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Visco Elastic Memory Foam


What is Visco Elastic Memory Foam?


Visco Elastic Foam, also known as Memory Foam, is a man-made substance that reacts to body temperature and weight, conforming to the shape of your body. This is the same foam originally developed by NASA to counteract the extreme forces faced by astronauts.
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What are the benefits of Visco Elastic Foam?


In short, Visco Elastic Memory Foam boasts the following benefits:
  • Better contouring and pressure relief
  • Better durability and a longer comfort life
  • Better motion dampening between sleeping partners
  • More resistant to microorganisms and allergens

Visco Foam is highly resistant to bacteria, mold, mildew, mites, and other odor causing germs, making it a great option for those with sensitivities or allergies. Visco Foam is also effective at reducing motion transfer, which is invaluable for those who share a bed. If your partner is a restless sleeper, or if your partner gets in and out of bed and disturbs you during the night or in the morning, Visco Foam mattresses minimize those disturbances. Visco Elastic Foam mattresses also tend to last longer and provide more pressure relief than innerspring mattresses.

How does Visco Elastic Memory Foam work?


Visco Elastic Foam has microscopic memory pockets that react to temperature and weight. Heat and pressure cause the foam to become malleable and contour to the curves of your body, and then when the material cools it returns back to its original shape.

Are there different types of Visco Elastic Memory Foam?


Since it was invented nearly 50 years ago, there have been a number of advances in Visco Elastic Memory Foam technology. Gel Memory Foam is a combination of memory foam and gel that delivers enhanced pressure relief and adds durability to a mattress. NxG Memory Foam features an open-cell structure that allows the foam to breathe, expelling trapped heat and moisture. Many mattress manufacturers have also combined Visco Elastic Memory Foam with temperature regulating materials such as Outlast, TruTemp, and Graphene that provide enhanced cooling comfort to create the ideal sleep environment.

How does Visco Elastic Foam feel?


Visco Foam can be made in a range of comfort levels, from very dense to cloud-like soft. Visco Elastic Foam is designed to mold and contour to the curves of the body, dispersing your weight over the entire sleep surface to minimize pressure points for more comfortable sleep.

Does Visco Elastic Memory Foam vary in quality?


All reputable manufacturers produce foam products that are at least 5lb/ft³ in density. All of the memory foam mattresses, mattress pads, and pillows that you'll find at US-Mattress are of the highest quality. Beware of cheaper Visco Elastic Memory Foam beds you may find elsewhere that are below this density, as they won't contour as effectively or last as long.
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