MAN-MADE INGENIOUS Memory foam is polyurethane with additional chemicals to increase its viscosity and density. It is often referred to as “viscoelastic” polyurethane foam. It was first invented by NASA in the 1970s for space programs and used to upholster astronauts flight chairs to reduce pressure points, making astronauts more comfortable from the G-forces experienced during lift off. Since then it has been developed and has become a popular material of choice for medical and domestic mattresses and pillows due to its pressure relieving comfort.
Memory foam allows the body to be supported correctly and this encourages natural blood circulation.
Memory foam is temperature sensitive. Your memory foam mattress will feel firm at first, until it softens and moulds around the shape of your body in response to your body weight and heat. Memory foam moulds to body contours to provide even distribution of body weight, pressure and responds and adapts to any bodily movements, reducing excessive tossing and turning for a more peaceful night’s sleep.