EverFeel™ Technology by Serta

May 5, 2015

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To continue the series on sleeping technologies by Serta, this week will will cover EverFeel™ Technology. Unlike the previous three weeks’ technologies, cooling is not a primary concern of EverFeel™ memory foam. Instead, a thin layer of EverFeel™ material is usually used at the top of a mattress for these reasons best said by Serta:

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– The cradling comfort you expect from memory foam

– No need for time or temperature to adapt to your body

– A difference you will feel the moment you lie down

As you can see, unlike traditional memory foam, Serta’s EverFeel™ does not require the usual “break-in” period. This material is designed to react immediately making it an exceptional surface layer for most mattresses.

Just another revolutionary advancement in memory foam technology brought to you by Serta.

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EverCool™ Memory Foam by Serta

April 28, 2015

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Serta revolutionized the already revolutionary technology of memory foam by pursuing solutions that combated its main drawback: heat retention. In the last two weeks we have covered Cool Action™ Gel and Cool Action™ Dual Effects® Gel Memory Foam, two successful evolutions in Serta’s crusade for a cool sleeping memory foam mattress. Today we will cover a separate branch of of Serta’s technology: EverCool™ Memory Foam. The EverCool™ technology takes a different approach than Cool Action™ Gel and Cool Action™ Dual Effects® Gel Memory Foam, making it a different branch that has evolved separately from the Cool Action™ line. The cousin of Cool Action™ Gel Memory Foam, EverCool™ Memory Foam, does not use gel infused foam and conductive gel beads to dissipate heat, but instead features a super-fine infusion of heat-conducting graphene.

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The current EverCool™ Gfx Memory Foam combines premium, breathable memory foam with graphene to allow airflow and greatly enhanced heat dissipation. The conductive graphene, much like the Cool Action™ Gel beads, actually pulls heat away from the body and disperses it more evenly where it can be whisked away from a large surface area of the mattress rather than collected beneath and against your body. All of this while Serta’s premium memory foam provides supple body conforming comfort that gently contours to the body while reacting to provide proper and accurate support with enhanced cushioning. Serta’s graphene infused memory foam also greatly increases the lifespan of the mattress, by reducing concentrated heat and pressure wearing down the key areas you sleep on most. EverCool™ Gfx Memory Foam by Serta is just another breakthrough in the science of sleep brought to you by America’s #1 mattress company.

Sleep cool, sleep soundly, sleep Serta.

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Cool Action™ Dual Effects® Gel Memory Foam by Serta

April 14, 2015

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As the #1 mattress brand in America, you should expect revolutionary ideas and technologies to come from Serta. Cool Action™ Dual Effects® Gel Memory Foam is just one of many revolutionary technologies brought to you by Serta to help achieve a perfect night’s sleep. Combining memory foam and cooling gel technology, Serta has created something with the benefits of both, and virtually no drawbacks or compromises. I think Serta said it best, so below are informative blurbs from Serta itself from a digital catalog information kit about the ever popular iComfort line:

“Cool Action™ Dual Effects® Gel Memory Foam

Serta’s latest breakthrough in gel memory foam technology is the world’s first dual-action gel memory foam infused with both Serta’s original MicroSupport® gel and our latest MicroCool+® gel. Millions of gel beads gather under the areas of your body that need extra support while also helping the mattress dissipate heat away from the sleep surface.”

“Cool Action™ Dual Effects®

Millions of Serta’s original MicroSupport® gel beads gather under the areas of your body that need extra push back support. Meanwhile, our MicroCool+™ gel features advanced phase change material encapsulated in a proprietary gel designed to efficiently capture, store and ultimately dissipate away heat from the mattress layers above. This unique and exclusive design works to provide more support where your body needs it and gives the material an enhanced ability to transport heat away from the mattress layers above it.”

As you can see, this technology single-handedly solves two of the most prevalent issues when it comes to a good night’s sleep: support and sleeping temperature. Finding the right mattress that uses this technology, with the core and complementing comfort layers right for your Comfort Scale rating preferences and sleep style, and the bedding to go with it, is all that stands in the way of you getting a a great night’s sleep every night for years to come. Did you expect anything less from #1?

