Memory foam has an open-cell structure that reacts to heat and pressure, and this is what gives them their unique ability to follow the contours of your body and support you in your natural sleeping position. The special structure of memory foam also inhibits the growth of dust mites, and where it retains body heat, is great for relieving muscular aches and pains.
These types of mattress usually contain layers of foam, with memory foam placed at the top and firmer, more dense foams at the bottom. Reflex foam, also known as base foam, is regularly used in this way to make them feel more supportive. Therefore, if you’re looking for something with a little more in the way of support – say, you struggle with back pain or getting in and out of bed – then a reflex foam mattress might be the best option for you. We also stock memory foam mattresses containing pocket springs. These springs react individually to your pressure and weight, unlike traditional springs that are all joined together, and this means that they work in a similar way to memory foam, following the shape of your body to preserve the neutral alignment of your spine and prevent the build-up of uncomfortable pressure points.