For many of those who find it hard to get a good night’s sleep, memory foam is a near-miraculous innovation that has significantly helped ease pain, discomfort and disturbed nights.
Memory foam feels very soft and cosy but also provides amazing support keeping you cosseted and stable all night through. By moulding to the shape of your body and distributing your weight evenly, it helps relieve painful pressure points making sleepless nights a thing of the past. It’s especially useful for those confined to bed for long periods and at risk of developing dangerous pressure ulcers.
Memory foam has a long history of efficacy in medical environments – ranging from mattresses and pillows to shoes, blankets and even wheelchair cushions – but it was up in space that the product first took off.
NASA-funded researchers were looking for ways to reduce the effects of G-force pressure on astronauts during lift-off. By feeding gas into a polymer matrix, they created a foam that feels very solid but can also act like a liquid – capable of absorbing huge pressures while still remaining soft.
In the 1970s, NASA adapted the technology for aircraft seats – in a bid to improve impact survival rates as well as make long plane journeys comfier. In fact, memory foam was so effective that, after tests showed it could absorb the force of 36 Gs, one of its inventors said the aircraft seat would “out-survive the plane” in the event of a crash.
In 1989, memory foam was inducted into the Space Hall of Fame, by which time it was well on its way to widespread commercial use. It’s been utilised in helmets for footballers and racing drivers, orthopaedic prosthetic limbs, funfair rides, riding saddles and much, much more.
Nevertheless, mattresses still represent the most prolific use of this amazing product. By providing support where it is most needed, memory foam both cushions and protects while also providing maximum comfort.
Today, more than 50 years since it was first introduced, memory foam is no longer a novelty – but research continues to bring myriad improvements. Latest developments have included the advent of Geltex® Inside where the foam is infused with gel beads. This help regulate body temperature and stops you getting overheated during the night.
The Bakare product range includes several different memory foam mattresses, all designed to work with adjustable, profiling beds. Memory foam’s unique properties mean sleepers are supported whether beds angled or flat.
Bakare’s Medi-Pro Memory, Comfort Plus and Gel-Cool mattresses are well-made, robust, durable and will stand the test of time – anything up to ten years. The Medi-Pro Gel-Cool Mattress offers the additional benefits of Geltex® Inside technology – helping to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.
All Bakare’s foam mattresses are more than suitable for 24-hour, seven-day use and come in a wide range of sizes, and have weight limits of at least 34 stone (216kg). The mattresses also have reliable non-slip bases, with firm edge support that will support you getting in and out of bed.
Product care is also a priority and all Bakare’s foam mattresses have PU coated 50,000ppm chlorine resistant covers which are exceptionally fluid-resistant and easy to clean. The fabric has also been impregnated with an anti-microbial agent to prevent dangerous bacterial growth including MRSA. High-quality zip closure and welded seams come as standard. If you’d like to have a chat with us about how a memory foam mattress might help you, please call 01752 512222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.