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The New Jefferys Bay Mattress

April 9, 2015

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Every now and then, mattress companies make changes to their collections or even to specific mattresses. While it’s not always very noticeable, sometimes these changes can be confusing, especially if not every consumer is aware of the change.

One recent, subtle change from Simmons is the name change for the Jefferys Bay Luxury Firm Mattress. It’s not an earth-shattering change by any means, but it can be confusing to customers who receive a word-of-mouth recommendation for this specific model, and then can’t find it when they search for it. The Jefferys Bay has been renamed as the Liberty Point Luxury Firm Mattress.

Just as it did when it was still the Jefferys Bay, the Liberty Point contains three different kinds of comfort padding layers: AirCool Memory Foam, AirCool Memory Foam with Micro Gel Touch, and Dynamic Response Memory Foam. These all help relieve pressure so that you sleep more restfully. Its individually wrapped coil system gives it better contouring ability, and even allows you to use it on an adjustable base.

Plus, it has a Comfort Scale of 3, which makes it a firm mattress. So you get good pressure relief and a solid, supportive feel, which is an excellent combination for anyone who needs something that feels a little harder than your average plush mattress.

It may not seem like a big deal if you weren’t looking for the Jefferys Bay mattress, but even so, the knowledge could come in handy. You never know.

Sleep Well,

The Snooze Guru


Latex Mattress Manufacture

April 2, 2015

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Memory foam mattresses may be more popular than latex mattresses, but this doesn’t mean that a latex mattress is any less comfortable or ergonomic. It has obvious differences from memory foam, but it is still a viable option as a quality, supportive mattress.

One of the most important things about latex is that it’s known for having a higher durability than memory foam. Latex mattresses typically run a little higher on the price scale as well, but you’re also getting a product that will retain its showroom feel for a longer period of time. These kinds of mattresses are also fairly easy to move on, since you don’t experience nearly as much of the sinking “quicksand” feeling that many people report with memory foam. There’s also less off-gassing, which is a large plus for anyone with a sensitive nose.

Latex mattresses can be made in two different ways — the Dunlop process and the Talalay process.

Dunlop Process: This process is the more economically and environmentally friendly of the two. It has fewer steps, so there are fewer variables to track during manufacture, and the result is a mattress with fewer seams than one made with the Talalay process. A gelling agent is added to the latex to help it gel. After it is poured into its mold, it is vulcanized, which how it gets its elastic yet solid shape.

Talalay Process: This process has more steps to it, but it also results in a more consistent feel across the entire mattress. It’s also easy to control the firmness or softness with this method. Once the liquid latex has been poured into its mold, it is expanded by a vacuum, which is what gives it such a clean consistency and particle distribution. Once it has been expanded, it is flash-frozen with carbon dioxide, preventing the latex particles from settling to the bottom as it gels.

Ultimately, it’s up to you to choose which kind of latex mattress you want, based on your budget and your desire for precision. US-Mattress has a variety of latex mattresses, the construction of which ranges from entirely latex to part latex, part memory foam. Whichever kind of mattress you choose, remember that latex is a great option if you’re looking for a long-lasting, supportive feel.


Health Benefits of Adjustable Beds

March 19, 2015

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While most people sleep on stationary beds and bases, a great option for anyone with back pain, swelling, or certain sleep conditions may find that an adjustable base provides a better night’s sleep. This kind of base, combined with a quality mattress, will help relieve a lot of common pain and problems that many people deal with on a nightly basis.

An adjustable base or bed allows you to customize the incline and angle at which you sleep. Depending on the kind you get, it can have more or fewer places for you to adjust. Generally, bases with more points of articulation will provide more health benefits.

Back Pain

With an adjustable base, you can arrange the angles to better match the natural position of your body when you lay flat. This will help provide better support to the lower spine, as well as the neck and shoulders. When your body is supported well, you’re less likely to experience pressure points as you sleep, which helps with conditions like sciatica, or other pain from trapped or pinched nerves.

