Benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress

benefits of a memory foam mattress

There are a lot of mattresses to choose from these days. They range in price, quality and overall utility for sleepers. Each have their own unique set of benefits and your decision can largely depend on your sleep preferences. Memory foam mattresses has been a favorite among consumers for the last decade. There are so many benefits of a memory foam mattress, it’s no wonder why.

Why Memory Foam Mattress?

Memory foam mattresses are different from many other mattresses. As a result, they offer a unique set of advantages that other mattresses don’t have. Here are the top benefits of a memory foam mattress.

The Supportive Benefits Of A Memory Foam Mattress

Memory foam beds are the mattress of choice for anyone seeking the ultimate support for their whole body. They absorb your body’s heat then conform to your body while evenly distributing your weight throughout the bed. This technology is what makes memory foam great for achy joints, morning pains and restless sleepers. The contouring effect of memory foam takes pressure off your joints, while reducing pressure points. In addition, if your partner tosses and turns at night, the memory foam mattress will prevent you from being disturbed.

The Health Benefits Of Memory Foam 

Memory foam mattresses are hypo-allergenic. This is because polyurethane foam tends to repel mold, and mildew. It’s also resistant to dust mites and pet dander. As a result, these mattresses are great for anyone with allergies. You should also invest in a mattress protector to better secure your mattress against allergens. Mattress protectors provide a physical barrier that resists allergens, dust mites, moisture, mold and mildew. They can also be taken off and cleaned in the washing machine.

The History Of Memory Foam

The memory foam was originally developed in the late 60’s by a group of chemists at NASA’s Ames Research Center. It has come a long way since then. Memory foam is polyurethane with additional chemicals increasing its viscosity and density. It is often referred to as “viscoelastic” polyurethane foam, or low-resilience polyurethane foam.

Memory Foam vs Hybrid Mattress

Many people ask us about the benefits of a memory foam mattress vs the benefits of a hybrid mattress. They both offer plenty of useful benefits to sleepers. Memory foam seems to be better at relieving pressure and isolating motion compared to hybrid mattress. However, hybrid mattress are better at regulating temperature and allow you to move around more easily. Furthermore, hybrid mattresses seem to be more durable than memory foam mattresses. 

Speak To The Experts

Sit ‘n Sleep wants to make sure you have the best sleep possible and provides a wide range of comfortable and affordable memory foam mattresses. We also offer memory foam pillows that contour to your head and neck for additional support. Call or visit your local Sit ‘n Sleep today to speak with one of our highly-trained sleep consultants. We can help you find the perfect mattress, memory foam or otherwise, to fit all of your needs.

Students Save 10% During Our Back to School Sale

Back to School Mattress Sale

Summer’s coming to a close and the new school year begins shortly, which means it’s time for our annual student discount sale. Show your high school or college ID and receive 10% off our already discounted prices on mattresses, frames, bedding and accessories.

Whether you’re going away to school for the first time or are a graduate student, sound, restful sleep is essential to maintaining good health and achieving peak academic performance. Sleeping well starts with the right mattress and support system.

Dormitory Living

Most college dormitories and fraternity and sorority houses sleeping areas have twin or twin XL beds with thin, lumpy mattresses. Worse than being uncomfortable, think about how many people have slept on the same mattress and the bacteria, perspiration, bodily fluids and accidental spills it’s absorbed over the years!

Most schools have rules against students supplying their own mattresses, although there are still measures you can take for better sleeping, such as adding a cushioned mattress topper for increased support. A mattress cover will help contain allergens, bed bugs, dust mites and other critters that may be inside the mattress. Coordinated sheets, pillowcases and shams allow you to personalize your dorm room without breaking any of the campus rules.

Living Off Campus

Off campus living sometimes involves an unfurnished apartment with a bedroom lacking a bed, mattress and bedding. Unless it’s a large bedroom, Twin or Twin XL mattresses and beds are recommended, since they take up less space than the alternatives. Primarily for people less than 5’ 5” tall, a Standard Twin mattress measuring 38” by 75” should be fine. A Twin XL bed and mattress combination makes a better choice for taller people. Twin XL mattresses are the same 38” width as a Standard Twin, but are five inches longer.

