Home Testing Of Tempurpedic Beds

Some people only realize how unique Tempurpedic bed foam is when they take one of these tests at home, during or after their free home trial. Here's how.

Motion Transfer Tests

One of memory foam's unique features is the ability to dampen vibration. In other words, if you share your Tempurpedic bed, you will probably no longer wake up when your partner gets up or moves about, or at least, you won't feel it as much as with other types of mattresses. There are two ways to test motion transfer in a memory foam bed.

Sit on the edge of the bed and have a friend sit on the opposite edge of the Tempurpedic. Close your eyes and ask them to stand up. Did you feel any motion in the Tempurpedic Swedish mattress?

Another more adventurous way to test motion transfer in visco foam is the 'wine glass test'. Place a glass full of wine on the edge of the memory bed. Sit on the opposite edge and repeatedly stand up and sit down. If the bed is made of good memory foam and Tempurpedic are true to their word, the wine will not spill.

Rebound Tests

Memory foam also absorbs shock thanks to its open-cell structure. Unlike conventional foam that pushes back hard where it is displaced, visco elastic foam creates very little upwards pressure. One way to test it is the 'ball rebound test'.

Find yourself a rather heavy ball. Stand on the Tempur foam bed and drop the ball onto it. The ball should land with a dull thud. There should hardly be any bounce back. This behavior earned it the 'dead' foam name.

Another exciting way to test visco elastic foam is the 'egg test'. The 'egg test' is similar to the 'ball rebound' test. Dropping an egg on conventional foam beds would cause it to break. Because Tempurpedic beds absorb virtually all of the downward force, the egg shell should remain intact.

Tempurature Tests

Heat responsiveness is without a doubt, memory foam's most sought-after feature but not all visco foams respond to body temperature. Good visco foam gets firmer in cool environments and softer in warmer environments. Here's how to test how responsive it is to temperature.

Some visco elastic foam manufacturers send out samples. Simply put the sample in the fridge for a few minutes. The visco foam should get very hard, almost as hard as wood. If you already have a viscoelastic foam mattress, take it outside or put it in a cooler room. It should get firmer within a few minutes.

Some memory foams are the heat-sensitive type but soften at temperatures much higher than your body could ever generate. To see if the foam mattress softens at body temperature, simply lie down on it for a few minutes. It should start to slowly soften and contour to your body.

To sum up, in-home tests are an excellent way to check the quality of your newly bought Tempurpedic bed, especially since you have the option to return it at the end of the home trial. I must say, however, that the wine glass and egg tests should only be performed if you are 100% sure of the quality of the Tempur Swedish foam bed.

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How Long Does It Last?

What affects the expected lifetime of visco elastic foam beds and do Tempur-Pedic Swedish bed last longer? The answer is years and years as long as it's made of better quality, higher-density foam.

Real NASA Link

Many manufacturers claim memory foam was first used by the NASA Space Program to boost sales for their foam mattress.

NASA never did use that basic material in the 1960s. NASA bed or space bed technology simply does not exist as such.

The truth is the Swedish Tempur-Pedic company did eventually come up with a reliable formula now used in the best-selling Tempurpedic bed.

While Tempurpedic pillows are commonly known as Swedish pillows, not all such products made in Sweden are made of the so-called space pillow foam.

Authenticity Test

How can you check if your purchase as good as a original Tempur-Pedic bed? You can try the wine glass test, the egg test, or the fridge test.

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