to overheat. This results in a cooler and more comfortable night of sleep.
The main feature of gel foam is its ability to cool you down as you sleep while also offering balanced support and pressure relief. The gel helps to keep your body on top of the mattress rather than sinking into it. It also gently cradles your body so that those annoying painful pressure points are alleviated. As always, you should consider the gel mattress pros and cons before making a final decision about them and reading up on some gel memory foam mattress reviews.
Latex mattresses, although not technically a memory foam, are still a top contender in the mattress world. Since they are more natural than memory foam, they tend to be more firm and not everyone like a firm mattress. Latex mattresses have been around since about the mid 50’s, but they still have yet to find a way to make them more comfortable while keeping them natural.
The dilemma here is whether you want to be comfortable with memory foam or healthy with latex. The best thing to do is to check out some latex foam mattress reviews to figure out if it would be a good option for you.
The one complaint that a lot of consumers have about memory foam is that it is too hot to sleep on. The solution, other than gel foam which some may not like, Air Cool memory foam. This type of mattress responds to your body temperature a lot quicker than other foams and will take the warmth out. This results in less overheating.
While you are shopping around for memory foam mattresses, you’ll come across the terms “density” and “off gassing” quite frequently. Let’s take a look at them to find out more.
As you can see, there is quite the variety of mattresses on the market that contain all kinds of forms of memory foams, but which one comes out on top. As for this category, I would have to say that the DynastyMattress Cool Breeze 12" Gel Memory Foam Mattress,-Queen is the winner for overall best memory foam mattress. Yeah, it may cost a little extra to ship it back, but think about it, if you love it like most of the others who slept on it have, you won’t need to return it. It keeps your temperature regulated, the cover is washable, you have 120 days to try it risk free and a generous 30 year warranty. I would think that this is more than enough features to have anyone sold on it.
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