NASA Memory Foam - Myths and facts
You might wonder, what does a space station as reputed as NASA have to do with Memory Foam which is used in the mattresses! Well, it is a very interesting story. It is said, “Necessity is the mother of invention”, and this is what precisely gave birth to the memory foam.
In the 1960s, the NASA engineers were given the task of designing a customized seat for each astronaut. The seat was to be such that it would relieve pressure from the gravitational forces during takeoff and landing. The challenge was that the astronauts’ bodies underwent changes over time due to their specialized training and it wasn’t practical to design seat for each astronaut for each flight. This made the engineers think out of the box and they went on to invent a material that could adapt to any space-bound body and thus memory foam was invented.
Later it was tested and put to use in other conditions yielding good results. Thus, NASA foam was brought from space to home use.
However, there are a few myths and facts about the memory foam.
Thanks to the era we are living in that we are flooded with information. Do your due-diligence before buying any mattress. It should aid your sleep and be your money’s worth.