Explore the stories, technologies and achievements that make Tempur-Pedic® the most highly recommended mattress brand in America*.

The Tempur-Pedic® Difference: One-of-a-Kind Materials

— by Tempur-Pedic on Apr 1, 2020

Designed for Space

Decades ago, NASA scientists began developing a new material to absorb the G-force of astronauts traveling into space.

They successfully created a groundbreaking viscoelastic “slow spring back foam” containing billions of open cells that were heat sensitive. Throughout the 1970s, NASA used this new technology to cushion pilots during test flights and onboard their space shuttles.*

Perfected for Sleep

When NASA released the material’s formula for consumer use, our founders were eager to improve the application specifically for sleepers. Our scientists rigorously tested and enhanced the foam to increase its adaptability, heat dissipation, and durability.

For more than 25 years, Tempur-Material™ has evolved to give you a sleep experience like no other. Unlike memory foam, our material is uniquely formulated to respond to your body’s weight, shape, and temperature.

The material’s viscous (fluid-like) and elastic (spring-like) properties actively work together to provide the proper support, comfort, and infinite adaptability.

The result? Unparalleled pressure point relief, absorption, and motion separation to help keep you in uninterrupted, deep sleep. That’s why no other material performs like Tempur-Material™.

Discover what makes Tempur-Pedic more than a mattress:

* For more information on the Space Foundation, visit https://www.spacefoundation.org/

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