Choose your bed-mates: a bug's guide to Memory Foam Mattresses
Dust mites, despite being some of the smallest creatures on earth, are also some of the most ubiquitous. And they'd probably take top prize for the most annoying - for those people that have to deal with them, anyway.
Most of us have dust mites, dust, and other allergens spread around our homes the way butter gets spread around a slice of bread. They're everywhere - and most of the time, they don't make the tiniest bit of difference to our lives.
But occasionally, people suffering with asthma, hayfever and other similar allergies can have a real problem with these tiny troublemakers. And that's where Memory Foam Mattresses come in.
Memory Foam Mattresses are carefully treated to make sure they're dust, mite, mildew and mould-free - a benefit for everyone, really. But for allergy sufferers it's a dream come true. It means no more hassle or worry - at least not as far as their mattress is concerned! Memory Foam Mattresses are also great if you have skin problems or sensitive skin.
Memory Foam works in other magical ways as well. It's super-supportive, with densities ranging from 2lb (minimum support but still that gooey, squishy feel) right up to 10lb, for the real hardcore fans, who liken it to sleeping on warm plasticine: picture it, the plasticine slowly matching itself to your body temperature, then slowly wrapping itself around your body…
Which brings us onto another cool benefit to Memory Foam. It adjusts itself to your body temperature. That means you're far less likely to overheat in bed - or freeze during those chilly winter months. What's more, the warmer the mattress gets, the softer it gets too - wrapping itself around you like a snug blanket.
And what about those unfortunate people for whom a decent night's sleep is but a distant memory? Well you'll be pleased to know that salvation is at hand. Memory Foam, due to the way it adapts to fit your body shape, means that you have constant and complete support no matter what position you sleep in. That makes it great for people who suffer from joint pains, arthritis and neck and back complaints.
But despite all these benefits, we still haven't dealt with the biggest complaint of all time when it comes to beds: sharing.
There's nothing most of us like more than to cuddle up with someone we love. But when, at 3a.m., that someone we love starts tossing and turning like a ship in a storm, those cute feelings quickly disappear.
Or do they? You see, with Memory Foam Mattress, the mattress changes with your body's movements. That means if one person turns over, the only movement the mattress makes is under their body. No bounces or wriggles get transferred to your side of the bed (we'll be generous and assume you aren't the perpetrator). Brilliant, eh?