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Pressure Relieving Sleep Surfaces

In the 1970s, NASA was testing new types of foam to better absorb the g-force felt by astronauts during takeoff and reentry on shuttle missions. They kept running into roadblocks in the development stages and released the technology to manufacturers in the 1980s. Fagerdala World Foams knew they could not only help NASA, but also use this technology to design an innovative new product. After helping to create the new foam for NASA spacecraft seating, Fagerdala marketed the technology to the public as Tempur-Pedic foam. Today, Tempur-Pedic mattresses, pillows, and cushions are found in households, hotels, and offices around the globe. Through diligent work, it has become a staple in the sleep industry and a must-have product for millions.
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Company: Tempur-Pedic