While it was first developed in 1966 by NASA, memory foam wasn’t used commercially for mattresses until the early 1980s. If you’ve ever slept on a foam mattress or topper, you’ve no doubt wondered how you ever managed to get a good night’s sleep before. For many the choice to get a replacement for your old mattress was quite simple but with natural latex mattresses available, it’s a much more difficult choice as to which of our products is best for your needs.
On a basic level, both foam and latex mattresses do exactly the same thing in enhancing night time comfort but latex works in a very different way. While both shape themselves to your body, latex not only spreads your weight evenly across the whole mattress but also gives you a lighter, more buoyant feeling support as it supports more of your body.
Getting the right support while you sleep – from the mattress right through to your pillows – is essential considering how much of our lives we spend in bed. The medical benefits of latex and memory foam beds (and combinations of foam or latex pillows and mattresses) have long been proven and they will assist in alleviating back pain and greatly reducing night time discomfort experienced by anyone who has arthritis, problems with their joints, or any other muscular-skeletal pains. It has also been said that they can also alleviate symptoms for those who have chronic fatigue syndrome.
One concern some people do have when it comes to traditional memory foam mattresses is that of heat. Some can retain heat more than normal mattresses, but latex is naturally breathable which allows for greater airflow in the mattress keeping them cooler and considerably better ventilated.
Because latex mattresses and pillows are made from naturally occurring sap from rubber trees, they are environmental friendly and can be made from sustainable sources, but as a trade-off they can be more expensive. However, despite their higher costs, latex mattresses are considerably more durable typically lasting twice as long as their memory foam counterparts with an average expected lifespan of around 20 years. Eventually, once the mattress has worn out, an added bonus of latex is that being completely natural, it is biodegradable so there will be no long lasting impact on the environment.
Being made from a rubber derivative, latex is also more water resistant as well making it ideal for those of you who love having breakfast in bed, or who want to let your children have snacks upstairs while watching television in their rooms without you having to worry about running the risk of spills ruining the mattress.
When it comes to health, both options for pillows, mattresses and toppers are hypoallergenic so they are ideal for anyone with asthma or other health problems, and are highly resistant to dust and while they provide support in different ways, the both types of our products offer equally high levels of comfort so which you choose there is really a matter of personal taste.
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You may have come across a section of a variety of trampolines being up to be sold in a sports stores, or you may have seen trampolines being used in school playgrounds and parks for children. Some people even purchase trampolines to make it an entertaining spot for their kids in the backyard.
Many of us think that trampolines are just for kids so they can use it to be entertained and to have fun. You may be surprised that trampolining has many various benefits for an adult as well and since this discovery, many trainers use trampolines as a workout instrument.
Further in this article, you will get to know the basic information and facts about the trampolines!
Trampoline was first created by a person named George in his garage in the year 1936. He was inspired by a performance by some artists who used a safety net for 'bouncing'.
The trampoline immediately became a hit and was widely used across the world. Later on in 1997, a company named JumpSport Trampolines created the very first trampoline safety net enclosure. Soon after that, many companies started manufacturing the safety nets and the percentage of accidents and injuries that occurred due to trampolines decreased well.
Trampoline is not a difficult equipment to use and it can be used by adults and children above the age of 5.
The surface of the trampoline which is usually black in color is called the 'trampoline' bed. It is made up of woven nylon bands but this surface is not elastic and thus, this fabric isn't the part of the trampoline that supports your bouncing movement. It is in fact the springs to which this fabric is attached that stores potential energy that helps you bounce. These strings link the trampoline mat to the steel frame of the equipment.
The accidents that occur each year due to trampolines are either due to jumpers falling off the equipment or falling on the steel frame of the trampoline. So, when the trampoline is being used, it is necessary to pad the steel frame with padded fabric. You can purchase trampoline frame covers from any sports store or online stores. This will prevent users from getting injured in case they hit the frame while bouncing.
The trampolines are majorly used by adults as a workout equipment and they can also be found at many gyms and training centers. The vertical movement of the body keeps the body healthy and assist in weight loss. Research shows 100 calories are lost if a person uses the trampoline for 20 minutes. Also, it is confirmed that 10 minutes of trampolining is equal to 30 minutes of walking which means that more calories are burnt in lesser time!
We usually use trampolines without knowing the basic rules of using this equipment. It is better to wear socks when using trampolines so the friction between your feet and the trampoline mat do not irritate your skin. Only one person should be using the trampoline at a time and it is better if two or more people stand around the trampoline to prevent as many accidents as possible.
Trampolines are easy to use and doesn't require any training in order to use them. Simple trampolining involve jumping but stunts such as somersaults and backflips shouldn't be practiced on a trampoline unless the person is well trained to do so. Trampolining is also a part of the olympics since 2000. The average professional trampolinist can reach 33 feet in the air (10m) and the highest recorded height that an expert trampolinist reached was a male and he had reached 20.6m.
When trampolines became a popular equipment for workout and entertainments purposes, several outdoor trampoline themed parks opened up around the US. This actually increased the number of accidents caused by trampolines and people would bump into each other and hurt themselves and so, the popularity of these parks decreased. After a while, indoor trampoline themed parks opened up which features a number of individual trampolines in small 'rooms' so only one person could use the trampoline at a time and wouldn't fall off. Now, such parks have opened up in many cities in the US and around the world.