WHAT’S INSIDE OUR MATTRESSES?
At R&B bedding, we proudly design our own mattress range from scratch. Most of our mattresses are combination of spring system with comfort foam layer on top a.k.a the pillowtop; however there are a lot of technologies inside the mattress that the buyer like you should know before purchasing a bed.
“You must always invest in good shoes and a high quality bed, as if you are not in one, you are in the other.”
At R&B bedding, we are here to provide professional advice on how to pick the right mattress for yourself and your loved family.
Innerspring mattresses are still by far the most widely used. They support you with coil springs, and in most built today, each coil is individually enclosed. This helps the bed weather years of use and prevents the coils from popping out of the mattress. On top of the coils are a wide variety of materials added for comfort, from pillow to latex to memory foam. It’s all a matter of preference.
Our Spring Systems
If we say CPU is the core component of a computer then the spring system will be the CPU of a mattress. It determines its firmness, quality as well durability of the mattress. There are 2 main spring systems that we used in our mattresses.
Bonnell Spring System
These traditional looking innerspring systems are still dominating in the mattress world nowadays. It has springs which are hour glass shaped and these are linked from top to bottom by a spiral wire which runs across the finished unit..
The Bonnell Spring System provides excellent support and are used for most orthopaedic mattresses due to their firmness. They tend to have more ‘give’ than pocket sprung mattresses, and are lighter and therefore easier to turn.
Zones Pocketsping Systems
Pocket spring system will conclude individual springs that have been placed inside cloth pockets so that they can work independently of the other springs in the mattress.
Rather than each spring being directly linked to the next like the Bonnell Spring system. They are connected to each other via their pockets. Pocket spring mattresses have many benefits over other types of sprung mattresses as their design allows them to minimize movement through the mattress when a person using it moves whilst providing a more supportive sleeping surface that contours more closely to the body of the user.
With hundreds of individual springs units in a pocketspring systems, there are differnet firmness in different area of our body. There are 5 main zones of support.
- Zone 1: Head&Neck
- Zone 2: Shoulder
- Zone 3: Lumber and Hip
- Zone 4: Knee
- Zone 5: Ankle and feet
It is important for each zone of spring units to provide the proper support. This is how the 5 zones pocketsprings system has been so popular for the last 10 years in the mattress industry. Their benefits are:
Because the springs move independently they offer more support for your body, and are ideal for people of two different weights as pocket-sprung mattresses reduce that ‘roll-together’ feeling.
Since each coil is independent from it’s neighbor there is no hammocking effect. That independent response provides a more natural spinal alignment and more even pressure distribution
What’s Inside Our Pillowtop?
We understand how important it is for the right combination of comfort foam layer to achieve certain type of sleeping comfort and support. We proudly design our own pillowtop and the combination of our comfort layer are mostly soft on top but firm at the bottom. This is to achieve the nice, plush soft feeling for relieving pressure points however at the same time providing that nice firm support for your correct spinal alignment. A good mattress is not just comfortable but it is also healthy.
100% Pure Natural Latex is made from the white milky sap juice which is tapped from the bark of the ‘Hevea Brasiliensis’ or Rubber Tree ~ and is one of the most environmentally beneficial products known to man.
Latex is known for providing a very firm, bouncy support that is uniform throughout the bed.
Viscoelastic Memory Foam
Memory foam is polyurethane with additional chemicals increasing its viscosity and density. It is often referred to as “viscoelastic” polyurethane foam, or low-resilience polyurethane foam. Higher-density memory foam softens in reaction to body heat, allowing it to mold to a warm body in a few minutes.
Memory foam molds to the body in response to heat and pressure, evenly distributing body weight. It then returns to its original shape once you remove the pressure.
Gel Infused Memory Foam
The gel memory foam is the latest addition of the three types. Essentially this is the traditional viscoelastic foam version but infused with millions of gel beads
It dissipates heat at a faster rate, which leads to faster response times when moving around throughout the night. There is also minimal motion transfer which means you can move around freely without disturbing your partner.
Bamboo Charcoal Fiber
Bamboo charcoal comes from pieces of bamboo plants, harvested after at least five years, and burned in ovens at temperatures ranging from 800 to 1200 °C. It benefits environmental protection by reducing pollutant residue. It is an environmentally functional material featuring excellent absorption properties
The many positive qualities of bamboo charcoal fabric include:
Easier on sensitive skin – The fabric inhibits bacterial metabolism causing fewer allergic skin reactions than other fibers sterilized with antimicrobial agents.
Reduces Static build up – This is a conductive material so it keeps a balanced charge in fabric to help reduce static build up
Moisture Regulation – Bamboo charcoal yarn has a cross-section filled with various micro-gaps and micro-holes so compared to conventional fabrics, it is better at moisture absorption and ventilation. The fabric keeps the wearer dry and comfortable on hot days.
Promotes Better Health – The Bamboo Charcoal fiber contains potassium, calcium and other minerals, and the launch of negative ions is at a high level which is equivalent to the anion concentration of the outskirts, and this is beneficial for people’s health.
Tencel fabric is an amazing ecofriendly fabric that represents a milestone in the development of environmentally sustainable textiles.
Tencel comes from nature and makes use of photosynthesis which has, since the beginning of time, been an important mechanism in nature and the basis for life on earth.
Softer than silk
On the day that the Tencel fiber was invented, a new chapter was written in the history of fiber. Textiles of Tencel are more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen.
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