Jul 23 2010

What is memory foam? What is a memory foam mattress?

Category: Medical Supplies


Memory foam is a highly dense, malleable material that reacts to pressure and temperature changes. It was originally designed for pilots to distribute their weight over a larger surface area while experiencing extreme G’s. The Swedish company that developed this product for NASA named the material temper foam or temperfoam.

Today memory foam is most often associated with mattresses, pillows, and mattress toppers. It is often used to help individuals by alleviating pressure on the spine and back.

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