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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

"Made in the USA" Memory Foam

Memory foam is made from polyurethane with additional chemicals that add to its viscosity level, thereby increasing its density. Memory foam was originally developed by NASA to ease the pressure of extreme G-force during space shuttle take off. Memory foam was initially too expensive for general use, but in recent years it has become cheaper to produce and is now widely available. Memory foam mattresses often sell for more than traditional mattresses but they last longer.

Higher density memory foam reacts to body heat which allows it to mould itself to the shape of a warm body within a few minutes. A lower density memory foam is pressure-sensitive and will mould more quickly to the shape of the body. It remains useful in medical-related uses, such as wheelchair seat cushions, hospital bed pillows, and padding for persons suffering long-term pain or postural problems; for example, a memory foam cervical pillow may alleviate chronic neck pain.

When new, memory foam often gives off a distinct chemical odour which many people find unpleasant. Emissions from memory foam mattresses may cause respiratory irritation more than other mattresses.

The hardness or softness of memory foam plays an important role in ensuring comfort. Memory foam beds are much less attractive to dust mites because they have a solid core, unlike the hollow center of an innerspring mattress. Memory Foam aids in relieving sleep related soreness and insomnia while also helping control many of the allergies associated with dust and dust mites. .

Memory foam pillows are the most ergonomically correct way to support your head and neck area, to reduces stress on your spine. Memory foam mattresses are increasingly popular because they are good at relieving pressure on painful joints.

Memory foam naturally relieves tossing and turning while absorbing body heat and relieving pressure. Memory Foam Mattresses provide optimal pressure relief to help sufferers get a good nights rest while pain causing pressure which would otherwise keep them awake.

We didn't realize at first how tricky it is to choose good memory foam mattresses or how difficult it is to find accurate information that helps justify their high cost and especially the steep price tag of Tempurpedic mattresses (the leading brand).

Indulge in the latest developments in space-age technology with a Memory Foam Mattress made of special visco-elastic fibers invented by NASA. Originally designed for use by astronauts in space to help protect them from the G-forces during space flight, this same technology has been incorporated into our memory foam mattress.

Look for the "Made in the USA" logo and be assured you are getting a high quality Visco Elastic Memory Foam Mattress, Memory Foam Pillow, or Memory Foam Mattress Topper. The fact is each Memory Foam Mattress made in China has been compressed for months, and no one is sure what effect it will have on the life of the mattress. Another fact to consider is many Asian companies use toxic chemicals to manufacture their Memory Foam Mattresses and this can make you sick.

If you decide on purchasing a Memory Foam Mattress we highly suggest you add a mattress cover. Let every muscle in your body relax with the added support of memory foam for the best sleep of your life. If you have developed aches and pains with age, you may benefit from the pressure relief provided by a memory foam mattress. While a harder mattress may have worked to give you a good nights rest in the past, your body may need the comfort which can only be provided by a memory foam mattress.

A memory foam mattress is conducive to a deeper, more restful sleep and gets my vote for health product of the year!

Cynthia Macy is a raving fan of memory foam products. Check out her websites:

I hope you enjoy your Memory Foam Mattress!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Memory Foam Mattress

Memory Foam Mattress

What About Your Mattresses? Do you really need a new mattress. When you arise in the morning does your body ache? Body aches after resting the night on an innerspring mattress is a strong indication that it may be time to start looking for a new mattress. But the signs of a mattress loosing its shape and comfort can be detected sooner.

These simple tests can help you discover if your mattress is still giving you the comfort you need:

• Lie on your back and try to slide your hand under the small of your back. If it is very easy and your shoulders and hips are uncomfortable, you may want to consider a new mattress.

• Try to roll over. If it is a lot of effort your mattress may be too soft and a new mattress may be a solution for a more comfortable night's sleep, and well rested awakening in the morning.

