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How TEMPUR-Material™ is Different Than Memory Foam

— by Tempur-Pedic on Oct 7, 2020

TEMPUR-Material's™ open cellular structure immediately and precisely adapts to your weight, shape, and temperature. Your body heat causes the material to soften, continuously adapting to your shape as you sleep through the night. Intended to absorb pressure, our mattress materials help stop tossing and turning and the motion transfer caused by restless nights. And, you may not know, Tempur-Pedic’s history began at NASA. In the 1960s, NASA scientists started developing a new material to absorb the G-force of astronauts traveling into space, and later our scientists perfected it for sleep. Now, TEMPUR-Material™ is a proprietary, one-of-a-kind technology that we’ve evolved over decades.

Some memory foam sinks where your weight rests, making it difficult to turn over – and causing you to feel trapped in your mattress. TEMPUR-Material™ gives you both support and pressure relief exactly where you need it, so you don’t feel stuck in your bed. Plus, certain commodity memory foams will harden uncomfortably in cooler temperatures, making it a challenge to get the rejuvenating rest you need. With TEMPUR-Material™, the heat your body creates as you sleep softens and reshapes the mattress to fit you perfectly, night after night.

Sleeping on a memory foam mattress can often mean sleeping hot. The heat your body generates throughout the night gets trapped in the material, causing the microclimate between your bedding and your mattress to raise to uncomfortable temperatures. That’s why we developed TEMPUR-Breeze®—our most-awarded mattress collection yet. TEMPUR-Breeze® mattresses feature TEMPUR-CM+™ Climate Management material that is expertly designed for maximum airflow and breathability—dissipating heat and delivering all-night cooling comfort.

We know—another drawback of a traditional memory foam mattress is the unpleasant smell it can bring into your bedroom. At Tempur-Pedic, we allow our mattresses to “rest” and release any odors resulting from the production process before they’re ready for White Glove Delivery into your home. Plus, TEMPUR-Material™ is CertiPUR-US® certified, so you can rest easy knowing your best night’s sleep is made healthier for you and the planet.

Basic memory foam is simply no match for TEMPUR technology. Check out our Material Toolbox to learn more.

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