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Investigating Memory Foam Mattress Pads For You

Mattress pads are removable type of bedding that we use to improve the comfort of the bed. Their purpose is to protect the mattress and in the same time act as a cushion for our bodies. This is why we often call them mattress protectors, although they are best known as pads.

Besides offering comfort, they are also protecting us from the allergens and irritants that can be found in the air and on our bedding. As you can see, the main goal of pads is to protect our health. We get much needed support for our back and joints, while the level of hygiene is increased too. It is also important to say that patients with Fibromyalgia benefit from the use of the mattress pads.



Memory foam is a gel like polyurethane material that can hold the impression of the body on its surface. It was developed by NASA to help the astronauts bear the high G-forces. After this, the medical community tried to develop it into something bigger. At first, it was used to help immobile bed bound patients because of the soft surface and the reduction of pressure points it provided.

The secret is in the memory foam itself, it reacts to temperature and gets soft if there is any heat present. This is how it has the possibility to conform to the body shape and create a comfortable sleeping surface. It was a great way to help the patients who were bound to their beds.



Several years after that, memory foam mattress pads were introduced to the market. The prices were pretty steep then and only the richest could afford to buy them. But different bedding companies realized the potential that lies in memory foam and started with manufacturing their own versions. This is how more and more products from foam were made: pillows, pads, toppers and mattresses. And now we have a possibility to buy one of these ourselves, because the prices are way down then they were before.

Now you can find extremely comfortable memory foam mattress pad in king, queen, double and twin size. Your bed will give you more comfort due to the additional layer of cushioning. Of course, you can choose how thick the pad should be. You can get a thin pad that has only 1 inch or you can get a 4 inch pad that will provide you that extra softness you need. When you lie on your bed, you will feel how the memory foam adheres to your body and shapes to it perfectly.



I have to say that there are two important features that many people forget about here. When we sleep, we need to be warm and we need to have comfortable surface. Those two factors are responsible for our good sleep and relaxation. Just try to remember how do you feel after sleeping in a warm room and how do you feel after sleeping in a cold room. There’s a difference, right? Well, the memory foam mattress pad provides both warmth and soft surface. You will wake up fully energized and ready for all the daily tasks. This is why so many people decide to buy a new foam mattress pad and put it over their beds. They get the comfort but for a low price. It’s hard to beat something lik that.

Some other benefits should also be stated here. With a pad, you will be protected against dust mites, insects and contaminants. We can’t wash our mattress all the time, since that is would take a lot time to dry and we could never clean it to full extent. But if we put a pad over it, we can wash the pad and get rid of all those nasty bugs and potential mold and yeast. Pad will dry faster and we can clean it entirely. Also, if we get a waterproof bedding, we protected our bed 100%.



You should be aware that this material is quite expensive. Especially if you buy a TempurPedic. Cheap mattress pad is not easy to find, unless you decide to go for Isotonic foam mattress pad. They are slightly weaker version than what Tempurpedic has to offer. And a egg crate foam mattress pad could be a good choice too. You can also find solutions from Sealy, Simmons, Serta and other manufacturers. You will be able to find them under $100. But when it comes to high quality products, it is hard to find them under $200 and under $300. This is because TempurPedic was the first company to introduce memory foam and their technology is the best. And if you want to buy a thicker one, you will have to pay more. But at the end, the are still cheaper then the full mattress set.

Whatever you decide to buy, make sure it has the right thickness, density and the price. Check for several different furniture stores and compare the prices. It should not be hard to find one of these at discount so you can save some money. When you read through some mattress reviews and ratings, you will know what could be best for you. I just want to say that you should stay away from memory foam and lousy brand combination. They will sell you a bad products, since that is not their main selling item. Avoid Kingsdown, Englander, Miralux and similar companies when it comes to foam. They are good with innerspring beds, and you should find different brand if you are going to buy anything else.

1 comments:

Joan Gibson said...

I have a newer mattress set I bought 1.5 years ago. The model number of the mattress is 248M-4. This is the replacement for the original I bought 2 weeks prior. This one I believe is ultra plush. The entire top has taken an impression. I am the only one who has slept on it and I am quite disappointed. The first one was middle of the road and much more firm than I expected. Generally I am not pleased with his line as yet. I spent a lot of money (on an AmeriCorps budget) and am not pleased to be wishing I had bought a completely different line.