Various Forms of Memory Foam

There is a broad range of dimensions, forms, and construction types available for memory foam mattresses.There are many fundamental kinds of foam mattresses, which are distinguished by the unique variations in chemicals and manufacturing methods that distinguish each particular foam product.

There are three primary kinds of memory foam, which are as follows:


This is the earliest and most “traditional” memory foam mattress available. This was the first foam product to be introduced to the public at large. Traditionally designed memory foam, which is created in the manner described above, is engineered to conform to the shape of your body. Another drawback of conventional memory foam is that it has a propensity to retain heat, which may result in the sleeping surface of mattresses made with such foam being uncomfortably heated. The other two kinds of memory foam were developed in part to solve this problem.


It contains the same chemicals as conventional memory foam, but has a distinct interior structure than that of traditional foam mattresses. Open-cell memory foam beds feature interior pockets (also known as “open cells”) that provide for airflow movement all through the mattress, which aids in the dispersal of heat throughout the mattress.

When open-cell foam mattresses were first introduced, they were much less dense, which had an effect on the hardness of the bed and made it seem less supporting. In order to solve this problem while still maintaining the open-celled design of the mattress, new manufacturing methods have been created.


Another kind of memory foam is made using gel as an ingredient in its composition. Gels are often introduced into the mattress via the injection of gel-based micro beads into the mattress. These micro beads form pockets in the mattress that are comparable to those seen in open-cell mattresses. Rather of just allowing air to pass through the bed, these gels are typically “phase-changing” materials, which means they actively absorb and release heat from your body while you sleep.

There are beds that use just one of these foam types, however many contemporary memory foam mattresses combine many, if not all three of these types, besides these fundamental kinds of memory foam mattresses, some mattress manufacturers are also using additional materials in their mattresses, typically for the purpose of conditioning. Copper is one of the materials on this list. The inclusion of copper in  memory foam helps with the both heat dissipation and moisture wicking since copper is a very good conductor of heat.

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