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The Origin of Tempur-Pedic Mattress Technology

Last updated 6 years ago

The technology behind Tempur-Pedic mattresses has a rich and distinguished background. Born from a marriage of NASA space technology, Scandinavian design, decades of research, and millions of dollars’ worth of funding, Tempur-Pedic mattresses are nothing short of a technological breakthrough. 

The NASA Years

Back in the early 1970s, NASA was working on a project to produce a cushioning material that would absorb pressure on astronauts during liftoff. They developed a material that could provide adequate support and distribute weight evenly, in addition to being temperature-sensitive. After using the material exclusively for a period of time, NASA finally released the material to the public in the 1980s. 

The Product is Perfected in Scandinavia

The material came to the attention of a group of Scandinavian scientists. The Swedish company Fagerdala and the Danish company Dan-Foam continued to develop the material and soon merged. Ten years later, NASA’s TEMPUR material had been perfected for use as a mattress material. 

Temper-Pedic is Born

Bob Trussell from Lexington, Kentucky, visited Dan-Form in Denmark in 1992. Impressed with the TEMPUR material and seeing the opportunity for its use in U.S. mattresses, he formed the Temper-Pedic brand. The first two production centers were in Duffield, Virginia and Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Later, Tempur-Pedic merged with Dan-Form, and the company established its global headquarters in Lexington. Tempur-Pedic now produced other products besides just mattresses, including pillows, linens, slippers, and cushions. 

Decades of development have made Tempur-Pedic beds a revolution in the way we sleep. No longer do you have to worry about your mattress bothering you at night or giving you discomfort. The Tempur-Pedic system is designed to ease and relieve pain, not aggravate it. To pick up your Tempur-Pedic mattress, contact Mancini’s Sleepworld today. We have a wide range of excellent beds and mattresses to help you get the best sleep you’ve ever had. For more information, call us at (800) 641-5337 or visit our website.

 

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