Foam mattresses have become increasingly popular thanks to their comfort and supportive qualities. But is a foam mattress good for your health?
There is evidence to suggest that foam mattresses have some health benefits. They reduce back pain by aligning your spine, which helps reduce stress on your back muscles. It is also proven to improve blood circulation and promote better sleep.
Doctors generally recommend them to people who suffer from sleep apnea, insomnia, allergies, etc. These mattresses are also known for their hygiene feature and are ideal for dusty homes since they require minimum dusting and cleaning.
Due to their popularity, many brands offer them at different price ranges to suit every budget. While the mattress makers are looking at making a quick buck by promoting memory foam, as a consumer, you must be careful when buying a mattress.
Not all foam mattresses offer their actual benefits; the low-cost ones use toxic foam containing various harmful materials, such as flame retardants and polyurethane foam, which can harm our health and the environment.
If a sleep expert or a doctor recommends this mattress to you, there are a few things you need to consider while making a buying decision;
- Do not settle for “Cheap” – Any brand that promises a grand bargain is, in all probability, selling you a highly toxic foam. Always check for OEKO-TEX certification while buying a memory foam mattress.
- Invest in a patented Memoform mattress – Memoform is a far superior foam that is OEKO-TEX certified, anatomical, and designed to react to the body’s weight and adapt perfectly to any build.
- Look for a weight-induced memory foam over a heat-induced foam.
- Smell check – a toxic foam will smell of chemicals known as off-gassing. The petrochemicals used to make the mattress cause this unpleasant odour.
Benefits of Memoform over Ordinary Memory Foam:
It is sensitive to the body’s pressure but not heat.
There are no hot areas or different comfort levels during the night.
The unique open-cell structure ensures excellent hygiene.
No sensations of depression or sinking while on the mattress. The body is free to move during the night.
Rapidly regains its original shape.