The Memory Foam Mattress
Technology is now helping us sleep better at night. One example of this is the memory foam mattress that has been in the market since the early 90’s. The reason why the memory foam mattress did not take off when it was first launched was that it was very expensive. The memory foam mattress is made from polyurethane with additional chemicals that increase its viscosity level which increases its density.
This material is called visco-elastic polyurethane foam. This is available in various sizes and weight and the denser it is, the firmer it is in cool temperatures and softer when warm. Also, higher density memory foam reacts to the body faster so it molds to the shape of the user after a few minutes. The lower density memory foam, on the other hand, will take some time but this produces the same results. When you are looking for a memory foam mattress, the best way to test it is to press your hand into the foam and remove it so you can the impression it leaves behind. After some time, the foam will go back to its original shape.
Despite its benefits, there are some people who are skeptical about the memory foam mattress. They say that some companies who sell these to the consumer give off a distinct chemical odor which smells like paint. But you can get rid of the smell with airing. Another thing that some people are concerned about is the emissions which the memory foam mattress produces may cause respiratory irritation. But these mattresses will never have mildew and dust mites so the chances of asthma attacks for those who have this problem will not happen regularly.
Memory foam is also combustible but there are now steps being taken to make this resistant to ignition if this comes into contact with a candle or a cigarette lighter. But is the memory foam mattress for everyone? This depends on who you ask but most people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea who have used this are able to sleep better at night because it provides you both comfort and luxury so you get the utmost support.
Best of all, it does not sag because it does not use innersprings that are still being used by conventional mattresses. This means you don’t have to flip or rotate your bed. If you think that a memory foam mattress can help you sleep better at night, you can look for these in stores and online. When shopping, check the density of the foam and make sure that the mattress is pressure sensitive.
Since this will cost almost a $1,000, you better check if they have a 30 day trial period or something similar to that so that you can get your money back if you do not like it.
However, if you are happy with your existing mattress and just want added support, you can buy a topper instead. This is smaller and you simply put this over your mattress. One thing you should keep in mind about the memory foam mattress is that it acts as a sponge so it can easily absorb the liquid. To prevent damage, you better get one that is waterproof. The memory foam mattress is the best thing to have these days as part of your CPAP Therapy as it reduces pressure points and helps to eliminate tossing and turning so you can get a good night’s sleep.
The Dream Team at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor. Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.