What Is Reflex Foam?
At MyBedFrames, we supply a range of foam mattresses, but we find that our customers are sometimes not as familiar with reflex foam as they might be with memory foam and other mattresses.
So what exactly is Reflex foam, and why do people choose to buy it?
Reflex Foam is a name given to a type of medium-firm high-density polyurethane foam. It is often used for orthopaedic mattresses and is a cheaper alternative to memory foam. Although it shares the same ‘spring back into shape’ characteristic of memory foam (hence the ‘reflex’) it is important to distinguish the differences between the two materials as they are by no means the same product.
Memory Foam Vs Reflex Foam
Memory foam was first designed in the 1960s for NASA plane seats. The average memory foam mattress has millions of tiny holes, and air escapes from these as the foam moulds around the body. This action is activated by pressure and body heat and results in a foam mattress that offers total independent support without pressure points.
Memory foam is hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant, creating a healthier sleeping environment.
Benefits of a memory mattress:
- temperature sensitive material that reacts to body heat
- helps to keep your spine aligned
- relieves pressure on joints
- no need to turn
- hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant