Memory Foam Mattress Guide


Memory foam mattress is foam that has chemicals that affects the viscosity and density; this is the reason why it is known as visco-elastic memory foam. It is widely used in medical settings such as wheelchairs, hospital bed padding, pillows and seat cushions, because of the medical benefits given to the patient especially to the immobile patient. It prevents or lessens the pressures sores or gangrene, chronic neck pain and others.

History of Memory Foam Mattress

It was 1966 when NASA developed a project that will improve their aircraft cushions safety. Chiharu Kubokawa and Charles A. Yost were the major contributors.  It was Yost who named the memory foam as “temper foam”

In collaboration of NASA and Dynamic Systems Inc. (founded by Yost) they commercialized the memory foam and included it in medical equipment (X-ray table pads) and sporting equipment (football helmet liners). They saw the potential of this product and it was released to the public and in 1991. The Memory foam mattress was born under Tempur-Pedic Swedish Mattress.

Benefits of using memory foam

  • The foam is temperature-sensitive so it reacts on your body temperature and weight and it contours to your body shape.
  • Promotes good blood circulation.
  • It reduces pressure point because when memory foam compress it spread the air pressure to other cells.
  • They work well in any climate.
  • Suitable for any bed base and bed frames.
  • Dust mite resistant.

This mattress not that cheap and not all are equally made so it is best to check some details before buying one to ensure the quality of the product.  Beware of imitations.

You should look for:

  • Density
  • Hardness or softness
  • Response to temperature
  • Durability
  • Longevity

A memory foam mattress is a good investment considering the unique benefits that you cannot have with ordinary mattress.

Memory Foam Mattress Reviews Online

Below you’ll find the posts at from the memory foam mattress category. I highly recommend you read each of them if you’re serious about finding the best mattress for your needs.

You can also search for memory foam mattress by type. These are listed in the sidebar.

If you’re just starting out looking for mattresses for your home, I’d recommend reading the ‘Ultimate Mattress Buyers Guide’ where we detail the most important features and specifications as well as the common pitfalls and mistakes you can make when buying a mattress.

If you already have your own memory foam mattress and would like to add your own review for it you will probably find the mattress on this site and add your review underneath our one. Easy and free… brilliant!

If you can’t find your mattress on this site then please contact us and request for it to be reviewed. We will review the mattress on a first come first served basis.


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