About Memory Foam

History of Memory Foam

Visco-elastic memory foam is a direct result of space-age technology. Developed during the 1960’s for NASA this product was used to cushion and deflect the tremendous effects of gravitational pull experienced by our astronauts during take off and re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere. By way of its great success with NASA, the foam began being used to cushion, protect and comfort critically ill individuals in hospital intensive care units. It also provided outstanding healing benefits and comfort to bedridden individuals in hospital burn centers. As its fame grew, other industries began using visco-elastic foam in car seats, cushions and a wide variety of products. Soon customers, who experienced visco-elastic foam in hospital beds and other sources, began demanding this product for their own use in sleep products and the rest is history!

Conventional Foam vs Visco-Elastic Memory Foam

Unlike “conventional foam” with its quick recovery, or bouncy feel, visco-elastic slowly and automatically adjusts to your body weight and temperature. In addition to the slow, conforming response, visco-elastic foam offers complete, luxurious and stress free support. Visco-elastic foam accommodates any body anomalies or spinal irregularities, making it a must for those who suffer with scoliosis, arthritis and its resulting bone deformities, and many other situations that make sleeping on a conventional innerspring mattress extremely uncomfortable and often impossible!

Nighttime Waking is Decreased

Waking at night due to excessive pressure being applied to hips, knees and other parts of the body while sleeping on conventional coiled products is one of the most common complaints from today’s mattress shopper. Additionally, many suffer and awaken during the night feeling overly hot and sweaty on their mattress. These are the two most common causes of a poor night’s sleep. Visco-elastic memory foam eliminates uncomfortable pressure points and adjusts itself based on your own body temperature and weight.

Improved Quality of Sleep

Because of its comforting properties, tossing and turning are dramatically diminished and disrupted sleep patterns greatly eliminated. Thus, you sleep longer without moving, in a more comfortable position and enjoy the benefits of a deeper, more restful sleep pattern. Should you move during the night, your partner is never disturbed due to the lack of reciprocal movement between sleeping partners. Additionally, when you do move in bed, visco-elastic foam gently “fills in” and reshapes itself to your new sleeping posture, cradling every part of your body. Coupled with a visco-elastic contour pillow (which further aligns the spine and supports the head) sleeping on our visco-elastic memory foam mattress will assure you of a great nights sleep!