The ideal mattress should
allow for the spine to rest as
straight as possible.
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Internal Mattress Construction And Overlays
high-quality materials greatly influence the temperature retention and moisture absorption capacity of a mattress. The best and most comfortable insulating materials are natural ones that not only retain body heat, but also absorb and process moisture.
Materials Used In Manufacturing Swiss Sleep System ® Mattresses
Genuine Sheep's Wool
Wool insulates and absorbs moisture. It is the best insulating material because the air stored between its fibers allows it to retain an ideal temperature in both hot and cold contitions. Even in the thickest fleece, air occupies 60% of the space and the wool fibers only 40%. For patients with rheumatism, doctors recommend mattresses with a wool layer due to the proven effect of heat in healing and pain relief.
Silk is being used more frequently to produce body-friendly mattress covers that are soft and regulate temperature. The gentle feel of silk is especially appropriate for those with sensitive skin.
Cotton also absorbs and releases moisture. It is soft, feels good, and its firmness makes it an ideal stuffing for the heavy-duty mattress.
Special mattresses made of artificial fibers are available for those with allergies to animal or vegetable materials.
The Difference Is In The Raw Materials
In recent years, Swiss industry has developed a series of high-tech, environmentally friendly polyurethane materials with varying degrees of strength, pliability, weight, porosity, and durability. Because these producst are the result of many years of research and development, they are not easily copied.
Solid and firm, yet flexible: these are the ideal characteristics of any high-quality mattress. Polyurethane provides superior comfort, particularly through "point elasticity", a term used to describe material that adjusts to the pressure of a single finger, compensation for any movement, no matter how subtle. This effect guarantees consistent body support. SWISS SLEEP SYSTEM ® mattresses use high-quality, hich-tech polyurethane materials called Suplex and Micro-Tec.
Visco-elastic, memory foam materials
This new material is a temperature-sensitive foam that gets its name from honey, because it reacts similarly to pressure and temperature. It will without pressure return to its original form. It is also called memory foam. This material was initially developed in Europe for use in medical applications. The primary use was to avoid pressure points in mattresses for bed-ridden patients who could not move. NASA later used the material in a variety of applications.
Initially the material had several disadvantages, one being the collection of heat, which caused some to sweat in bed. Another early disadvantage was the temperature sensitivity, which made the material hard in cold temperatures and very soft in warm temperatures.
SWISS SLEEP SYSTEM® was proud to be the first company to introduce the US market, a mattress with the newest visco-elastic material Swiss Visco that only reacts to pressure and not to temperature. The breakthrough material is combined in layers with other high-tech foams for best air-circulation, maximizing comfort.
The Latex material is produced from the sap of rubber trees in an expensive cold foam process. Latex has the highest elasticity of all used foams for mattresses and makes a mattress warm though its insulation material characteristic. New latex mattresses can have a small odor from the natural material. This odor is not harmful and will normally dissipate in few days or weeks. SWISS SLEEP SYSTEM® offers full latex and foam-latex combined mattresses.
There are many ways to combine Suplex or Micro-Tec with natural materials in order to improve characteristics of a mattress. The use of sheep’s wool, for example, provides optimum bed climate control. Other materials used to design the best bed climate are camel hair and silk. These mattresses are also quiet, easy to handle, and contain no metal parts.
The core of an innerspring mattress consists of a steel, spring structure. Depending on the manufacturing process, springs are inserted into the polyurethane and/or between multiple layers of cushioning materials. Innerspring mattresses are generally not recommended for adjustable beds.
First introduced by SWISS SLEEP SYSTEM® in The American market in 2004, the patented Triple Body Support (TBS) was the first innerspring mattress without metal parts inside the mattress.
Whenever the sleeper moves, the channels permit air stored in the mattress to be partially expelled and exchanged for fresh air. This ventilation helps transport moisture out of the mattress. The ventilation channels also contribute to the elasticity of the mattress and make it lighter in weight.