Why Choosing a Memory Foam Bed Topper Can Cure Your Insomnia

Life in the modern world is very hectic. Many people suffer from insomnia and other sleep disorders. Our world today is very different from that of our fathers’ and grandfathers’. They led lives that were less cluttered, had more physical activities and suffered less mental stress. There were fewer rules constraining their work – fewer regulations they needed to work around. Is there any wonder, then, that we modern men and women do not sleep well?

Fortunately, there are many solutions for our insomnia. Some are simple, some are complicated. Some need a bit of practice, others are nearly effortless. I, like many other people, find great respite in relaxation exercises like meditation, autogenics, progressive muscle relaxation, etc. Some of my friends prefer listening to music for relaxation before they go to sleep. And while all these methods work, staying up an extra half-hour or one hour just to prepare ourselves for slumber does get tiresome sometimes. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a simpler way to sleep better?

The answer seems to be “Yes!” Since the time of our grandfathers, the technology that has gone into making beds has advanced by leaps and bounds. Grandfather and father had these choices for their mattresses – wool, cotton, feathers, air beds, water beds, coil springs, foam, and polyester fiber. And now we have two more – natural latex memory foam and artificial memory foam made from visco elastic polyurethane. Modern beds and mattresses using advanced materials and engineering designs are able to conform to your body shape, hence reducing pressure and sore spots, allowing our muscles to fully relax. Yet at the same time, these same mattresses provide spinal support, helping to maintain proper sleeping posture and preventing strain.

These advanced mattresses are tremendously comfortable to lie on. This comfort almost literally sucks away the physical strain that assails our bodies. And as proven by psychologists and physiologists who studied the human body’s biofeedback mechanism, removing this physical strain also removes our mental stress. Without this physical strain and mental stress, we more easily fall asleep.

While this is great for curing our insomnia, there is one big problem. These beds and futons are expensive. A really good branded water bed, spring coil bed or memory foam bed can easily set you back one or two months salary even if you are working in a typical white collar job. It’s true that they are supposed to last a decade or even longer, but it is still difficult for most people to find the spare cash to pay for this particular luxury. After all, you can’t take out a loan to pay for it, can you?

Fortunately, there are cheaper alternatives that are nearly as good… or at least far better than nothing. A memory foam pad (whether made of artificial visco elastic polyurethane or natural latex foam) laid on top of your usual mattress can provide a great deal of additional comfort to send you beddy-bye more easily. These bed pads are a great deal more affordable than buying a whole new bed. And if you are patient enough to wait for a clearance sale to look for some good deals, you may be able to save even more money.