Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory Foam was developed by NASA space agency in 1966 to help combat the G forces on aircraft and space flight due to its unique properties it was soon used in medical applications and to this day is one of the leading materials used in hospital mattresses.
Many mattresses today have a top layer of Visco elastic (memory Foam) This will give a unique feel to the mattress when used in conjunction with a high resilience foam base layer, Visco-elastic foam consists of open, self ventilating cells which sense the body temperature and weight and adapt to the body in seconds, helping with comfort posture and circulation and therefore promoting a more restful sleep. Because of this viscoelastic (memory foam) is used in many healthcare mattresses for its unique properties which help in the reduction of pressure points.
Benefits of Foam Mattresses over Conventional Bonnell or Posture Sprung Mattresses
Standard mattress spring units are almost all air which makes them a cheap option for a mattress manufacturer to make their mattresses from and so are often used in low quality mattresses, they provide little comfort and do not adapt to the bodys shape weight and temperature in the way more technical materials such as foam, memory foam and pocket sprung units can.. We undertake in house pressure mapping of our mattresses and thus develop mattresses which eleviate pressure points to help enable a more restful sleep.
While a spring mattress was the standard for many decades, foam mattresses are becoming more and more popular due to their unsurpassed comfort and ability to support the body. While spring mattresses can feel nice to sit or lay on, they will not offer anywhere close to the body contouring and vital spinal support offered by a high resilience foam mattress. Sprung mattresses rely on springs that force upward pressure against the body. This causes the body stress and can result in a restless sleep. Foam works in a completely different way ; it more easily absorbs the weight of the body, whatever shape or size, and forms a cradle that moulds to the body contours without as much pressure or force as that of a sprung mattress,
A large percentage of the population in mainland Europe sleep on foam mattresses, compared with a very small percentage of the British population who still rely on conventional sprung mattresses.