Over the course of our lives, our bodies change regularly. Whether it's from aging, surgery, or just general life or family changes, our sleep patterns also change throughout our lives. What once was a comfortable place for us to sleep can literally change overnight, causing us to toss and turn and wake up feeling sore and tired.

Before you go out and spend money on a new mattress, make sure you consider your options. Memory Foam Mattresses are becoming more and more popular, and there's a good reason for that. Memory foam was originally created by NASA to help absorb the great force that take-off had on astronauts bodies, so you know it's quality stuff, but what about the negatives we've all heard over the years when it comes to using memory foam in a mattress? I'm here to let you know that most of the qualities that used to take away from the memory foam sleeping experience have been resolved with time and new technology, now making memory foam probably the best option out there for a good nights sleep!

Memory foam works by conforming to your body's curves and weight to eliminate excess pressure on your joints and other parts of your body. For example, if you're a side sleeper on a regular coil mattress, your shoulder and hip have quite a bit of pressure put on them just due to the natural curve of your body and the mattresses inability to conform to that curve. With memory foam, the mattress will actually mold to the curve of your shoulder and hip, eliminating the excess pressure and instead cradling the joints, thus allowing you to sleep in peace and wake up without the added pain. Plus, memory foam is durable and lasts much longer than many of it's coil or air mattress counterparts.

I know the last time I purchased a mattress, I consider memory foam, but since I had heard that it creates a very warm sleeping environment, I chose to pass. Thankfully, due to new technology, this is no longer a problem with many memory foam mattresses or toppers. If you tend to be a warm sleeper to start with, make sure you look for newer technology memory foam that includes added ventilation or cooling wood pulp or gel product. This newer memory foam technology eliminates the hotter sleeping environment of yesteryear's memory foam.

Another rumor about old school memory foam was that it smelled funny. I'll be honest, that wasn't just a rumor. It did smell pretty funny. However, now most memory foam mattresses now have added products like green tea extracts or charcoal technologies to help eliminate the typical memory foam smell and also absorb moisture.

If you've overlooked memory foam in the past because of some of the downfalls the product used to have, now is the time to reconsider. Technology has made memory foam what it is today, and I will personally guarantee you the best sleep you've ever had if you make the switch!