Memory FoamMemory Foam - - Comfort House has sold temperature sensitive foam sleep products since they were first introduced in the 1990s. Temperature sensitive mattress pads, pillows, and cushions help you sleep better and reduce neck and back pain. The name memory foam didn't evolve until they had been on the market for several years.
What is temperature sensitive memory foam?
Temperature sensitive foam is a comfort material that was originally developed for the NASA space program. At first touch you'll know that it's like no other sleep product you've ever felt before- what we can best describe as a marshmallow-like feel. When exposed to the temperature and weight of your body it is readily compressed. Pressure is distributed evenly over the entire supported surface, forming a mold around you. When the pressure is removed, it takes several seconds to resume its shape (see Isotonic foam hand imprint illustration above).
The material used to make temperature sensitive products is also referred to as visco-elastic foam, memory foam, pressure relieving foam, slow recovery foam, and slow release foam. Temperature sensitive sleep products are marketed by many companies under a wide variety of tradenames.
Although temperature sensitive foam originates from
numerous manufacturing plants, the foam with the best
pressure relief properties is available from only a very
select few. That is why there is such a difference in the
feel between competing temperature sensitive foam products
such as pillows. For instance, some are too soft, some
are too firm, and some it would be just as comfortable
sleeping on rocks.
Authored by Jeffrey Gornstein