Memory Foam Mattress Information
Visco-elastic memory foam was originally developed for NASA, for astronauts undergoing the high pressure of G-force testing. It is a dense foam that molds to the shape of your body. Researchers realized that this high density elastic memory foam was ideal for relieving pressure on burn patients, and this is how the trend of Memory or Visco-Elastic foam started.
Tempur-Pedic® successfully introduced this visco-elastic memory foam to the consumer marketplace many years ago. Unfortunately for consumers, they have to import this memory foam from Sweden since there weren’t any domestic manufacturers making this unique foam. The high cost of importing bulky memory foam on container ships is ultimately passed onto the consumer. Once manufacturers realized that there was a demand for this visco-elastic memory foam, they started to make it here throughout North America. Fortunately, this unique memory foam is not patented. Therefore, any foam manufacturer is able to duplicate the exact same foam product, although many do not choose to use the same quality. In fact, most of the memory foam you see available today comes from China, where they do not require the same stringent requirements that U.S. manufacturers face. This allows there to be a wider discrepancy between the high quality U.S. produced memory foam found from a certified U.S. manufacturer like Selectabed and the much lower quality foams produced in China for the vast majority of the market place.
The Selectabed™ Cost Advantage
Tempur-Pedic® and national mattress companies also have to spend large amounts of money advertising via television and print media. As a manufacturer who depends upon our reputation that has grown tremendously over the last 10 years, we are able to avoid the heavy advertising costs and pass the savings down directly to our customers! The bottom line is that knowledgeable consumers have the upper hand when it comes to sorting through all the hype and are able to make a sound purchasing decision, while saving a significant amount of money by going direct to the source here at our Selectabed manufacturing facility in California.
*Tempur-Pedic® is a registered trademark of Temper-Pedic, Inc and is used only to illustrate differences between products.
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