Memory Foam

Welcome to the Memory Foam Labratory! Relax and learn while we take the mystery out of the mattress.

Memory Foam Labratory

Removing the mystery from the mattress.

Mattresses can be tricky business if you don't know what you are looking for. We are glad that you have picked us to be your main source (well, we can hope anyway) for information related to your mattress purchase. We recommend that you get started in our "features that matter" section.

What is "Memory Foam" anyway?

Memory foam is polyurethane with additional chemicals increasing its viscosity and density.

Memory Foam in Wikipedia

You've heard the story a hundred times by now so here is a summary: Memory Foam was developed in 1966 by NASA to improve the safety of aircraft seats. The foam responds to temperature causing one of the inventors to call it "temper foam". The foam was originally used in the medical field where patients were expected to lay in one position for extended periods of time. As prices dropped, consumer adoption increased. Hands-down, the most adopted version of the memory mattress was and is a product known as "TempurPedic ® Swedish Mattress".

This brings us to today: TempurPedic ® is still the most popular memory foam mattress available, but now there are a ton of other options. Each memory foam manufacturer uses a different formula to create their foam. While the manufacturing process is mostly the same, small variations control how open or closed the cells are that make up the mattress. The more open the cells, the better the air-flow. The better the air-flow, the cooler the mattress will keep you. Closed cell mattresses sleep hotter than mattresses with more open cells.

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