Monday, July 2, 2018

Memory Foam Mattresses’ Success Story

One-third of new mattresses sold in America are memory foam, a testament to this recent technology’s success in keeping all kinds of sleepers comfortable. Read on to learn more about the outstanding advances in memory foam mattress technology, making sure you get your 7-9 hours of sleep every night.

 Memory foam mattress

Memory Foam: A Space Age Invention
Memory foam mattresses got started in the top-secret laboratories of America’s historic space missions in the 1960s. As Americans raced Russians to the moon, scientists at NASA were trying to come up with cushioning for the space capsules’ seating so that, perched atop a Saturn rocket at liftoff from Cape Canaveral, the strapped-in, suited-up astronauts would feel less of the tremendous pressure of massive g forces pushing on them because of the rocket’s sudden high speed. G forces are several times the force of gravity! This new foam had to be much stronger than natural fiber, plus it had to absorb body heat.

 Memory foam mattress

Memory Foam Mattresses Go On the Market

The U.S. government sold the foam technology it invented to the private sector in the 1980s. Private companies realized the foam needed some development but would make an awesome mattress giving the body equal support through perfect contouring. Thus, after several more years being tweaking in civilian labs, memory foam mattresses debuted in Sweden in 1991 and in the United States the following year.

 Hybrid mattress

Fantastic Progress Makes Memory Foam Mattresses a Hit

Customer feedback on the new mattress technology has created still more improvements in the lab and now the market. Innovations include firm latex cores so that a new memory foam mattress has exactly the right amount of “give” to completely take over your body’s support from your muscles, giving them a much deserved rest that also frees your mind to literally dream. Scientific improvement to memory foam at the cellular level means new mattresses “breathe,” giving you the temperature-controlled experience the astronauts wanted. Better still, memory foam mattress manufacturers have altered the mattresses’ chemical composition so today’s polyurethane mattresses are even more comfortable, drawing excess heat away from you.

You can find all the memory foam and hybrid mattresses you need, including those with patented pocket coil technology, at Jerusalem Furniture’s four Philadelphia area mattress stores including in Pennsauken, NJ.