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High-Tech Mattresses: What You Need to Know About Mattress Technology

Aug 30, 2020

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The signs you need a new mattress can be quite obvious, like waking up with aches and pains or visible signs of wear and tear on the cushioning. So, the next question is: what type of mattress should you buy? Well if it’s been roughly 10 years since you’ve last purchased a new mattress, you’re going to see that some things have changed during that time. Mattresses are going high-tech and that will literally help you sleep better at night.

High-Tech Innerspring Mattresses

Aireloom Innerspring Mattress

Innerspring mattresses have come a long way in the past few years. While the general construction is the same, coil types and comfort layers vary. To take advantage of newer mattress materials, some innerspring mattresses now feature a pillow-top layer that can include anything from memory foam to temperature cooling gels. One of the leaders in the industry is Aireloom – the Handmade Mattress Company – who design and manufacture exquisitely hand-tailored, artisanal-quality mattresses. Along with their handcrafted designs, the Platinum Preferred collection features their patented design – an upholstery filled chamber that eliminates the negative “drum” effect present in other traditional mattresses. Plus, they’ve included 1400 micro-coils on top of their Support-flex™ individually wrapped coils for maximum comfort. Other features include temperature regulating technology and their Advanced Zoned Support™ foam. With all the time and care that goes into making each individual Aireloom mattress, you’ll feel like you’re sleeping in the lap of luxury.

High-Tech Memory Foam Mattresses

Family on Tempur-Pedic Mattress

Memory foam technology originated in the 1960s when NASA scientists needed to create an aircraft cushion that could absorb the effect of G force speeds during take-off. By the 1980s, this material would prove to be incredibly useful in the development of the memory foam technology we know today.

Memory foam mattress manufacturers utilize multiple layers of foam containing different properties such as contouring, pressure relief, motion isolation, and temperature control for a mattress that hits all the marks. A great example of this type of advanced memory foam is the Tempur-Pedic Breeze mattress, which features a 4-level system of cutting-edge cooling and comfort materials.

Adjustable Bed Technology

ProBreeze Memory Foam Mattress Layers

Adjustable base beds are more advanced than ever before. Instead of looking like a glorified hospital bed, today’s adjustable beds are fitted with a variety of convenience and comfort features while also being attractive enough to blend nicely with its surroundings. In fact, many adjustable base beds can be easily attached to a wide range of headboards and footboard.

In terms of technology, adjustable bases like the Tempur-Ergo Adjustable Base (above) are fully loaded with features galore, including a wireless remote, adjustable legs, underbed lighting, and USB ports. Some adjustable base beds even have massage capabilities. Not sure which mattresses pair best with adjustable base beds? Check out our guide to adjustable base beds for everything you need to know to make the best mattress decision.

Hybrid Mattress Technology

Woman on Adjustable Base Tempur-Pedic Mattress

With hybrid mattress technology, you can get the best of both worlds. Not only do hybrid mattresses feature traditional innerspring coils for support, but they also tend to have layers of cooling gel, memory foam, and other materials that aid in temperature control, body support, motion isolation, and pressure point relief.

By combining innerspring mattress support with memory foam comfort, you get all the benefits with fewer drawbacks. The Sealy Hybrid Gold Chill Up (featured above), for example, features a high-tech CustomFlex mattress coil system, four distinct layers of innovative memory foam, and a cooling cover to keep you cool all night long.

Air Mattress Technology

While air mattresses can’t compete with the comfort of an innerspring, hybrid, or memory foam mattress, they offer a level of convenience you can’t get with other mattress types. And even though they can’t compete comfort-wise, air mattress technology has improved greatly, making them much more comfortable than they were ten years ago.

With air mattresses, you can often control the firmness and softness levels by adjusting the air in the mattress, so whether you prefer plush, medium, or firm mattresses, you can adjust the air mattress accordingly. Some models even feature a dual chamber system that allows couples to adjust to their own personal level of comfort on each side of the bed. Models with dual chambers tend to have more motion separation as well, a helpful contribution to uninterrupted sleep.

Considering buying a new mattress? In addition to our extensive mattress buying guide, we’ve also covered a wide range of mattress topics on our blog, including everything from how to care for your new mattress to everything you need to know about box springs. Not only has Star Furniture revolutionized the way people buy mattresses by creating the most comfortable mattress experience in Texas, but we also have a huge selection of top mattress brands, including Aireloom, TEMPUR-pedic, Nectar, Beautyrest, Sealy, and many more. Start shopping today!