Is Memory Foam Affected By Temperature?
Short Answer: Yes, and that’s one of the
things that make it special.
One of the reasons
that memory foam makes such a great bedding material is because of its
sensitivity to temperature. As you lay in your bed, certain parts of
your body, your pressure points, are going to rest more heavily on the
foam. These places that rest most heavily are going to transfer more
heat. This means that the foam becomes softer, right where you need it
Can Memory Foam Be Too Temperature Sensitive?
Answer: Yes, in some cases.
sensitivity of memory foam is important, because without that
sensitivity, the foam won’t do its job the way it should. The key is
finding foam that is sensitive enough to change when you want it to,
but not when you don’t.
consistency” of a given type of foam is what is most important. When
you’re not actually laying on it, you’ll want your foam to have the
same density, no matter what the surrounding temperature is. Most
people’s homes vary somewhat in temperature throughout the year. Even
in the coldest places though, most homes only vary by a few degrees
throughout the year. With some of the mall brands though, even this
minor seasonal variation can make a big change in your mattress. The
mattress is much firmer in the winter time and softer in the summer.
Of course, we’ve
all come a long way since the nineteen seventies, (think polyester
slacks,) and memory foam has changed a lot too. One of the things
that’s been improved upon is this excessive sensitivity to changing
temperatures. When you lie down on one of these 2nd
generation pads, the material still adapts to your body’s heat and
shape, but it isn’t affected as drastically by temperature