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Benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress


In the evening, after a long day of working, taking care of kids, cleaning the house, or cooking, nothing sounds better than lying down and sinking into a memory foam mattress. But, unlike traditional mattresses, memory foam mattresses provide more than just a good night's sleep. 

Memory foam offers a customized sleeping experience every night. 

As a result of your body heat and weight, memory foam conforms to you like a hug. This process keeps your spine, hips, and neck aligned regardless of your sleeping positions. Not only does memory foam cradle your body, but it also has low-motion transfer. That means if you or your partner toss and turn at night, you won’t feel the bed shake or bounce with movement, and there are no squeaky springs or coils. You'll wake up feeling rested in the morning after uninterrupted sleep.

What is a Memory Foam Mattress?

Memory foam mattresses are mattresses where memory foam is the primary material or has memory foam layers evenly distributed throughout the bed. As a result of memory foam's viscoelasticity, or the presence of both viscous and elastic properties, mattresses can return to their original shape when pressure or weight is removed from them. For example, when you sit on a memory foam mattress, it will sink and can only rise once you stop applying pressure to it. Consequently, memory foam has a calming, comfortable, and relieving feeling when you lie down on it. In addition, memory foam mattresses last longer than spring mattresses due to their viscoelastic properties. The properties of the mattress allow it to mold slowly to the body and evenly distribute body weight when pressure is applied. Once the pressure and weight are released, the mattress returns to its original shape. 

If you're interested in discovering more about memory foam mattresses and whether a memory foam mattress is the right mattress for you, keep reading!

What are the Advantages of Memory Foam Mattresses?

Check out some of the key benefits of memory foam mattresses! You can instantly adjust a memory foam mattress by putting weight on it. Also, due to their high resistance, memory foam mattresses allow you to sleep in any position you desire! 

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With their support, these mattresses can reduce chronic neck and back pain and promote a neutral spine alignment. Additionally, memory foam reduces energy and movement effects, so you won't feel anything if your sleeping partner moves around or flips over during the night. Memory foam is also resistant to mold and mildew, dust mites, and pet dander, making it an ideal mattress for allergy sufferers. 

Supports All Positions

A memory foam mattress makes an excellent choice for all sleepers, regardless of your sleeping position. Light sleepers, combination sleepers, and people who sleep on their backs, stomachs, sides, and every position in between, rejoice! We got you covered! 

Back Sleepers

Your spine should be adequately supported by your mattress when you sleep on your back. However, if there is a gap between your lower back and the bed, you are not sufficiently supporting your spine. In this case, memory foam will prove invaluable, as it will adapt to your body's shape and provide full-body support, including your lower back!  

Side Sleepers

Aside from stiff shoulders and tight jaws, side sleepers can also experience other major pressure points due to their sleeping position. Fortunately, memory foam mattresses result in correct spine alignment and a healthy sleeping position, providing pressure relief and support for your hips, shoulders, neck, and spine. 

Stomach Sleepers

If you sleep on your stomach, your neck, back, and muscles will likely suffer pain and stress, leading to chronic pain. A firm memory foam mattress will prevent your body from sinking, support your whole body, and relieve your neck and back pain.  

Combination Sleepers 

Sleeping in several positions throughout the night indicates that you are a combination sleeper. Regarding the amount of position switching that occurs during the night, it is hard to find a mattress that can accommodate that; however, hybrid memory foam mattresses can. Additionally, these mattresses will ensure you no longer feel stuck in your bed while changing positions during the night. They will continue to assist and comfort you no matter where you end up.

Light sleepers

Generally, light sleepers are awake all night long, whether disturbed by their partner rolling around all night or when the bed squeaks in response. Sleeping on a memory foam mattress can alleviate most of these pain points. For example, memory foam does not make noise when someone shifts or rotates in their sleep, nor does it transfer motion between partners. Leesa’s hybrid memory foam mattresses even feature pocket coils to limit motion transfer and a breathable design that doesn't retain heat at all. 

Reduce Pain and Discomfort

Memory foam mattresses' most impressive features are their ability to relieve pain and ease discomfort. A memory foam mattress conforms to your body by utilizing your body heat and pressure to form a fit that is unique to you. This way, they relieve the pressure points we put on our body during sleep, such as the hips, shoulders, and neck. 

In addition to reducing pain, memory foam relieves stress from pressure points for people with joint or arthritis pain. Memory foam mattresses can also help promote proper spinal alignment by conforming to the human body's natural curves, providing lumbar support. As a result, it helps you find sleeping positions that keep your spine in neutral alignment at night and reduce your risk of back pain and soreness in the morning.

Fewer Allergies

Due to the airflow, some innerspring mattresses have metal coil springs that may accumulate pet dander, pollen, mildew, dust mites, and mold. As a result, people who suffer from allergies and asthma may want to evaluate their mattresses. Common allergy symptoms include coughing, sneezing, wheezing, runny noses, itchy eyes, watery eyes, or skin rashes that worsen at night. 

