Sleeping with another person is often a game of two competing interests. Whether it is because one person prefers a colder temperature, a warmer temperature, more blankets, less blankets, or the battle of the pillow, sharing your bed with someone is usually fraught with concessions by one or both parties.
How Mattresses Help Control the Temperature
Now that mattresses have new features that aid the circulation of air, much of the temperature battle its solved. Foam and hybrid mattresses help to regulate temperature, giving you a better night’s rest.
Memory Foam has drastically increased in popularity. As this happened, the manufacturers decided to tweak the issue of temperature. Initially they began by opening the closed-cell, visco-elastic foam to be more like that of latex or polyurethane. One group, foamer FXI, who designed Aerus memory foam, calls it “very open and very breathable”. Adding to this concept, they decided to include the layers of their mattresses. Thus, we have surface-modified foams. In order increase airflow, companies began using contours, channels, cuts and pin holing. This new technology works to keep the air flow going and to cool you down throughout the night.
Not only do foam manufacturers use layers to increase airflow, but they have discovered that coring, horizontally and vertically adds additional air flow. Some, like Flexible Foam and Carpenter have new machinery to core from top to bottom as well as from side to side. Coring also adds visual interest to their product.
Nathan Elliott, marketing manager for Indianapolis-based fabricator Foamcraft, says, “We are doing so much with foam breathability through CNC surface modification technology. An advanced surface-modified design can be created for every layer, each with its own design and its own airflow rating.”
Indianapolis-based maker of Foamcraft’s marketing manger asserts that,“We are doing so much with foam breathability through CNC surface modification technology. An advanced surface-modified design can be created for every layer, each with its own design and its own airflow rating.”
Since 2012, mattress manufacturers have been able get absorbent, strong, netlike foam. These interlaced types of foam have greatly improved sleeping conditions for many. It’s amazing to think that this type of technology came from filtration systems, furniture cushions and stereo speakers!