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NASA Memory Foam Mattress

A NASA memory foam mattress may be the solution to your sleeping problems. They can alleviate problems caused by poor support that cause back or neck problems, pressure points, and other sleep-related discomforts. Waking rested and pain-free is the goal, so explore NASA memory foam mattresses for your next bed purchase.

Does your sleeping partner wake you up every time they turn over? Do you wake yourself every time you turn over? If so, there may be help for you. A NASA memory foam mattress may be exactly what you need for better sleep so you can awaken feeling more rested. Chances are you've seen a commercial on television espousing the benefits of NASA memory foam mattresses. This commercial consists usually of a woman bouncing on one side of the bed and a glass of wine on the other. They were showing how a sleeper would not be affected by someone else's movement on the other side of the bed. There are other benefits to this mattress, too. If you need to get a good night's sleep, then read on to find the mattress of your dreams.

NASA memory foam was first created by NASA scientists to use on space missions. Although it was never used on a space mission, it was declassified for use in hospitals and other health care setting because it was excellent for use in preventing bedsores and other pressure point problems in bedridden patients. It worked so well for patients that mattress manufacturers began to experiment with it in mattresses. That's when the NASA memory foam mattress was born.

Mattress manufacturers discovered that the people who bought their NASA memory foam mattress complained of less pain in the morning and appreciated sleeping better. These two benefits were highly publicized because the other mattress choices could not claim these benefits. Innerspring mattresses can cause pressure point pain when a hip, or another part of the body, encounters one of the springs while sleeping. NASA memory foam mattresses are a solid piece of foam, rather than having coiled springs inside of it, so there are no hard pieces for your body to come into contact with.

The density of the memory foam mattress is what determines how firm or soft the mattress is. Most people know whether they prefer a firmer or softer mattress, but it is important to lie on the mattress for at least 10 minutes in the store to see if it causes you pain. Turn over on the mattress. If it is difficult to turn over, then the mattress is too soft. Lie on your back and put your finger in the small of your back. If your finger can easily pass through, then the mattress is too firm. Use both of these tests to help you find the NASA memory foam mattress that is right for you. A mattress with a density between 5.3 and 5.9 lbs. is usually the best for most people. Lower than that, it may not sufficiently support your shoulders, hips, and lower back. Higher than that, it may not give your proper support, either. Ask about the density of the mattress to make sure that you are getting the right one for you.

Memory foam is usually placed on top of polyurethane foam when making the mattress so it is important that you get a mattress with the correct thickness of memory foam on the top. There should be at least 3.5 inches of memory foam surrounding the base foam for proper support and wear. Any less and you will not be getting the complete benefits of the memory foam.

If you find memory foam to be too warm, consider placing a wool mattress pad on top of it to allow better air circulation around your body while you sleep. A wool mattress topper will also add some cushioning to the firm support a NASA memory foam mattress offers, giving you the best of both worlds -- cushioning and support.

A NASA memory foam mattress can be quite expensive, but if you suffer from back problems, arthritis, or a medical condition that causes chronic pain, or if your partner is constantly keeping you awake with their tossing and turning, you will find that the cost is worthwhile. The pressure-relieving benefits of NASA memory foam mattresses can help someone to get a good night's sleep and to wake up pain-free for the first time in many years. Adding in the other benefits is like adding icing to the cake -- it just makes you rest better and wake up feeling ready to face the day with more energy and being pain-free. What more could you want?


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