NASA developed the material to enhance astronaut comfort and safety.
The material is described as “viscoelastic, open-celled, temperature-sensitive, and 100% energy absorptive.”
Tempur-Pedic® adapted the material as bedding which relieves “pressure points,” thereby increasing the comfort level, reducing tossing and turning, and thus greatly enhancing the sleep experience.
We opened our home in Chatham, Virginia as a bed and breakfast for over 20 years, 1985-2006. For the last five years of that period, we ourselves slept on Tempur-Pedic® bedding (see “Our Personal Experience …”), and we also provided it for one bed in each of our guest units because we are so enthusiastic about it.
Many prospective Tempur-Pedic® customers visited our establishment in order to test the bedding for a night or two before making a purchase. After sleeping on a Tempur-Pedic® bed, almost every one (actually, we can remember only one exception, and his wife had the opposite opinion!) of those guests left satisfied that a Tempur-Pedic® bed was “right” for them. And many guests who were unaware before their arrival that we offered Tempur-Pedic® bedding also made the same decision!
Unfortunately, we no longer offer B&B accommodations (see note, and related correspondence and videos), but conveniently the Tempur-Pedic® company has a directory of hotels, resorts, and B&B's which do have Tempur-Pedic® bedding. We recommend that you consult it. And if you already sleep on Tempur-Pedic® every night, and can hardly stand the thought of traveling because of the comforts left behind, that directory may also be of benefit to you!
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