Another sign of a mattress losing its comfort is when it takes longer to feel rested as you start to sleep later and later. Staying a couple of hours longer in bed can extend the result a poorly performing mattress that wouldn't otherwise be noticed with a shorter or normal sleep period.

Once you have decided that your mattress is no longer giving you the comfort that it should give, the search for a new mattress commences. The quality of a mattress is recognizable by the following:

Quality Mattress Indicators


Quality materials which are well put together are a sign of durability, but more importantly is the warrantees given which are a sign of how long the factory believes the life expectancy of the mattress is.

Depending on the price level of the mattress, warrantees should be for 5 years for promotional priced queen beds ($199 to $599), 10 years for middle of the road quality ($699 to $999), 15 years for premium quality ($1,199 to $2,999) and 20 years for true luxury beds ($3,199 to $12,999).

Softness and Firmness

The required softness or firmness of a mattress is a personal preference and most people know exactly what they want. They either like a softer or harder mattress. Often weight is a consideration when choosing the firmness of a mattress. Large or very heavy adults generally prefer firmer mattresses that provide them with more support. When buying a mattress for a child, remember back problems start as the spinal cord develops, saving money now may cost you in the long run. Children generally like a softer mattress and promotionally priced twin sets have less support and more pressure points than premium priced products.


As mentioned before, the warrantee should be of considerable time, at least 5 years and up-to 20 years for true luxury beds. The duration of the warrantee is just one factor. Most warranties are ‘limited” warranties and have body impressions restrictions before the manufacturer will service the product. Very few manufacturers have 100% no questions asked warranties so its very important to read the warranty before you purchase, most manufacturers have web sites with the warranty posted, do not take some ones word for it in a retail store, get it in writing and know your rights, buyer beware. Also look for things like no shipping fees in case of a problem, no repair costs, replacement mattresses for free, etc.


Last but not least, space! Look for the largest mattress your room can hold and you can afford. When sleeping together with your partner, space is not only going to make your nights more comfortable, but may also keep your relationship at a healthy level. In case you're buying a mattress for your child, keep in mind that your child will outgrow a short mattress. A 74 inch mattress length may be great now, but ten years from now their feet may be floating in the air.

Once you have purchased your mattress, maintenance is important to make your mattress last as long as specified by the manufacturers guarantee. The following tips are helpful to make your mattress last longer:

• Can-Flip Innerspring mattresses should be turned over and rotated monthly.

• No-Flip Innerspring mattress should be rotated bi-monthly. • All foam mattresses should be rotated monthly.

• Never wet an innerspring or all foam mattresses. Use a vacuum cleaner for regular cleaning.

• The handles on a mattress are there for positioning and should not be used to lift or carry the mattress.

• Obviously, do not try to fold or bend an innerspring mattress, luxury foam mattresses are bendable. • Sitting on the edge of innerspring or all foam mattresses is not good for its durability. Mattresses are designed to carry the weight of a person lying down and not to support somebody sitting on the edge for long periods of time.

• Make sure the mattress is placed on a matching foundation and 5-leg bed frame for queen sizes or larger. All foam mattresses are heaver than traditional innerspring, so foundations are very important, the wrong type will cost you your warranty. A mattress is only as good as its foundation no mater what you spend.

A mattress is the place where you spend about 30% of your lifetime during those moments that comfort is of your highest priority. Knowing the important factors is essential. Children that get a better night’s sleep do better in school and are easier to manage. Adult’s health is mostly determined by the quality of rest they receive especially in high stress work places. Buying online is an excellent way to purchase a new mattress as long as the company offers 100% no non-sense comfort guarantees with no re-stocking and shipping charges.

About the author: Thomas Jay Wacker is the General Manager and V.P. of Wacker has over 20 years experience in the home furnishing industry and leads the Wacker Management Team in Denver Colorado.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Memory Foam Mattresses: The Best Solution for Sleep Disorders

Memory Foam Mattress

Memory Foam Mattresses: The Best Solution for Sleep Disorders

The importance of a good night's sleep can't be overstated. No one functions well on lack of sleep. Are you suffering from insomnia? Using a memory foam pillow or a memory foam mattress can be the best solution.

