Memory Foam Mattresses
Our range of memory foam mattresses are designed to help you sleep perfectly. No matter what type of memory foam mattress you prefer, you’ll find one that suits here.
We once worked with a number of large bedding/mattress retailers, providing them with a range of bespoke memory foam mattresses which were in turn, sold to the retail market.
Now, we’ve ‘cut out the middle man’ and have made our range of memory foam mattresses available to you.
Having done this, we can:-
- Offer large savings over high street prices – you are buying memory foam mattresses directly from a manufacturer.
- Speed up the delivery process – our products are always in stock so you don’t have to wait weeks for your new mattress to arrive.
- Offer same day mattress collection from our factory. These are roll packed and ready to go (Mon-Fri).
- Ensure that you know exactly what you are buying and where it was made.
- Receive your feedback directly – helping to continually improve our products and services.
- Reduce the carbon footprint of your purchase – our products come straight to you from the factory.
- Guarantee the highest product specifications.
- Offer a 5-year guarantee against faults in manufacturing.
Benefits of Memory Foam Mattresses
When you lie on a conventional spring mattress, your own body weight pulls you down. The springs react by pushing back against you. The skin and blood vessels are caught in the middle, squeezed between the gravity force of your weight and the upwards force of the mattress. This causes pressure points, which constricts circulation at the area of contact. The result is discomfort and even pain over time.
When you lie on memory foam mattresses, however, there is no air left in the cells to push back and cause discomfort. Memory foam mattresses mould themselves to the contours of the body, providing excellent support at the pressure points along the spine, neck, legs and elsewhere. This makes it possible to avoid some of the stresses on the skeletal and muscle systems of the body that are incurred during sleep on any other type of surface.
For many of us, pressure points form at the shoulder blades, buttocks, head, heels, hips and elbows which may result in numbness, stiffness or pain. In fact, this is why we toss and turn at night. This movement is our body’s attempt to get more comfortable. Memory foam mattresses can help to combat against these afflictions.
Head & Neck
Correct alignment of your head and neck while sleeping allows your neck muscles to relax which can help to prevent headaches and migraines and promote a more restful nights sleep.
Keeping your back properly aligned can help greatly reduce the chance of backache and promote better body posture, better support also help to alleviate pain in the ribs and rib cage.
Improved distributions of pressure and better alignment of the shoulder area can help to reduce the risk of fibrosis and alleviate general stiffness.
Legs & Feet
Swollen legs, feet and ankles can benefit from a better distribution of pressure, helping to ease symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome and discomfort from swelling.
Arms & Elbow
Better pressure distribution and posture alignment can help to relieve symptoms such as Tennis and Barfly Elbow and reduce the chance of Pins and Needles.
Perfect Nights Sleep
Our memory foam mattresses closely conform to your unique shape and help cradle your body and avoid unnecessary pressure on your body and muscles. Resulting in a deeper more restful sleep.
What is Memory Foam And How Is It Made?
Memory foam is enjoyed by millions daily. Most of us are familiar with the foam, but how much more do we know about it? Memory foam might not sound particularly interesting, but it actually has a fascinating story behind it.
How Did Memory Foam Get Its Name?
Memory Foam goes by various names. These include viscoelastic polyurethane foam and low-resilience polyurethane foam (LRPu). Most of these names are quite the mouthful, so it really is easier to simply refer to this fantastic product as memory foam.
But why that name? Well… it inherited its name because of its remarkable ability to mould to applied pressure when reacting to body heat. This process leaves an indent in the foam for a small period of time. We liken this indent to memories, hence the name.
How Do You Make Memory Foam?
Memory foam begins life as polyurethane plastic. A chemical blend of polyols and monols create a mixture with slow flexibility. Fillers such as calcium carbonate are then included in the mix to create body and reduce tackiness. Once completed, the entire mixture is heated to allow the ingredients to blend together. This now blended mixture is then churned to add air pockets, thus making it foam-like.
At this point, the foam is in a liquid-like state. This is similar to the consistency of soft dough. It is then poured it into a mould at an exact temperature and speed. Whilst within the mould, the hot mixture is manipulated to force any present air out. As a result, this forms an open cell structure. To form the foam, the mixture is then rapidly dried. After this, the foam is cooled, removed, washed, dried and thoroughly inspected to search for inconsistencies.
WHO ORIGINALLY CREATED MEMORY FOAM?
Memory foam was created in 1966. This was because NASA’s Ames Research Center was tasked with improving the safety of space and aircraft cushions. That’s right! This foam was originally created for astronauts to help protect their bodies from pressure through G-Force.
It wasn’t until much later on that this material would be used to make memory foam mattresses. At this point in time, it was referred to as “slow spring back foam” because of its unique properties. The product was later on commercialised for use in medical equipment to reduce patient body tension, as well as in sports equipment such as helmet linings for American football players.
NASA released the foam into the public domain in the early 1980s, almost twenty years after its original development. At this point in time, however, very few companies were willing to work with the product. This was due to the fact that the production methods for creating it then were complex, unreliable and costly. Once the production costs for memory foam began to decline and the process was refined, more and more companies began using it to create new and exciting mattresses. Nowadays, this foam is used for a variety of different applications.
Purchase Memory Foam From GB Foam Direct
As well as mattresses, GB Foam Direct specialise in creating memory foam products for a variety of purposes. We can create bespoke foam products to meet your requirements. For unique memory foam products made to your measurements, visit our foam cut to size page.
Why Choose GB Foam For Your Foam Cut To Size?
Our factory is equipped with the latest CNC cutting technology and throughout the years we have employed the most talented freehand foam cutters in the industry. Many members of the team have worked for the company for several decades and their attention to detail and quality control is something that only comes with years of knowledge and experience.
We have many customers who started with us in 1976 and are still working with us today, which we like to think reflects on our vision to be the most dynamic foam converter in our industry. For us no job is too big or too small. We offer the same level of service and delivery whether you are a retail customer ordering one piece of foam from home, or a large manufacturer ordering daily.
40 Years In BUsiness
GB Foam have been offering foam cut to size from our factory since 1976.
Hand Made In THe UK
We employ the most talented freehand foam cutters in the industry.
ISO 9001 Quality
Our team work to the ISO 9001 quality standards to guarantee only the best
Super Fast Delivery
All orders placed before 11:30am will be despatched for next working day delivery
5 Year Guarantee
Our foam comes with a 5 year guarantee against faults in manufacture.
Our entire range of foam exceed UK safety and flammability standards.