KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT DIFFERENT MATTRESS BRANDS BEFORE YOU BUY.
Shop smart and be informed. Before you buy (Intellibed or any other brand) consider the importance of the mattress you sleep on every night. We spend one-third of our lives in bed sleeping, or trying to sleep—that’s 25 years on average. Two-thirds of us don’t get enough sleep. It’s an epidemic and now believed to be one of America’s top health problems. Inadequate sleep is now linked to a scary range of health issues, from ADD to depression, weight gain to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, even early death. Your bed makes a big difference in your quality of sleep. And that directly affects your quality of life. So if you’re considering a new bed, consider the following:
STANDARD INNERSPRING AND FOAM-CORE MATTRESSES, LIKE SERTA, ARE ARCHAIC IN DESIGN AND NOT VERY COMFORTABLE.
The conventional mattress with foam cushioning inside that most of us sleep on today was a significant innovation when first introduced in the 1960s. But by today’s technology standards it’s overall materials and design are old fashioned. The synthetic foam typically used begins to compress from its first use, rapidly losing comfort and support. Polyurethane foam mattresses like these can change up to 40% in the first two years. These basic mattresses are typically very firm and uncomfortable to sleep on. Hip and shoulder pain is common due to pressure points that build up around the heaviest parts of your body. This leads to tossing and turning that can keep you up at night. Additionally, the foam in conventional mattresses doesn’t provide optimal support for your lower torso, a leading cause of back pain. And worse yet, this common synthetic foam can off-gas toxic chemicals that can potentially be absorbed into your body. Note: Intellibed mattresses use a next-generation cushioning material, Gel Matrix™. It’s non-toxic and hypoallergenic. Patented Gel Matrix™ (with Column-Buckling Technology) was engineered to relieve pressure and reduce pain. It’s the ultimate material ever created for optimally supporting and gently comforting the human body.
MEMORY-FOAM MATTRESSES ARE STILL MADE OF FOAM, SO THEY TOO QUICKLY LOSE THEIR RESILIENCY (AND ABILITY TO RELIEVE PRESSURE AND PAIN).
Memory foam mattresses are foam-core mattresses. All foam compresses surprisingly fast. In just the first two years of use, foam mattresses can lose up to 40percent of their resiliency (their ability to bounce back). With this steady degradation, the mattress progressively loses its ability to support the heaviest parts of your body (hips and shoulders) from sagging into the mattress. The lack of proper support and resulting poor sleep posture causes spinal misalignment, a leading cause of lower back pain.
Note: In side-by-side comparisons using pressure-mapping technology, Intellibed mattresses (with Gel Matrix™ inside) provided the greatest pressure relief of all major mattress brands tested. Specifically, Intellibed mattresses relieved pressure points around the body more than 50 percent better memory foam mattresses.
SQUISHY PILLOW-TOP MATTRESSES DEVELOP DEEP BODY IMPRESSIONS AND RAPIDLY LOSE COMFORT.
All pillow-top mattresses have one thing in common. They rely on extra foam (typically polyurethane) to create their billowy effect. Pillow-tops may feel great when new, but they’re especially prone to compression, developing body impressions and the dreaded hammock effect in all that fluffy padding. Testing shows that the foam in pillow-top mattresses compresses as much as 40% with use. This combined hardening and sinking of the pillow-top mattress creates a harmful sleep posture and leads to pressure, pain and poor sleep.
Surprisingly, even expensive foam mattresses have a short lifespan. The National Sleep Foundation and Consumer Reports indicated that (for healthy sleep) foam mattresses should be replaced within just seven to eight years.
Note: Wear tests show that Intellibed mattresses, with Gel Matrix™ inside, lose just four percent of their resiliency throughout their warrantied lifetime. That’s a virtually imperceptible change in comfort and support over 30 years! Intellibed mattresses deliver years of lasting comfort and support, long after other mattresses have found their way into landfills.
AIR CHAMBER BEDS ARE JUST A FANCY AIR MATTRESS AND THEREFORE NOT THE BEST FOR SUPPORT (OR BACK PAIN)
If you’re considering an air chamber bed for your back pain, try this test. Go to a store, lie on the bed and pump it up to its firmest setting. Notice that it’s exceedingly firm and supportive. Now, reduce the sleep number. (Be patient, it takes a while for the air to evacuate.) As the sleep number decreases, notice how your lower torso sinks furthest into the mattress. This is called “taco bed”.
One of the most important functions any mattress must perform is to support your lower torso and prevent it from sinking into the center of the mattress. Mattresses that fail at this lead to poor sleep posture, misalignment of the spine, and back pain. Sleep Number, therefore, may not the best option for back pain—unless you keep it at a very high number. But if that’s the case, why not get a firm innerspring bed that will never leak or need an air pump replaced?
Know too that while many other mattress companies offer a 20-year warranty, only the first two years are fully covered. If something goes out in year-three, you’ll be charged 20 percent plus four percent of the original purchase price to fix the problem. Finally, consider that air mattress technology is known to have problems with mold and fungi growth, especially in humid climates.
Note: Gel Matrix™ is antimicrobial. It’s made of mineral oil, the same gentle substance that baby oil is made of. And yet it’s nearly indestructible. Intellibed mattresses are engineered to relieve pressure and induce deep, healthy sleep. They’re also built to last and backed by the longest warranty in the business.
INTELLIBED IS A BETTER BED, INSIDE AND OUT: GENTLY SUPPORTIVE, REMARKABLY COMFORTABLE, SAFE, AND EXTREMELY DURABLE.
Compare mattress brands and you’ll see that there really is no comparison.
Intellibed mattresses are the next generation in sleep technology. They’re made of, non-off-gassing and hypoallergenic materials. The patented Gel Matrix™ cushioning layer inside was originally developed to meet the critical care needs of traumatic injury patients. It was engineered to gently support, comfort and cradle the human body in the ideal sleep posture, and induce a deep, healing sleep. It’s a higher standard of sleep wellness. And with 60-day in home trial, you have nothing to lose but aches, pains, and insomnia.