Of all the innovations brought about by the cold war space race, memory foam has been the most beneficial to humanity’s rest and relaxation. Developed by NASA scientists and engineers as softer, impact-absorbing padding, this revolutionary chemical concoction has become the basis for a new boom in mattress marketing.
Brands like Nectar, Tempur-pedic, Tuft & Needle, and Puffy have been extolling the virtues of this fancy foam across the internet and on mattress store showrooms, with more new brands appearing every day.
But, what exactly is memory foam? Why is it used in so many modern mattress designs, and why are there so many companies selling their versions of memory foam mattresses? How did this shock-absorbing cushion go from astronaut seats to vacuum-sealed boxed mattresses?
At Furniture Fair, we sell many mattresses, and each customer we serve has a unique set of preferences and needs. We strive to find the perfect mattress match for the customer using tools like the bedMATCH rest test system.
To help you better understand whether or not a memory foam mattress may be right for you, we’ve taken the time to show you the ins and outs of memory foam mattresses. If you want to learn more about memory foam and how it might help with better sleep, read on.