A good mattress is vital for healthy living. The perfect mattress will do wonders for the pain you are experiencing in your back. A well designed mattress will improve your disruptive sleep patterns and will do wonders for your stress levels.

If you are pregnant or elderly, a good mattress is essential. We all know the back pains that pregnant women suffer from and the bedsores and back pains that the elderly have to contend with.

The importance of a good night's sleep can't be overstated. No one functions well on lack of sleep. The majority of people in the western world are sleep-deprived, and sleep deprivation is a significant cause of accidents. Students who are sleep-deprived learn poorly. Chronic sleep deprivation affects the appetite centers of the brain, causing overeating and subsequent obesity.
Are you suffering from insomnia? Sleeping disorders are the WORST. We all know what it feels like to be be-deviled by lack of sleep, at one time or another. People all the way back in history have bemoaned the trials and tribulations of sleeping disorders.

A few tricks are offered for the one who has mild tossing and turning. For example, he/she is warned not to stay in bed for anything besides, well, in this case, sleeping. That is, don't work in bed, watch TV for hours from the bed, etc., as sleeping brains don't register it now as a place to slumber but to stay alert and active. Of course, there's the natural tryptophan solution, hence the jokes and traditions of eating turkey, drinking warm milk, or eating bananas even.

Using a memory foam pillow or a memory foam mattress can be the best solution for insomnia, back pains, bedsores, stress and headaches.

I have actually tried out a memory foam mattress and pillow set, and can honestly express my enthusiasm for this product. It feels so much better than a conventional mattress! There are so many advantages to memory foam mattresses over a conventional mattress! It's hypo-allergenic, molds to fit anyone's body, and provides some insulation on cold nights so you need fewer heavy, dusty blankets and comforters. And it's so comfortable, it's like sleeping on a cloud. All the pressure points that cause discomfort, and subsequent tossing and turning, are eliminated.

Memory foam does this in a very natural and relaxing way. When the body heat hits the mattress, it allows the foam to conform to the body reducing all that tension on the pressure points. No pressure points, no stress, no stress, means getting that good nights' sleep that we need so badly, to be more productive and happy individuals. Memory foam mattresses keep the load properly supported, so that no one point is favored over any other. Relaxation is the road to a good nights sleep. And memory foam can help the sleeper achieve the ideal night's rest. While getting tension-less, deep and well relaxed sleep, the individual can be more productive and feel great!

Tempurpedic is the brand name of the pioneer of memory foam, a company in Sweden. It's a great product, but expensive, and there are dozens of cheaper competing brands, some made in America, some in China or other countries. HOWEVER, be warned: not all memory foam products are alike, as with any merchandise, you tend to get what you pay for, both in quality and longevity. You don't have to buy top-of-the line products, but don't buy the cheapest either.
You can research everything you need to know on the internet about buying a memory foam mattress that is right for you. Searching the Net will help you understand what you should be looking for in a memory foam mattress and, most importantly, it will help you pin point the exact bargain price you are willing to pay.

After trying one myself, I think the memory foam mattress is the best mattress for alleviating your stress levels, reducing tension headaches, helping back problems and bed sores and curing disruptive sleep problems.

A memory foam mattress is conducive to a deeper, more restful sleep and gets my vote for health product of the year!

Cynthia Macy is a raving fan of memory foam products. Check out her blogs and websites:

I hope you enjoy your Memory Foam Mattress!

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Memory Foam Mattress

Memory Foam Mattress

Welcome to the Memory Foam Mattress blog. You will find the best information on the miracle of Memory Foam Mattresses and all it's benefits. This is the best way to rest and relax -- it is a technological break-through.

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I hope you enjoy your Memory Foam Mattress.