An overlay is a more cost-effective alternative to replacing an entire mattress. The main differences between an overlay and a mattress is that with the mattress you will get proper support and pressure relief, whereas in an overlay the support factor will greatly depend on the support from your existing mattress. If you have a good quality mattress that is relatively firm and provides good support and overlay can be just as effective as a complete memory foam mattress.
If your mattress is worn out and has lumps or hollows, it will cause the memory foam overlay to eventually also conform to these lumps and hollows. So for best results, the overlay should be used on a mattress that is in a good condition.
A memory foam overlay will make a difference to pretty much most mattresses, spring or other. Whilst our existing mattress can provide excellent support, an overlay can help with providing additional comfort and pressure relief as it responds to your body heat and conforms to the shape of your body.
Memory foam is undoubtedly one of the healthiest sleeping surfaces on the market today. It’s pressure relieving capability helps to improve general sleep quality, improves blood circulation, alleviates back pain and is also hyper allergenic and dust mite resistant.
questions Memory foam is temperature sensitive and softens as it responds to your body heat. You may find that your electric blanket may soften the foam to such an extent that it may not provide the necessary support. Therefore we recommend the use of electric blankets only for short periods of time, prior to you getting into bed and not to be used whilst in bed.
Our memory foam is made of the latest formulations which does not respond so intensely to fluctuations in climate. In much colder temperatures it may be firmer than in normal conditions but this quickly changes once you are in bed and the foam can soften in response to your body heat.
Memory foam retains body heat better than other mattresses, however, it uses open celled polymers that are breathable therefore allowing air to move freely through the mattress helping to reduce the heating effect.