The Materials We Use In Our Mattresses
Visco Memory Foam
Many of our mattresses contain a percentage of this material. We only use memory foam that contains the ´Oeko-Tex´ certificate of approval.
This certificate confirms that the material has been very strictly tested in laboratories on the European market against any possible toxins and allergies.It has also been produced without the use of chemicals. Memory foam doesn´t produce dust because it is a solid material, so therefore it is ideal for allergy sufferers. It also keeps away dust mites.
Memory foam has revolutionized the mattress world because of its many qualities and benefits for our health. More than 50% of all people will suffer from various degrees of back problems and it is important to choose a mattress that will alleviate our aches and pains.
The answer is in memory foam.
The unique properties in memory foam allow it to automatically respond to weight and body temperature and moulds to the perfect shape and position of your body.
When we turn in bed, it quickly recovers its shape and re-adjusts to the new position freeing all pressure points from your neck, shoulders, back and knees.
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
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.
Graphene is one of the latest materials that is being introduced into mattresses that contain memory foam.
Where standard memory foam has an open cell structure which enables heat to leave the mattress as you move position during sleep, graphene creates a conductive pathway for the heat to move through the non-compressed memory foam by convection.
Simply put, the heat dissipates naturally as you sleep, regardless of whether or not you move position.
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.
NATURAL YLANG YLANG
Benefits of Ylang ylang:
* A natural Fibre from flowers!
* Natural sweet smelling scent!
* A natural sedative!
* A natural antiseptic!
For a quick history on Ylang Ylang, one need go no further than the tropics of Indonesia, Polynesia, and the Philippines. It’s a large yellow flower that grows on the Ylang Ylang tree, scientifically known as Cananga odorata, and has a sweet, floral scent. Ylang Ylang means “flower of flowers” and it’s these flowers that are steam distilled to create Ylang Ylang essential oil.
Ylang Ylang essential oil is a natural sedative, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, and antidepressant. For these reasons alone, it’s perfect to add to your nebulizing essential oil diffuser to give your entire home a happy mood boost. With a scent that’s so sweet and flowery, it can keep strong odours and unpleasant smells at bay, making your home smell clean.
Mood Lifter. Since it has antidepressant compounds, Ylang Ylang essential oil can relax the body and reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, sadness, and stress. It lifts the mood naturally and increases feelings of joy. Heart Helper. As an anti-inflammatory that can help improve blood flow, Ylang Ylang essential oil can assist in supporting the circulatory system and has been known to help control blood pressure.Wound Healer. It’s the antiseptic properties in Ylang Ylang essential oil that helps cuts and wounds from becoming infected. A perfect natural ingredient for your mattress!
Selenium is an essential mineral. Though you may have never heard of selenium, this amazing nutrient is vital to your health. It is a powerful antioxidant & Anti-bacterial that fights oxidative stress and naturally helps defend the body from toxins. Being a natural anti-bacterial, using Selenium in mattresses helps to prevent odours that can be caused by sweat and humidity. Selenium is an essential trace mineral found in soil and water. Plants and yeast naturally convert selenium into organically bound protein forms of minerals. It can be transferred into powder and oil form.
Benefits of Selenium;
* Naturally extracted!
Selenium gets its name from the Greek word "Selene," which means "Moon." Selene was the Greek goddess of the moon.
Benefits of Natural Linen;
* Natural anti-bacteria!
* Robust & Durable!
Linen is one of the first natural fibres that people made into string and cloth. Linen comes from the flax plant, which grows all over the Mediterranean region and Central Asia. Flax is a tall, reed-like plant, with long fibres which make it easy to spin into thread. Natural Linen is a good fabric since it's soft, breathable , eco-friendly and can keep us cool during those hot summer nights. Linen can withstand high temperatures – making the fabric generally perfect for everything. Sleeping on linen bedding absorbs moisture without holding bacteria. In fact, it is actually stronger when wet than dry and becomes softer and more pliable the more it is washed.
Linen is a much thicker fibre than almost all other natural materials and much more robust and durable. Simply put, It just gets better and better!
Nature has created another minor miracle, The perfect partner for other natural materials such as Organic Cotton, Cashmere, Linen and Damask. It really is a super performance material. Pure wool helps to ensure a good bed climate and works a bit like your bed’s own climate control unit. Since ancient times, people have known about wool’s amazing ability to warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s warm. You will stay dry and sleep at just the right temperature.
Some of our mattresses contain a mix of wool and cotton precisely blended to provide ultimate comfort while bringing naturally fire-retardant properties to our beds. Wool is actually one of the most flame-resistant fibres in existence. It also possesses anti static properties as well as being strong, elastic, water-resistant and heat-insulating.
The wool fibre has a complex spring-like structure with a textured surface, optimised through evolution to provide thermal protection. This unique cellular structure is very different from smooth synthetic fibres.
The structure of wool fibre allows for a large volume of air between the fibres, giving amazing natural insulation properties along with flexibility, elasticity and resilience. Wool can also absorb up to 30 percent of its weight in water without feeling wet. Tiny pores allow water to pass through the wool fibre, making the material comfortable both on warm summer and cool winter nights.
The history of wool goes back thousands of years. The Babylonians and Egyptians wove with wool. The oldest example of Swedish woven wool has been dated to the Bronze Age, which would make it around 3,000 years old. But wool was not only used to produce yarn for clothing; it was used in bedding as well. Wool’s ability to protect you while you are asleep is the same today.
You will enjoy the tranquillity of a peaceful and untroubled sleep all year round!