Most people take for granted the bed mattress they sleep on every day. It’s hard to believe the technology used to make a typical bed spring mattress has been around since the 1930s. The common box spring was invented in the 19th century. And to think, the very first sleeping mattresses were even invented somewhere around 9500 BC. That’s about eleven thousand years ago! Your grade school teachers taught you about man inventing the wheel and discovering fire, but they never taught you about mankind’s first attempts to get a good night sleep now, did they?
It doesn’t take much to realize how sleeping mattresses have come a long way since then, as you probably aren’t sleeping on animal skins stuffed with straw every night. As with everything though, the wheels of progress keep turning and the quest for some decent shuteye did not end with the traditional bed spring mattress. New developments in memory foam and latex mattress technology blow traditional mattresses out of the water. Even if you’re used to sleeping on the same old mattress you’ve been sleeping on all your life, as a hard-working person you owe it to yourself to see just how much better you sleep on memory foam or latex. The improvements are simply amazing…
Mattresses based on memory foam and latex contour to the shape of your body, providing a better sleeping position, improved circulation, and additional sleeping comfort. This better sleeping position relieves pressure points and offers better back support you cannot get on a traditional mattress. Some memory foam mattresses offer temperature-sensitive material that softens as it heats up against your body, too. An air-exchange system prevents the mattresses from getting too hot.
Many times people put up with a situation because they are not aware of better options. A classic example is sneezing or coughing your whole life because you are allergic to something but never realized it. If you have allergies, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that both mattresses based on memory foam and latex are hypoallergenic. If you don’t know you have them, give these new mattresses a try and discover how quickly that pesky nighttime cough, wheezing, and runny nose disappears. Traditional mattresses can harbor allergy causing elements, like dust mites. Even if you are a total clean-freak, standard cleaning isn’t completely effective against these nasty little critters. Memory foam and latex mattresses don’t give them any place to hide. Your bedroom should be a place for nighttime rest and relaxation, not a combat zone for you against pathogens. It’s time to give allergy-causing menaces an eviction notice.
Memory foam mattresses are more stable than traditional mattresses. They will not push up against your body while you’re resting, make them good for people with back and neck problems. It’s amazing to discover how back and neck problems, once thought to be caused by other factors, suddenly disappear after a few nights of sleep on a memory foam mattress.
Latex mattresses support all sleeping positions. They are odor free and environmentally safe. Latex mattresses are breathable, preventing body heat and moisture from ruining your sleep. They also offer good ventilation, which helps those who suffer from asthma. Latex mattresses last much longer than conventional spring mattresses, sometimes up to thirty years. Flipping mattresses and sleeping on fatigued springs are a thing of the past!
Can’t decide between memory foam and latex? Don’t worry, as combination mattresses are available for those who can’t choose. Combination mattresses use memory foam for the top layer while using firmer latex in the lower layers. Yes, you can have your cake and eat it, too!
Memory foam and latex mattresses are not rough on the pocketbook. Considering their extend lifetimes over a traditional mattress makes them even more affordable. If that’s not convincing enough, what’s worse for your budget, bad days at work every week and high medical bills or investing in a new night’s sleep?
So take your sleep out of the Stone Age and into the space age of memory foam
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