Sometimes the problem of a sleepless night isn’t falling asleep, it’s staying asleep. You think you do all the right things to maintain a healthy sleep pattern. You try and keep a bedtime schedule, you stay away from all caffeinated drinks after dark, and there is absolutely no napping during the day. All of those things are suggestions your doctor would make to help you find a better sleep pattern. Still, you can’t seem to capture regular nights of peaceful, deep sleep. What’s the hold up?
Changing Your Sleep Surface
Sometimes the answer is as simple as changing out your sleep surface, or your mattress. It sounds too simple, but it works. Your body changes with age, and a traditional mattress will wear out and deteriorate with time so you may not have the support your body craves during rest. That will lead to a lot of muscle and body aches, pains, and sleepless night. Changing your sleep surface to something with better support could make the difference. One of the most highly recommended and popular types of mattresses available today are Memory Foam.
What is Memory Foam?
Memory Foam mattresses are one of the best-selling, high-end mattresses available on the market today. The foam is dense so it offers the support your body needs, yet is soft and contours with your body thanks to help from your body heat. If you were rating Memory Foam on a traditional mattress scale, it would be considered a medium-firm density. While the cushy sleep surface is just now gaining popularity, you may be surprised to learn that Memory Foam technology is been around for quite some time.
NASA created the foam to be used in seat cushions in their planes and space shuttles. Pilot helmets also got a layer inside to keep the heads of astronauts supported and comfortable. Memory Foam continues to be used on the International Space Shuttle today. NASA’s invention is also being used to help in the medical field. WebMD.com says, “Medicine found a use for it (Memory Foam) in prosthetics and products to prevent pressure ulcers such as seating pads for people who are severely disabled.”
Memory Foam technology doesn’t feel like technology at all. Memory Foam cradles your body and evenly distributes pressure so you can get a better night’s rest. I like to call it Cuddle Technology because it feels like you’re cuddled to sleep. With pressure points no longer a problem, your body is better able to fall asleep and stay asleep. Memory Foam also absorbs movement from your partner. Your mate can be jumping on the bed while you’re asleep and you may never know it. It’s a fun experiment. You should try it!
Finding uninterrupted sleep is important to your physical and mental health. Upgrading your sleep surface to a Memory Foam mattress will help uninterrupted sleep become a regular instead of a visitor. Spend the night atop a contouring mattress and you will never sleep the same again.