When it comes time to replace your old and sagging mattress, you may want to invest in a visco elastic foam
mattress which promises to give you the best nights sleep you have ever had. If your typical night is tossing and
turning trying to find a comfortable position, then the perfect support offered by this futuristic design may be
the perfect choice for you.
Visco elastic memory foam was first developed during the 1970's in conjunction with the NASA space program to
help astronauts absorb enormous g-forces during take off. It was later used in hospital mattresses and, soon after,
in the home mattress market.
Visco elastic foam mattresses are made of a material sensitive to body weight and heat. After lying on it for a
few seconds it molds into every contour of the body, providing support where you need it. The benefit of this is
less pressure on joints, better circulation while sleeping and a deeper, more restful sleep.
Body weight is ultimately distributed evenly which, in turn, relieves uncomfortable pressure points and allows
you to sleep in a more orthopedically correct position with less tossing and turning. Sleeping more comfortably
prevents moving around in the night, giving you an overall better quality of sleep.
Visco elastic foam does not immediately spring back up if the body moves. Instead it slowly expands back into
shape, preventing disturbance to you or your partner. If either of you prefer different types of sleep surface, it
is possible for a visco elastic mattress to be created with two different sleeping areas to satisfy you both.
Visco elastic has a higher density then regular foams and is made of cells, which open and close to adjust to
body weight and temperature. Also known as a memory foam mattress, it remembers it's contours and should always
return to it's original shape, which eliminates the need for regular turning. This unique quality also allows for
easy transportation - it can be rolled up for delivery making it a simple job to move it to any room in the
These mattress types have been popular in Europe for around 20 years and are fast catching on in the US.
Consequently, there is plenty of choice when shopping for visco elastic foam mattresses.
Both Tempur-Pedic and Sleep-Aid come well recommended as they are both established manufacturers, producing
quality beds with air ventilation systems to aid proper breathing and heat distribution throughout the