How Memory Foam Mattresses Work

by Dylan Bowen May 24, 2022 2 min read

How memory foam mattresses work

Memory Foam

Memory foam has been around for quite some time. NASA scientists devised it in the 1960s as they worked to develop protective materials for airline passengers and crew in the event of a catastrophe. Memory foam has the ability to conform to your shape, which drew the attention of mattress manufacturers, who discovered a perfect material for making mattresses. Memory foam is the finest mattress for those that require pressure relief and improved support when sleeping.

How memory foam works

Memory foam is intended to gradually mould the body shape by becoming soft enough to mould around a person or a body shape in reaction to pressure, allowing it to evenly distribute body weight. When low-resilience, high-density polyurethane foam responds to body heat, moulding occurs. It does, however, return to its natural shape when no pressure is applied.

Memory foam absorbs impact force well and responds differently depending on how you apply pressure. If you apply pressure quickly, the foam changes shape more slowly. When memory foam is utilized to construct mattresses, this feature allows the mattress to cushion the body uniformly, creating a slow contouring effect as it responds to your pressure and re-forms around your body.

Types of memory foam mattresses

On the market, there are three varieties of memory foam mattresses. To choose the one that is right for you, you must first understand the differences between the three.

Traditional Memory Foam: These mattress kinds improve circulation and reduce joint tension.

Open Cell Memory Foam: These are designed for people who complain about standard memory foam's excessive heat retention. They respond well to body temperature, ensuring that you do not overheat.

Gel Memory Foam: They are appropriate for persons who have persistent back and neck problems.

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