Tempurpedic mattresses are not a magical cure for your insomnia. But without a comfortable, supportive bed it’s almost certain that better sleep will continue to elude you. So how does a memory foam mattress, topper or pad increase your chances of going to sleep quickly and staying asleep until you wake naturally? And are Tempurpedic beds the best mattresses for your money?
Better sleep is more likely on Tempurpedic mattresses than on traditional inner spring mattresses because visco elastic foam:
- Provides proper body support
- Relieves pressure points
- Reduces motion transfer
Prevent insomnia through proper body support
It’s almost impossible to get to sleep without a bed that supports your body properly. Memory foam is unique in that its temperature sensitive open cell structure does not push up against your body. The cells soften and collapse where they are heated by your body so you sink into the mattress.
Memory foam like that found in Tempur-Pedic mattresses hugs your contours and spreads your weight evenly along every inch that’s in contact with the sleeping surface. This causes you to maintain a straighter neck, spine and hip position than is possible with other bed types. So a pain in the neck or back is much less likely to keep you awake.
Don’t let pressure points keep you up at night
Memory foam beds are often used in medical settings to prevent bed sores and gangrene caused by pressure points in hospital patients. Memory foam’s structure of microscopic temperature sensitive open cells allows very small adjustments so that body weight is spread evenly instead of concentrated at just a few points.
These pressure relieving properties ease shoulder and hip pain that may be preventing you from falling to sleep or staying asleep for longer.
Reduce sleep interruptions due to motion transfer
How many times have you almost fallen asleep only to be woken up by your sleep partner turning over or a pet jumping on to the bed? With Tempurpedic mattresses or other quality memory foam bed this won’t happen to you anymore.
Eliminating motion transfer from others sharing your bed improves your sleep environment by reducing the number of distracting stimuli that your brain needs to pay attention to. A bored brain is a sleepy brain.
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A common complaint about memory foam beds has been that they trap heat. The last thing you need is to wake up with a hotter, sweatier hot flash. Make sure that you choose a memory foam bed that features ‘improved air flow’ or ‘dual air flow’ layers and specially designed breathable top layers. Most Temper Pedic mattresses now have this feature.
What’s the best memory foam mattress or topper?
Do you have to buy Tempurpedic mattresses to get a quality bed? No. They are a high quality brand and they were the highest rated by Consumer Reports in their landmark 2009 survey, but you do pay a premium for buying the industry leader. Tempurpedic beds are expensive.
But don’t worry. There are many other companies selling quality memory foam beds for less. The trouble comes when you try to sort through thousands of different memory foam mattress retailers and it’s easy to get confused and overwhelmed. Here’s a buyer’s guide where you can discover the best mattresses for your budget without losing too much sleep worrying about all the options. You will also find out whether you can get by with just purchasing a topper or pad to save more money.
While there is nothing in Tempurpedic mattresses that is a magical cure for sleeplessness, it does help provide proper body support, relieve painful pressure points and reduce sleep interruptions caused by motion transfer. And if you’re sleeping on a comfortable, supportive memory foam bed you’re much less likely to suffer from insomnia.