What makes visco-elastic foam so valuable as a bed material?

In a word, it’s support. The unique properties of a visco-elastic memory foam mattress pad allow the bed to actually mold to your body, eliminating pressure points. Pressure points are the areas on the body that press hardest into the bed. For example, if you’re a side sleeper, your shoulder is your biggest pressure point. [...]

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Is Memory Foam Affected By Temperature?

Short Answer: Yes, and that’s one of the things that make it special. One of the reasons that memory foam makes such a great bedding material is because of its sensitivity to temperature. As you lay in your bed, certain parts of your body, your pressure points, are going to rest more heavily on the [...]

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Was visco-elastic memory foam really invented by NASA?

This is true, however NASA never actually used the product.  It proved to not meet their needs but luckily for sleepers , visco memory foam was not forgotten.  Medical companies realized that visco-elastic memory foam works wonders to relieve pressure points.  Now visco memory products have made it into wheelchairs, hospital beds and millions of [...]

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What is the difference between foreign made Memory Foam products and those made in the United States?

Toppers produced overseas in Asia do not always meet United States safety requirements. These manufacturers do not have to pass the strict regulations that apply to American manufacturers. When you purchase no name memory foam pads on sale you have no way to tell where they were produced or even who produced them. Foreign manufacturers [...]

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What is ILD?

ILD or Indent Load Deflection, is a measurement of how “springy” a given sample of foam is. Some companies use this measurement as a way of confusing customers by saying that their memory foam has a higher ILD than their competitors. The problem with this, is that ILD is a useless measurement when applied to [...]

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