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Memory Foam Mattresses at Garden City Furniture

Memory foam mattresses are a great option for finding the right balance of comfort and support while you sleep. Once you’ve decided on a mattress with the right firmness, you’ll want to make sure that you have all of the information to take care of your new bed. Here’s everything you need to know when shopping memory foam mattresses at Garden City Furniture:

What is Memory Foam?

Memory foam was developed by NASA’s Ames Research Center in 1966 to improve the safety of aircraft cushions. Consisting mostly of polyurethane, memory foam was developed specifically to respond to body heat. This allows it to contour snugly around a body during the night and then spring back to its original shape when it’s not in use.

Because of the foam’s ability to use heat retention to change the shape of the foam, overheating can sometimes be a concern. However, newer memory foam mattresses include special gel formulas that keep the mattress feeling cool and wick away moisture. Be sure to ask your sleep expert at Garden City Furniture about gel foam with cooling abilities!

When NASA released the technology to the public, it was used in the medical sector and then for mattresses. Now memory foam can be found in bedding, pillows, shoes, and much more. The price for a memory foam mattress has significantly decreased since it was first released, making this new technology accessible to many people.

Support the Memory Foam Mattress

Because a foam mattress can contour around any surface, it is important to ensure that the mattress rests on a good, solid base. Ask your sleep expert at Garden City furniture to help you find a foundation or box spring that uses a solid piece of support or a slatted platform base with slats no more than 3″ apart. If the slats are too thin or placed too far apart, your mattress may be sinking through the slats.

Adjustable bases are designed to properly support a memory foam mattress while also allowing you to sit up or recline comfortably. These bases are a great option if you like to read, work, or watch TV from bed.

For a great selection of memory foam mattresses, come to a store that has been serving the Atlantic Beach, Aynor, Briarcliffe Acres, Bucksport, Conway, Dimery Settlement, Forestbrook, Garden City Beach, Georgetown, Litchfield, Little River, Loris, Murrells Inlet, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island, and Surfside Beach, South Carolina areas since 1947.