A memory foam mattress is made from a special viscoelastic material. One of the main benefits of this material is its response to the heat of your body. As you lie in a prone position, your body gradually heats the foam. As it heats, a unique molding occurs along all of the curves and lines of your body. This support effectively eliminates pressure points, because your weight is evenly distributed through your torso and limbs. Many people experience relief from pain thanks to this extra support.
No Sagging Over Time
Mattresses typically sag and develop low points over time. With a memory foam mattress, each person makes their own special contour in the bed. Upon waking and rising, the contour disappears and the surface returns to its normal shape. You don’t need to worry about the foam losing its ability to mold to your body, because it will maintain the same level of support for many years. In fact, these types of beds typically last longer than standard mattresses; consumers remain satisfied with their comfort level for at least nine years, and often longer.
Fewer Sleep Disruptions
As the viscoelastic foam conforms to your body, you may experience fewer sleep disruptions. People who sleep with partners often wake up when a partner moves or changes position in bed. With a memory foam mattress, movements will not travel through the entire bed. You may not even feel or realize that your partner is shifting positions, so you won’t wake up numerous times each night.
Warmth during the Winter
The exceptional molding of this material occurs when it is warmed by heat from the body. The warmer the body becomes, the softer and more supportive the foam becomes, which allows it to deliver more personalized support. This contouring actually provides additional warmth during the winter, which can help keep you warmer in your bed. If you think you might feel too warm during the summer months, choose a product with an added cooling feature that helps to reduce its temperature.