Memory foam mattresses

How does it work?

Due to our body heat the viscoelastic material or memory foam adopts the shape of our body, thus substantially reducing pressure to the shoulder and pelvic regions. This new technology represents a real change in the world of sleeping comfort.

NASA Technology

Memory foam was developed initially for the NASA space programme to reduce the pressure experienced by astronauts during lift-off, which is why it is sometimes called ‘NASA foam’. Many have therefore tried subsequently to copy this foam, but have not achieved the same result as TEMPUR, which is the only genuine inventor of this type of cold foam and the sole authorised user of the official US Space foundation seal in its advertising.

It turned up later on in the health sector where its pressure-reducing characteristics were harnessed to combat bed sores. Patients were so happy with the comfort on offer that they also wanted the same mattress at home so TEMPUR developed special mattresses for the domestic market which led to global success.

De Slaapadviseur supplies memory foam mattresses by:


On which base?

Memory foam mattresses can be either full foam mattresses or pocket spring mattresses with memory foam as a comfort layer. The choice of base is therefore entirely dependent on the type of mattress. Foam mattresses are placed on slatted bases and pocket spring mattresses on divans.

Pressure relief

Because a memory foam mattress eliminates the high-pressure points one can remain in the same position for longer without discomfort. As a result there will be less tossing and turning through the night (up to 50% less) and you will sleep more calmly.


More perspiration?

Since the technology means you lie further ‘in’ the mattress, consequently less heat can escape from around your body which gives rise to a somewhat warmed feeling, but this certainly doesn’t outweigh the considerable benefits of this technology.


Assesteenweg 24
B-1740 Ternat
Tel 02 569 82 99
Fax 02 569 83 02


Alsembergsesteenweg 37

 B-1630 Linkebeek

 Tel. +32(0)2 331 23 32

 Fax +32(0)2 331 30 01


Avenue Louise 221
B-1050 Brussels
Tel 02 511 46 58
Fax 02 511 06 84


 Tuesday to Saturday

 10 am to 6.30 pm

 Sundays, Mondays

 and all public holidays