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Sleep Technology: Innovations for a Great Sleep

What’s New in Sleep Technology?

Good sleep is the key to wellness. The body creates new connections in its brain during sleep that support physical, mental, and emotional health.

Modern technological advances have made it possible to improve the quality of mattresses and bedding. The Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress features cooling, antimicrobial, and memory foam technologies.

These sleep technologies are described in detail.

Cooling properties

For anyone who sleeps hot, bedding materials that keep you cool can make a big difference year-round. These bedding materials are also crucial for cool nights on summer nights.

Cooling technology should be able to wick away sweat and encourage airflow. Cooling technology can be enhanced by some technologies.

Serta’s CoolFeel (TM) Fabric, breathable fabric with plant-derived technology, has an instant cool-to-the-touch feeling. This phase-change material is 53 percent bio-based and has been certified by the USDA BioPreferred(r).

This technology will keep you cool and comfortable all night.

Why it matters: Temperature & restorative sleep

It is difficult to understand the relationship between temperature and sleep. Many people prefer to be warm when getting ready for bed, such as a blanket, or a warm bath.

A 2019 study found that cooler temperatures are better to get quality sleep. This may be because it helps conserve energy and promotes restorative processes in the body and brain while you sleep.

A 2018 study found that a mattress with cooling properties can increase nightly slow-wave sleep by 16 percent, which promotes the development of long-term memories.

Antimicrobial materials

Many bedding products now have antimicrobial properties. These properties help to keep your bedding fresh and clean, as well as prolong the lifespan of your bedding.

Serta Simmons Bedding, a Serta Simmons Bedding company, announced in 2020 that it was partnering with HeiQ, a Swiss brand to create the first antimicrobial mattress line.

The HeiQ V Block(TM) technology* uses micro silver as well as vesicle technology to attract harmful bacteria or viruses to the mattress’s surface. The bacteria and viruses are then broken down so they can’t make a home in your mattress.

Research has demonstrated that nanoparticles made of silver have antimicrobial properties against many bacteria and viruses.

Recent research by the Doherty Institute, Melbourne, Australia, showed that fabric treated with HeiQV-Block technology* killed 99.99% of the virus particles.

Why it is important: Maintaining a clean environment for sleep

Microorganisms and microscopic particles that accumulate on your skin, hair, and clothes during the day can transfer to your bed as you sleep. This includes allergens like pollen, pet dander, bacteria, viruses and fungi, chemical pollutants, sweat, dead skin cells, and chemical pollutants.

These particles can become inhaled as you move at night. This can lead to skin conditions and allergies.

To maintain a clean environment, wash your bedding with hot water regularly. Most people will need to change their sheets every other week. Antimicrobial mattresses are another tool to fight pathogens.

Memory foam technology for additional support

Exclude(TM), Serta’s memory foam, has a unique geometric cutout that provides contouring pressure relief.

Memory foam technology is intended to improve ergonomic support. This may reduce discomfort and increase the quality of sleep.

A 2018 study found that memory foam mattresses and high-return mattresses provide a variety of sleep benefits including improved body temperature, increased deep sleep, reduced muscle activity, and decreased muscle activity while adapting.


Why comfort and support are important

A good mattress is essential for a restful night’s sleep. Comfort and support are the key to a good night’s sleep for most people.

According to a survey of 2,000 Americans conducted for a mattress industry association, around 81 percent said that good back support was one of the most important characteristics they are looking for in a mattress.

It’s not surprising, as a supportive mattress can offer several benefits including reduced back pain and better sleep quality.

But, a mattress’s support is not all it can do. The latest advances in sleep technology mean that a good mattress can promote good sleep hygiene. This includes temperature control and cleanliness.a

How to say goodbye to your old mattress

A good mattress should last between 6-8 years. You can extend or shorten that time depending on how well you take care of your mattress and what kind you have.

Keep in mind that memory foam mattresses are more durable than those made of all foam. However, higher-density foam mattresses last for longer.

Your mattress’s lifespan can be extended by keeping it clean. This is particularly important if your mattress is shared with children or pets. They can add to the mattress’s allergen and dander levels.

Takeaway

For a restful night of sleep, a great mattress is essential. A better night’s sleep can improve your mental, physical, and emotional health.

The latest advances in sleep technology will allow you to get the best out of your mattress. They promote temperature regulation, good support, and cleanliness. These factors, when combined, can promote better sleep quality and a more relaxing night.