Almost everyone knows what a memory foam mattress is, but do you know how one of the most comfortable mattress options was created? In 1966, NASA’s Ames Research Center set out to produce a material that would increase the comfort in aircraft cushions. During take-off, astronauts had to deal with pressure that was generated from gravitational forces. Memory foam helped to relieve this tension because its properties would conform to the astronauts’ bodies, and absorbed the shock from lift-off.
Both natural latex foam and memory foam mattresses have the qualities of conforming to one’s body and providing a comfortable and rejuvenating night’s rest. Both types of mattresses also provide many health benefits and relieve sleep disorders for those who use them. It is important to know the benefits each mattress provides when selecting the right one for you. Here we will provide an overview of which problems the different mattresses alleviate during the night.