Trying to decide between an office chair with a fabricated foam seat and one with a memory foam seat? Although fabricated foam is the most common type of seat support found in desk chairs today, investing in a chair with a memory foam seat could do you a world of good, especially if you are prone to chronic back pain. Take a look at just a few benefits that memory foam and Tempur-Pedic® chairs offer.

Body-Hugging Support

The first and most renowned benefit of memory foam office chair seats is their ability to relieve pressure on the back by providing body-hugging support.  Memory foam was originally developed by NASA in the 1960s as a safety precaution in aircraft. When used on office chairs, the seat cushions support the spine and vertebrae, decreasing pressure on the back while you sit. Memory foam is a smart choice for people sitting in their chairs for many hours a day, and it’s especially beneficial for those with bad backs.

Although we recommend switching between sitting and standing throughout your work day, many employees do not have access to standing height desks in their office and, as a result, are forced to sit for many hours a day. If you’re required to be seated for more than a couple of hours at a time, then selecting a chair with a memory foam seat is a great way to relieve some of the pressure that a standard chair can cause.

Temperature Regulation

Do you get cold easily at work? A memory foam seat can help with that! Memory foam is made of polyurethane with additives that allow the seat to adjust to your body temperature. As a result, chairs with memory foam seats retain more heat than others and can conform to the shape of the user’s body even while the user shifts their weight. With a seat that hugs your body while you sit, you can stay cozy and warm throughout those cold winter months.


If you’re easily irritated by dust and debris, a memory foam seat can help with that, too. Chairs outfitted with this seat material are often considered hypoallergenic, as the memory foam makes them resistant to dust mites and other allergens other foams can trap in.

Not only does memory foam provide all of these great benefits, but the cost has decreased since it was first introduced as a commercial product decades ago. Upgrading to a chair with a memory foam seat won’t cost you much more than purchasing one with a standard fabricated foam seat. Best of all, memory foam is known to last, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come.


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