I'd rather sleep well during the night than eat out at Gerry's grill. Especially now that I'm not getting younger, I tend to give more value to my sleep than almost anything else money can buy. When I sleep well, I feel energized throughout the day and my mood is great. My wife likes it when I'm in a good mood (wink).
I used to have restless nights. I would sleep for an hour or two and then I'd fidget the rest of the night. My restless nights have definitely caused me (and the wife) a lot of stress. My employees at work also seem to notice my lack of energy and concentration at the office.
So I finally decided I had enough and I started to find ways how I can sleep better at night. I didn't wanna take sleeping pills (although that seemed very enticing at the moment) since I knew that it will only do more harm than good in the long term. Through the help of my friend, Brad, I discovered the wonderful benefits of memory foam mattresses.
I never had sleepless nights ever again.
What is the best memory foam mattress?Well, there is no direct way to answer this question. Each brand of memory foam mattress has its own specific strengths and weaknesses. And getting the best memory foam mattress also greatly depends on your available budget.
Why Buy a Memory Foam Mattress?The secret to the phenomenal effectiveness of memory foam mattresses in helping you get a good night's sleep lies in its ability to support your body properly as you are sleeping. Its viscoelastic foam material makes sure that your body weight is evenly distributed on the bed. Hence, strain will not be concentrated on a few certain points of your body as you get fixed in a certain sleeping position.
Another key to why memory foam mattresses are very great to sleep on is its ability to feel your body's temperature and weight and then automatically gently conform to your shape to minimize pressure points thereby reducing turning and tossing as you sleep.
Well, now that you have a basic foundation about memory foam mattresses, and you think you are now ready to bring out the card, you should always keep these things in mind when buying a memory foam mattress:
Density. This is measured as a ratio of pounds (lbs) per cubic feet (cu. Ft). The higher it's foam density, the better.
Firmness. This is measured by an IFD rating. You should get a mattress that is between 10 and 14. Getting one that has an IFD rating below 8 and above 16 is not very advisable because they are not comfortable.
Thickness. You should get a memory foam mattress that has the perfect thickness for you. This depends on your body weight but in general an 12 – 14 inch foam would do best.