A Definitive Memory Foam Guide
Memory foam mattresses are becoming more and more popular in the mattress world. So what is all the hype about? We're here to help educate you about memory foam and the types of memory foam mattresses available.
History of Memory Foam
The creation of memory foam goes all the way back to the 1960s and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA. Before they could land on the moon, NASA needed to solve countless issues with space travel. One of which was the comfort level of their astronauts. NASA set out to create a material that would quickly and comfortably mold to an astronaut's body so as to provide relief from the intense G-forces. In 1966, memory foam was developed as a result of those concerns and would remain NASA property until the 1980s.
Throughout the 1980s, memory foam was not used in mattresses, but was primarily implemented in hospital and athletic equipment. It was not until 1991 that the first memory foam mattress was unveiled to the world, and since then has become a household name.
Benefits of Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam mattresses have a slew of benefits. They can provide relief from painful pressure points and because of the contouring effect of a memory foam mattress, back pain is lessened due to a more natural resting position of the spine. Memory foam mattresses can also provide extra warmth, which appeals to some but not others.
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