You’ve probably heard of memory foam mattresses, but you might not have heard about reflex foam. It’s an increasingly popular material for mattresses, and it can be particularly beneficial for people suffering from mobility issues.
What is Reflex Foam?
Reflex foam is made from a type of medium-firm high-density polyurethane foam. It’s constructed in much the same way as regular memory foam, but the bubbles inside are much larger. This means that the air inside is not able to escape sideways. Instead, the pressure pushes back upwards. Once pressure is removed, those larger bubbles see the reflex foam spring back to its original shape.
Why is Reflex Foam Good for Mobility Problems?
There are several benefits that come with sleeping on a reflex foam mattress, but the most important one is probably that ability to spring back. When you lie down on a regular memory foam mattress, you’ll notice yourself sinking down a little, and there’s no real ‘bounce back’ quality. This means users enjoy a firmer feel and healthy spinal alignment.
The added support makes reflex foam ideal for people who have chosen an adjustable bed because they suffer from back pain. And when you need to get up, you’ll find it easier without having to combat the sinking sensation experienced with traditional memory foam.
Further benefits include:
- Low Cost: Even though reflex foam is a newer innovation, it costs a lot less than memory foam. While traditional memory foam mattresses require multi-layer systems, reflex foam mattresses use just one filling.
- Low Maintenance: Like other foam-based mattresses, reflex foam mattresses don’t need to be turned, which is a real boon for anyone with mobility issues.
- Dust-Mite Resistant: If you’re worried about dust mites or suffer from allergies, reflex foam can be a welcome addition to your bedroom.