Why is Memory Foam so Popular?

- Mar 30, 2018-

The First Memory Foam Mattress

In 1991, memory foam made its debut as a mattress in Sweden. By 1992, memory foam mattresses were widely available to consumers in North America. Manufacturers of memory foam beds started to spring up all over the world -- in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Beds made from memory foam quickly became a serious contender against the old style inner spring mattresses.

Benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress

There are numerous benefits to purchasing a memory foam mattress.

  • Memory foam holds its shape and does not require a box spring. It can be used on a platform bed.

  • More cost effective

  • Never sags

  • Does not creak

  • Does not bounce or move when your partner rolls over (no motion transfer). 

  • It holds its shape for years, unlike spring mattresses which can suffer from compressed or bent springs over time.

  • A memory foam mattress never requires flipping, unlike coil/spring mattresses.

  • Memory foam displaces pressure along the length of your body to help relieve aches and pains.

  • With memory foam's superior body contouring, it helps align your spine for a restful slumber.

  • Memory foam may also relieve allergies better than an innerspring mattress can. 

  • Dust mites do not live on memory foam. Traditional coil spring mattresses often attract dust mites because of the nooks and crannies in the spaces between the coils. 

  • Memory foam mattresses that feature gel provide a cool night's sleep.