This remarkable space age material senses your body temperature and conforms to your body mass distributing your weight evenly keeping your spine in perfect alignment.
Some clients have described the feeling and comfort like sleeping on a cloud!
A Quick History
Memory foam was originally developed by the NASA space programme in the 1970´s. It was designed for relieving pressure and extreme G-Force faced by the astronauts.
It was later used in hospitals to eliminate pain after operations and to prevent bed sores.
Now, finally it is available to be used in our homes in mattresses, sofas, sofa-beds and pillows.
Advantages and Benefits
- Conforms and moulds to your body
- Relieves back and neck pain
- Frees the body of pressure points
- Optimum back support and correct back alignment
- Improves blood circulation
- Relief of pain caused by arthritis and rheumatism
- Prevents bed sores
- Reduces tossing and turning
- Anti dust mite
Aloe Vera and Soya
We are now beginning to introduce mattresses & pillows containing Aloe Vera and soya extracts. Scientific research has clearly demonstrated the healing properties of Aloe Vera on the skin.
A mattress fabric treated with Aloe Vera produces a very relaxing feel and is beneficial to the skin. Soya and aloe vera has also proven to be beneficial as it is a natural anti bacterial and it eliminates odours.
For this reason we have used it in some of our mattresses & pillows.
Bamboo has become extremely popular in recent years and used in babies and children’s clothing. It is a natural anti bacterial and breathes much easier than other materials.
Its natural source is regenerative which has made it an ideal material for many years.
For this reason we have began to introduce it in the exterior fabric in some of our mattresses.
Organic cotton is grown in subtropical countries such as Turkey, Egypt, USA from non genetically modified plants, that is to be grown without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides.
Besides helping the environment, there are other benefits from organic cotton products. Working environments are better for those on farms and small-scale farmers save money by not having to buy large amount of pesticides.
Consumers benefit too, some suggest that organic cotton products are softer and easier on your skin. Put simply, it is better for your health and the environment.
Highly revelled as the top tier of wools. Cashmere wool, usually simply known as cashmere is softer than traditional wool. The material also remains smoother and lighter than any other.
The word cashmere is an old spelling of the Kashmir region in northern India. One of the major benefits of cashmere is it’s adaptability to temperature. In the winter it will keep you warm and insulated, yet it will ensure you stay cool in the summer.
Cashmere is also extremely long lasting. It feels incredibly snug and lush against your skin and is considered to be the most luxurious of natural fibres.
Gel & Thermo-Gel
Our Gaviota Oro & Gelgraph mattresses ( in our premium range) all contain a sheet of Thermo-gel on the upper layer.
When these mattresses are placed in a cool environment, the gels temperature drops, helping to maintain the temperature of the neighbouring materials allowing you cool, fresh comfortable sleep.
Our 'Mash Gel' pillow also contains micro-particles of gel for the same reason.
Standard, open coil or bonnell springs
This springing system has been used since the 19th century and is still being used today. Throughout the years this design has proven its worth due to its durability and maximum support.
The system is made from round individual hourglass springs which have been connected together. It is generally suited to a one person sleep due to the possibility of partner disturbance. But with the correct padding can still be acceptable for a two person sleep.
Some of our biggest selling mattresses are designed with an independent pocket sprung system. These are extremely popular with people who suffer from back problems.
Unlike conventional springs (which are all connected) pocket springs are completely independent from the one next to it. Each spring moves differently to the other depending on where the weight is distributed on the mattress. So whatever position you move to, the springs follow your body shape.
In our view, a combination of pocket springs together with memory foam make an ideal mattress for a perfect nights sleep.
HR, HD & Multicellular Foam
This material is beneficial to allergy sufferers because it does not accumulate dust. HR means high resilience (HD = High Density) so if there are two people of different weights sleeping on the mattress and one person is moving, they are not disturbing the other.
The multi-cellular design allows the mattress to breath more easily.
3D Air Fresh Filter
Most conventional mattresses have circular breathing valves on the side to allow air in and out helping the mattress to breath. The design of the new 3D air fresh filter however, increases more air to pass through the mattress without allowing dust inside. This design is extremely beneficial for mattresses on boats or close to the coast because it greatly reduces humidity inside the mattress.
When you sit or lie on the mattress, the air is quickly compressed and released. When you get off, the filter draws the air back inside. Even when you move in your sleep, the filter is constantly allowing air to pass in and out.
'Tejido Stretch' or 'Anti-Stress' are vitally important components blended together to help prolong the life of the mattress.
They are often used in the outer coverings of our mattresses which contain Visco/Memory foam because of the way this particular material works. When you lay on the mattress the material will stretch and contract accordingly eliminating stress on the stitching and other parts of the mattress.
The various materials used will often include; Cotton, Bamboo, Polyester, Gel, Silicone, Visco Elastic and other synthetic based materials. Polyester usually will be in the higher percentage.
Polyester does have a number of benefits
- Incredibly durable and strong
- Can be dry cleaned and machine washed at high temperatures without shrinking or warping.
- Quick drying and moisture repelling
- Returns to its original shape very quickly
Sometimes even extracts of Aloe Vera and Soya are added to keep the mattress fresh and help eliminate possible odours.
People often worry that polyester covering on a mattress will make them hot, but in our view, providing there is good ventilation in the room and if you use 100% cotton protectors and sheets etc, this will not be an issue.