Memory foam has an open-cell solid structure that matches pressure against it, yet springs back to its original shape. Memory foam reacts to body heat and weight by moulding to a warm body in a few minutes, helping relieve pressure points.

Memory foam is often used in hospitals. When patients are required to lie immobile in their bed for long periods of time, pressure on bony regions can decrease or stop blood flow causing pressure sores. Memory foam mattresses decrease such events, making memory foam the perfect material for relieving pressure on a newborn baby’s skull in the Baby-Head-Rest.