Oh, The Comforts of Home
I recently visited my in-laws’ newly refinished home. Prior to our visit, we had always stayed on an authentic antique sofa bed from the 1950s – which was complete with a homemade plywood support system to keep the mattress from falling through the (now completely depleted) springs. To say that the mattress was ‘tired’ is an understatement, to be sure.
The Magic of Memory Foam
To my delight, the old artifact was nowhere to be found. They had upgraded to a BRAND NEW sofa bed. It was attractive! It was clean! It smelled good! And best of all, when I opened it up, I was shocked to find a brand new memory foam mattress! When I sat down, it conformed to my seat. When I laid down, it molded to my back. I rolled over, and I swear that if there was a wine glass next to me, it wouldn’t have spilled. I swooned. And then I fell promptly to sleep.
A Much-Needed Upgrade
When I awoke, I realized that the memory foam mattress was a HUGE upgrade. Memory foam is great because it responds to body-heat and pressure to create a custom sleep experience for you and your loved ones. It can support your body around its’ natural curves and lines, and alleviates painful pressure points for people with back pain and hip problems. It can also be a great resource for couples who have different sleep preferences, as it’s wholly responsive to you and your singular body-needs. AND memory foam is so effective that it’s been used on NASA flights, as cushioning in helmets and shoes, as well as in products that prevent pressure ulcers for those who are severely disabled. To put it mildly, memory foam is simply amazing.
Good Sleep Puts the “Fun” in “Family Functions”
Few things are as important as a good night’s sleep — especially when you need to weather family politics, 4th-of-July picnics, and cooking for 20. With the help of this brand new memory-foam sofa bed, I feel like I can do it all. At least until I stand up from my nap.