The majority of us will spend one third of our lives lying on a mattress or, as someone else has put it, 220,000 hours. Although we spend a lot of money ensuring that the other two thirds of our life are spent in as much comfort as possible, many people hesitate to spend money on a good mattress, which they shouldn’t. Even if we have spent money on ergonomic chairs for our place of work, we could still be plagued with aches and pains because we wouldn’t spend on a comfortable mattress, one that was correct for our particular and unique sleeping habits.
We spend less time at work than we do lying on a mattress, yet we complain if our work environment is uncomfortable. We spend more time on our mattress than we do in a chair watching TV, yet we ensure that we have a nice comfortable chair to sit in. finally, we certainly spend a great deal more time in our beds than we do behind the wheel of our car yet, whilst in the car we ensure that we have all the necessary comforts to drive with ease.
Perhaps one of the reasons that we do not buy ourselves a new mattress even if we are not sleeping too well or are waking up with aches and pains, is because a good comfortable mattress, perhaps one made of memory foam, is expensive. There is a solution to this though. If you were to look inside a full memory foam mattress, you would see that it has two layers, a thick one at the bottom and a thinner one on the top. It is only the thinner layer on the top which is actually memory, the layer that provides the comfort. The lower layer is just support for the upper layer. A mattress cannot be all memory foam as, if it was, we would sink right through it. The point here is, those top layers of a memory foam mattress are sold separately as memory foam toppers. These toppers can be bought for a far cheaper price than you would have to pay for a full memory foam mattress yet if placed on top of your current mattress, could afford you equal comfort.
As with mattresses, there are a variety of foam toppers available, even in the memory foam range but, as with many other things, you can look at reviews to find the best memory foam mattress topper. Although just about everybody agrees that memory foam mattresses are extraordinary comfortable, some people have said that as the mattresses or toppers are made of foam, they can build up heat in the area where you lie on it and in some instances this can be true and is perhaps noticeable in areas that experience warmer climates. There are however some memory foam mattresses and mattress toppers that have had a gel mixed with the foam during manufacture and this gel dissipates the heat build-up.