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Recognizing the importance of sleep, there are many brilliant people working daily to provide the next best thing in sleep technology. These experts are rethinking what a mattress should do in maximizing our sleep experience, and consumers are reaping the rewards of their efforts.

History of mattress technology

One of the first advances in mattress technology dates back to the early 1900s and the development of the coil, or innerspring, mattress. These mattresses used a simple coil system, modeled after the coils used to construct carriages, covered by a soft fabric.

These mattresses were a vast improvement over the stuffed mattresses of the past. But over time as mattress technology has progressed, consumers find themselves able to choose from a wide array of mattresses featuring a combination of innerspring, foam, latex and other options.

History of mattress technology

One of the first advances in mattress technology dates back to the early 1900s and the development of the coil, or innerspring, mattress. These mattresses used a simple coil system, modeled after the coils used to construct carriages, covered by a soft fabric.

These mattresses were a vast improvement over the stuffed mattresses of the past. But over time as mattress technology has progressed, consumers find themselves able to choose from a wide array of mattresses featuring a combination of innerspring, foam, latex and other options.

Foam technology

Foam mattresses were originally designed to increase blood circulation and reduce the stress felt across the body while sleeping. They offer great support and are particularly useful for back problems.

Today much of the foam found in mattresses is plant-based, made from extracts from Aloe Vera, bamboo, soy, tea and other plants. A great advantage of these mattresses is that plant-based foam releases heat up to ten times faster than the typical polyurethane foam mattress, offering you the ultimate in sleep comfort.

Latex technology

The use of latex is now one of the hottest trends in the mattress industry. Latex is derived from the sap of the rubber tree and can also be produced with a mixture of petroleum and rubber tree sap. A latex mattress is very durable and can last for years, making it a great value for the money.

Hybrid mattresses

These mattresses combine individually pocketed innersprings with memory foam layers on top to give you a combination of pressure relief and responsive coils for a great night’s sleep.

And mattress covers

Not to be overlooked is mattress cover technology. Today you can buy mattress covers infused with either Celliant or silver. Celliant has the clinically proven ability to promote healing by increasing the body’s oxygen level, while silver infusion helps keep microbes from living in the fibers of the mattress cover.

Rest assured that at Mattress Direct we keep abreast of all the latest advances in mattress technology, and at all our locations we remain committed to providing you with a range of mattress and accessory choices, along with the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had.

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