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.
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.