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5 Benefits of Foam Mattresses

Gone are the days when “As Seen on TV” foam mattresses were only found in the bedrooms of wealthy aunts and uncles. Now, high-quality foam mattresses are a popular choice for many due to their affordability and wide range of sleep benefits. Read on to find out why we love them so much and why OkiOki’s premium foam mattresses, the OkiSoft and OkiFirm, are such a hit among our customers.

Invented by NASA

Yep, the cloud-like material was invented by NASA so test pilots had a comfy spot to place their tushies! Later, it was used in couches, chairs, helmets, shoes and (you guessed it) beds. So, point a star projector toward the ceiling, float onto an all-foam mattress, and live out those astronaut dreams.

Good for Light Sleepers

Remember those commercials where a young woman donning enviable silk pajamas hopped up and down on her foam mattress while a full glass of wine remained steady on the opposite side? The infamous wine glass test was meant to show how foam mattresses reduce motion transfer so you don’t feel every little movement in bed. In other words, if it feels like your partner practices parkour in their sleep, you’ll definitely appreciate the motion isolation of a foam mattress. If you like to use your mattress as a cup holder (not recommended), then you’ll also benefit.

Less Aches and Pain

Scientific research suggests we should get at least seven hours of sleep each night. However, long periods of inactivity can cause body stiffness, which explains why we occasionally wake up feeling like C-3PO before his oil bath. Foam mattresses are affected by temperature and pressure, so that when you lie on one, it conforms to your body and cradles your limbs. This helps to relieve pressure points and improve spine alignment, thus reducing pain and stiffness without sacrificing comfort.

Side Sleepers Rejoice!

While the majority of people sleep on their sides, it’s not always the most comfortable position for our necks, hips, or shoulders. If you're a side sleeper, foam goes easy on your hips and shoulders, since its cushiony layers contour to your body and allow these areas to lightly sink into the mattress. For side-sleeper folks, we recommend the OkiSoft, which is the closest you’ll get to lying on a cloud.

Better Breathing

Depending on the materials used in the mattress, your mattress could be home to a bustling city of dust, pet dander, and other allergens. We apologize for inspiring the gross image you likely just conjured up in your mind, but it’s important to know that these uninvited guests can cause a ton of allergy symptoms, like nasal congestion and sneezing.

Foam mattresses are hypoallergenic and dust-resistant. The material is made up of fibers that block dust from accumulating, while its high-density ensures less available real estate for house-hunting critters.

1 Bonus Reason Why OkiOki Foam Mattresses are the Best

OkiOki mattresses come with a cool-to-the-touch zip cover which prevents the overheating that is sometimes associated with foam mattresses. Our mattresses are made with high-porosity gel foam and graphite foam with air holes that promote regulated body temperature and cool airflow. No more waking up in a pool of sweat!

What’s Next?

If you think a foam mattress is right for you, check out the OkiSoft and OkiFirm or learn more about which mattress density best fits your individual needs. And not that it’s a big deal or anything, but our OkiSoft mattress is kind of famous. Sleep Foundation rated it the BEST Memory Foam Mattress of 2021.



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