Explore the stories, technologies and achievements that make Tempur-Pedic the most highly recommended bed 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 their new “Temper” technology in seat cushions for space shuttles and planes.*
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. Our material — unlike memory foam — is uniquely formulated to respond to your body’s weight, shape and temperature.
The viscous (fluid-like) and elastic (spring-like) properties of the material actively work together — in the right way, at the right places to provide the right 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.
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*Read more at nasa.gov