The Science of Mattress Foam’s Benefits

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Mattress foam has been a popular sleep product among consumers for a couple of decades now. Its comfort and support have helped customers fall asleep quicker and stay asleep longer. The secret to memory foam mattresses’ soothing effects lie in its origin as a state-of-the-art NASA project.

According to NASA, memory foam was created as aircraft cushioning in 1966. Aeronautical engineer Charles Yost was commissioned to design a material for airplane seats that could provide protection and support for passengers in crashes while also being comfortable during long flights. The resulting foam material was able to distribute weight and pressure evenly while adjusting to the contours of a person’s body.

These traits make memory foam ideal for sleepers who struggle with discomfort because of pressure points. Every person’s body is different, and for some people, certain body parts press further into their mattress than others. This causes pain and discomfort because the pressure and weight of your body are not distributed evenly. Because of memory foam’s malleability, it can mold itself to your body’s pressure points whenever you lie down, making the pressure more even.

Furthermore, memory foam reacts to your body temperature and becomes more flexible in the presence of heat. This ensures that your foam mattress is never too soft or too firm for you. It will have just the right level of support. This will help prevent the aches and pains you might get from lying down on a spring mattress.

If you need a new memory foam mattress for better health and a good night’s sleep, be sure to check out The Foam Factory’s memory foam mattresses and mattress toppers.