In 2023, you can’t still be sleeping on a mattress that doesn’t work for you. You just can’t—not when the industry is innovating and coming up with new, better, more reliable and consistent ways of sleeping comfortably and soundly. Your mattress directly affects your health; if you’re not sleeping well because your mattress isn’t right for you, then your physical and mental health suffers for it. The right mattress can save you literal months of fatigue, irritability, and headaches by making sure you always rest enough. And with new technologies being used, there are more options for the right mattress than ever before. If you’re still not sleeping well, it’s time to check out the latest tech and see what can do the trick for you.
Memory Foam Like You’ve Never Seen It
Memory foam isn’t a new invention, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t cutting edge right now. If you’ve somehow missed the explosion of the memory foam industry, this is the main idea: Memory foam gradually adjusts to your preferred sleeping positions and “remembers” what’s comfortable for you, thereby taking on the best shape to get you good sleep. That means it doesn’t jut out uncomfortably or feel stiff in the wrong places. Recently, companies have innovated their memory foam to make it more portable, durable, flexible, and of course, comfortable.
Originally, memory foam was extremely thick. These mattresses paid for their comfort with convenience, since they took up plenty of space. They had to be designed this way to really deliver the desired memory effect. Nowadays, though, memory foam has been sized down by more than two thirds, making it much easier to store and transport. This makes it a much more ideal choice if you know you’ll be moving to a different home in the near future. Memory foam is often lighter than other mattress materials, and with their new compactness, they can be lifted and stored with ease.
New memory foam also comes with an anti-static cover. That makes it much cleaner overall since dirt particles have a harder time clinging to the surface. Similarly, this kind of outer layer is much harder for pests like bed bugs to infiltrate. They can’t cling to it as easily, which makes it harder to really make an infestation. Lastly, the cover is more stain-resistant and easier to wash, which makes the general upkeep less stressful.
New memory foam is a great choice if you’re concerned about convenience above everything else.
The Mattress That Can Save Your Life
Forget about stain-resistant: How would you like a mattress that can look out for your safety while you sleep? That’s what you get with new sleep sensor technology. Sleep sensor mattresses have data features that record your breathing, heart rate, how often you get out of bed, and more; they can even give you a rough idea of the quality of your sleep. Now, how does that help you? For one, that information can tell you when in the night you seem to sleep soundest or when you tend to get up. It can also help you notice patterns in your sleep that might help you improve it. After all, it can be hard to notice small irregularities in your sleep until you see them recorded and clearly recurring.
As for the safety feature, that’s perhaps the most impressive part of these little miracles. Since sleep sensor mattresses can detect and record your breathing, they can also notice when that breathing behaves irregularly. In particular, they can detect when that breathing stops altogether. When that happens, some of these mattresses have an alarm feature that alerts others that someone might be in serious danger. That feature is most notably useful for anyone with sleep apnoea, but it can also be perfect for elderly people and anyone with a serious medical condition. That’s how far we’ve progressed; imagine going to your trusted mattress retailer and buying a lifesaver!
Sharing? Try Pairing
Human bodies vary wildly. What’s comfortable and healthy for you might be a nightmare of discomfort for someone else. Your preferred mattress type might be someone else’s worst possible fit. Maybe you prefer an ultra-firm mattress; for others, that can mean waking up sore every single morning. If one of those others happens to be your partner, with whom you presumably share a bed, that’s typically been a problem. No one likes to compromise when it comes to something like this. In the past, you would’ve likely had to meet in the middle and chosen something that was just passable for the both of you. No one would be miserable, but no one would be comfortable either.
Nowadays, that just isn’t good enough. We have new adjustor technology in high-quality mattresses; that means you can adjust the firmness of your mattress as you see fit. Better yet, you can actually adjust different portions of the mattress to different firmness levels. In other words, you and your partner can have very different experiences sleeping on exactly the same mattress at the same time! Your side can be firm and solid while theirs is soft and pliable, or vice versa.