What Are the Benefits of Tempur-pedic Mattresses?

The story behind the Tempur-Pedic company starts with NASA. The space agency created memory foam for rocket seats to soften take-off. It never used the foam because the material cracked in the pressurized cabin and gave off gasses. NASA abandoned the idea, and Fagerdala, a Swedish foam company, took over creating the Tempur-Pedic subsidiary. Tempur-Pedic continued the research and today is an independent company licensed by the space foundation with a Certified Technology seal.


What Are the Benefits of Tempur-pedic Mattresses?

NASA recognized Tempur-Pedic in 1998 for its success using the technology. In return, Tempur-Pedic presented NASA with a pillow, which is on display at Kennedy Space Center. It is this close relationship with NASA that has made Tempur-Pedic an "esteemed company" in NASA's view. Tempur-Pedic elaborates on this relationship on its website.


Tempur-Pedic continued research on the visco-elastic memory foam concept that NASA developed. Today, the bedding industry recognizes Tempur-Pedic as leaders. Its mattress conforms to the shape of the sleeper, eliminates pressure points and allows the individual to have a pain-free night of sleep. There is no need for tossing and turning because the mattress is neither soft nor hard; the body molds to the mattress. The density of Tempur-Pedic mattresses is 5.3 pounds; by comparison, rivals use 2.5 pounds to 4 pounds.


Because Tempur-Pedic holds patents on the construction and manufacturing process of its products. It claims that its products are superior to other alternatives, such as conventional spring mattresses, water beds, air mattresses, and memory foam "knockoffs." The company says "Tempur Cells" across the surface of the mattress give your body pain-free sleep because of even distribution. People with back pain and arthritis can benefit from the product.


Tempur-Pedic has 11 mattresses, ranging from 8 inches to 14.5 inches in thickness. All mattresses have the "Advanced Ergo System," which is patented. The Grand Bed is 14.5 inches in thickness and has the highest density of all the mattresses. The Original Bed has an 8-inch thick mattress and a terry-cloth cover that is dust-mite resistant.


When considering purchasing a mattress, it is important to know all the benefits companies offer. Tempur-Pedic has a 20-year limited warranty. Prices start at $699 for a twin-size Original Bed to $6,699 for the king-size Grand Bed. Financing is available through the Tempur-Pedic credit card. There is a four-month, interest-free financing package. Talk with a sales person at 1-888-811-5053.

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Pauline Gill is a retired teacher with more than 25 years of experience teaching English to high school students. She holds a bachelor's degree in language arts and a Master of Education degree. Gill is also an award-winning fiction author.