Memory foam is made with open cells, which allows air to pass into adjoining cells when pressed down on enabling the foam to mould to the shape of the body. When the body’s temperature warms the foam, it softens and contours to the body. When it comes to comfort, pressure point relief, blood circulation and contouring support, memory foam mattresses are exceptional. While it’s best known for pressure point relief, its cradling effect is a bonus to those that enjoy how it contours to the neck, shoulders, back and hips. In fact its potential is recognized by the medical industry, where memory foam has become the standard for mattresses in hospitals with burn units, where pressure point relief is a major consideration.
Another advantage of memory foam is its ability to absorb movement without affecting other parts of the mattress reducing motion transfer. Memory foam with its contouring support and pressure point relief can also help to reduce tossing and turning and shifting positions while sleeping.
One other advantage of memory foam mattresses is that their structure and density tend to reduce its ability to retain dust, which can lessen the likelihood of dust mites. Dust mites can create allergic reactions and respiratory problems but because the foam mattress environment prohibits dust and humidity dust mite risk is lowered.
One of the most important factors to achieve a better night's sleep is a comfortable amount of space. Generally, a mattress should be longer and wider than the amount of space you and your partner uses to sleep.
The following images are a general guide to help you make the best decision.
Single 36''x 75'' (inches)Single-Large48''x 75'' (inches)