Sleep Easy with a Memory Foam Mattress!

More and more people are discovering the many benefits of memory foam mattresses. Offering the perfect combination of comfort and support, a memory foam mattress could be exactly what you need to help you enjoy better sleep for years to come. In this edition of the Odd Size Beds blog, you'll learn more about memory foam and its attractive array of advantages...

Memory foam was invented and developed in the USA by NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Admi­nis­tra­tion. When a space shuttle is lifting off and landing, the astronauts inside are subject to intense G-forces, not to mention a lot of jolts and bangs. Scientists at NASA developed memory foam to use as a seating material, protecting the astronauts from being injured by these rough movements.

Memory foam was soon being used to provide comfort and protection to wheelchair users and patients who spent extended periods of time confined to hospital beds. The material gradually became more widely available and is today a popular material for making supportive and comfortable mattresses and pillows.

When you lie on a memory foam mattress, the flexible material aligns with the unique shape of your body. Your weight is distributed evenly across the mattress, with no one part of your body being subject to excess pressure as you sleep. People who sleep on memory foam mattresses thus suffer fewer aches and pains caused by improper sleeping postures.

If you often feel cold while in bed, it can interfere with the quality and quantity of your sleep. As a memory foam mattress retains the natural heat given off by your body, it helps to keep you nice and warm throughout the night. People with allergies can experience a big reduction in their allergic symptoms when sleeping on a memory foam mattress. This is due to the high density of the material, which does not harbour allergens like dust and dust mites.

If you share a bed with somebody, their movements during the night can disturb you. When sharing a memory foam mattress, the transfer of motion is dramatically reduced, helping both partners enjoy sleeping undisturbed.

Take a look at the Odd Size Beds website, where you will find the superb selection of made-to-measure memory foam mattresses and memory foam pillows we have on offer. Sweet dreams! 

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