The History of Mattress Design

    The human body is a wonderful machine with a very powerful computer. To work efficiently though, it needs sleep and it needs rest. Although science has not yet uncovered one definitive reason or restorative mechanism, the consequences of sleep deprivation indicate that sleep is vital for life. When we don’t get enough sleep, our mood becomes irritable, our memory is reduced and our judgement is compromised. Equally, when we don’t get enough rest, our muscles, joints and nerves and especially our spine lose strength and movement. We develop aches and pains, feel tired etc. In the longer term, we greatly increase our risk of poor health from obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The question then becomes, ‘how can we best optimise our sleep and body rest?’ Traditionally, ...

    A bridge to a healthier life

    If we were to breakdown our lives into segments of time spent doing specific things and being specific places – driving to work, watching TV on the couch, sleeping in bed – and then break down the associated cost of each of the elements against these activities, something sticks out as glaringly obvious… we do not comparatively spend a lot of money, or thought for that matter, on sleep. We spend roughly one third of our lives sleeping. This is not a small wedge of the pie. Sleep has been scientifically proven to be integral to good physical health, restoration of ailments and injury and mental health. Illnesses that directly impact people’s ability to sleep, such as insomnia, or are detrimental to it are amongst the most debilitating that a human can experience; the absence of ...