For people that suffer with pain in their joints and muscles, getting a good nights sleep can be a problem. The pain that these conditions cause can make it difficult to get off to sleep, and it can also mean that you are woken several times throughout the night.
What Is Memory Foam?
Memory Foam was originally designed by NASA to help astronauts deal with the changes in pressure that they would have experienced when they re-entered the Earth atmosphere. This technology has been developed to produce mattresses that can help people get a better nights sleep. A memory foam mattress reacts to your body heat and molds itself to the shape of your body. This will support your whole body as you sleep and can help keep your spine in alignment.
How Can A Memory Foam Mattress Help?
A memory foam mattress can help relieve some of the pain, because it supports the body at the points where pressure may normally be felt, and distributes the weight of the body evenly. As pressure is alleviated on the joints and muscles that would normally cause you a problem, the amount of pain that is felt during the night is reduced.
What Are The Other Benefits?
Most memory foam mattresses are made from a breathable material that can help keep you cool during the night. This can aid people who often wake because they are too hot, and these types of mattresses also distribute any moisture that may be caused by sweating, which means that you will also be kept dry throughout the night.
Memory foam mattresses may also benefit you if you are kept awake by a partner who is constantly tossing and turning throughout the night. This is because the individual springs of the mattress are designed so that you don’t feel any movement from other areas of the mattress. You may also find that your partner does not move around so much anyway, because very often the reason for any movement is too much pressure on the joints, which will be relieved by a memory foam mattress.
As your spine will be kept in alignment while you sleep, you may find that your posture improves while you are awake as well. This can help reduce the pain that you feel during the day, and also help reduce pressure on your joints.
Do I Need A Memory Foam Topper?
If you already have a memory foam mattress, then you will probably not get much more benefit from also having a topper, as they basically do the same job. However, a memory foam topper can be a very good way to help you decide whether a memory foam mattress is for you, as they are considerably cheaper. They are also ideal if your mattress is coming to the end of its life, but you don’t want to replace it yet. If you feel you have benefited from having a memory foam mattress topper on your bed, then it may be worth upgrading to the mattress, as you will get more of the benefits, compared to the topper alone.