Is a Full Memory Foam Mattress the Right Bed For You?
by：Suiforlun mattress 2020-09-29
Memory foam has several one-of-a-kind qualities and is made from visco elastic foam. Lying on a full memory foam mattress will cause it to conform to the shape of the body, but it will afterward go back to its original form, hence the term memory foam. NASA first made it approximately 40 years ago, but as production prices fell it became available to the general population in the early 1990s. Ever since then it has enjoyed huge popularity.
The memory foam mattress topper was the earliest product offered publicly, but it did not take very long before the full memory foam mattress was selling like hotcakes too. Due to its uniqueness it became a best selling product. As sales grew other products were created and marketed. Today, there are so many other foam products available the buyer can easily get confused attempting to decide which one might be best for them. In addition, we have the latex mattress which makes it even more tough to come to a decision. A buyer has to read several foam and latex mattress reviews to learn the many differences.
Most of the confusion with foam is a result of the large number of firmness levels and densities that are on the market. Density is the weight of a 1-cubic foot section of memory foam. If a 1-cubic foot section weighs 5 pounds it has a density of 5 pounds. Usually, if the foam is denser it will have a longer lifespan, but it will not feel as soft.
Firmness is specified as an ILD rating. ILD stands for Indentation Load Deflection and is the amount of force necessary, calculated in pounds, to bring about a 1 inch indentation in the foam. Measuring the Indentation Load Deflection is done by taking a 50-inch disc and positioning it on top of a piece of foam that is measured at 4 inches by 15 inches by 15 inches. The amount of weight in pounds it takes to push the foam down 1 inch is its ILD score. If 14 pounds is needed to push the foam down an inch its ILD rating or score is 14. Bedding that has a lower ILD rating or score will indent more.
Snoozing on a standard spring bed will cause an increase in the amount of pressure on specific locations such as the hips or shoulders. A foam mattress will spread out the weight of a person more evenly and over a wider area. This will lessen the degree of pressure in any particular area which can lead to a more peaceful siesta and less joint pain.
One of the disadvantages to a memory foam mattress is the cost. The prices of these types of beds can be quite expensive. This is why the memory foam mattress topper is so well-liked, because it is a lot cheaper than a full-sized bed and can be placed on top of your existing bed. In spite of this, because of their slimness they will usually wear out quicker. If you are not sure about shelling out the extra money to purchase a full memory foam mattress you can get started with the topper to see if you like it. If you are impressed with the topper you can always take the next step and get the foam mattress.
Memory foam retains heat and is the reason why many people do not care for it. When somebody lies on a foam mattress it will initially feel rigid. Later, when the heat from the individual is transferred to the memory foam it will start to soften, which will cause it to conform to the curves of the body. The foam below the heat will remain cooler and less soft, providing plenty of support, while the warmer foam will be softer, offering more comfort. A large number of individuals with low back soreness will find that their discomfort vanishes after they begin snoozing on a full memory foam mattress.