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Benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress

You have probably heard a number of reasons for why you should make sure to purchase a memory foam mattress when you replace your old mattress. Perhaps you have even had some friends urge you to purchase one after they did, because they wanted you to experience the same great night of rest! If you are still not convinced, then read our post today to learn some of the benefits that you can reap from sleeping on a memory foam mattress. Be sure to visit our online store at Sven & Son to browse the high-quality mattresses we offer.

Pressure Point Relief

Initially, the material that is used in memory foam beds was created for use in hospital intensive care units and in wheelchair cushions. Since these types of patients would be in one position for extended periods of time, it was critical that they receive relief from pressure points. As you probably know, sitting or lying down in one position for too long causes extreme pain in the areas that are in contact with the surface, whether that be a chair or a bed. Not only is pain a factor with pressure points, but poor circulation and damage to soft tissue can also be involved. Memory foam material yields and adjusts to your shape when you lie down, rather than forcing you to contour to it.

Support Spine Alignment

The health of your spine impacts every area of your body. When you consider the importance of this statement, you’ll realize why it matters that your mattress supports it properly. Memory foam supports each part of your body evenly and individually by spreading your weight across the surface of the mattress. In a traditional mattress with springs, your weight would be concentrated in the areas that contact the mattress — typically shoulders, hips, and heels. If you sleep on your side or back, then this type of mattress will not provide adequate support for your spine and you most likely will wake up with pain in your neck, shoulders, and lower back.

Accommodate Different Positions

One of the main reasons that so many people have a hard time finding the right high-quality mattress for them is that different mattresses claim to offer better support for different sleeping positions. When you purchase a memory foam mattress, you will be able to enjoy sleeping on your back, side, or stomach, as it will accommodate whatever position you wish to sleep in. If you are a back sleeper, the memory foam will curve to your spine, providing the support you need to allow your back to relax. For side sleepers, memory foam accommodates the hips and shoulders while still providing the proper support for correct spine alignment. Stomach sleepers will be happy to know that memory foam will keep your back in its natural shape so that you do not wake up with a sore back.

Motion Absorbing

If you do not sleep alone, you are probably very aware of how the motion of your partner disturbs your rest throughout the night. With some mattresses, no matter how much you try, you will not be able to turn over without your partner feeling as if they are being tossed on the ocean. To avoid disturbing one another, you should consider purchasing a memory-foam mattress as their material is designed to absorb the motion and isolate it, rather than transferring it.


If you suffer from allergies, one of the worst culprits for aggravating them is your mattress. Foam mattresses are a great choice for those who suffer from allergies because their dense nature not only repels nasty dust mites, but it also limits other allergens such as pet dander from being able to get into the mattress. With advances in science, you can now purchase memory foam mattresses that have little to no off-gassing, which is even better for people who are sensitive to smells and harsh chemicals. 

If you have read this far, you now know some of the benefits of purchasing a memory foam mattress. We hope that we have provided you with the information you need to make the best choice for your mattress. Be sure to visit our online store at Sven & Son to find the high-quality mattresses we have to offer.