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Originally created by NASA for spaceship seats, memory foam has been a treasured tool in creating a good night's sleep for at least the last 30 years. This viscoelastic (low-resistance) material is designed to mold to the body in order to provide superior support, tempe control, and comfort.

Memory foam does more than make sleeping more comfortable, though. Sleepers from around the world have discovered real health benefits from embracing the ultimate in supportive and customizable sleep. Here is a look at 4 of the most important.

Memory foam mattresses alleviate joint pain

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Until the advent of memory foam, joint pain sufferers often struggled to get relief, even at night. Today, the right mattress can ease discomfort throughout the joints due to its ability to provide support specific to the individual sleeper.

Memory foam works by gently forming itself to the shape of the sleeper. As the sleeper changes position throughout the night, their mattress recontours to support their body in whatever position they choose.

Combined with its supportive properties, this molding relieves pressure points on the joints that can exacerbate pain. The result is a reduction in chronic joint pain. That can lead not only to better sleep, but to a better life, as the sufferer enjoys relief at night and less pain to start their day.

Memory foam mattresses encourage deeper sleep

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Deep sleep is central to good health. For individuals who suffer from insomnia, restless sleep and other sleep disturbances, the lack of sound, restorative sleep can lead to a slew of health problems, from chronic pain to compromised immune systems.

Health care memory foam mattresses help to counteract these negative health effects, and rejuvenate the body, by encouraging deeper sleep. How do these mattresses make sleeping easier? There are a number of possibilities:

• Memory foam mattresses provide motion isolation.

This type of mattress absorbs movement, which means less disruptions when a partner shifts position. That can lead to fewer disturbances, and better rest.

• Memory foam reduces pressure points.

By reducing pressure points, and therefore pain, memory foam mattresses make sleeping more comfortable. And comfortable sleep is deeper, more restorative, rest.

• Memory foam provides consistent support.

A supported body is a restful body. Memory foam mattresses provide consistent support, no matter how often the sleeper tosses and turns. That means that the mattress provides sleep-inducing comfort all night long.

• Memory foam regulates temperature.

The material that comprises memory foam does not readily retain heat. As a result, memory foam mattresses are capable of preventing overheating during the night, and that can lead to more comfortable, deeper sleepers.

What happens when people can sleep deeply all night long? They start to enjoy globally better health, from improved energy to fewer chronic illnesses, a better immune system and a better memory.

Memory foam mattresses reduce back pain

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About 16 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic back pain, and 65 million Americans have suffered from back pain at least once in their life. This discomfort can interrupt sleep, leading to additional health problems caused by sleep deprivation.

The same technology that alleviates joint pain also alleviates back pain. By relieving pressure points created by other mattresses, memory foam mattresses reduce back pain and literally support better rest at night and better living in the morning.

In addition, memory foam mattresses help to alleviate back pain by creating optimal spinal alignment. The supportive nature of memory foam ensures the proper alignment of the head, neck, and back throughout the night, regardless of the position in which the individual sleeps.

That means that back pain is elusive whether you sleep on your back or side, your stomach, or many positions throughout the night.

Memory foam mattresses improve sleep apnea

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In addition to alleviating pain and improving sleep quality, memory foam mattresses can support the health of individuals who suffer from sleep apnea. An estimated 30 million people in the United States suffer from this condition.

Memory foam mattresses can help. Research shows that back sleeping can exacerbate sleep apnea, while side and stomach sleeping can alleviate it. Memory foam mattresses create a comfortable, supported sleep environment that makes it easier for individuals to rest comfortably in a position that makes it easier to breathe.

If you are looking to enjoy the health benefits of memory foam mattresses, discover Dorelan today. Our line of mattresses utilizes specialized technology and incredible designs to help you sleep well and live better, every day.

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