I Maybe Needing a Memory Foam Topper

English: Memory foam. The picture is taken by ...
English: Memory foam. The picture is taken by pressing my hand in the foam and releasing it. Nederlands: Traagschuim. De foto is gemaakt door mijn hand enige tijd op het schuim te drukken en daarna los te laten. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As I lay on my bed, a sudden pain on the left portion of my back was felt. Ugh, age. Or is it the mattress? There is this so called memory foam topper used for mattresses that molds to the body contours giving one comfort because of reduced pressure points and better circulation.

To give an exact definition to memory foam, Wikipedia offers this:

Memory foam is polyurethane with additional chemicals increasing its viscosity and density. It is often referred to as “visco-elastic” polyurethane foam, or low-resilience polyurethane foam… Higher-density memory foam softens in reaction to body heat, allowing it to mold to a warm body in a few minutes. A lower-density memory foam is pressure-sensitive and molds quickly to the shape of a body pressing against it, returning to its original shape once the pressure is removed. Faster speed of recovery of a foam to its original shape after a weight is removed is sometimes claimed as an advantage by memory-foam mattress producers, who may talk of “newer generation” foams with “faster recovery.”

It is interesting but upon learning that it has a distinct smell, the interest waned.  I am always allergic to paint smell even if it’s said to go off after a while.

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