Many memory foam mattresses are the perfect choice for allergy and asthma sufferers. Memory foam blocks dust mites from breeding in the warm and humid craters around mattress springs because of its dense structure. Leesa's original memory foam mattress is perfect for relieving allergies and getting a good night's rest. Taking care of your memory foam mattress can prevent nighttime allergy attacks all year long!

Temperature-Controlled Support

A decrease in our body temperature makes us sleep better, but a rise in our temperature often makes us struggle to fall asleep. Memory foam mattresses, for example, are made with a temperature-sensitive material, which allows them to retain body heat. While this is fantastic during the winter, so you can keep warm all night long, too much body heat during the summer can be unbearable. Leesa's memory foam mattresses, however, feature a cooling layer of foam that promotes airflow and keeps you cool throughout the night to address this problem specifically. The temperature-regulating properties of Leesa’s memory foam allow you to sleep cooler and achieve better sleep quality by removing excess heat from your body. To sleep even cooler, you can dress your mattress with sheets and covers that promote cooling and airflow. 

Helps with Healthy Sleep Patterns

The multiple layers of foam in memory foam mattresses improve your sleep quality, which is vital for a healthy body and mind and will seamlessly adapt to your body shape. The foam will continue to support you regardless of how often you change positions throughout the night and cradle you as you turn. Sleeping optimally with memory foam reduces tossing and turning and allows rapid eye movement(REM). In addition to vivid dreaming, REM sleep is crucial for sustaining memory and processing emotions. As well as providing back support and muscle comfort, memory foam regulates your body temperature, helping you sleep better. 

Durable Mattresses

The longevity of memory foam depends on its density, firmness, and thickness. A memory foam mattress is among the most durable mattresses available. However, beds of low-quality memory foam often degrade or stop rebounding after six to eight years. On the other hand, high-quality memory foam mattresses may last for decades. In addition, memory foam beds become softer as they age compared to spring mattresses that compress, sag, and harden over time. The longevity of memory foam depends on its quality, density, firmness, and thickness. 

Follow the manufacturer's instructions if you want to extend the life of your bed. However, you can rotate your mattress every three to six months to prevent it from sagging and evenly distribute your weight. Turn your bed 180 degrees, so your head is where you used to have your feet. You may also consider purchasing a mattress protector to protect your mattress from stains and dirt. They are usually machine washable, so they are much easier to clean than a mattress. Your bed should also be allowed to breathe every few months! Take off all of your bedding, turn on the ceiling fan or open a window, and let it air out. This not only prevents odor buildup but also gets rid of excess moisture that got absorbed while you slept

Get Your Memory Foam Mattress Delivered to Your Home

We know buying a new mattress is a significant investment, so we only want you to have the best service possible to give you peace of mind. The 100-night risk-free trial offered by Leesa is a great way to see if one of our memory foam mattresses could be your new favorite.

If your purchase is not the perfect mattress for you, we'll pick it up and you can try it again! Leesa offers free, contactless shipping to ensure you find the perfect bed for you. We offer delivery options that include the removal of mattresses and box springs. A Leesa team member will come to your home and set up your new mattress, foundation, or bed frame, based on your preferences. We will recycle and dispose of any unwanted packaging as well. Still, have questions? Our sleep experts are available and will do whatever they can to help you get more support and a better night's sleep.


How to Clean a Memory Foam Mattress?

We recommend that you clean your bedding once a week. Be sure to wash your sheets, pillowcases, and anything else coming in contact with your body during the night. You can find everything in your sheets, from dead skin cells to sweat to dirt and body oil! While we understand that once a week may seem extreme to some, we hope you at least try to wash your sheets once every two weeks. The best way to prevent stains, spills, dust, and dirt from sticking or sinking into your memory foam mattress is to purchase a memory foam mattress protector. Then, while your bedding is getting washed, you can take the opportunity to deep clean your bed. You can use a handheld vacuum cleaner along the seams, on the surface, and underneath your mattress, or wipe it down with a clean cloth.

How Do You Move Your Memory Foam Mattress?

When moving your memory foam mattress, it is easiest to compress it. If you purchased one recently, you might recall how it came in airtight plastic and rolled up in a box. It is possible to do a similar compression technique at home, however! Memory foam is very elastic and can pop right back into place right at home when appropriately compressed.

  1. It is important to purchase a mattress bag that does not exceed the size of your mattress; otherwise, there will be extra plastic. Then you can slide your bed into the mattress bag.
  2. Cut a hole in the mattress bag using the same size hole as the valve. The valve should be pointing outward. Seal the valve with tape. Before compressing the mattress bag, you can reinforce the edges with tape.
  3. Turn on your vacuum or shop vac and attach the hose to the valve. Watch the mattress compress as you gently press on the surface while the vacuum is on.
  4. Keep the vacuum on and firmly attach it to the valve to ensure no air can get into the bag. If your memory foam mattress is larger than a standard size, it may require more than one person to roll it up.
  5. Roll your mattress up, and use the ratchet straps to secure it. The straps will prevent your bed from unraveling.