What does memory foam mean?

tips tempur sleeping pillow mattress

There can be so much jargon and technology to do with mattresses, it is often hard to know what it all means! Here is quick guide to Memory Foam:

It is true that memory foam was developed by NASA to help combat gravity pressures.  It is memory foam’s ability to conform and mould to the body’s form that NASA took advantage of. Memory foam has a different cell structure from other foams, which makes it less ‘springy’ and slower to recover.  This means that memory foam is excellent in terms of minimising partner disturbance. 

Memory foam can take up to 15 minutes to warm up and soften, so it is important to trial a memory foam product for at least 15 minutes to ensure you are experiencing it as you would at home. If your memory foam product is in a cold room, then it will feel firmer; if it is in a hot room, it will feel softer. Memory foam reacts and accepts your body’s pressure, and softens and moulds. There are claims that memory foam can adjust in more detail to the contours of your body than latex can. Memory foam is used in pillows, mattresses and mattress toppers.  There are many densities available and many different firmness options.  Memory Foam is free of mildew, mould, dust mites and bacteria.

Bedshed has a comprehensive range of memory foam mattresses for you to try. Check out our Tempur and Technogel products, which feel great and have amazing technology behind them to provide you the best night’s sleep.