Picking The Right Mattress

Whether you’ll be sleeping in a dorm or in an off campus residence, a good night’s rest starts with a mattress that’s right for your height, weight, body type. Also consider your sleeping position and whether you have back, neck or shoulder pain. This information on some of the Twin and Twin XL mattress types available at all Sit ‘n Sleep Mattress Superstores will guide you to picking what’s right for you:

  • Firm and Extra Firm Mattresses offer the most support. They are often preferred by people with back and neck problems. Firm mattresses help keep the spine properly aligned, lessening lower back pain by relaxing the back muscles. A mattress that’s too firm, however, may actually cause or worsen back pain. Because of their extra support, stomach sleepers and people with circulatory problems often choose firm mattresses.
  • Cushion Firm mattresses provide a blend of softness, support and comfort. Cushion firm mattresses are firm mattresses with a soft, cushiony layer on top. Sometimes called Pillow Top mattresses, they’re often chosen by people who need some support but find firm mattresses uncomfortable.
  • Plush mattresses combine the best of Firm, Extra Firm and Cushion Firm mattresses and you arrive here. Plush mattresses are often chosen by people who sleep on their backs or sides. They offer a soft sleeping surface, but still support the neck, shoulders and back. Stomach sleepers, however might need more spinal support than Plush mattresses provide.
  • Ultra Plush mattresses are the most luxurious mattresses available. Preferred by side sleepers and those who toss and turn during the night, the ultra plush mattress provides an ideal balance of comfort, softness and support. Stomach sleepers, however, tend to choose firmer mattresses that keep the spine from sagging.

Buying a Student Sleep System

All 38 Southern California Sit ‘n Sleep locations carry a huge selection of quality twin mattresses from well-known manufacturers such as Aireloom, Sealy, Beautyrest and more. Our knowledgeable Sleep Consultants are available seven days a week to help you choose the mattress size, type and support combination that most closely meet your school year sleeping needs and fit your student budget. Use your 10% student discount for even greater savings on our already deeply discounted mattresses, bedding and accessories.What’s more, we offer free local delivery. Rest assured that when you buy a mattress at Sit ‘n Sleep, you’ll sleep well throughout the school year.

For more information, see our Best Bed for College Students article.

The 10% discount applies only to high school, college and graduate-school students with a valid school identification card. Tempur-Pedic and iComfort products are excluded.

The Benefits of an Adjustable Bed

In this digital era with laptops, smart phones and iPads, adjustable beds are rapidly growing in popularity– especially with those who want a personalized sleep experience. Why should you have to scrunch up pillows or sit in an unnatural position against your bed frame when you can select the ideal position for your back and legs?

The first thing that may come to mind with these kind of beds are the clunky hospitable bed, but adjustable beds have come a long way and evolved into a fashionable systems designed to give people the freedom to read, work or watch TV in perfect comfort. Check out the other Benefits of an Adjustable Bed: Continue reading

Foods That Can Help or Hurt Your Sleep

Heading into slumber land is definitely easier on some nights, but difficult on others. Why is that? Chances are it may be because of your foods. Check out this compiled list of what can aid your sleep or negatively affect it.

What Helps:

Tryptophan-Rich Foods- Never heard of it? Well, you can find tryptophan in milk, nuts, seeds, bananas, honey and more! Generally, dairy items contain the tryptophan amino acid, which helps promote sleep. Continue reading

How to Wake Up at Work

Whether you stayed up too late trying to put that baby back to sleep or you have an active night life, some days are harder than other to conquer work. If your cup of coffee isn’t cutting it and you feel like crawling under your desk to go back to sleep, here are some tips to prevent you from catching some z’s at your desk.

