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Sex or Sleep? How about getting an ordinary mattress and have both?
I once owned a memory foam tempur-pedic mattress and will never own another one.
Not only are the bad for sex they are bad for sleep. They conform to your body alright
and when you want to turn over in your sleep you end up waking up in a struggle trying to do so.
It's like trying to roll your way out of a ditch.

Sex or Sleep?
By Miriam Gottfried | – May 14, 2012

Something surprising is going on in the American bedroom. In droves, people are outfitting their beds with a plush,
squishy, and decidedly controversial type of mattress. While these products support the body just-so during sleep,
they distress some people during sex. The complaint is lack of "traction," if you get the drift. "It's like trying
to do it in quicksand," one owner writes on an Internet message board. New York sex therapist Sari Eckler Cooper
couldn't be clearer: "There's a lack of resistance for the knees and feet. And whoever is on the bottom is sinking
into the bed."

These are memory-foam mattresses, and they are far and away the fastest-growing segment of the $4.6 billion wholesale
market for U.S. mat-tresses. Memory foam's market share has shot up from 14% to nearly 20% in just the past eight years.
In other words, mattress shoppers are weighing the risk -- bad sex -- against the promise -- good sleep -- and are
voting with their eyelids: They choose to snooze.

It's no secret that people are stressed out and exhausted in these hurried times. Baby boomers, the chief buyers of
memory-foam mattresses, have the additional problem of creaky bones. Everyone could use a deep, soothing sleep. But at
the possible expense of sex?

If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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