Sleep Conditions

The ability to change the articulation of certain points in the mattress can greatly relieve some sleep conditions. Chronic snorers will want to angle the head of the mattress up, as this will help open up the windpipe so that air can travel easily. If you snore because of sleep apnea, you’ll find this extremely good for your health because it will help relieve obstruction. While an adjustable base won’t help every kind of sleep apnea, it certainly can help with some.

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Anyone with sprains, breaks, or general swelling will also benefit from an adjustable base. These are all cases in which your doctor will tell you to elevate the swollen limb, and it’s much easier to maintain elevation when you can easily adjust the angle of the foot of your bed. This means that you no longer have to rely on a couple pillows to keep your extremities raised up — you can simply heighten part of your mattress.

If you’re in the market for an adjustable base, but you don’t know if your current mattress will work with one, you can watch this short video for a brief overview of the many kinds that are compatible.

Sleep Well,

The Snooze Guru


Mattress Edge Support

March 17, 2015

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Mattress edge support is something many mattress customers often overlook when in the market for a new bed. They crawl right into the center of a showroom bed, lay down for a few seconds, then hop out and try another. Especially for those who share a bed, mattress edge support can be a crucial aspect for you and your partner achieving a good night’s sleep. Even if you don’t share a bed, you might be an active sleeper or frequently sit on the edge of your bed. The smaller the size of your mattress, the more mattress edge support comes into play. Usually, a couple can share a king size bed without edge support being too crucial, but it is highly recommended when sharing a queen size or smaller that you get a mattress with proper edge support. As for single sleepers, I have always been tall and a VERY active sleeper. I can tell you from personal experience that proper edge support can essentially make or break a bed.

So what is mattress edge support? How can you tell if a mattress has it? Are there different kinds? Are some better than others? These are all questions I hope to answer for you here.

What is mattress edge support?

Mattress edge support is probably exactly what you think it is: designs that provide support from edge to edge, corner to corner, without experiencing “roll-off” or reduced comfort. This can be obtained in several ways, but essentially the idea for every method is the same: maintain support as you get farther from the center of the bed.

How can you tell if a mattress has edge support?

Most modern mattresses have some form of mattress edge support. But to tell if the manufacturer built the bed with mattress edge support in mind, the best way is to look at the bed’s features for phrases like “edge support,” or terms like you will see in the next section.

Are there different kinds of mattress edge support?

Yes! Here are the most common and effective mattress edge support mechanisms you will likely encounter:

  • Foam Encasement – Although the use of this term can vary from mattress to mattress, this usually means replacing the coils at the edges of the mattress with polyurethane foam that can differ in density and thickness to achieve an accurate level of comfort and support, difficult to achieve with coils.
  • Heavy duty border rods or border wires – This mechanism is simply using a rod or wire of varying thickness (or “gauge”) to enclose the perimeter of the coil springs. This binding keeps the edge coils tight, so they don’t create “roll-off,” but can be uncomfortable if laying or sitting on the edge of the bed.
  • Wire tied coil springs – This technology essentially links neighboring coils together so they work as a team to offer support, rather than individually. This helps to strength the coils on the mattress edges by offering support from their neighbors.
  • Additional coils – A simple solution for mattress edge support is to simply add more coils around the edges for a denser, more supportive bunching. This can make the edges firmer than the rest of the mattress.
  • Heavier gauge coil springs – Essentially the same as above, thicker coils mean more support, and usually a firmer comfort level.

Are some mattress edge support mechanisms better than other?

Just as with types of mattresses (innerspring vs. memory foam, for example) there are differences, but preference is generally a subjective choice. You may find one type of mattress edge support more comfortable than someone else. You may like a small support difference in different locations of the mattress. And you will often not have the option to pick and choose a mattress type and edge support type (non-hybrid memory foam mattresses are obviously limited to the non-coil mechanisms, for example). But keep a look out for one or more of these technologies when looking for a mattress with good edge support, and note that many times these mechanisms will have a manufacturer specific brand name.

 

Learn more here and keep informed! A mattress is a long-term investment!


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