The Problem with Memory Foam: It’s too comfortable!

Dr Ken Baker


According to Wikpedia, Memory Foam is “polyurethane with additional chemicals increasing its viscosity and density: that is to say visco-elastic polyurethane foam. It reacts to body heat, allowing it to mould to a warm human body in a few minutes. A lower density memory foam is pressure-sensitive and moulds quickly to the shape of the body.”

Are you impressed? The key phrase here is “moulds quickly.” Just look at that picture. Basically, the foam just gets used to your shape. Like that familiar dent in the sofa where you always sit.
And life is like that in so many ways. We get accustomed to ways of doing things. We make routines and then stick to them. I had a routine of driving to Bournemouth a certain way… and when my beloved wife pointed out that another way saved half an hour I was so shocked I could hardly believe…

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