  1. Exercise

It may seem strange to exercise in front of your coworkers, but a few jumping jacks or yoga will get your heart pumping. Running up and down the stairs or even go on a quick brisk walk will help. It will not only help you wake up, but also clear your mind so you can get back to work feeling refreshed.

  1. Have a Snack

We don’t mean grabbing something from the fast food joint, but having something like an apple of a granola bar may be just what your body needed to refuel your energy. Continue reading

Tips on Purchasing a Mattress for Back to School

School starts in less than two weeks and parents want to do everything they can to give their children the best start to the new school year. Purchasing a new mattress may help. Everybody understands the importance of a good night’s sleep for promoting alertness and attentiveness.

Sit ‘n Sleep Reveals Tips on Purchasing a Mattress for Back to School

Sit ‘n Sleep Reveals Tips on Purchasing a Mattress for Back to School

Scientists at the University of California announced earlier this year that learning, memory and motor skills can be enhanced by a period of sleep in between a period of learning and testing newly acquired knowledge. The correct mattress plays a critical role in ensuring a good night’s sleep.

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How to Become a Morning Person

We all know the feeling, struggling to wake up in the morning until you had that warm cup-o-Joe in your hands. Mornings can be hard, especially if you enjoy staying up. And if you’re a night owl who’s looking to make the transition toward becoming a morning person, there’s definitely tricks of the trade.

1)      Go to Bed Earlier

An obvious one, but slashing an hour of your day and removing some obligations in the evening can give you more time to decompress from your day and relax. Be stringent on your bed deadline and it will help you waking up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. Continue reading

Sit ‘N Sleep Offers $100 Savings for VIP Members

Sit ‘n Sleep, a Southern California mattress superstore, has a special offer to VIP Club members.

Sit ‘n Sleep Announces $100 Savings for VIP Members

Sit ‘n Sleep Announces $100 Savings for VIP Members

Sit ‘n Sleep is one of the largest mattress retailers in the United States, selling more mattresses per store than any other retailer in the country. As part of its’ mission, Sit ‘n Sleep chooses to focus on helping people find the perfect mattress for their overall health at a reasonable price. Sit ‘n Sleep is now providing plenty of incentives to those who wish to become a VIP member.

“We want to offer savings to our loyal customers,” a Sit ‘n Sleep representative said. “These discounts can be used to access the best deals on mattress and bedding accessories that can’t be found anywhere else.” Continue reading

Replace your Mattress Every 8 Years

It is very essential to replace your mattress every 8 years. An old mattress can prevent

How Often Do You Replace Your Mattress?

How Often Do You Replace Your Mattress?

you from getting the type of healthy, regular sleep that keeps your body feeling young. As your mattresses ages, the effects of it aren’t pretty— even with the protection of bed sheets. In fact, after about eight years, your mattress will have lived its natural life span and then some. If your mattress is eight years old, or older – it’s time to replace it!

The Effects of Long term Mattress Use

Over time, a mattress accumulates oil from years of sleeping on it. This can cause the mattress to smell or for your skin to break out. This is why it is essential to use a mattress cover to protect it from the buildup of oils or spills. Continue reading

Q&A: How to Select a Mattress with Store Manager, Marty Meredith

Ever wonder HOW on earth to select a mattress? Well, Agoura Hills Sit ‘n Sleep Store Manager, Marty Meredith is here to help answer some frequently asked question so you’ll be a savvier shopper!

1.    What qualities should I look for when selecting a mattress? 

Sit ‘n Sleep Store Manager, Marty Meredith

Sit ‘n Sleep Store Manager, Marty Meredith

Comfort, support, temperature neutrality and lack of motion are 4 basic tenets of sleep and studies show these are the items consumers are most concerned with.

2.      Should customers have a checklist when shopping for a mattress?

Perhaps a list of what is most important to them about their purchase and what their expectations are for their new mattress.

Some consumers are price conscious and some are not. The best advice is to keep an open mind and trust a trained professional at a great company, like SitnSleep to guide you through the process. Continue reading