My second biggest complaint about mattress retailer websites (the first being lack of detailed mattress specifications) is that they make customers believe that everyone will benefit from sleeping on memory foam. Let me explain. Most such websites have a list of general memory foam benefits: it's temperature sensitive, it ensures deep, restful sleep, it helps with many health-related conditions, etc.
First of all, these are GENERAL memory foam benefits and retailers and manufacturers cleverly avoid to mention whether THEIR memory mattresses have these particular benefits or not. For example, does THEIR memory foam topper help with hip pain? Do THEIR memory toppers respond to body temperature? It's easy for them to make a list of general foam benefits whether their product delivers or not. It pays to be skeptical.
Second of all, 9 out of 10 such websites ignore the issue of individual comfort. For each and every one of these benefits I would add an IF or DEPENDS at the end. No two people are alike. Memory foam won't provide restful sleep and won't alleviate health conditions for everyone who sleeps on them. If mattress retailers won't manage your expectations realistically, it's up to you to do it for yourself.
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A Critical Eye On The Latest Mattress Technologies
Which to choose from a 2lb memory foam bed topper versus 3lb memory topper comparison? Higher density alone does not make a quality sleeping surface. The formula behind the best sleeping surface uses best quality, high-density foam that responds to body temperature.
What is the secret behind Tempur-Pedic mattress technology and why is it in the top 5 most popular brands alongside the likes of Sensus, Isotonic, Bergad and Sealy? The answer is that it uses good quality, high density, heat responsive foam.
What affects the expected lifetime of visco elastic foam mattresses and do Tempur mattresses last longer? The answer is years and years as long as it's made of better quality, higher-density foam.
Many manufacturers claim visco elastic foam was first used by the NASA Space Program to boost sales for their foam bed.
NASA never did use that basic material in the 1960s. NASA foam bed or space foam bed technology simply does not exist as such.
The truth is the Swedish Tempur-Pedic company did eventually come up with a reliable formula now used in the best-selling Tempur-Pedic pillow.
While Tempur-Pedic mattresses are commonly known as Swedish mattresses, not all such products made in Sweden are made of the so-called NASA mattress foam.