What Is Tempur-Pedic?


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Tempur-Pedic is a popular brand of mattresses and pillows made from viscoelastic foam. The first Tempur-Pedic mattress was developed in Sweden in 1991 and was brought to the United States the next year.

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Tempur-Pedic products are both manufactured and distributed by Tempur-Pedic International Incorporated, which is based in Kentucky.

Initially, the proprietary Tempur material was developed to provide NASA astronauts relief from the g-forces that occur as a result of acceleration and gravity.

Although Tempur-Pedic products have a reputation for being costly, they continue to be popular with buyers. Tempur-Pedic mattresses have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, Consumers Digest "best buy" and an Ease-of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation. In addition, Tempur-Pedic is the only mattress approved by NASA.

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