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60 per cent of Europe sleeps on a memory foam mattress. In the UK it's only around 5 per cent, but its growing fast. So what's the secret?
Visco elastic memory foam was initially developed in the early 1970's by NASA in order to relieve the pressure experienced by astronauts during the space missions. But memory foam soon became popular in the medical field for its therapeutic benefits and has since become a firm favourite in the domestic production of a range of sleep products - memory foam mattresses, memory foam toppers and memory foam pillows.
Memory foam has amazing moulding characteristics and the ability to absorb heat. Memory foam will mould to your body shape whatever size and spread your body weight evenly over the surface of your memory foam mattress enabling a peaceful and restful sleep.
If you wake up most in the mornings with back pain and stiff joints, it is most likely that your mattress is either too soft or too hard. Now is the time to buy a memory foam mattress which will conform to your body weight and shape.
Is Memory Foam really the best support for those stiff and aching joints?
The pressure applied to various joints during a nights sleep is considerable. Sleeping on a memory foam mattress will offer you the best opportunity to reduce the pressure placed on these joints by contouring them into the memory foam without pushing up against them.
The advantages of Memory Foam
Originally developed by NASA. Memory foam was developed by NASA in the 70's to assist astronauts deal with the G force during take off. This technology has been used in memory foam sleep products that have now advanced to produce an up to date 21st century sleeping experience.