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Memory foam has had quite a history since its development in the last 1960’s. There have been a few changes over the years, but few as transformative as the most recent advance in memory foam technology. In order to see how far memory foam has come though, it’s always interesting to take a step back and see where it all began.
Memory Foam Past
Originally, memory foam was designed by NASA chemists in an effort to create a material that would relieve pressure the astronauts experienced as a result of g-forces they pulled at liftoff. It had to provide an adequate amount of support while also cushioning astronauts in order to prevent the painful pressure points.
They created memory foam that was temperature sensitive so that it could absorb body heat while distributing the weight of astronauts’ bodies evenly.
Memory Foam Present
Ultimately NASA could never make the product work well enough to use. They eventually sold the technology to a foam producing company in Sweden that began rigorous testing in the 1980’s before introducing the first memory foam mattress to the public in Sweden in 1991. After an outstanding reception there, it was introduced to the U.S. market in 1992.
While memory foam provided outstanding comfort and pressure point relief, there have been a few core complaints about the product from the very beginning, including the following.
- Strong off-gassing
- Quicksand/Sinking feeling
- Sleeps hot
- No air flow
- Not planet-friendly
Other brands and businesses have climbed aboard to share in the success of memory foam mattresses since the early 1990’s, but little has changed structurally in the way memory foam mattresses have been made since then. Until now. Today, we have the opportunity to explore the future of memory foam and how these changes can make these mattresses accessible to a much wider audience.
Memory Foam Future
The future of memory foam is strong with the creation of PlushBeds memory foam line of mattresses. These are the first memory foam mattresses to earn the prestigious GreenGuard Gold certification indicating that they are safe for the most vulnerable members (children, the sick, and the elderly) of the planet and the planet itself.
The firm latex core of PlushBeds memory foam mattresses eliminates the quicksand feeling many people experience when sleeping on a memory foam mattress, and the GreenGuard Gold certification means there are no chemical emissions to provide brutal off-gassing that not only smells bad but also aggravates allergies.
The design itself is meant for adequate air flow so that PlushBeds memory foam doesn’t trap heat close to the body, allowing you to sleep cooler night after night.
The future of memory foam has arrived, and it’s looking better than ever. Backed by our 100 night satisfaction guarantee, you have nothing to lose and so many hours of peaceful sleep to gain. So give one of our memory foam mattresses a try today!
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