Most of us know there is a link between NASA and memory foam – but do you know what that link is? Read on to find out more about this fascinating visco-elastic material and just how it came to be.
NASA was the first to develop memory foam, back in the 1970s. The visco-elastic foam was developed to be used as cushioning for astronauts in space crafts, to offer extra support against the high pressure of the G-force as they rocketed into outer space.
2. Certified Stamp of Approval
Although the space foam was never initially intended to be used for bedding, many Memory Foam Mattresses today carry the ‘Certified Space Technology’ stamp of approval. This is given to products that are a direct result of technology developed for space programmes or feature specific advances and improvements of a high technological standard.
3. Global Success
It was only in the 1990s that memory foam extended into the consumer market, firstly in America. Once the health benefits of sleeping on memory foam were recognised, the space age technology suddenly became very popular.
4. Unique Benefits
The significance of memory foam is its ability to support our entire body weight whilst at the same time reducing the strain we put on our pressure points when we lay down. The foam also moulds to our unique shape and cradles our body without disturbing our sleep, lessening the chance of us waking up with aches and pains.
To achieve all these benefits the foam must be made from the original open cell material. Unlike traditional coil and spring mattresses it offers the perfect combination of comfort and support and will keep your spine in the correct alignment, no matter what position you sleep in.