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We spend around one-third of our life sleeping or at least lying down. How much is making that experience the best part of your day each day worth to you? Is it worth as much per day as, say, what you spend to watch television while you're waiting to get that sleep?
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One type of product that has become very popular in the last few years to help you sleep better is Memory Foam.
Memory Foam is a foam made from polyurethane with additional chemicals that add to its viscosity level, thereby increasing the density of the foam.
Fagerdala World Foams of Gustavsberg, Sweden, spent almost ten years perfecting the material for mass production. It was first introduced in Sweden and became known around the world as the Swedish Sleep System. Tempur-Pedic licensed the material and became the US manufacturer.
Fagerdala manufactures foams for insulation, sealing, shock absorption, protection, cushioning, comfort, floatation, filtration, and rigidity.
Fagerdala World Foams is the parent company of an international group specializing in the development, manufacture and marketing of polymer foams.
The group employs approximately 1.500 people and operates 30 factories in 14 countries, with a total building area of 265.000 m'. The head office is located at Gustavsberg Harbour on the island of V'rmd', 20 km east of Stockholm, Sweden, to where it was moved in 1999 from the original nearby location at Fagerdala.
It was initially developed for NASA because of its ability to distribute pressure across the entire surface, because it could ease the pressure of extreme G-forces.
Because it eases pressure on the body it is now widely used in medical applications for patients suffering from pressure sores or bed-bound patients.
Previously too expensive for general use it has now become cheaper to produce.
You can now buy memory foam mattresses and mattress toppers.
As a matter of fact memory foam mattresses have become the fastest growing segment in the mattress industry.
There is a true proliferation of companies producing memory foam products and it is difficult to distinguish quality.
The first generation of material just wasn't very durable, and would often compress or crack over time until a Swedish company called Tempurpedic developed a Class product called the Tempurpedic Mattress.
Tempurpedic is still very expensive but worth it.
Not all memory foams are equal. They differ a great deal in quality - density, hardness or softness, response to temperature, and also in their durability.
In looking for the right memory foam there are really a lot of different types and qualities out there.
And while this has also meant that a good number of quality memory foams have come onto the market, it has also meant that a greater number of low quality, cut rate foams have also appeared.
4 lbs seems to be the perfect density for comfort and quality and a mattress of that kind should last 5 years or so.
Stick with a memory foam that has a proven history of real world durability.
Really look closely at not only the density of the memory foam you are buying, but the source as well. You can trust Tempurpedic because they have a vested interest in assuring that their customers get only the highest quality products.
Tempurpedic, however, is four times as expensive as its competitors.
But there are alternatives.
You do not have to buy a Memory Foam Mattress, you can just buy a Topper made from Memory Foam.
Can I Get By with Just a Topper, or Do I Need a Whole New Mattress? It depends on the shape and the age of your existing mattress.
If your mattress is lumpy, feels uncomfortable and has hollows, forget it.
Here is a tip:
Buy the best bed you can find, then add your own memory foam topper.
About best beds, buy a latex or good foam bed, they just don't wear out.
After 5 years or so, when the top starts to sag a bit, just replace the top.
If you ever buy your mattress or foam over the Internet make sure you can return them because you should try the merchandise at any cost.
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