NASA memory foam, also called visco-elastic foam, was
developed for the space program in the 1970's, although it was never
actually used in the shuttle. It was created as a material for the
astronauts' flight chairs, to help reduce pressure points caused by
the G-forces generated during during lift off. A few years later,
it entered the medical field for use in hospital beds, and before
long, it was showing up in people's bedrooms. New technology and production
processes and have solved many of the old problems, like heat buildup
and durability, and now memory foam can be found in homes around the
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toppers or mattresses.
What makes visco-elastic foam so valuable as a bed material? In a word,
it's support. The unique properties of a visco-elastic memory foam mattress
pad allow the bed to actually mold to your
body, eliminating pressure points. Pressure points are the areas on the
body that press hardest into the bed. For example, if you're a side sleeper,
your shoulder is your biggest pressure point. Normally, it bears much
of the weight of your body. A visco-elastic foam pad allows your shoulder
to sink deep into the pad, while h
ips and other areas are still supported. Not only does this eliminate
pressure points that cause restless sleep, numbness and poor circulation,
it also has huge benefits for the spine, allowing vertebrae to be aligned
naturally, which reduces back pain.
Did you know that every time you go to sleep
on your regular mattress, there are millions of tiny, eight legged bugs
eating your skin?
Not a pretty thought, huh? Well, they're called dust mites, and almost
every internal spring mattress has its own native population.
Besides being creepy, dust mites are a leading cause of allergies and
can cause respiratory problems and even asthma attacks. One of the major
advantages of visco-elastic memory foam mattress toppers and mattresses,
is that they do not provide an environment for dust mites to call home.
Mites prefer areas of high humidity, with lots of skin cells to feast
on, and they like to be able to set up shop inside your mattress, so that
they have a nice place to wait out inhospitable conditions. When dust
mites can't nest inside your mattress, it's harder for them to reproduce,
and fewer mites means fewer problems.
is the only brand name you'll find on this website. That's because we
believe that Sleep Aid makes the best visco-elastic memory foam pads on
the market today. There are a few reasons for this...
One reason that we think Sleep Aid is the best
is the process by which Sleep Aid foam is produced. Many manufacturers,
including the leading "mall" brand, still use an old process
for foam production that basically involves a bunch of giant cookie
sheets. Liquid foam is poured into trays and allowed to cool. The
drawback to this process is that gravity causes the liquid foam to
become more dense at the bottom of the tray as it cools. The result
is a batch of foam that can vary wildly in density, from the top to
the bottom layers. Sleep Aid uses the much more modern technique of
vacuum injection, whereby foam is produced in a vacuum chamber, ensuring
a uniform density throughout.
= Cool, Calm, and Ergonomically Corrected
Besides the high quality of Sleep Aids foam itself, sleep aid was also
the first company to solve the problem that was memory foam's biggest
drawback fro the start. Visco-elastic memory foam, because of it's density
and chemical makeup, simply holds a lot of heat. It's unfortunate, but
memory foam is a very dense material, and it can quickly become hot and
uncomfortable, especially in warm weather. Sleep aid was the first to
effectively address this issue with their HRCsystem. HRC
stands for Heat Reduction Channels, and it involves a special finishing
process that cuts deep ventilating grooves into the surface of the pad.
This allows air to enter and circulate underneath the sheets, keeping
you cooler. Excessive heat is the #1 complaint about memory foam, and
Sleep Aid has solved that problem. This is not the first time the
heat issue has been addressed, and for those of us in the industry who
have seen many a talented engineer defeated by the problem, the HRC
system is an impressive accomplishment.
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Our Promise to Our Customers
It's simple; if you're not satisfied with your topper, we aren't either.
If you have ANY problems with any memory foam topper from A1, just send
it back to us within 90 days, and we'll give you your money back. It's
If you have questions or comments, give us a call, and one of our friendly
foam experts will be around to answer whatever questions you might have.
And of course, you can place an order over the phone too. We hope to hear
from you soon.
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