Sleep is one of the most important daily activities that we do.
During sleep, the cells within our bodies have the opportunity to repair
themselves, and eliminate waste. Our bodies need sleep in order to
properly conduct involuntary functions. Aside from that, without proper
sleep, our daily lives suffer. We are less productive at work, we don’t
feel as well, and we become more susceptible to illness.
While some believe that insomnia (or difficulty sleeping) is
primarily a psychological problem, recent evidence suggests that an
uncomfortable mattress can play a large role.
The good news is that advancements in sleep technology, namely memory
foam, have come along way in helping people feel more
comfortable and get much better sleep.
Memory Foam Background – Tempur-Pedic® is the Pioneer
Memory foam was first developed
by NASA during the 1970s as an attempt to help cushion
astronauts during launch and atmospheric re-entry. NASA scientists
first called their new substance T-foam, but never really
added the substance to any space craft.
During the 1990s, a company called Tempur-Pedic® saw the advantages of T-foam as its possible medical applications.
Their first mattresses were chiefly used in hospitals and
long term care facilities where patient’s bed sores were a
problem. Because of the softness and its ability to conform
to each individual to provide maximum support, memory foam
as almost become a necessity for bedridden or wheelchair bound
patients. Initially, the Tempur-Pedic foam was too expensive
for general public use. But years of research and advancing
technology have changed that picture.
Today, memory foam mattresses are dramatically increasing in popularity. More and more manufacturers
of memory foam enter the market with new ways to make better
foam at a less expensive price. AngelBeds' proprietary ANGEL™
and ANGEL HD™ are just a few examples of how high
quality memory foam is available at a much lower price than
found from other sources.
Memory foam is made up of millions of viso-elastic cells that
collapse when head and pressure are applied and expand when that heat
and pressure are removed. After laying down, the body heat we radiate,
combined with our weight slowly begin to mold the foam to our exact
shape. This gives the feeling that we are slowly sinking into a cloud
and provides maximum comfort and support. Because of the foam's
resilient nature, when we roll over, the cells we no longer lay on
expand to remove any sags or dips that eventually form in conventional
mattresses. The result is perfect support and comfort that changes as we
move – without the need for tossing and turning all night.
The Benefits of AngelBeds Memory Foam Mattresses
The benefits of memory
foam mattresses over traditional spring mattresses are
numerous. We've outlined a few of them here.
Forms to fit the shape of the body for unequaled comfort and luxury.
The open-form NASA Memorys are designed to collapse under weight and
body pressure. Areas like the hips and shoulders require more foam
compression than others and the foam responds accordingly. This action
reduces the pressure the mattress places on those areas, known as
pressure points. No other material provides this type of custom comfort.
Memory Foam is temperature sensitive. It's the
temperature sensitivity aspect of memory foam that gave it the
"viso-elastic" name. At lower temperatures (such as the part of the
mattress you're not sleeping on) the foam is firmer also know as more
viscous. The portions of the mattress that you do sleep on become softer
and bouncier with the added temperature, or more elastic. This gives
one the sensation of "melting" into the mattress. The temperature
sensitive nature of memory foam adapts to the shape of your body, where
conventional mattresses force your body to adapt to their shape.
Mattresses made of memory foam reduce the need for tossing and turning.
The firm nature of even the softest traditional mattresses forces your
body to contort to fit its shape. This leads to your tossing and turning
periodically as pressure points become too sore on the firm mattress to
find a new comfortable position. With a memory foam mattress, the foam
does the contorting. There is no need to constantly shift position to
find the comfort level as comfort is always there.
A memory sleep system reduces the pain at pressure points common with traditional inner spring mattresses.
When the body is forced to conform to the shape of a traditional
mattress, this places added pressure at various points on the body. Some
of these pressure points include the hips, shoulders, knees, ankles and
elbows. As pressure on these points build, this can add undue stress on
these areas, reducing restful sleep. In some instances pressure points
can cause pain. The nature of NASA Memorys reduces this pressure on any
one point, making for a better night’s rest.
AngelBeds' memory technology improves spinal alignment.
Because the foam mattress uses memory technology to conform to your
body's shape, the spine remains in better alignment throughout the
night. This reduces pressure on various points of the spine and prevents
the back pains often associated with an uncomfortable mattress.
Sleeping in an awkward position is not only uncomfortable, but can lead
to more severe back problems.
NASA Memory mattresses are recommended by thousands of health professionals.
In fact, memory foam has become almost standard in long term care
facilities to help bed ridden patients be more comfortable. Patients of
chiropractors, physical therapists and orthopedists using foam
mattresses report less pain, less tossing and turning, and better sleep.
Many health professionals feel this improved sleep can alleviate some
Foam sleep systems are perfect for all types of sleepers.
Because of the NASA Memory's ability to conform to your body position,
sleeping on your side, back, or stomach is equally as comfortable. The
memory technology allows you to sleep the way that is most comfortable
Memory foam mattresses are ideal for couples.
The foam is made up of millions of individual cells, rather than
hundreds of springs, to allow for independent movement. When fully
compressed, the individual cells transfer air pressure to just the
adjoining cells, not the entire mattress, reducing what we call motion
transfer. The motion of one partner is not transferred across the
mattress to the other. We've all seen the famous wine glass
demonstration. This shows how one person can roll over while leaving the
other side of the mattress completely still.
Memory foam is hypoallergenic. Because of the
synthetic nature of the foam, many common allergens are not present,
like cotton, wool, animal hair, etc. Also, memory foam is naturally
resistant to dust mites. While dust mites' primary source of fuel are
the dead skin cells that are present in the mattress, the foam
dissipates these cells better than most mattresses made of natural
Foam sleep systems are virtually maintenance free. The foam technology bounces back to its original shape when
not in use. Foam mattresses do not sag. There is no need
to flip or turn the mattress on a regular basis as with
traditional spring mattresses. An occasional washing of
the mattress cover is all that is needed.
Three Reasons to Choose AngelBeds for Your Memory Sleep System
High Quality Materials at a Much Lower Cost.
Where there are some companies that take short cuts when producing their
foam mattresses in order to reduce costs, at AngelBeds.com we take
pride in producing only the highest quality memory foam mattresses in
the industry. We are able to cut costs by selling our product
exclusively through our web site.
90 Day, In-Home Sleep Trial. Buying a mattress
without first trying it can be a risky venture. That's why
we offer our 90 Day In-Home Sleep Trial. Simply purchase
the mattress and try it. We're confident that you will love
your new memory sleep system as much as we do. However,
if you're not completely satisfied, return the mattress
within 90 for a full refund of the purchase price.
Most Comprehensive Warranty in the Industry.
AngelBeds provides all mattress customers with a comprehensive 20