Days are gone when a spring mattress was considered a modern innovation. The mattress domain has seen drastic changes in terms of technology induced advancement. In search of new levels of comfort, humans have been trying to integrate technology everywhere possible including mattresses.
The 7 Innovations in Mattress World
Here, we will discuss some of the most modern advancements in the mattress industry. This includes a type of spring mattress which we discussed several times before as well as some types that are probably never unheard of. At least the chances are high. Every bed and mattress Bahrain has will not be covered in these seven categories. That is because many of them are based on older technologies.
Don’t get confused by the word cooling here. This is not any electrically controlled cooling system, about which we will discuss in the third section of this blog. This cooling mattress I am talking about is having the cool secret in its material used. The fabric used for such mattresses are made of celliant fibers which are capable of absorbing the body heat.
With no extra attachment, celliant fibers are enabling us to reduce our body temperature and thereby faster relaxation. Studies are showing celliant fibers integrated mattresses not only cools you down, but also sleeps you faster.
Complete Organic Mattress
Mattresses with organic components are not new. Whereas, a modern mattress with all features being made entirely from organic components is certainly new and it requires advanced research as well as technological support. With the emergence of organic mattress, manufacturers are able to avoid use of petroleum derived products in mattress manufacturing.
Latex mattresses can also be considered in this category if no other synthetic materials are used. Plant derived mattresses are gaining more popularity these days due to the general organic drive in the market.
Heating and Cooling Mattress
This category is what I talked about in the first section. A mattress which is capable of changing temperature for your comfort. This is made possible by means of various sensors. These sensors identify the activity and ambient temperature to activate fans. These fans are capable of blowing air in various temperatures, thus both heating and cooling of the mattress is made possible.
Often warming is made possible by coils incorporated with toppers as well. But it is not considered as a very safe practice, as the chances of circuit shorting is high. But, don’t worry. The model is not available in the country. Every bed and mattress topper Bahrain has are free of coils.
Adjustable Everything Mattress
You might have seen adjustable beds and mattresses with adjustable properties, but very few. Two major factors influencing healthy sleeps are comfort and firmness. Ofcourse, these two factors are individual dependent. Especially the firmness factor. Also the same person may require different levels of firmness throughout the life of a mattress due to physical ailments and other conditions.
Mattresses with adjustable firmness are a solution for this problem. Adjustable firmness is mainly found in airfoam mattresses. By adjusting the air levels, firmness can be adjusted. These adjustments are possible in various locations of the mattress. So that if your partner doesn’t agree to your level of firmness, they may choose to adjust that side to their comfort.
Sleep Tracking Mattress
Sleep tracking has been known to everyone ever since the smartwatch-fitness band trends started. I am not interested in starting a brand fight. Yet, while many of them give accurate and close to accurate results, many others have the sleep tracking as a mere feature. Even for the accurate ones, you need to have the watch or band (Basically the same, but the brands love to call them with different names. What can I do! I must be inclusive, right?) tied to your hand while sleeping. They do have certain limitations as well.
What if an accurate sleep tracking feature is incorporated into the mattress itself? It will yield the best result unless you have any issues of somnambulism. And yes, the feature is already here. Mattresses are available with an integrated sleep tracking system with multiple sensors.
These mattresses can even track your movements while at sleep. With movement and other data such as breathing, heartbeat, snoring etc and their variations, they can produce a sleep analysis that no watch or band can give. Since the number of data collected is more, with the right technology, the accuracy of sleep tracking will be the best with these mattresses.
Pocketed Spring Mattress
We talked about the spring mattress type before also. It is the most advanced among normal spring mattresses. In the early days, spring mattresses were equipped with big spring coils. Those coils used to produce a squeaky sound whenever pressure was applied. Pocketed spring mattresses are different.
In this type, individual springs are packed in a pocket called a micro-pocket. This is to avoid the springs getting rubbed to each other. Also, since the spring action is no more from one single mega spring, the arrangement gives a better body support according to the shape of the body.
Even though not very advanced or latest, the concept of micro-pocketed spring mattress is revolutionary. Also, with the right combination of outer layers at both sides, it can be made in different levels of firmness.
As the name indicates, an airfoam mattress uses foam with air pockets instead of a normal memory foam. These air pockets can be very small or big air pockets of considerable size and they help the mattress to remain temperature neutral. That means, your body temperature will not be transferred to the mattress.
The major advantages of an airfoam includes, the above mentioned temperature neutrality, better body weight distribution and superior comfort. However, the cushiony nature won’t work well for your back. As said in my previous blogs, for better backbone support, you need an optimum level of firmness. Without that support, no mattress can be counted as good for the back.
Also, since air is filled within the mattress, you need to make sure there is no drop in the firmness. If there is any firmness drop, you need to calibrate and refill the pockets with air to maintain the required firmness.