On the market, there are various types of mattresses to have the possibility to satisfy a wide clientele that needs different comforts for their sleep. These include memory foam mattresses (or simply memory mattresses), on which numerous questions are still widespread.

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The following article has the task of encouraging the knowledge of this material and its usefulness inside the mattresses, treating the fundamental points for understanding.

Advantages and disadvantages of memory:

Memory is polyurethane foam that is, made of thermosensitive visco-elastic foam, whose thickness varies according to the type of mattress chosen.

The enormous value of this material is its ability to adapt to body weight and temperature, important qualities so that it is able to support the body and take its shape, favoring a pleasant night course even for those suffering from intense pain in the cervical or back. Unfortunately, however, not all memory foam mattresses are made of good quality material, so it is essential to look for a well-made one so that it can protect from dust mites and be durable over time.

The most common disadvantages associated with memory foam mattresses are mold formation in case of poor ventilation of the mattress, less durability over time compared to other types of mattresses, excessive heat and inability to support the body.

The solution to these problems is, first of all, the choice of a good quality purchase: this allows the first two complications to be solved instantly. As for the heat and non-sustainability of the body, it is possible to blame the wrong choice of Memory mattress type. In fact, despite being made of the same materials, they can have different stiffnesses and therefore be suitable for individuals of different weights.

•    Soft, for those weighing less than 60 kg (0-3 weights)

•    Medium, for weights between 70 and 80 kg (4-6 weights)

•    Hard, for those over 80 kg

The thickness of the mattress is also important, in order not to compromise its rigidity. A good quality Memory Foam is normally at least 20 cm high but it is advisable not to opt for thicknesses less than 25 cm.