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Shredded memory foam in Snuggle-Pedic pillow

Shredded Memory Foam

New Shape for a Popular Material About Memory Foam Memory foam was introduced to the bedding market in 1991. Known for its conformity and pressure relief, it is a popular mattress material, and is found in most popular mattresses, especially bed-in-a-box models. Memory Foam in Pillows Memory foam’s first commercial use was in seat cushions. Now it is the filling in many pillows, though it has not become as dominant as in mattresses. Again, the reason for its popularity is conformity. However, heat retention, weight, and cost factor against being more widely used. Heat Retention Memory foam is designed to ...
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Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Shredded Memory Fosm Pillow

The Pillow – A Place to Lay Your Head

Where to Lay My Head? We’ve come a long way from when anything you grabbed to put under your head when sleeping was your pillow. The arms and hands would do until they were moved. A rolled up garment was much better. A classic story is of Jacob, a fugitive who slept with his head on a rock. Ancient Egyptian nobles had curved wooden headrests. Today, we have specially made pillows, which are essentially sacks filled with cushioning materials and sewn (or zipped) shut. Functions of the Pillow A pillow serves two basic functions, for health and for comfort. According ...
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Logos of 4 mattress brands

A Closer Look at Bed-in-a-Box Mattresses

With a Comparison of Four Top-Rated Brands Memory Foam Dominance Most boxed mattresses are memory foam or memory foam hybrids. Some have quasi memory foam – foam that performs like memory foam, or is really memory foam called by another name. As is explained in Memory Foam and the Boxable Beds Trend, foam mattresses are more easily compressed and rolled to fit into a box for shipping by a package delivery service, such as UPS and FedEx, and memory foam mattresses are the most popular type of foam mattress. For help in selecting a mattress, read Choosing the Correct Mattress ...
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Conformity and spinal support

Choosing the Correct Mattress and Sleeping Position

Choosing the Correct Mattress and Sleeping Position By Dr. Rick Swartzburg, D.C. A good mattress will protect the back for the many hours that you are in bed.  A mattress that properly supports the body will also be a very important element in helping relieve stress on the muscles and joints of the back.  The most important information needed for finding a correct mattress to support the back involves knowing what position you sleep in. A mattress that properly supports the body should be solid enough to not cave inward with body pressure and yet have enough give to allow ...
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Mattress

More about Mattresses

Participate in our survey. History, Trends, Types, Marketing, Innovations, Etc. This blog section is about memory foam mattresses in particular (as is this site) and mattresses in general. The first two articles here are about (1) the 25th anniversary of the memory foam mattress, and (2) the current trend toward boxed mattresses sold only or primarily online. For help in selecting a mattress, read Choosing the Correct Mattress and Sleeping Position. While other sections deal with Certifications for Mattress Ingredients, Materials in Mattresses, and Sleep Issues, this section covers types of mattresses, history of mattresses, current trends, marketing, innovations, and ...
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Materials in Mattresses

Materials in Mattresses

Participate in our survey. A material truth is that a mattress can be no better than what it is made of. What is inside is critically important, but what is on the outside also matters. Kinds of mattresses are classified by their major component materials, for comfort and for support – innersprings, memory foam, latex, water, air, wool, cotton, feathers/down. Various natural and synthetic fibers make up mattress covers, and there are special materials used in fire barriers. This site naturally focuses on memory foam, but other materials do play roles, especially when we are comparing different brands and models ...
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