In the early 1970s, NASA developed a pressure-absorbing material to help cushion and support astronauts during lift-off. The material was temperature-sensitive and it evenly distributed body weight. NASA released this material to the public in the 1980s.
Another set of scientists, at the soon-to-be-merged companies Fagerdala in Sweden and Dan-Foam in Denmark, continued development on NASA’s creation. After nearly a decade and millions of research dollars, these “Swedish scientists” perfected TEMPUR material for use in mattresses.
Today: everything you need for better sleep Over the years, we’ve expanded our line of mattresses and added pillows, bed linens, cushions—even a sleep mask and slippers. In addition to our original TEMPUR-formulation products, we have TEMPUR-HD that highly conforms to your body for better pressure relief, and TEMPUR-ES for unmatched pillowy softness with our famous support. Our products are sold in retail stores across the country, as well as direct from us by phone and on this website. And most exciting for us, we’re now the most highly recommended bed in America.