Do you suffer from joint pain after sleeping? Does your partner keep you awake with their tossing and turning? Or do you suffer from mold, mildew, or dust mite allergies? If any of these apply to you, then sleeping on memory foam might be just what you need.
What is Memory Foam?
Memory foam mattresses are made from a type of foam that is specially treated to conform to your body’s shape. It was invented in 1966 by NASA researchers, and was initially used for such purposes as padding X-ray table pads and football helmets. In the 1980s, NASA released the patent to the public, and sleep companies began to develop memory foam mattresses. The first one was released in 1991.
Because it was expensive to produce, it was primarily limited to use in medical settings, such as when a patient was required to lie in the same position for extended periods of time. The foam’s ability to adapt to the user’s body prevented the development of pressure points that would otherwise impede blood flow and cause bed sores and gangrene.
As the costs of making memory foam have dropped, it has become a common material in chair cushions, pillows, and mattresses. One thing to be aware of, however, is that not all memory foam is equal in quality. Discount retailers and some websites offer inferior grades that might save you a few dollars in the short term, but will quickly lose their ability to support your body shape. Also, many of these brands are known for being hot, sticky and uncomfortable.
Parklane memory foam mattresses are crafted from a superior grade material that is up to eight times cooler than competing products. It’s also highly resistant to germs, bacteria, mites, and other disease and allergy-causing irritants. In addition, we use varying “weights” of memory foam that provide custom degrees of firmness, so you can match your mattress to your sleeping style and other factors. Let us help you pick the perfect product for your needs, and you can be sleeping on memory foam before you know it.