Lull mattresses are not backing down! Their Labor day sales has been ongoing for sometime now. Though a week plus has gone by after the Labor day celebration, Lull offers the “Labor Day Sale EXTENDED!“. You get to enjoy $300 OFF on the purchase of any size of their Original Lull Mattress. In addition, you get a free delivery and a whooping 365 days free trials.
We have been track sales online. Lull has always be on top of their game. What are they doing right? Lets look a bit at the breathable premium gel top layer they have that transfers heat away from the body.
Gel foam, introduced in 2011. The original was designed to retain less body heat. The first combination of gel and memory foam mattresses used a layer of gel to disperse body heat. Newer approaches to memory foam include a gel top layer, a layer under another memory foam upholstery or padding, or gel mixed into the memory foam itself. These are gel particles or liquid gel mixed with the foam to create a feeling of freshness. Because the gel is kept at room temperature, the idea is that it absorbs body heat to help you feel more comfortable, a kind of ice packs.
Plant-based Vegetable foams are based on botanical ingredients such as soy and castor oil to replace some of the petroleum-based foams found in both traditional and gel models. For many buyers, this alleviates any safety concerns they may have about the material. The manufacturing process is less toxic, and the mattress itself will use fewer chemical fumes.
Most vegetable foam mattresses are certified free of:
- Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
- Formaldehyde Phthalates
- Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
But that is not the only benefit. Plant-based options tend to be temperature neutral because they are lighter than traditional or gem memory foams, so they are more breathable. Rather than relying on body heat to conform to the shape of your body, plant types rely more on pressure. As a result, there is a good chance that you will sleep more fresh and comfortable. One of the most popular plant materials for foam mattresses is latex. Although there are synthetic versions of latex, it is becoming easier and less expensive to get a mattress made of natural latex. These mattresses may have cotton or natural wool upholstery for comfort, but it is not necessary. They are also naturally hypoallergenic, repel bacteria, mold, fungi, and dust mites.
Why is the density of foam very important in selecting mattresses.
Density is one of the most important things to consider before purchasing a new mattress. In scientific terms, density is weight divided by volume, that is, the weight of an object to the space it occupies. A small object that is heavy, such as a rock, is very dense, but a large object that is light, such as a roll of bubble wrap, is not.
Memory foam is grouped into low-density, medium-density, and high-density models.
High-density foams tend to be considered the highest quality. Higher density equals more support. It also means that your bed can last longer than a lower-density one. High-density options have their drawbacks. For starters, they tend to be considerably more expensive, requiring more material to produce. Higher density can also mean higher heat retention, as air circulation and breathability are reduced.
At the other end of the spectrum is low density. As you may have guessed, the low-density options are useless materials. Provides a lighter level of support and is not as durable as high-density ones. On the positive side, they tend to be less expensive. They also sleep fresher. Medium-density models tend to fall somewhere in the center. They provide medium support and tend to be satisfactory for heat retention. Also, its price is fair, being less expensive than high-density options, but more expensive than low-density options.
Another thing to note is the Bounce Rate of a foam. Memory foam is known for its ability to conform to the curves of the body and withstand pressure points. It’s a key feature, but it can come at a cost. That cost is the bounce rate or the amount of time it takes for the foam to return to its original shape. Even after you turn over or change position, residual heat remains in the foam, so the mattress remains molded. Once the heat dissipates, it returns to its flat shape.
In traditional foams, this whole process takes about a minute. Not all models recover so slowly. Those of plant origin tend to regain their shape much faster, in just a couple of seconds. This is because plant-based options rely more on pressure than heat to adjust to their surroundings. Once the pressure is removed by changing position or spinning, the surface quickly rebounds as it does not retain heat.
Memory foam mattress qualities What should you know about foam layers? Here are the basics that you should pay attention to when you go shopping.
Top layers: Any worthwhile mattress should have memory foam on the top layer. Having this near the top will provide the most pressure relief. If you see fiber batting, you are likely dealing with a poor-quality product. The thickness is important, as the amount will determine the degree of support you feel. People who are on the smaller side, or who sleep on their backs or stomachs, will probably be comfortable with 2 to 3 inches of memory foam. More than that could be overwhelming. Older people or those who sleep on their sides will need more support. In that case, 7 to 10 centimeters are likely needed to provide sufficient cushioning and pressure point support.
Core layers: The layers in the center play an essential role in both support and durability. At a minimum, a quality mattress will have a core that is at least 15cm thick. But if you are bigger or sleep on your side, 20cm will give you even more support.
Cover materials; They may not seem that important, but the material of the cover can affect your overall comfort, as different levels of breathability are different. Breathable fabrics like cotton, wool, and rayon allow air to flow in and out, making them the best option. Another option to consider is Celliant®, an advanced fabric made with breathable and thermo-reactive yarn. It is determined by the FDA to temporarily promote increased blood flow to the application site by safely converting body heat to infrared energy.
Heat and Smell: These are two of the most common problems people tend to have when buying a new bed. They often complain that their sleeping surface is not cool enough, which makes them feel sweaty and uncomfortable at night. The other big problem is that the surface smells funny like they are breathing in chemicals. In general, these problems tend to appear more frequently in traditional high-density foams.
Memory foams are not toxic if made the right way and it gives much comfort, try one sometimes. You might like it