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Memory Foam Mattresses: What They Are & Why They Work

Memory foam mattresses have become the fastest growing segment in the mattress industry to date. Every year, you see more and more models and styles in memory foam mattresses and toppers. And, it can be difficult keeping track of all of the products being introduced and which ones are most effective. At The Mattress Superstore, we are experts in all things mattresses and have some advice to help you keep the facts straight and determine what mattress works best for your needs. And, if you decide you are ready to try a new memory foam mattress in your Woodbury home, stop by the Mattress Superstore at one of our locations in Lake Elmo or Rosemount. Until then, let’s take some time to discuss interesting facts, benefits and what to look for in a memory foam mattress.Memory foam mattresses receive some of the highest customer satisfaction levels of any mattress type.memory foam mattress

  • Memory foam was initially developed for NASA in the 1970s but didn’t hit the consumer market until the 1990s.
  • Memory foam mattress cells deform when weight is applied. Unlike standard foams that compress and want to spring back to their original shape immediately, memory foam cells compress fully and spread their air pressure to adjoining cells. This spreading of pressure decreases the pressure you feel when you are laying on it. This is what makes a memory foam mattress so effective at reducing pressure points.
  • Memory foam is also temperature sensitive. At lower temperatures it is firmer, and at higher temperatures it is softer and more conforming, allowing it to adjust to the shape of the body.
  • TempurPedic was one of the very first mattress companies to realize the true potential of a memory foam mattress. And, they continue to be one of the leaders in memory foam. They worked on creating their own version of it and developed foam they called Tempur. It was much more durable than the original and still had the pressure reducing benefits of memory foam. At the Mattress Superstore we carry a wide variety of TempurPedic mattresses to choose from. Stop by and take a look!
  • Not every memory foam mattress is created equal and some really do offer a different comfort level than others. At the Mattress Superstore, we offer only the very best and most reputable names in memory foam including Tempurpedic, Restonic and more.

There is no way we can tell you here which memory foam mattress will work best for you. So, it’s best that you come in to see (and feel) our incredible selection for yourself! Are you ready to look into buying a memory foam mattress for your Woodbury home? Call the Mattress Superstore at 651-348-8600 in Lake Elmo or 952-683-9574 in Rosemount. Or Contact Us to visit the showroom nearest you!