The Origin Of Memory Foam
Isn't it amazing where technology has gotten us in the last 50 years? For example, think about something as seemingly simple as memory foam. In an attempt to provide support and protection against g-force, NASA developed memory foam in 1966. Charles Yost created this open-cell, polymeric memory foam material. This foam was able to absorb a high amount of energy while still remaining soft.It became useful in NASA aircraft seats, as well as to increase the likelihood of surviving a crash.
Memory foam material was originally labeled as "slow spring back foam." The foam that we use today has gone through several improvements and advancements, including its ability to regain its original shape much faster. The foam is still used at NASA today, even in the shape of floors! The floors are a special 4-inch-thick temper foam that allows doctors to evaluate astronauts following their flights in space. It was not until the 1980's that NASA released their special foam to the public, promoting widespread use.
A Few Benefits Of Memory Foam:
- It promotes the natural alignment of your back, neck and spine
- Conforms to your body, reducing pressure points and tension
- Durable and long lasting
- Resists motion transfer
In our modern world today, technology is constantly evolving. This is good news for memory foam! Manufacturers work with technology to find ways to sleep better and promote healthier lifestyles. Nature's Sleep memory foam mattresses are made with cutting edge technology, using large, open cells to keep you cooler while you sleep. Our gel memory foam mattresses capture your body heat and release it away from your, providing you with a comfortable night's sleep.Today, the memory foam material continues to evolve as mattress manufacturer's work with cutting edge technology designed to promote better sleep, health and well-being.
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