The last decade or so has seen the popularity of memory foam and memory foam-based products skyrocket and it’s for good reason.
Originally developed in the 1970s by NASA’s Ames Research Centre to help astronauts and pilots absorb the shock of vibrations and g-forces, it was later commercialised by one of the original engineers who created it and used in both medical and sports equipment.
NASA eventually released memory foam into the public domain in the early 1980s, but the manufacturing process was not only still difficult, but inherently unreliable, whilst the products were typically too expensive for everyday people. But since the first memory foam mattress was released back in 1991, the industry has continued to grow astronomically (pun intended) and the technology has only got better with time.
In an analysis of over 18,000 online mattress reviews, independent review site Sleep Like the Dead found that memory foam mattresses have the highest overall satisfaction rating of any mattress with 81% of people being happy with their beds.
Two of the biggest complaints surrounding memory foam mattresses are heat retention and environmental hazards. This has prompted a new generation of mattresses to be produced to combat these negatives.
The S3 Memory Foam mattress is made up of three separate layers of foam – a fully breathable top layer which allows air to circulate in order to provide a cool night’s sleep, a layer of memory foam to provide that “floating in space” sleep experience, and a high density, shock-absorbing bottom layer to provide the support that every good mattress needs.
Not only that, but all our memory foam mattresses are made of materials with are Certi-PUR US certified. All Certi-PUR US approved foams are made without ozone depleters, formaldehyde, phthalates, mercury, lead, and other heavy metals, or PBDEs, TDCPP, or TCEP flame retardants, as well as made with low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality.
For those people who suffer from back or neck pain or fibromyalgia, those who are woken consistently by a partner’s nocturnal movements, or those who simply feel the need for greater support without compromising comfort, a memory foam mattress or a hybrid mattress (one that combines both foam and springs in a groundbreaking way) may be the solution.
Watch our video below to see how a zero disturbance memory foam mattress could help you achieve that perfect night’s sleep.