A good mattress is crucial for a good night's sleep. It can even mean the difference between feeling refreshed and relaxed the next day and being a total mess. Those who can't get to sleep or can't stay asleep usually feel much worse and perform worse at their job. If you're one of those people, one option to look into is getting a memory foam bed.
This is a completely different type of mattress from the innerspring bed you're used to. Memory foam is a material (properly called polyurethane foam, or viscoelastic foam) which contains millions of small air bubbles. It comes in different softnesses and densities, and many people find that it is a much more comfortable bedding material.
Some people believe that king memory foam mattresses are mainly for senior citizens. That couldn't be further from the truth. Since this type of material molds itself to the contours of your body while you sleep, it supports you much better that a regular mattress. A memory foam mattress spreads your weight out more evenly. This can help reduce spots where there is too much pressure on your body. Anybody who suffers from joint, neck, or back problems will tell you that sleeping on an uncomfortable bed can make these problems much worse.
Another advantage of memory foam is that it does not transfer energy across the bed. That means that if you or your partner move around during the night, you won't disturb each other. Some people find that this reason alone makes a memory foam bed worth it.
Finally, memory foam is a completely natural material and it's hypoallergenic, unlike a cheap twin bed. Memory foam doesn't harbor dust mites and other pathogens like a traditional mattress. Memory foam used to be quite expensive, but as manufacturing techniques have evolved, the price has come down. If you're shopping for a new mattress, why not check out memory foam?